Malevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout | Spiteful Brewing

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4.37/5
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Malevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial StoutMalevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
spitefulbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SeanBond on 01-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#794
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
107
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
15
Trade:
4
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Photo of REVZEB
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slamming the brakes on the hype train on this one. It is a very good beer, but one of the best in Chicago? No. The smell is very alluring, with aromas of cocoa, peppers, vanilla, graham cracker, and cinnamon. The taste felt like dry cocoa powder hitting the palate, followed by a wave of peppers and cinnamon, all the while maintaining the dry pastry stout feel. Enjoyed and would have again

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Photo of Eziel
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drstalker
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 635

Appearance: The most powerful gusher I have ever encountered; before the cap was halfway off, the liquid sprayed from the bottle like a fire extinguisher and, before I knew it, half the contents were lost; as is often the case, the remaining liquid poured into the glass like a cowering puppy, with no head other than a few bubbles around the edges of the espresso-colored liquid

Smell: Chocolate, hot pepper and cinnamon forward, with a hint of vanilla bean

Taste: Chocolate and hot peppers emerge with the cinnamon rounding out the front end; through the middle, a hint of vanilla arrives, but the finish has a moderate amount of heat to go along with the strong chocolate fudge and cinnamon tones

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; some heat in the gullet from both the ABV and the hot pepper

Overall: Despite my disappointment with the carbonation. this is a tasty beer that produces just enough heat to blend with the other adjuncts

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler bottled in 2018 (batch 635 if that’s of any relevance). Poured into a snifter glass. Beer is pitch black with a head the color of shaved chocolate. . A firm swirl brought the head up a solid half inch. don’t know if that’s a good thing, but I’m not complaining.
The smell of this beer made my mouth water. I mean damn. I’ve never smelt a beer like this. There is cocoa, cinnamon, and, oddly, banana. A strange yet provocatively pleasant combination
The taste follows the nose at the start, but there is a fair amount of spicy pepper in the mid palate. This is one unique brew.
The body is fantastic. It feels like a solid Russian imperial stout. The carbonation is very mild.
Overall a very unique and well crafted beer. If you read the description in the label and feel the intrigue, you will definitely not go wrong

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5toutman75
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic! A 2016 bottle drinking in Dec '17. Still has strong cinnamon and chocolate flavors up front. A hint of spice (maybe fallen off since fresh?) Thinner than Abraxas. I have to taste both back to back to see what I like more now. One of my new favorites! I hope I can track down a BA version somehow.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of axf4129
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a oily black color with a brown film coating the inside of the glass during the swirl.

The flavor offers a medium base of cinnamon, onto smokey and earthy pepper flavor. With a theme of molasses, chewy roasted malts, an intense mouth coating viscosity, rounding sweet vanilla, a bitterness of cocoa nib onto dark chocolate,

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ebe2023
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown/black. Light brown head. Head won't stick around long but good carbonation and head will return with every whisk/agitation thrown at it. Smells mostly of cinnamon with a hint of choco. Taste: cinnamon, followed by minimal heat from peppers and alchohol. Feel and consistency a little thinner than Abraxas. Overall taste and price combined a very good non BA stout.

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Photo of EdFed
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kreg02
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black pour, ample medium brown foam. Retention and lacing are very good. Great looking beer. The aroma is big cinnamon and hot pepper. Notes of vanilla, chocolate. Taste is very good, but doesn't quite match the nose. Cinnamon and chocolate flavors are most prominent. Strong notes of vanilla as well. Spice from the peppers is faint. Cinnamon is a little too prevalent, mutes some of the other flavors. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish. Very nice brew, glad I got to try it!

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at in a 10 oz snifter from draft at The Green Lady on A God Damn Delightful Day December 10, 2016.

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Malevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 107 ratings