Mexican Chocolate Stout - Copper Kettle Brewing Company
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Reviews by estlinska:
4.85/5 rDev +23.7%
Man, what a beer! Tasted on-tap in the tasting room at the Cooper Kettle. Poured a deep, dark ebony, the color of a true, hardcore stout. This beer just eats the light around it. It had a tall dark khaki head the color of a slightly burnt cookie. I was warned when I ordered this beer by the fella next to me that this beer "smelled and tasted like a cinnamon stick," but he was way off. There was plenty of cinnamon to the nose, but it was full of complex smells including cinnamon, peppers, dark dove chocolate, and something resembling an oatmeal stout. I fully expected this beer to just slam into my palate, but it was crazy light on the front in. I tasted a ton of roasty, chocolatey malts and just when the flavor was dissipating, the peppers flowered out of nowhere. They really started to assert themselves as the glass emptied itself way more rapidly than I thought was possible. It was like drinking a hot cocoa while chewing a chile pepper. Very subtle alcohol and almost not carbonation that I could detect. Very gorgeous beer and I'll visit again next time I see the in-laws.
03-13-2013 02:28:30 | More by estlinska
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3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
07-02-2014 05:31:39 | More by Beaver13
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
12-02-2013 03:08:40 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
08-18-2013 02:34:41 | More by WoodBrew
4.71/5 rDev +20.2%
Sampled this lovely number at Mountain Sun during Stout Month, haven't gotten over it yet. Perfect chocolate/stout balance, with a liveliness not usually found in chocolate stouts. Not too creamy, just dark, spicy, with bright chocolate notes and a warm, roasty bouquet.
04-03-2013 00:41:44 | More by HopsCup
3.03/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
12-06-2013 01:35:59 | More by ZymurgyLabs
Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
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