Mexican Chocolate Stout | Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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Mexican Chocolate StoutMexican Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced 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
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
18.35%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EarForBeer
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker152
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic!

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Photo of carrollmel7
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fargrow
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewSTL
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holopirek
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kovfer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great spicy finish. Was pleasantly surprised. Didn't expect it to be this good.

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Photo of shareallthebeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 22 oz bottle at Hazel's in Boulder, CO. Enjoyed with mom and dad while playing backgammon in our rental apartment.

Look: Dark brown, small head

Smell: Chocolate and chili pepper

Taste: Very spicy, chocolate, cinnamon, toasted malt

Feel: Medium body and carbonation

Overall: A real kicker!

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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