Cock-Sockin' Ball-Knockin' Chipotle Stout - Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.58/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Had on tap at the Local Taphouse. Seems it may have been randalled - presumably through some peppers - although I wasn't told this when it was served. That's another matter.
Pours a dark mahogany colour with murky brown around the edge. Head is a nice ochre colour, nice and frothy but doesn't retain very well. Some lace, but not a lot. Looks decent.
Smells rather sweet. Good toasty underlying but largely cocoa producing chocolatey notes that take on a milky edge, with a touch of vanilla. Brown sugar as well and maybe a slight capsicaian note at the back, but not a whole lot. More of an organic tickle than any real pepper notes. Pleasant, but neither really cock-sockin' nor ball-knockin'.
Taste is not bad, plenty of nice stout notes on assault with mild cocoa and some espresso roast. Midway gives way to that chipotle pepper character, which is quite hot, with a bitter capsicum flavour but more of a mild sizzling sensation. Finish is chocolatey and has a chilli choc overall hit. Quite a nice brew, doesn't wow me as much as Hunter Brewing's choc-chilli porter they did for GABS though. With that in mind, this beer is probably more drinkable, still impressive, but they could have upped the cock-sockin' capabilities.
Thin, with chilli burn. Could use more body to pad it up and restore the balance in the mouth.
This is my first offering from Moon Dog, a brewery with as much hype behind it as BrewDog and as many beers available to the mainstream as Westvleteren. I'm not unimpressed, but at the same time the brewery's hype has preceeded the product. Punk marketing like this can really backfire. In this case they delivered enough, but if they keep promising more I'm going to keep expecting more.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2011 05:32:43 | More by laituegonflable
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. Although it was available through smoked jalapeños through the randall, I tried the straight version at the upstairs bar.
Pours a deep brown-black. head is filmy and beige to begin with. When halfway done, it has disappeared completely. Lightish body, but good opacity and colour to it.
Nose is dark and stouty, with just a hint of smoke, perhaps as much as you'd expect in a stout with some charred malt. Some smooth characters, but a touch of the extract homebrew to it—slightly sweet and slightly cloying. Not bad, but nothing particularly expressive or extreme.
Taste is similar, although it's genuinely dark and stouty, with some bitter roasted grain character especially on the back. Not picking up a whole lot of chile or smoke or anything that would make this unique. Mouthfeel is soft and reasonably full, but not huge.
I'm terribly disappointed that this is the first brew I've had from Moon Dog, because I had very high expectations, and this seems like a very tame effort from them—certainly not a particularly big or experimental brew. Perhaps it just needs the Randallized peppers to add the edge.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2011 01:30:46 | More by lacqueredmouse
Cock-Sockin' Ball-Knockin' Chipotle Stout from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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