Rum Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate
Country Boy Brewing

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American Imperial Stout
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4.01 | pDev: 3.74%
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of macher0
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is typical of CB barreled stouts: thin, with a sterile nose. Also served too cold. As it warms the nose picks up a little in a form of chocolate and malts.

The taste is fantastic. A little rum, not at all hot. The chocolate is nice and the pepper slowly builds, as it combines with the chocolate. The pepper in this is about a perfect level, which not all Brewers can match.

The thin feel is a downer but I will certainly drink this again and would recommend.

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

I didn't find much rum or barrel in this but instead I found an intense chocolate with a huge pepper bite. The peppers are pretty strong but I tend to enjoy the spicy bite. There's a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee to keep it interesting.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always looking to put a little perk in their recipes, the folks at Country Boy turn to the Mexican hot chocolate for influence on an imperial stout with its decoration of cinnamon and spice... and then aged in rum barrels for extra measure.

Espresso-black and totally opaque, the beer's fast forming mocha froth retreats as the taste draws near, shedding a host of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and with a tingle of chili pepper. Its rum influence is mild to the nose but resonates soundly in taste. Rich and chocked full of malty sweetness, the early palate is of maple, molasses, brown sugar and roasted grain.

Dark and full bodied coffee comes to mind as the middle palate unfolds, along with bittersweet chocolate, scorched sugar and buttercream. Sweetness slowly relaxes and the spices set in. An allspice medley is lead by cinnamon and weaves into the simmering warmth of capsaicin and its sweet vegetal pepper flavor. The taste of spiced rum decorates the finish and is a perfect woody complement to the sweetness and spice of the beer.

Full and lavishly sweet, the stout's viscosity makes is a slow and deliberate sipper of a beer. Long lasting spice and robust sweetness retains deep on the throat as the head calderns from below. spice and warming, the alcohol carries a fine heat as the woods from rum allow for a tannic-like, almost chalky texture yet keeps the palate waning for a little more of that irresistible peppery spice.

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Rum Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5 ratings