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Stouts with chilies?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlexFields, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. AlexFields

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    I've been falling in love with this style of spicy imperial stout, starting with Hunahpu's and more recently when i had Abraxas. I also have/know about Mexican Cake, the Clown Shoes stouts, and the FFF Dark Lord and Moloko variations. Are there any other stouts/imperial stouts brewed with chilies that I should try?
     
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    pipeworks end of days is a good one
     
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    Great Divide's Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti has some cayenne in it, so you might be interested in that one. I liked it, the spice is noticeable but not overpowering.
     
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  4. AlexFields

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    Oh yeah! I've had both of those actually I just forgot about them I was typing the original post.
     
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    Jester King Whiskey and Weasel Rodeo
     
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    I also love this style and decided to make my own. Blended Bourbon County, ST Choklat and muttled serrano chili's from my garden. Ratios of components are critical. It turned out amazing and was the talk of the bottle share.
     
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    There are some more listed here http://beerstreetjournal.com/tag/chili-peppers/ but they get into other flavors and diferent peppers.
     
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    Hunahpu, although the chile notes are very prominent.
     
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    stone smoked porter is decent. if you ever make it to moline il stop in at bent river they have a jalapeƱo ale that is really good. another one that i've come is green chili ale from a small brewery in colombia mo called flat branch
     
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    The problem is I really don't like smoked beers and beers with chilies are also often smoked. Not a big fan of the Stone chipotle smoked porter for this reason.
     
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    Perennial Abraxas - only thing I've had that was almost as good as Hunahpu's
     
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    Death wasn't too bad. I've had it on tap and bottled....
     
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    You should also try Mikkeller Chipotle Porter, it is pretty good.There is not much heat at first but then it builds!
     
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    The Ska Cocoa Mole was good
     
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    Copper Kettle in Denver makes a great one. Mexican Chocolate Stout. Unfortunately it's pint and growlers only.
     
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    This style is definitely a love/hate thing. Some people love them and some people hate them.
     
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    Abraxas is pretty amazing
     
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    Duclaw H.E.R.O. is another.
     
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    Mikkeller makes a Chipotle stout, jester king Weasel rodeo has peppers as well. Weasel Rodeo I liked, never had the mikkeller
     
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    I only tried Hunahpu once and was floored. The beers I have had with chili pepper are as follows:

    New Belgium Cocoa Mole-a bit thinner but great flavored that came together well
    Clown Shoes Chocolate Sumbrero-about the same mouthfeel as Cocoa Mole, but less cinnamon. Pretty good
    Jester King Weasel Rodeo- good coffee flavors, more of a hint of chili. understated in a good way.
    Elysian Peste Chocolate Chili beer-almost undrinkable, unpleasant ceyanne pepper aftertaste mixed with soy sauce

    I just got some Luchador en Fuego in a trade and will post my review, hoping the bourbon barrel blend well with the modified base beer.
     
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    Came to say mexican chocolate stout as well as ska autumnal mole stout. Get yourself a denver tading partner for growlers of mexi choco stout. Well worth it. I know new belgiums cocoa mole was dynamite, but was a brown ale. Still a great drink though. Billies chilis is the most chile forward beer I've had, ever. I love green chile, but that was too much.
     
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    the lips of faith mole was pretty awesome. I wish i would have bought extra bottles of that!
     
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    Copper Kettle's Mexican Chocolate Stout is far and away the best. There are several good ones though. The NB Cocoa Mole was ok. Ska and Clown Shoes both had good takes on the style.

    The worst by far were the Jester King attempts. Just not well balanced and not a very interesting flavor.
     
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    If you get to Taos New Mexico, Eske has a good green chili beer (and good beer generally).
     
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    Haha yeah I am working on a trade with a Denver trader right now and I messaged him after reading this thread to ask him if he could get me a growler. I think I'll be trying this beer soon! Thanks y'all for the recommendation.
     
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