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

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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.

Added by DoubleJ on 04-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
36
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0
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 118
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is light all around but what comes through is plum, sweet cigar, chocolate, coffee, toasted grain with a slight astringent finish. Flavor is dark chocolate, cherry, tobacco, strong roasted coffee, slightly sweet, no bitterness, mild chili on the back end - heat dissipates instantly. Finish is dry, light effervescence, on the lighter side of medium bodied - wish the chili lingered a bit longer, but still a good beer.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beerrenda
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hopsputin
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark black with some muddy brown at the bottom

A: roasted malts, chipotle pepper, dark chocolate, toasted toffee

T: sweet malts and milk chocolate right away. Ten hit with the spice. It's not that spicy but you can feel it in the mouth. Fades to toffee and powdered dark chocolate

M: medium with some syrup-like qualities

O: this is nice because the spice is present, but not overwhelming to the point where the stout flavors are dominated. Would have like a little more roasted qualities, but overall it's better than average.

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Photo of Tommers207
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Sark
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

Appearance- healthy finger of caramel head that's slightly pebbled but mostly velvet. Almost completely black with only a dark mahogany showing up to the light

Smell- coffee steals the show with sweet maltiness rounding it out, the chipotle is only a slight hint after the two

Taste- very mild sweetness to start, nice roasty toasty notes of espresso and dark grains that envelop the mid mouth, peppers come to play on the way down and linger with a satisfying mild spice finish

Mouthfeel- medium/full bodied but a little watery that doesn't quite balance with the flavor profile of the ingredients, I could use something a bit more to chew on

Overall- A good winter warmer, having played around with my own chile brews I know the temptation to just go wild with the spice, but this beer keeps it on the quiet and lets the coffee and peppers take turns with the palate. The mouthfeel left me a bit unimpressed, but I'd gladly have another.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of homebrew311
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extra'd by daveydapoolman- thanks!! Pours a deep opaque brownish black. Pour yields minimal head with no lacing or retention to speak of. The nose starts with medium roast coffee followed by a hint of smoke, and some green pepper. Notes of chocolate and vanilla are sprinkled in, but coffee and pepper dominate the nose. The taste starts with mild acidity, presumably from the coffee, this develops into notes of chocolate and deep notes of fresh brewed coffee paired with smoke. The chipotles don't bring much heat to the table, but some definite smoke and vegetal notes. The finish dry and revisits the coffee along with roasted barley. Mouthfeel is medium to light with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice brew that could be so much better. I think the brewers went a little shy with the chipotles as heat never really presents itself on the palate.

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Photo of jds8411
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EZEKIEL_F
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of jonbonfon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of anon
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pretty much pitch black, with a nice big coffee-colored head. Smell is pretty much roasted coffee up front with a bit of spice thrown in there.

I'll admit I was a little hesitant to try this for a while for I was in doubt of how this would taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of coffee up front with a nice spicy kick from the chipotle in the tail end. Nice and smooth, creamy. Goes down easy. Will definitely be having one of these again.

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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