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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 18
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with coffee and chipotle peppers.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 04-12-2009)
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ehammond1


3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

Dark black with a thick brown head that is quite persistent. Moderate lacing left down the glass. Perfect for the style.

Subdued aroma, even after warming, of roasted malt, some coffee, and a somewhat nondescript sharpness I'm attributing to the chipotle.

A simple, balanced stout with typical roasted malt and some coffee flavors and a sharpness on the finish. I don't get much chipotle flavor, just a somewhat bland, quick spice warmth.

Somewhat thin mouthfeel for a stout and the chili sharpness isn't particularly welcome or married well with the other flavors.

A simple though uninteresting chili stout--nothing special, but nothing unpleasant either.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 21:30:24 | More by ehammond1
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Cavery

California

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml shared with Klym, poured into Stone Nonics.

A: Black with a bit of brown give to it. Sandy brown bubbles sit very lightly over the beer, and move quite violently. Honestly this looks a bit watery, even perhaps a bit light for a porter; let alone a stout. However I can't remember the last time I had a non-imperial stout, so I'll give it points for color. Not bad looking at all, the body just looks a bit suspect.

S: Real pronounced smokey chipotle and adobo with a coffee roast background. Very nice upfront nose that goes into chocolate brownie crusts and coffee cakes. A lot of median flavors are created between the chipotle and coffee. Winner winner chicken dinner, this smell matches the label. However, this is really smelling like coffee with pinches of chipotle.

T: This tastes like a coffee with chipotle creamer. This chiles come off so lightly, and give off absolutely zero heat. However, their lightly smokey presence is unmistakeable. The coffee beans and peppers are married together harmoniously. Chile infused dark chocolates are dropped into the coffee. Very good flavor, but I am missing the heat. The sweet smoke does a lot for me here, but it's more or less a saving point in the beer rather than a detail among many great flavor characteristics. Good, but I'm left wishing for better.

M: The mouth is quite creamy despite incredibly rapidly dissipating bubbles. There is a bit of staying power in the carbonation that at least allows for the peppers to take over in their smokey sweetness. Once you get all that coffee flavor coating your mouth, the body is much more better perceived. The body is medium-light with a saving point of creaminess.

O: This beer is really on the edge of quite good and just good for me. The smell would be a lot weaker if it wasn't for that smokiness, but the chipotle in that smokiness is a hard note to pick out. Furthermore, the taste is a bit tame considering the ingredients. The chocolate and coffee is there, but the chipotle is done with a pretty light hand. Lastly, the body is saved by the creamy sensation of smokey adobo. This is a good beer with a lot of saving graces in each category. Definitely worth trying, and I think Bootleggers have a decent starting recipe to a much better beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:09:24 | More by Cavery
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mactrail

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stark black beer with a faint pepper burn.

Black as a bad bone. Not much head. General impression is kind of harsh and sharp. Heavy on the hops. I don't taste much in the way of peppers, but the aftertaste has a slight burn to it. Grainy malt flavors along with raw vegetables, like a touch a brussels sprouts. Some body but not any richness.

Drank most of a tulip glass at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach, San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 05:28:41 | More by mactrail
Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.