Mexican Chocolate Stout | Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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3.84/5
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248 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
copperkettledenver.com

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011 Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Spice/Herb category.

Added by ArrogantB on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,736
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
248
pDev:
18.23%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Budlum
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, nearly black, color. Small mocha head.
Spice aroma up front, then some chocolate.
Spice and chilis dominate the taste. Chocolate secondary.
On the lighter side. Too much chili and spice for me.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2018-07-04
22oz bottle split between a pair of large snifters. Don't see a date on it. I think it was given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours black with a small light brown head, moderate to high carbonation. Smell is overpowering spice with chocolate. If you want a Mexican chocolate assault, smell this.

Taste is similar to the smell. Spices is are on the forefront. Now the chilis come through a little. Definitely some chocolate in the background.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. Overall, it's too much cinnamon/nutmeg/whatever spices for me. It's not bad.

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Photo of colts9016
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A gold medal winner beer and I am excited to try it. Poured into a tulip glass at 50 degrees. A hard pour produced a one finger tan head. The head fizzled quickly. The head zero lacing. The color of the beer is SRM 37 dark brown nearly black. The beer has carbonatation bubble on the sides of the glass.

Dark chocolate, chili, coffee, dark roasted malt, earthy, wood, burnt sugar, molasses, toasted malts, bready, and cinnamon for the aromas.

Chocolate, roasted chili, coffee, dark roasted malts, earthy, yeasty burnt sugar, cinnamon, and bready.

The mouthfeel of the beer is coating and warming.
The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.
This beer surprised me! The chili comes through well. The beer has a great balance and harmony. I thought the beer was going to be a thicker body stout, but it was more like a porter. Good beer.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveO419
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLiberatore
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theogre83
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely awful while cold, pretty decent while warm. More pepper and spice than chocolate

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Boy, this beer is really a mixed bag. Things I like about it: big cinnamon nose, I mean, a ton of cinnamon. I like the chili spice. I love chile peppers, so I'd only call this mildly spicy, not hot, but it's definitely noticeable, and that's a good thing. The beer looks good, with a big foamy head and lacing that hangs around nicely.

But ... I'm sorry, but there's no way that this is a stout. There's no roastiness. The body is ridiculously thin for a beer that calls itself a stout. And as to the chocolate? Well, there's a little bit of cocoa there, but it's pretty subdued, well behind the cinnamon and the chile in terms of flavor.

Finally, there's a slightly odd finish to the beer. It's got a slight tang, almost slightly sour. That's good in some beers, but it seems surprising here, and out of character.

Maybe I'm mostly put off by the disconnect between the name of this beer ("Mexican Chocolate Stout") and what it's really like. Maybe if they'd called it something like "Cinnamon Chile Ale", I'd be less surprised.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, almost black. Flat appearance.

Nice nose. Chocolatey and vegetal. Light cinnamon and allspice.

Flavor is chocolate, cinnamon, and peppers. The peppers really pack some heat in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with high carbonation. I think a softer and thicker mouthfeel would really do wonders for it.

Overall, a very solid take on the Mexican chocolate style. Beef up the body and it'd be a knockout.

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Photo of Rogerlb
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark. A little oily looking. Minimal head. Smell is of chocolate, malts and the skins of peppers.

Taste is roasted malt and chocolate then the peppers come in. Very nice. Burn of ancho balanced with a slight sweetness. Malt profile is almost lost in the spice, I'm getting a hint of cola as well.

The warming burn builds with each sip, settling in the back of your throat. The chocolate undercurrent keeps it under control, but there's no mistaking this has chili at the top of the bill. It remains very drinkable, almost a porter feel than a stout for lack of roast and stickiness. If you're into chili beers this is your ticket; if not, walk on by. I've had chili beers where the heat was barely discernible; this is not that beer. Two alarms and loving it.

Also, the bottle is beautifully designed.

Slightly oily feel at the end. Although a moderate 7%, feels a bit boozy. Or maybe it's hot in general.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 248 ratings