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(512) Cascabel Cream Stout - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Cascabel Cream Stout
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 19
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 01-23-2011

Smooth and roasty, and black as night, (512) Cascabel Cream Stout is brewed to a hair under 6% abv using almost 90% Organic Two Row and Crystal Malts, Chocolate Malt, and Roasted Barley. Non-fermentable Brewers Lactose is added for lasting sweetness, and over 20 pounds of Guajillo Chiles are added after fermentation to warm you up when the night gets chile.
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3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston.

A: Pours nearly opaque black. A bit of brown comes in around the edges. The Petrol Station has a tendency to just fill the pint glass all the way. So little head is sitting in the glass. Though I could see from the pour a thick tan foam.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. A bit acrid and astringent. Light on the peppers.
T: A big malt bomb. Coffee, chocolate, and lots of roast. An acrid and metallic flavor as well. Some hot Chile peppers linger. This does not mesh well.
M/D: A medium to full body. Well carbonated. It was a little harder for me to put back than I would like, and I did not care to come back to this either.

A milk stout with Chile peppers is an interesting idea, but it did not work very well for me. Mix in the acrid character of the stout, and I am not a fan. I love 512, but this is a miss for me.

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3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got my growler filled at Freetail in San Antonio on Wednesday night, poured about 24 hrs after growler fill. I know, don't worry, I drank plenty of Freetail beer while I was there, and got 5 growlers of their stuff too.

Poured into my Dfh snifter, a tiny bit of tan head appears, and then quickly resides. Smell: I definitely get some dairy flavors, some smoke and chipotle flavors, and maybe some chocolate flavors in the background. Taste: some sort of weird smoke and light pepper taste hits first, and then there is the cream/milk flavor at the end. This is unique for sure, and I like the creativity used, but I'm not sure if this pepper taste really belongs here (although I know its intentional). Mouthfeel: huge carbonation is nice, it is silky and creamy. Nice feeling beer. Drinability: goes down pretty easily, no flavor is really offensive, but I don't know that I'd get a growler of it again.

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On-tap at Pour House.

Cascabel Cream shows a rich darkness to the body that looks like black coffee with a few drops of milk. A wispy tan head tries its best to stick around, but doesn't last long. The aroma has a dash of spiciness, but is largely comprised of a musty, earthy roastiness and black malt husks.

The flavor isn't quite what one might expect from a "Cream" stout, or a pepper-flavored stout either. Nice roasted notes and a drying finish of baker's chocolate and hops. More like an "Imperial Irish Dry Stout", perhaps? A slight hint of peppery heat does creep into the finish, but it's too little too late. Mouthfeel is thin for the style and a bit grainy with a dry finish. A rare miss for (512), but Cascabel is still very drinkable and I nevertheless enjoyed it.

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3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tapped at the San Antonio Flying Saucer. Pours an extremely dark jet black. The head was almost nonexistent, but the foam formed a nice light tan rim. The nose was as advertised, with an undeniable chocolate roasted malt overtone, and a perceptible sweet "cafe con leche" character. The taste was slightly bitter with some spiciness from the Guajillo peppers, but the not-too-high carbonation makes this sharp juxtaposition not too overwhelming. The coffee aftertaste lingers, but is somewhat light.

FourthBeer potential: ABOVE AVERAGE. A worthy effort by (512)... nothing too imposing, but the Guajillo pepper taste might be too sharp as compared to other porters to make this sessionable.

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3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served up on cask at The Ginger Man in Austin.
Basic black with a short, dark tan cap that didn't linger for long. Soapy bubbles, not unusual for a cask offering. The aroma was sweet and malty, roasty with some chocolate, lactose sweetness, and a hint of spice. Bitterness was low to moderate overall, balanced to caramel malty sweetness, more lactose and milk chocolate, roast. Peppery spice showed up in the finish. This was balanced quite nicely so that you didn't notice it much at first, but it grew a little bit as you finished your pint. By the time I was done, the peppery character was prominent, but not overpowering. I don't know that it would have been enjoyable past a single pint, but I liked the one that I had. Carbonation was appropriately low, body was medium to full. A solid offering overall.

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(512) Cascabel Cream Stout from (512) Brewing Company
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