Mexican stouts are my favorite, so when I saw this lonely bottle on the shelf, it had to come home with me.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our first year as a brewery we brewed a serious imperial stout and aged it on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. This was the first offering in our annual Anniversary series. It was so delicious we decided to bring it back each May! First Released: January 30th, 2012. Re-released: May 2013.”
Random: This beer comes in at 50 IBUs.
This beer poured with less than half a finger of tan head. It dissipated almost instantly and left a very small crown on top of the body. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was a dark brown that was almost black with little carbonation visible. The nose on this beer was big. I picked up dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and lots of hot peppers. There was a booze aroma as well, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The taste was much of the same as the nose. It started with smoke, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee and cinnamon. It quickly went into hot peppers that gave a bit of spice, but never got to the point of being overwhelming. The booze note was there, but again, never overwhelmed the beer. The body of the beer was chewy and thick with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with cinnamon and hot pepper. I picked up this bottle for $16.99, which came to $.77 per ounce. I thought this beer was excellent and is definitely worth searching out.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0