Mexican Radio
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
District of Columbia, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #344
Ranked #11,918
3.98 | pDev: 8.54%
Dec 07, 2023
Jan 11, 2014
A creamy confluence of milk chocolate & vanilla is dusted in cinnamon spice & finished with a sweet & mildly smoky hint of ancho chili pepper; brewed with oats & lactose milk sugar; finished w/ vanilla beans, ancho chilies, cinnamon & cacao nibs locally-roasted by our friends at Undone Chocolate (Washington, DC).

32.2 IBUs
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Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 07, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.79/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Mexican Radio has a thin, dying-away beige head and a dark brown appearance, with some visible bubbles at the bottom. The aroma is of assorted spices and dark bread crust. There is a similar flavor, with low bitterness and possible pepper heat. Mexican Radio has a rather thin body and a medium-dry finish.

May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
NO can date, this release is 8%abv
Pours inky black dark as night with a med-smaller frothy brown head that fades semi quickly,. a bit of lacing, long legs

NOse brings lots of chocolate, milk chocolate, dark, layered, with some cookie biscuit notes into a malted milk ball, then the lactose, fair amount of it into a chocolate milk character, some spice notes and cinnamon, a bit of roasted coffee, and some sweet caramel, with a hint of vanilla

Taste is also rich, layers of chocolate, cocoa, milk chocolate, a little ganache like, again toasted cookie dough into malted milk ball character, some caramel and sweetness, creamy milky lactose again, fair amount, with raw vanilla and vanilla ice cream, mild baking spices, then fair amount of cinnamon and pepper heat, a bit of dark fruit in the middle, and a bit of roasted coffee, pepper and cinnamon heat really increases as it goes, with a light alcohol warmth, chocolate milk, with a touch of bitterness kicking in late, and lingering pepper heat and cinnamon and spice flavors

Mouth is med to fuller bod, very creamy milky, med to a bit higher frothy carb, light alcohol warmth

Overall I do like Mexican Stouts and this was pretty nice, I think the lactose went overboard and was too milky, but the layers of chocolate, cinnamon and pepper spice and heat were quite nice
Oct 10, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by beerrat from Virginia

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can, no dating on it that I noticed. Thanks to my buddy Denis for picking this up for me on a recent trip to DC! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and some chile peppers. Taste pretty much follows the aroma, all the flavors are well balanced with each other and the chile pepper heat is subtle but gets a little stronger as the beer warms. Really tasty! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this, certainly would like to try it again in the future!
Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
No canned on date. Served in a mead glass.

A: Dark chestnut brown with short-lived dark beige head with no lacing.

S: Aroma is light and subdued with chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit with vanilla

T: This beer picks up steam with the flavor a luxurious melange of milk chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, and light cherry note on the finish. The chiles creep in and about halfway through the can, they add some zip and extra interest to an already excellent stout. Low bitterness, enhanced by a subtle roast note, and sweet but very drinkable.

M: Feel is smooth and silky with low carbonation and full body without being heavy.

O: Exceptional beer that would really hit every area and really put it in the upper echelon of spiced adjunct stouts.
Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a snifter at the brewery, just a ring of lacing by the time it arrived. Dark brown, near black color. Pretty thick body, light carbonation. Very similar to Mexican Hot Chocolate. Good chocolate flavor, not too strong. Smells like cocoa with tiny hint of chile. Heat of chiles is pretty mild it present. Up there with some of the chocolate/chile Prairie Ales.
Dec 09, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Had this on-tap at The Answer Brewpub, poured into a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very good aroma of chocolate, malt, a creamy quality, vanilla, chili peppers, and spices.

T: Tasted of a hint of vanilla (very fleeting), some chocolate (always welcome), a bit of spices (cinnamon), some chili peppers (milder than I thought) a hint of the creamy quality, and a fair shot of malt. A surprisingly well-balanced, focused flavor. It's not as spicy as some chili-infused stouts, but still has a nice kick to it. Tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth, warm finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A subtle and balanced stout. Worth a look.
May 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Aug 11, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
One of the nicer Mexican hot chocolate stouts I've had that feels like something I could drink regularly. Instead of going all-out and overboard with either the cinnamon or the chiles, this is extremely approachable and restrained, exhibiting a pleasant balance between the various components. Moderately thin for the ABV and in comparison to other similar beers, however.
Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 08, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Draft at brewery. Dark black, kind of flat. Aromais roasty with a hint if sweetness. Taste starts with bitterness, instantly mellowed by the sweetness, vanilla, lacto. Slick, smooth, sweet.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by srw from Virginia

Sep 14, 2017
Mexican Radio from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 142 ratings