Hot Box | Indeed Brewing Company

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87
very good
103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Good friends. Good beer. They are what get us through these insanely long winters in Minnesota. That’s why we teamed up with our friends at Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub in South Minneapolis to bring you Hot Box Imperial Smoked Pepper Porter. This collaboration beer is brewed with hickory-smoked peppers and malt cold-smoked over alder, maple and apple woods. Sweet and smoky, with hints of dark fruit and coffee, Hot Box provides just enough heat to keep you thawed during the coldest winter months. This beer may not be for everyone, but then again, neither are Minnesota winters!

Added by sacrelicio on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
For Trade:
3
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer, imperial porter with smoked chiles, collaboration with Northbound Smokehouse. Dark brown, almost black, with a decent mocha head. Smell is peppery and a bit chocolatey. Taste is pretty hot, with a good chocolatey background. Lots of smoke. Good beer but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a slightly red tinged black with a smallish head. The aroma of mesquite barbecue type smoke is the first thing to hit me, as well as some herbal and vegetal notes, like grilled asparagus and burned rosemary. There are also some musty, forest floor scents present. The flavor begins with big wallop of acrid campfire smoke, with eventually smooths out to rich espresso and bittersweet baking chocolate flavors. The smoek leaves a prickly sensation on my lips that is not entirely pleasant. The mouthfeel is medium thin, with low carbonation. Overall this was an interesting beer, but I did not find the smoke and spice worked well together. I will restrain my ratings a bit, as I feel it was served too cold at the bar I was at, but even as it warmed there ws something bit disintegrated about it.

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Hot Box from Indeed Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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