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RATINGS: 186   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Nearly black with small head. Amazing chocolate bar smell. Taste is more subtle. Malt , dry and some bitter chocolate at the end. Loved the aroma better than the taste, but still decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosskyle (507) - - APR 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark black color with little head. overwhelming sweet chocolate aroma. Almost a scotch aroma. Nice chocolate flavor without the burnt finish. The texture is a bit more watery than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours dark brown with nice head retention. Smells wonderful and decadent just like the name. I was expecting big rich chocolate flavors but was somewhat disappointed. The chocolate flavor didnít live up to the aroma and the mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery. Overall itís a good beer I was just expecting a richer mouthfeel and bolder chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5864) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle: Pours black, with a thick tan head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate cake. Taste is dark chocolate malt. vanilla... Slightly roasted, a true chocolate bomb...... Really enjoyable when you are in a chocolate mood.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
I didnít enjoy this beer one bit. Maybe my bottle was and expired or old brew. But whatever it was, my experience with this beer was awful. For one, this beer smells like chocolate on steroid and it overpowers all other senses. The beer has a sweet almost syrup-like taste the overwhelms. You end up tasting nothing but chocolate and very little beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz bottle. Poured an opaque black with a thin tan head and no lacing. Singular taste of dark chocolate, with subtle hints of vanilla and chocolate malts. Boring palate; medium watery body, medium carbonation. Overall I think Atwater relied on the dark chocolate crutch far too much and could have been far more experimental and consequently brewed a more complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap, poured into a sampler mug. The aroma is a mild chocolate and cookie dough with a lightly metallic touch late. The beer has a fizzy, unstable look with a dark, brown-red with a tan, light foam head, a light lace, and retains a thin ring. The beer is a medium sweet and a very light bitter. The beer is thin and light with a fizzy carbonation. The light body has flavors of nuts and chocolate with a finish thatís roasty with a bread character and an aftertaste thatís lightly astringent and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beachmaster (435) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle into a pint glass. pours a deep brown, with a moderate khaki head that quickly dissipates. Nose is a faint aroma of chocolate cake, and the taste is similar. Not as much flavor as I was expecting. no lacing. Thin mouthfeel with a short finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Smells like a brownie or chocolate cake, tastes like it too. I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Lots of chocolate in this one but is it really a stout? Looks like one but is very light bodied and doesnít have the roastiness you would expect. Smells like and tastes like hot cocoa. A little too much for my taste.

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