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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)
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3.77/5
Very Good
312 Ratings
Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with coffee and chipotle peppers.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,963
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
312
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
39
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a few bottles of this back in the day when knuckle sandwich was the hot ticket. Pours black, has a tan head about 1/2" deep. Aroma imparted both roasted malt and a light chili pepper presence. Wouldn't really describe it as a coffee beer at this point, the nose didn't pop much of anything coffee, the only aspect of it I was receiving seemed to be from the roasted malt moreso than an actual coffee addition.

Taste showed off more of the roasted malt and average amount of heat from the peppers. A slight acrid bitterness in there. Kind of getting comparisons to Stone's chipotle smoked porter at this point. This seems to have a heftier roast quotient and bitterness, that other one was a bit smoother. Good to let this beer warm up a bit, it gets better and more flavorful. Not a bad effort, does nothing wrong.

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Photo of Eychung
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.9/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing stout with strong coffee notes with hint of chipotle spice. Perfect brew at the moment after 8 hours Disneyland, served at CA Adventure.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Deep mahogany red body color, a little wet looking out of the bottle with not much form and body to it. Head creation is minimal, barely half a finger of tan fine bubbles which quickly dissolves. Decent ringed creamy looking collar left and a see through top.

Aroma is quite invigorating. Mild chili warmth with a coffee angle that goes for the chocolate side mostly. There's a sense of very good charring pepper here and some possible scoville classic heat coming but remains to be seen. Decent and solid.

Palate manages the basics and enjoyably. Nice light roast with a great accent of pepper and char that compliment the mid palate real nicely. Finish is a little wet but also gets into some cola like sweetness which while is a nice balance also seems to cheapen the flavor slightly. Light sense of milk chocolate followed with simple drip coffee roast also warm up in the palate later as well.

A real nice take with solid integrated flavors of chipotle and coffee. More of a chocolate angle and the chipotle comes out more like hot pepper as opposed to roast and smoke, but it's done simply and nicely in the beer. Not mind blowing, but solid brew.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear black colored beer with a tiny brown colored head.

Smells of Chile pepper and smoke. Smells sweet and fruity. Some patent malt and a little coffee, but this is scented of pepper.

Starts out mildly sweet and slightly metallic. Taste of lactose, didn't expect a Milk Stout. Light pepper taste and a mild smokiness. Not much heat at all.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a disappointment, I expected more.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I loved this beer. It tasted just like really nice iced coffee. There wasn't a ton of pepper on the nose of taste which was a little disappointing, but I still really enjoyed this one a lot.

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Photo of Chief99
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jeff1973
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grimmace525
2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerCannuck
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 312 ratings