on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Holding true to the Northern English tradition, the Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale has at its foundation a nutty profile with a round mouthfeel. added is a Chocolate Extract consisting of three blended chocolates of varied depth. The result is a rich, but not overtly sweet, experience for both the beer and the chocolate enthusiast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle strangely bottled January AND March 2013 ... I donít know which, but whatever. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Appearance: Very, very deep black color, but a good amount of ruby coloring when held up to light. Two finger head goes down to a tan ring. Looks pretty good. Smell: INSANE aroma. Massive amounts of chocolate... this beer seriously smells like Cocoa Puffs. Impossible to NOT give this beer a 5. Itís supposed to be chocolatey, and the smell certainly gives you that. Taste/feel: Gotta admit that Iím surprised this beer only has an 82 rating. The beer is dubbed "Decadent", and it really is ... maybe not so much in the mouthfeel, but the taste and smell? Most definitely on point. Massive cocoa on the start and through the sip, but then the finish has a roasty malt characteristic to give it another dimension... I was scared that this might just taste like chocolate through-and-through. Decadentís most definitely heavy on the cocoa/chocolate, but thatís what I wanted. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, which is a definite bummer, but it DOES help to make the beer more drinkable. And considering itís 5.5% ABV, you could enjoy two or three without feeling like youíre going to fall over. Very enjoyable, and this has to be my favorite beer from Atwater, which is a brewery that tends to underwhelm me. If the feel on this one were to be a little bit creamier, and the aftertaste was more like the taste is on the front, this could be my favorite chocolate-forward stout. Regardless, a shockingly tasty beer... and the price is right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Decent stout. Lots of milk chocolate and chocolate milk powder aromas here. Tastes like....chocolate... of the dark variety and some coffee notes too. Palate is thin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ImperialRed (5) - Oshkosh, - AUG 27, 2013 does not count
Had this beer from a bottle. Chocolate was the word of the day with some coffee notes. the cocoa flavor dominated everything about the beer, which was a pleasant surprise as I love sweet. itís an easy drinker and a superb desert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
bottle - pours very dark brown and smells of chocolate and roast malt. It tastes sweet with very forward chocolate flavor. The underlying stout body is pretty light. Iíd have preferred a bigger flavor and body there. Itís alright though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Ale Jail, dark brown cola pour with a thin head. Aroma of dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, some brownie like aroma. Taste is a very watered down chocolate syrup flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle pour, deep reddish brown translucent, thin head. Fantastic cocoa aroma! Disappointingly faint taste, some chocolate and hop bitterness but not enough malts to support the flavor. Thin and fleeting finish, not great mouthfeel. I wanted to LOVE this ale, but unfortunately it did not rise to my high hopes. ---Rated whilst imbibing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle is notch dated March 2013. Aroma: Chocolate! ... but more milk amd medium chocolate and chocolate fudge than dark chocolate. Hints of coffee and toasted grains. Pours a dark reddish-brown, near black in the glass, with a small tan head that soon dissipates into a thin ring. T: Sweet and chocolatey, as the nose suggests. Probably better categorized as a milk stout. Mouthfeel: Feels too thin. Light carbonation. Overall: Delivers on the promised chocolate, but sweet balance, thin body, and a lack of complexity limit its appeal. Still, woth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
355 mL bottle. Looks like a stout. Very sweet, chocolate cake with caramel syrup aroma. Body is slightly thin, but the flavour is all bittersweet chocolate. Medium-light carbonation. Not bad, but a little one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2013
cloudy brown, smooth light borwn head. aroma is brown cookies, chocolate, roasted malts, wood. flavor is mild roaste dmalts, vanilla, chocolate, ends dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft at the Lansing Beerfest. Not much else to say other than it tastes and smells exactly like a tootsie roll. Good stuff.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 8 9 10  11  12 13 14 » 19

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50