Mexican Chocolate Stout - Copper Kettle Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Half inch mocha head on a black body. Some lacing clings to the glass, cap and collar throughout.
Subdued chili on the nose. Another whiff yields the chocolate and spices, cinnamon?
Cinnamon roastiness turns to chili pepper heat over the course of each sip. Whoa, burns the throat going down. Alcohol is hard to detect with everything going on but would guess at about 8.5%abv
Mouthfeel is medium/medium-thin for the style, carbonation is spot on and compliments the overall beer very well.
This one was a trip. The chili/cinnamon heat is high on the burny scale, a welcome surprise for this guy. Thanks for this kojevergas!
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 02:14:36 | More by Duff27
3.91/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
7% ABV confirmed. 50 IBUs. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with intricate interesting label and unbranded silver pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local CO bottle shop and served into an Odell stem-tulip in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.
Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a two finger wide head of nice khaki colour. Very good creaminess. Nice thickness. Even consistency. Head retention is pretty good - about 5 minutes. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Body colour is a dark opaque solid black. No yeast particles/sediment is visible.
Overall, it's an appealing appearance for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.
Sm: Well integrated subtle chili peppers, overt cinnamon, fantastic cocoa nibs, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, and chocolate. Not too sweet.
A very appealing aroma of mild to moderate strength.
No hop character, yeast, or alcohol is detectable. I'm really looking forward to trying this.
T: Dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, really well integrated yet subtle chili peppers, heavy cinnamon, and chocolate. The chili heat doesn't emerge until the climax, and remains through the aftertaste, driving up the duration of flavour substantially. Extremely well balanced. The build is quite cohesive - almost gestalt. Above average depth of flavour. Average intensity of flavour.
No hop character or yeast character is detectable.
Constructively, some unrefined sugars (pimoncillo for example) might supplement the Mexican aspect of the premise.
Mf: I love the softness and creaminess. Smooth and wet, with a perfect amount of coarseness to coax out the full potential of the flavours. A biteen overcarbonated. Great body and thickness. It does have a bit too much weight on the palate, but overall the presence is comforting and good. It's an approachable mouthfeel.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.
Dr: A surprisingly tasty brew from the cats over at Copper Kettle, and extremely drinkable for the ABV - which is well hidden. This lives up to its reputation. Between this and Snowed In, Copper Kettle is proving to be one of the more impressive startup breweries in the state. I'm going to make a concerted effort to try more of their beers. This is a damn fine beer I intend to send to trade partners. Really an impressive beer across the board - and unique to boot. The chili heat is just right. They executed the premise incredibly well. It's not perfect, but hot damn is it tasty.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 06:47:25 | More by kojevergas
3.03/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Thin, poor head, and over spiced. In the regular (non-tasting size) it is near impossible to finish. The spicing becomes stronger to the point of overpowering. Would not recommend in a large size.
This is not the recipe they opened with (in about 2011), and has lost all the original subtlety. The mouthfeel has improved since they changed the recipe.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2013 01:35:59 | More by ZymurgyLabs
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 03:08:40 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 23:56:48 | More by HattedClassic
Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
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