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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A richly textured and roasty stout with a boost of bitter and charismatic flavor from the addition of fine dutch cocoa in the mash.
Current advertising is 5% ABV

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours almost black with mahogany brown edges when held toward the light, thin tan head forms leaves speckled lacing left behind. Fair retention. Aromatics full of roasted dark chocolate and coffee notes from the dark roasted malt profile utilized here. This is weird, but also a hint of watermelon. Light, herbal, hop profile. Texture is light, watery, and slippery (again, like watermelon juice). Very low carbonation. Finish is like a milk stout with some sourness. No unpleasant detractors in the aftertaste. A nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (270) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, Appearance: clear black, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigericsports (35) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bomber poured into a pint, black with a light brown head decent lacing. Chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa powder, dark fruit, roasted flavor with toast, burnt nut and bitter chocolate notes. A good dose of bitterness counteracts the cocoa leading to a dry finish with a subtle tinge of hops. This stout taste a lot better when served at room temp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1243) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and earthy aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a roasted malt and cocoa finish. Kind of watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6102) - Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12oz bottle from The Grapevine
Poursdark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, dark malts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arbine (8) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Not a ray of light comes through this one, so looks are great. Doesn’t taste very strong at first but intensely bitter when swallowed. I only taste chocolate in the aftertaste. Not my favorite and still not a fan of chocolate in beers, sorry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
This stout is smooth with a tan head and smell like amazing chocolate. Great aroma. Very dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5475) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2015
Some sharp bitter chocolate with a hint of roast. OK head and lacing. Black pour. Light bitter finish. Palate is pretty straight forward here, not a lot of complexity. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (218) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
Few years ago I brewed a few batches of beer, the first one was a Chocolate Stout where the owner of a brew store helped me with the bottling and fermented it in his stand in fridge. Long story short, that was the best of the 3 or 4 that I brewed...came out something like 8% and very well-balanced. Bison’s stout has been the closest Chocolate Stout that reminded me of that brew. Wasn’t as strong, but the taste was sweet and semi-hoppy. What really dissapointed me though, was that after I decided that this is a beer that I really like, I can’t find it anymore. They usually have their Golden Ale, but for some reason the Chocolate Stout isn’t distributed here anymore. Updated 6/21/09: Just found a 6’er of this at Whole Foods- Aventura, FL. Was going to buy a bomber in Orlando next month while on vacation to try again, so just went ahead and bought a 6 now. This beer wasn’t as good as I had originally remembered....as the last time I tried it was maybe late 2007. There seemed to be a little less flavor this time, mouthfeel was a bit rusty, slightly bitter flavor with a sweet chocolate finish. Little bit of a mocha head, but not much. Still a decent choco-stout, but wouldn’t say it’s closer to 4 like my original review. Probably will go with Rogue’s Choco or Lost Coast’s 8-Ball Stout next time around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (628) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours dark brown, with an ample tan head. Aroma of cocoa and malt. Taste is of a dry stout, with slight notes of chocolate. This one is a nice ’foreign’ stout, but it is far less complex, with much lower abv than an imperial. Still, thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of dark chocolate and roasted barley. Taste of black coffee and bittersweet cocoa. Carbonation is spritzy and refreshing. Finish is semi bitter and toasty. Extra points for the awesome balance; lots of flavor, dry finish and mild bitterness make this very drinkable. Outstanding.

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