Champurrado Stout
White Elm Brewing Company

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White Elm Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #231
Ranked #1,099
4.46 | pDev: 5.38%
Dec 16, 2021
Sep 12, 2017
Champurrado StoutChampurrado Stout
Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, guajillo chilis, cinnamon and raw cocoa nibs added.
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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brief Review:

O: Shout out to SadMachine for sending this as an extra! Never had anything from White Elm, let alone Nebraska before. Really nice BA Mexican Hot Chocolate-style stout here. Chilis more pronounced than I'd expect, but not overly spicy. Cinnamon is balanced. Could maybe use slightly more barrel character, I'd say. Also mouthfeel is just a tad thinner than I would want. But still great flavors, and a really good beer.

Recommendation: If you're ever in Nebraska I suppose, and this is available, would definitely seek it out.
Dec 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Cush6 from Illinois

4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
An almost perfect BA Mexican Stout. Great mouthfeel and rich dark chocolate. I get the slight chili burn in back of my throat on the finish...which really just adds some character to the beer. Loved it!
Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Champurrado is my second stout from White Elm. I loved the first one and this beer is loaded with spicy cinnamon. The strength of the ABV sneaks up as well. The beer had potential to get to the next tier but was missing something.

IG: @firesidewithphil
Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can into a goblet. NO freshness dating.

Looks superb in the glass. Pours like black motor oil. Excellent tan head persists in good form throughout leaving stratus clouds of lacing. Impressive given the abv.

Aroma of cinnamon, barrel aging, and a little chili.

On tasting, it's very smooth, beautifully balanced. Abv seems much lower than advertised. Cinnamon is not harsh, chili isn't fierce, bourbon notes dont rip your tongue off. The only quibble is the chocolate is hard to find and the vanilla is absent

Mouth full finish a warm slightly boozy spice.

Overall, delightful sipper on a cold winter's night.
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 05, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can. No date.
1" tan head on a pitch black imperial stout. Short retention - fades to a ring quickly.
First impression is a rich nose of chocolate, cinnamon, and wood. More intense rich wood aroma comes alive after 20 minutes in the glass.
Vanilla, chocolate fudge, thick roasted malt, chocolate, spicy cinnamon, and a late chili spice that adds to the booze warming effect. Everything that's advertised in the beer is present and accounted for in the flavor. Extremely well done.
Full body, silky mouthfeel, low carbonation. Long flavorful, roasty and boozy finish. Very well balanced and incredibly easy (too easy most likely) at 13% abv.
Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by Chrispy_Creams from Minnesota

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 5 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

May 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Big black shiny body with a tall beige-brown head of 2 fingers.

Smell is just gorgeous. Freshly dusted fresh churro and red hots. Light fudge.

Flavor is orgasmic. The heat and bourbon come forward first with lots of cinnamon. What follows is churros covered in hot fudge, sprinkled with red hots, and more rich bourbon. Again, eyes-roll-back good.

Feel is slick, hot, slightly thinned out but the creaminess brings it back up to par.

Overall, this beer is just nuts. Insanely good, and a Prairie BOMB!/Christmas BOMB competitor if i EVER saw one. This is hardcore world class. Virtually impossible to find. $36/Growler, but worth it. Phenomenal beer.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by DubiousGopher from Nebraska

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.72 by akrejci from Nebraska

Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
White Elm Champurrado Stout, 13% ABV. Pours black with a thin tan head on an aggressive pour. Aroma is chocolate, peppers, and cinnamon, taste follows, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, very slightly spicy. Excellent mouthfeel. Overall outstanding.
Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4.67 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 4.64 by Lightningholt from Nebraska

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours out Jet Black in color, slow rising mocha head on top that settles into some swirly foam. The smell of the beer mostly spicy with some sweetness. The taste is very well balanced between the sweet malt, vanilla and chocolate with some cinnamon and pepper in there. It's feel is oily and slick. Overall this is an incredibly well balanced beer with lots of flavor and luscious decadence. Very well done.
Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks to tacosandbeer for this can!

A - Dark, dark brown to black in color with creamy toffee colored lacing. Very sticky and viscous on the sides of the glass.

S - Excellent nose with cocoa, cinnamon, some spicy pepper, vanilla, and deep roasted chocolate.

T - Cinnamon, vanilla, roasted cocoa, some mild pepper spice/heat, alcohol effervescence.

M - Thick, full bodied, silky, and very sticky on the lips.

O - This stout is a hidden gem and a must seek. Really enjoying this one.
Sep 12, 2017
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