Dire Wolf Canis Mexicanus Double Espresso
Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Dire Wolf Canis Mexicanus Double EspressoDire Wolf Canis Mexicanus Double Espresso
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #204
ABV:
10.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,497
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 4.3%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
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Wolf's Ridge Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
92
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Slack from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date
22 oz
Unknown $

Deep brown in color and a bit clear around the edges with minimal brownish head and a wisp of lacing.

Nose is cinnamon, coffee, and a bit of sweetness.

Taste is is initially sweet, followed by coffee, malt, vanilla, cinnamon, and a very spicy finish.

Mouthful is medium and creamy smooth but a bit thin. Carbonation is average. Finish is dry.

Very much Mexican Coffee minus the sweet nature. Lots of spice notes and a peppery kick. A touch imbalanced but extremely palatable. Would love to try a barrel aged version of this beer.

Jan 29, 2017
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, no dating that I could find on it. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stuck around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like chili peppers, coffee/espresso, roasted malt, cinnamon and bittersweet chocolate. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some vanilla. The coffee/espresso and chili pepper flavors are the strongest in this brew. The chili heat is lingering and has a good kick to it, but it doesn't overpower the other flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with a decent amount of carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink, the 10.4% ABV is well hidden. Maybe the chili heat hides the booziness! I think this is a really good imperial stout, I know I'd like to get another bottle of this one. Definitely worth buying if you come across some, a must buy if you're into chili and/or coffee stouts! $13.99 a bomber.

Nov 19, 2016
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HeartofMiami from Florida

4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with scant tan head. Smells of chocolate, roasty coffee, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Tastes of mocha roasted coffee and cinnamon and hints of vanilla and cocoa. Finish is heat from the chilis with some lingering roasted coffee. Nice balance flavors and a spicy finish. Great mouthfeel

Oct 31, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with a fleeting tan head.

Smell is caramelized brown sugar--a spiced mod Mex coffee from Momocho--with some red fruit in the heat, and a little chocolate.

On the palate is an exceptional bite of spiciness up front, which mellows into that red fruit again, with maybe a little chocolate. Coffee is not as strong as I’d really like, and I think the heat is more present here than in the other Mexicanus variants I've had.

Medium body with a little frothiness.

Oct 24, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pure night in a glass no stars. Head is a very creamy looking tan head thick pillowy.

S: Cinnamon grabs your attention first, then some very deep roasted coffee, chocolate, smells like a graham cracker.

T: Cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, nice peppery heat finish, coffee comes back around in the finish and the pepper heat gradually intensifies.

M: Soft, creamy, but not super chewy or thick.

O: Very good beer, wish you could taste the peppers but the heat is there and it gets spicier with every drink which is fantastic. For being double the amount of coffee it really isn't in your face.

Sep 19, 2016
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tap at the brewery

Pours opaque black, light tan rim of a head.

Aroma is of coffee, cinnamon, and licorice. Hints of dark chocolate.

Smells of biscuit malt over coffee grounds, caramel, vanilla, cream, and a chili pepper spicy finish.

Medium to full body, tingling carbonation on the tongue paired with a chili burn.

Very good imperial stout, lots of good flavor and body, with the unusual addition of chili peppers it seems. The spice is an interesting addition that works well with the base beer. Worth trying.

Jul 03, 2016
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zimm421 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid black with a light brown head. The nose is coffee, chillis, cinnamon and roasted malts. The taste starts out slightly sweet, good roasted malts and the heat quickly takes over. The coffee comes through towards the end as well. It adds to the already good dark roast presence and only brings up the complexity. Overall, it's another excellent Dire Wolf variant from Wolf's Ridge and one worth seeking out.

May 15, 2016
Dire Wolf Canis Mexicanus Double Espresso from Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 19 ratings