Mexican Standoff | Due South Brewing Co.

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148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
duesouthbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter with Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon & Chili Peppers

Added by jeg518 on 12-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of cd34
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keene
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sample from the brewery. Pours a deep, ebony black from the can with a dense, mousse-like head of beige foam. Inviting to behold in a glass. Lots of chocolate and cinnamon (especially) in the nose, with a tickle of smoky, spicy chili pepper just detectable in the background. Overall, the aroma fairly successfully walks the line between sweet and spicy. Medium- to full-bodied, Mexican Standoff hits the palate with dark malt complexity, followed by a bump of chocolate and cinnamon reminiscent of a cookie. The chili pepper's heat shows up with its prickly sensation immediately afterwards and lingers well into the slightly chalky finish. Full of character and flavor, this Imperial Porter has much to offer for fans of the mole beer category.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a rad beer, super intense with all the adjuncts happening, but its well done for being so flavored, and i liked it more than many stouts out there featuring the same ingredients. for once, i like the chili being so forward, sure it has some heat going down, but also an earthy smoked quality that brings the cinnamon forward and is sort of absorbed or at least tempered by the cocoa in here. its great. the other key feature of this compared to its peers is that the vanilla isnt overtaking, its not too sweet or strong and it doesnt come at the expense of the other adjuncts. so often vanilla runs away with these, but its perfectly in line here. the base beer seems sort of little more than a vehicle for these ingredients, like it doesnt jump out at me as full of character on its own, but its just right for all these extras. bitter cocoa and dark grain together in the finish with the pepper heat, never too sweet or dessert heavy, and as flavorful as it is, its not a novelty beer, i could actually drink this one. fun to try some of the more ambitious stuff these guys do, this was unique and very good.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npala86
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The best Due South Beer I've had to date. A great balance of bold coffee, malts, vanilla notes and chili heat. Not heavy, not thin, but bodied very appropriately to keep it refreshing in the Florida heat. Very well done. I would love to try the Bourbon barreled version.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz pour into a snifter glass on tap.

A: Body is black with no breaks in that continuity. Head is small and off white.

S: Peppers right up front, followed by some cinnamon, and chocolate, with maybe a hint of coffee.

T: As it hits your tongue you notice the cinnamon right away and then the peppers you can actually taste the pepper very well then the soight head from the peppers. Once you get to the middle you pick up some of the chocolate and coffee then it finishes with a more developed pepper taste and heat then cinnamon.

M: Medium to a lighter body the cinnamon gives it a little bit more of a lively carbonation feel then I think it has.

O: Excellent mexican porter here. The peppers really shine on this one whch is something I feel other types of these do not flesh out enough. Also enjoy the fact its not huge alcohol. This is something to definately be on the look out for.

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Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great looking stout, thick foamy head and lacing. Nothing really only the nose and nothing but peppers on the tongue. The ingredients in this one excited me, but the execution is way off. I wanted this to be similar Prairie Bomb but it fell short.

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Photo of Talon0828
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abragg3
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arusso13
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maplebaconassassin
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reverted back to original recipe - habanero seeds rather than actual peppers.... WAY HOTTER!

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Photo of Craft_advisory
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Mexican Standoff from Due South Brewing Co.
4.01 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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