Mexican Chocolate Stout
Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Mexican Chocolate StoutMexican Chocolate Stout
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From:
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #13
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,331
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 17.97%
Ratings:
269
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 15, 2022
Added:
Jun 02, 2011
Wants:
  57
Gots:
  36
SCORE
86
Very Good
Mexican Chocolate StoutMexican Chocolate Stout
Notes: Gold Medal Winner at Great American Beer Fest - Herb and Spice Category. A rich black ale with roasted malt flavors blended with bittersweet chocolate, our own blend of three Mexican chili peppers and cinnamon.
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3.56 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Jun 15, 2022
 
4.64 by Capt_Loomis from Florida on May 08, 2022
 
3.87 by steverx8 from England on Jan 30, 2022
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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and no lace. A spicy, peppery, light-chocolate smell hits me in the aroma. Rather light-bodied, or at least lighter than expected, with mostly a thin chocolate taste as well as some heat on the taste and finish. Not a bad beer but rather pedestrian.

Aug 11, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Was curious about this given that it is foremost considered a spice beer over a stout. Having had it now I get why! Appears to be medium black in the body and light brown in the cap. Huge spices in the nose: cinnamon, cocoa, peppers, light vanilla and nutmeg, so potent yet artful. Taste is sharp with the peppers and cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and light wet earth support, more airy than anything in delivery, want more to anchor. Body is light and shape entirely by the spice, has sharp and percolating spice, watery behind it. Smell is up there with the best in this style, but the taste and feel lack foundation for the spices to play off of

May 30, 2021
 
3.61 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Solid dark appearance. Has around a medium body with light carbonation.
Aroma is cinnamon, peppers, dark chocolate.
Taste is cinnamon, green and fresh red peppers lot of chili heat and burn on the finish and lingers. Almost dry like, bitter dark chocolate.
Lot of heat and lingering burn but otherwise nice chocolate taste.

May 06, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Pitch black and syrupy. Half a finger of tan head that immediately fizzes away.

Smell: Spicy and dry cinnamon and pepper, with a sort of savory maltiness. Chocolate is too buried to find.

Taste: Strong dark chocolate and cinnamon, with low bitterness and roasted malt following. Dry and clean finish, almost abrupt.

Mouthfeel: Full, with high carbonation.

Overall: Lives up to its name, but possibly not its full potential.

Apr 25, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

So it's not like I've had 8999 Mexican chocolate stouts but this slaps. I loved this. It was like 10 bucks for the 19 Oz can but would purchase again

Mar 19, 2021
 
2 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Mar 07, 2021
 
4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida on Dec 19, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

Good head production, but fairly poor retention; not too long after the pour, it has completely dissipated.

Cinnamon dominates the nose, with very mild notes of cream, pepper, and chocolate behind. Not much of a malt base coming through.

Similar on the palate. The peppers and cinnamon are pleasant, but the moderate ABV leaves the overall profile lacking in depth and flavor. There's simply not much "stout" in this stout. Nice moderate heat from the peppers.

Mar 22, 2020
 
3.86 by kmanjohnson from California on Feb 16, 2020
 
4.44 by 2000SlowStang from Colorado on Nov 11, 2019
 
4.25 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Oct 20, 2019
 
4.02 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Jul 25, 2019
 
3.82 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jul 17, 2019
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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like pepper and chocolate mostly, but in a sort of tepid manner.

This is surprisingly subdued and flat tasting. It's mostly just spicy, with flat sweet chocolate. It's just kind of muted and watery - there's not much to report here.

This is very thin and watery, with not much drinkability to it at all.

I am really surprised at how subpar this one was.

May 05, 2019
 
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Mar 29, 2019
 
4.26 by Donkster46 from Washington on Mar 09, 2019
 
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 17, 2019
 
3.74 by Budlum from Maryland on Oct 06, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.

Aug 21, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by snaotheus from Washington

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.

2019-03-12
19.2oz can served in a nonic pint. No date on it. This one is definitely a gift from @mr-jj. I would mostly give it the same review.

Jul 04, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

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.

Apr 15, 2018
 
3.55 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Apr 13, 2018
 
4.1 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Apr 11, 2018
 
3.61 by SteveO419 from Pennsylvania on Mar 04, 2018
 
4.13 by BLiberatore from New York on Feb 10, 2018
 
3.77 by imperialking from Illinois on Dec 24, 2017
 
3.86 by Theogre83 from Kansas on Dec 11, 2017
 
3.58 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 30, 2017
 
3 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Aug 28, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ControlVolume from Colorado

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

Jun 02, 2017
 
3.98 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Mar 14, 2017
 
4.03 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 14, 2017
 
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 05, 2017
 
3.45 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Feb 21, 2017
 
3.84 by erk0607 from Colorado on Jan 22, 2017
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by VashonGuy from Washington

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.

Jan 14, 2017
Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 269 ratings