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:
308
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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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 imbibehour
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

Photo of edgar83012
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoob13
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting brew. Tons of flavor. The spice kinds of lingers in the back of your throat. Enjoyable, but I probably won't try it again.

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Photo of LAND_MINE
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours nearly black, tall brown head which dissipates almost instantly indicating quite a bit of carbonation.

S: Smells of bittersweet cocoa, a hint of roasted aroma and earth.

T: Flavor starts with big roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and finishes with warming spicy heat. If the bottle didn't read 'chipotle' you wouldn't guess that to be the pepper used. The heat is the only flavor indicator that peppers are present.

M: A little thin on the feel and more carbonation than the style typically calls for.

O: A good pepper stout, not integrated the best but actually improves as it warms.

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Black Phoenix (Chipotle Coffee Ale) from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 308 ratings.
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