Boscos Zwickel Choco Stout
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 137   ABV: 4.56%
This beer starts as the Boscos Oatmeal Stout (brewed with Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Black Malt, Simpson Oatmalt and flaked Oatmeal to a gravity of ~ 1.059; using Goldings and Fuggle hops for bittering and aroma to ~ 33 IBUs). Zwickel bier (beer) is taken out the Unitanks during the secondary fermentation. This is an old tradition in Germany, especially in Bamberg (Frankonia), Düsseldorf and Köln. Our Zwickel Choco Stout was taken out the secondary Unitank (5 gallons), and mixed with ~ 40 grams of Hershey's Cocoa powder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Floral chocolate aroma. Big fluffy head. Way, way chocolate. Lightly sweet, tastes like a beery latte. Very good, but a little one-diimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
On cask, Nashville brewpub, into a pint sometime in 2005 (I just recently found my notes for this, on the back of a coaster under my couch--too much info? Sorry.) A pleasant surprise that I haven’t seen here before. The chocolate is very pronounced on this very creamy beer (due in some part to the effect of the cask toning down carbonation and "warming" the beer). You can smell the cocoa powder, and the beer isn’t as watery as some "stout" offerings from Boscos. Some corny notes in the mostly dry finish must be the "Zwickel" part, along with some dark fruit character in the middle (like thin but strong prunes). Initially large gray-tan head over almost opaque but also very clear dark ruby black.

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