Chipotle Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout | Starr Hill Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bittersweet aromas arise from cocoa additions while smoked pepper and chocolate notes lead into a smooth finish.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
pDev:
24.93%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Riff
2.3/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a dark brown chocolate with a light brown head. Smell is chocolate and plastic. Taste is chocolate and chipotle chilies. Medium body, heat lingers long afterwards. The base beer with a load of heat. Not much else to say for this, didn't enjoy it at all.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hot peppers, some chocolate. Taste is the same as the aroma, some firewood, heat is strong but not overwhelming. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- the pepper addition is immediately noticeable on the nose. There's a smoky element that almost gives a peated note to it as well as smoked wood. Undertones of chocolate and dark fruit.

T- sweet dark chocolate and charred malt up front, followed by some dark fruity notes of raisin and fig. The finish brings out the pepper, but more so in perceived heat rather than flavor.

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a warming lingering finish

O- basically the base beer with some lingering heat. Pretty good but was looking for more pepper flavor

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Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Happy Post-Apocalyptic New LeinSmutStarr Coup de Boule Sunday (Week 667)! I was so excited to receive a Box of Chocolates in advance of Christmas that I did everything to speed the plow, from adding the beers to the database; taking, resizing & submitting a picture; and now, being the first to review it.

From the bottle: "Bittersweet aromas arise from cocoa additions while smoked pepper and chocolate notes lead into a smooth finish."

I am really digging this latest bunch of offerings from Starr Hill! As usual, it all begins with the Pop! of the cap. I then gave it a heavy-handed aggro pour to start a pseudo-cascade which ended up resulting in just under three fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with very good retention. Sadly, it did not leave much lacing as it slowly fell. Nose really smelled of smoke and a peppery heat with the chocolate kind of in the rear view mirror. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite spicy, leading me to wonder if I should have added this as an "Herbed/Spiced Beer" since it was prevalent with spice. I will leave that to others to decide. I'll be honest - I have a low tolerance for peppery heat so this was butting up against my limit, but for people that thrive on such things, it would probably be a mere murmur. Inhaling after each sip began with a puff of heat followed by a semi-sweet chocolatiness, all to the good. Finish was dry and spicy, which was to be expected. I would not want a steady diet of this, but I could see it with the Hoisin-Glazed Baby Back Ribs that they suggest as a Food Pairing. Mmm.

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Chipotle Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 12 ratings