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Mexican Chocolate Stout - Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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Mexican Chocolate StoutMexican Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 20.37%
Wants: 45
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Copper Kettle Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2011

2011 Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Spice/Herb category.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours very little head but still leaves a light tan ring within the inside of the glass. The beer is a dark chocolate black that cannot be seen through. The beer has a strong smell of Mexican dark chocolate with hints of chili peppers in addition to other spices. The other spices are not as noticeable as the chili or chocolate but contain hints of cinnamon as well as a bit of cocoa that gets overshadowed by the Mexican chocolate. The taste is very similar to the smell. The Mexican dark chocolate dominates but does not overwhelm the palate. The cinnamon becomes more noticeable and the cocoa as well as a bit of hops linger in the aftertaste after the chilis are done. The beer is heavy bodied but with a much lighter feel. The beer has biting carbonation but the carbonation is not noticeable because of the chili burn. The chili burn is very good and well done. The burn is quick and satisfying. A very good beer and a must buy if you can get one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of KhakCane
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Infected. Acetone. Plastic burning. Nail polish.

Photo of ThreeFishes
1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

I'll explain because its such a low score compared to others. Our bottle gushed when opening, had the intense aroma of burning plastic, and was quite painful to drink. It actually burned the back of my throat going down. Not sure what was going on with this bottle, but I'm sure this one doesn't represent this beer well. I will try another if I happen to get the chance.

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium fizzy creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet roast chocolate with chilis and lots of cinnamon spice.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast, lots of cinnamon and quite a bit of heat from the chili peppers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an interesting beer. Lots of cinnamon and chili heat - almost over the top, but I like it. Seemed a bit milder and better balanced on tap.

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Budnick224
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ltdantheman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber in Boulder in late October 2013 and brought back to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Poured into a little mini-snifter so that I can savor it.

A- Pours pitch black and comes out of the bottle thick and viscous. The head is minimal but forms into a beautiful dark khaki-color that complements the dark liquid well. The liquid itself is completely opaque.

S- All types of aroma here. Cinnamon, cocoa, chocolate, spicy chile, vanilla, and malty caramel and toffee.

T- The beer starts off tasting of vanilla, cinnamon and spicy chile and the chocolate and cocoa appear and linger alongside the burn from the chile. As I drink it, I’m very much reminded of the chocolates of Oaxaca.

M- This beer is wonderfully smooth and creamy and there is no alcohol presence whatsoever. The chile and cinnamon give it a different type of burn on the finish, but for a lover of spicy foods like myself, this is a treat.

O- An unforgettable beer and one I won’t easily forget or mistake for any other. I only regret not stocking up on a bunch of bottles of this.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was quite interesting. The beer poured a dark opaque with ecru head that left some lace. The scent had chocolate and whiskey. The taste was earthy with subtle hints of chocolate, oak and burbon. The mouthfeel was full in body with subtle carbonation. Overall the beer was good, but in no way I can drink alot of this....a sipping beer.

Photo of Jamco_76
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of DenverBigRed
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of stuart3368
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of AirborneBeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of kbuzz
2/5  rDev -47.8%

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Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.