- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Reina de Fuego Mexican Chocolate Porter – Dead Frog Brewery, 6% ABV – 34 IBU, 650 ml., (Aldergrove, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
-I appreciate that they list they specific hops and malts used in the brew.
on the front-left label:
“All hail the queen of fire. A smooth and sweet, medium bodied porter featuring flavours of chocolate and toffee, with a light hint of spice and chili pepper heat on the finish”
Hops: bravo, northern brewer
Malts: 2 row, cara munich III, chocolate, crystal dark, midnight wheat
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Mexican chocolate, chili powder
- Style: (flavoured – Mexican chocolate, chili) Porter
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $6.10 CAD – 650 ml., March 2017
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: Pours jet black, slightly slick and thick, dissipating bubbles, singular fast micro streams here and there.
Nose: dark sweet caramel barley malt mixed with some chocolate. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: light slick, soft dull CO2 crisp, sweet dark malt impression
Mid-palate: thicker oily viscosity, (lvl-5-sweetness), medium dark chocolate, thin-body dark caramel medium roast barley malt
Finish: cocoa, long lasting creeper chili throat heat
Summary: The flavours and textures are all over the place leaving a chaotic impression of net effect. Luckily, I’m a fan of weird beers but the compounding lingering heat isn’t balanced; Only weak Mexican chocolate (weak cinnamon as well) and thin-bodied barley malt are present. Slightly interesting, but not recommended.