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Cocoa Fuego - DuClaw Brewing Company

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: djrn2 on 02-07-2014

Stout brewed with Dark Chocolate & Chipotle Peppers.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.29/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of off-white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of roasted malt aromas, imparting notes of toasted dark bread, freshly ground coffee beans, dark chocolate, a touch of smoke and lots of earthy, spicy aromas of roasted chipotles and adobo. Delicious aromas!

Taste: Delicious flavors too! Lots of bready roasted malt flavors, up front, imparting notes of toasted dark bread, freshly ground coffee beans, a touch of smoke, dark chocolate and lots of earthy, spicy flavors of roasted chipotles and adobo, which left some warming, tingling, almost numbing, spicy, heat sensations on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great beer by DuClaw! I love the chocolate and spicy, earthy, chipotle spice flavors blended together with lots of great, bready malt. I’m definitely going to have to get some more of this beer to pair with some Mexican food, preferably a molé!

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csrbv
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great brew if you are looking for something different. Just enough heat from the peppers to make it interesting. Good for having 1 or 2, but anymore would simply be too much. I recommend trying this beer.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Feathersandbands
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of candcholt
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

I love this beer, more so on draught than in a bottle, but still.

It's got a smokiness and a spiciness at the end. Not overly spicy though...nothing that sets your mouth on fire. Nice full mouthfeel, but crisp.

The description might put you off, but I've been in large groups where everybody enjoys it, so give it a try.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.2/5  rDev -37.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Samp01
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep black with no head. Aroma is of sweet cacao, dark malt with a kind of sweet fruity peppery scent. Taste is same as aroma with mild sweet spice notes and bitterness on the end for balance, a bit of smoke. Mild peppery heat with chocolate malt on the finish. A medium body on the palate, slightly creamy with good carbonation. An interesting combination, not too sweet or spiced. Overall an good drinking brew

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.4/5  rDev -4%

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3.04/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Cocoa Fuego from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.