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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5343) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
(draught) pours a slightly hazy dark ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy vanilla and crme brle, slightly resinous, with a hint of caramel, filter coffee and some light peat smoke. flavour is more vanilla, slightly sweet, with notes of herbal hops, milk chocolate, caramel and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is weak and a bit disappointing when compared to the great aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is chocolate and a very mild roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate. The chocolate hides any roasted malt flavors. Pretty one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Draft at Atwater in the Park - nitro offering - pours black . Dark cocoa nose . Taste brings vanilla and milk chocolate . Pretty good for a one and done . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2014
on tap at the camba taphouse in munch - at least this was one beer on the menu that they didnt tell us was out. rich dark brown with a minimal head; loads of milk chocolate in the aroma and i mean loads; semi-sweet but not sickly with some modest bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at BFD. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate syrup aroma. Roasted malt and thin chocolate flavor. Texture is more watered down than I expected but still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle at Hobbit Cafe. Very very dark brown with a right cream colored head. Aroma of milk chocolate and light roast. Taste is chocolate and roast, a little more bitter than anticipated from the smell, but in any case a touch thin. Medium creamy body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ohyeah (3) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Very dark. Strong chocolate smell. Surprising watery and milky taste. After that chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
had a small cup of this .. . smell is of heavy dark chocolate .. . light mouth and a mild empty finish, leaves some coco on the tongue .. . dark chocolate but a bit artificial .. . about what you would expect from atwater, if not a bit better .. . . and even though Im proud my father invented the rear view mirror, were not as close as we appear.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Decent chocolate ale....sort of pitches itself as a stout but sits somewhere between a porter and lighter bodied stout. Reminds me of chocolate chips prior to being baked into a cookie/cake. Not bad but I would not seek it out. Pulled from an Atwater Winter variety pack.


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