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Mexican Chocolate Stout - Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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very good

144 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.44%
Wants: 45
Gots: 13 | 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:
2011 Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Spice/Herb category.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2011)
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

sind310, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

MEW, Jul 10, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

estlinska, Mar 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

mrseano, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have had hunahpu many times, and Mexican cake last year and this years. Ive also had abraxes too. this beer tops all of them except hunahpu. Huny still edges this out because huny has more body. This beer is no slouch. It's among the best chilie beers I have had. This I had at epic beer fest couple night ago in Denver. I took the trip down to the brewery today to pick a case of bottles up. The beer is rich, chocolaty, cinnamon, and peppery. All rolled up and delivered to your palate. Real complex and nothing short of amazin. It's hotter than all the beers I have listed, but not as hot as ghost face killah or ghost scorpion beer. Im from Texas were we love our peppers and spicy thing. This was right up my alley. WELL DONE COPPER KETTLE

BgThang, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

acslatersbtb, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

paulthebeerguru, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Jasonrm72, Jan 16, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

HopsCup, Apr 03, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome beer. Pours out dark with little head into a tulip style glass. Big hit of cinnamon up front, blending with the chocolate in the mix, along with the heady deep stout flavor. Ends smooth, and a nice little chili afterkick follows when one stops drinking it. Absolutely fantastic, though it is a bit stronger on the cinnamon than I would have liked. Am told the next batch is being adjusted with less cinnamon, more chocolate, which should allow the chili to shine through more. I plan on being back and will add an "EDIT" to the review, but for now...it is awesome and complex....definitely a "must try" if you find yourself in the Denver area.

FrankenBeerStein, Jun 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

mrw1zard, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

ltdantheman, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

ONovoMexicano, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DenverBigRed, Sep 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

AirborneBeer, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

clayton, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

cw577enfield, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

dksl16, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Huffaroma, Sep 11, 2014
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ToddHolder, Jul 07, 2013
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Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.