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Stouts with chilies?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlexFields, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (710) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I've been falling in love with this style of spicy imperial stout, starting with Hunahpu's and more recently when i had Abraxas. I also have/know about Mexican Cake, the Clown Shoes stouts, and the FFF Dark Lord and Moloko variations. Are there any other stouts/imperial stouts brewed with chilies that I should try?
  2. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    pipeworks end of days is a good one
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  3. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poobah (1,000) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Subscriber

    Great Divide's Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti has some cayenne in it, so you might be interested in that one. I liked it, the spice is noticeable but not overpowering.
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  4. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (710) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Oh yeah! I've had both of those actually I just forgot about them I was typing the original post.
  5. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (550) Nevada Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    Jester King Whiskey and Weasel Rodeo
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  6. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    I also love this style and decided to make my own. Blended Bourbon County, ST Choklat and muttled serrano chili's from my garden. Ratios of components are critical. It turned out amazing and was the talk of the bottle share.
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  7. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poobah (1,000) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Subscriber

  8. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Lost Abbey Judgement Day
    Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego (just launched, I believe)
    Sierra Nevada Hellriaser

    There are some more listed here http://beerstreetjournal.com/tag/chili-peppers/ but they get into other flavors and diferent peppers.
  9. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hunahpu, although the chile notes are very prominent.
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  10. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

  11. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    stone smoked porter is decent. if you ever make it to moline il stop in at bent river they have a jalapeƱo ale that is really good. another one that i've come is green chili ale from a small brewery in colombia mo called flat branch
  12. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (710) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    The problem is I really don't like smoked beers and beers with chilies are also often smoked. Not a big fan of the Stone chipotle smoked porter for this reason.
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  13. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    Perennial Abraxas - only thing I've had that was almost as good as Hunahpu's
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  14. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Death wasn't too bad. I've had it on tap and bottled....
  15. N8DAGR8

    N8DAGR8 Savant (305) Maine Mar 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    You should also try Mikkeller Chipotle Porter, it is pretty good.There is not much heat at first but then it builds!
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    The Ska Cocoa Mole was good
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  17. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (415) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

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  18. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Savant (450) Colorado Apr 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Copper Kettle in Denver makes a great one. Mexican Chocolate Stout. Unfortunately it's pint and growlers only.
  19. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Savant (325) Virginia Apr 14, 2009

    This style is definitely a love/hate thing. Some people love them and some people hate them.
  20. troymeier

    troymeier Aficionado (120) Missouri Nov 17, 2005

    Abraxas is pretty amazing
  21. Duclaw H.E.R.O. is another.
  22. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Mikkeller makes a Chipotle stout, jester king Weasel rodeo has peppers as well. Weasel Rodeo I liked, never had the mikkeller
  23. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (605) New York Oct 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    I only tried Hunahpu once and was floored. The beers I have had with chili pepper are as follows:

    New Belgium Cocoa Mole-a bit thinner but great flavored that came together well
    Clown Shoes Chocolate Sumbrero-about the same mouthfeel as Cocoa Mole, but less cinnamon. Pretty good
    Jester King Weasel Rodeo- good coffee flavors, more of a hint of chili. understated in a good way.
    Elysian Peste Chocolate Chili beer-almost undrinkable, unpleasant ceyanne pepper aftertaste mixed with soy sauce

    I just got some Luchador en Fuego in a trade and will post my review, hoping the bourbon barrel blend well with the modified base beer.
  24. HopFace

    HopFace Savant (495) Colorado Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

  25. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Came to say mexican chocolate stout as well as ska autumnal mole stout. Get yourself a denver tading partner for growlers of mexi choco stout. Well worth it. I know new belgiums cocoa mole was dynamite, but was a brown ale. Still a great drink though. Billies chilis is the most chile forward beer I've had, ever. I love green chile, but that was too much.
  26. the lips of faith mole was pretty awesome. I wish i would have bought extra bottles of that!
  27. Copper Kettle's Mexican Chocolate Stout is far and away the best. There are several good ones though. The NB Cocoa Mole was ok. Ska and Clown Shoes both had good takes on the style.

    The worst by far were the Jester King attempts. Just not well balanced and not a very interesting flavor.
  28. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Advocate (600) Illinois Dec 13, 2006

    If you get to Taos New Mexico, Eske has a good green chili beer (and good beer generally).
  29. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (710) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Haha yeah I am working on a trade with a Denver trader right now and I messaged him after reading this thread to ask him if he could get me a growler. I think I'll be trying this beer soon! Thanks y'all for the recommendation.