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Cocoa Fuego - DuClaw Brewing Company

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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:
Stout brewed with Dark Chocolate & Chipotle Peppers.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 02-07-2014)
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Ego

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
black but not dense, light easily grabs some space around the edges here, cocoa head falls back quickly, lacing is somewhere on the back of a milk carton, some carbonation seen meandering up the glass, not much else going on here

nose...
dark european chocolate, hershey's syrup, crazy intense chocolate nose

taste etc...
the flavor is of mild chocolate but man you do get the burn on the aftertaste, really odd sensation of the spice as it lingers around (I love hot chiles), this is a touch thin for the style imo, so what we have here is definite chocolate with lots of milk chocolate sweetness which then slides into spicy warming

verdict?
interesting but I am not sure I would want more than one, food pairings could be interesting here, something like chili rellenos comes to mind with all that cheese then mixed in with the sweet/hot, yeah that would work

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 05:18:22 | More by Ego
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I am astounded at what is showing up in my bottle backlog here in Chez Woody's kitchen. This is apparently a limited release and somehow I ended up with one. I wonder if it came to me in a trade, which is a possibility.

From the bottle: "This silky smooth stout is full-bodied with warm aromas of cocoa and roasted malt, a subtle hop presence, and a spicy chipotle pepper bite perfectly tempered by luscious dark chocolate. A new movement in flavor is rising ... Drink the revolution!"; "Respect_the_Fluid".

The revolution will not be televised, apparently, but at least we can drink it.

Speaking of drinking, it was now time to do exactly that. I have said before that I enjoy watching a pseudo-cascade when pouring beer, especially from a bottle, and the darker the beer, the easier to watch. It settled fairly quickly into a finger of foamy, deep-tan head with moderate retention. Color was a seep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose smelled of dark chocolate, smoke and spicy peppers. Wow! Mexican chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium, not as "full-bodied" as advertised. Man, the taste was a riot of flavors, beginning with a dark, smoky, chocolate characteristic and then slowly bringing the heat. I liked that it began subtly, rather than melting my eyeballs, a la Crime and/or Punishment. Sure, different types of peppers, but heat is heat and for the unexpecting and/or uninitiated, a little can go a long way. This seemed to have a lid on its heat, gently rising and then backing off on the finish, allowing the smoky chocolate to return. The extreme finish left me with a cool, burning sensation in the back of my throat. Phew! I can only call this dry, thanks to the spice of the chipotle peppers. This may not be for everyone, but I was lucky to have gotten to try it.

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Cocoa Fuego from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.