Barrel-Aged Malevolence Chocolate Caliente
Spiteful Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #80
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
98
Ranked #338
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
100
From:
Spiteful Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  65
Gots
  11
SCORE
98
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Damn Delightful Day 2016:
Rich and creamy feel, cinnamon is more balanced and integrated with the other elements.
Fudgy base stout with ample barrel notes of toasty oak and vanilla, mild chile heat integrates well with cinnamon than lingers in the aftertaste. Great stuff, much more balanced than the last batch.

FOBAB 2015: 3.78
Disliked this one due to the heavy handed cinnamon, it tasted like red cinnamon hard candy.
Base stout was obliterated and the finish was dry and boozy.

Nov 24, 2015
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SeanBond from Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ever since trying the original version, I've wanted to see what a barrel-aged version would do to a beer that I thought was already excellent, and an Abraxas competitor.

The answer to what a barrel does to this beer: Essentially perfects it. The spice from the original is toned down and the bitterness hidden, and the strong cinnamon flavor is integrated into the beer better.

This was in my top 3 at Stout Fest, and my girlfriend's overall favorite. Barrel-aging takes what was already a great beer, and eliminates what I would think most would consider its potential flaws (acidic spiciness and cloying cinnamon). Very impressive beer by Spiteful, and one that holds its own against the top tier BA stouts.

God Damn Delightful Day 2016 batch - Still a delicious beer, but seems to be slightly less sweet (and maybe a little thinner) than last year, to its detriment. I'd almost like to see Hostile Harry given the BAMCC treatment, because it's fuller and sweeter, and might do some great stuff with the Mexican hot chocolate flavors. Either way, still an excellent beer, just not an all-time great like I thought last year's was.

Mar 15, 2015
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brandoman63 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 21, 2015
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mothman from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black. No head.

Very amazing offering of a bourbon Mexican stout. Thick. Right amount of spice. Right heat. Right sweetness.

Full bodied. Thick. Nice Cinammon flavor.

Very enjoyable.

Jun 24, 2016
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spycow from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 15, 2015
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imperialking from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 20, 2017
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KT123 from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 31, 2020
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stephensinner from Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 22, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full review #1100

black body with thin cap of head. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, peppers, and cinnamon. Taste is much the same. The flavors are extremely well integrated together. Bourbon is mellow yet flavorful. This beer really tastes great when it hits room temperature that is when the mouthfeel is really oily and the beer super smooth. I bumped the overall score because of how well the nose, flavor and mouthfeel work together. This is the easily the best spiteful offering that I've had. The non barrel aged version was also quite fantastic as well.

Jan 06, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 21, 2015
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 15, 2017
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Eternal218 from California

4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 21, 2018
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gfunk1121 from Illinois

4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 03, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 22, 2015
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Zuidman from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 02, 2018
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stortore from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 26, 2015
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coz from Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 13, 2016
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nov 24, 2015
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RichH55 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 26, 2018
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chippo33 from Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2016
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JFresh21 from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 19, 2015
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 13, 2016
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 21, 2016
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BeerOps from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 22, 2015
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2019
Barrel-Aged Malevolence Chocolate Caliente from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 100 ratings