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Cocoa Fuego - DuClaw Brewing Company

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81
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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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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma has a nice, chipotle pepper smell that singes the nostrils. Also a lot of cocoa, carob, and dark roasted malt in the nose.

First sip is a rush of cocoa and chocolate followed by a spicy aftertaste. Heat builds in your tastebuds as you drink this, but it isn't overwhelming. The cocoa flavors provide a nice counterbalance.

This beer has a great, subtle, heat that really grows on you. The first time I had this, I didn't care for it much, but this is the 5th bottle out of the 6'er (not in same night) and I really have started to crave the spicy build of this beer. Sneakily good.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:00:01 | More by FickleBeast
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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.