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Boulder Dam Black Canyon Choco Stout

Boulder Dam Black Canyon Choco Stout
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This rich, dark beer is made with four varieties of malt - 2-row brewers, Munich, caramel and black malt. This ruby-black brew is perfectly balanced with English East Kent Goldings and German Target hops. The pleasant coffee-like character comes from the variety of roasted malts and the distinct chocolate flavor from 100% real cocoa.
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Named after the canyon in which the dam is built, this rich, dark beer is made with four varieties of malt. Minnesota two-row brewers, English chocolate, black malt and roasted barley give a pleasant coffee-like character to the finish. This ruby-black brew is perfectly balanced with East Kent Goldings and Liberty hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillemsUrenkel (1476) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Sampler at the brewpub. A darkest red and clear in the glass. Small light beige head. Toasted malt and low coffee on the nose, hints of allmonds. Taste is more malty, low toasted, more fruity. A light one of its kind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
again 5th percentile seems a tad harsh, but it’s brown - not a good color for a stout. the chocolate is there, but on the weak side. overall, an ok light porter, but a poor stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Where and how: at brewery (sampler)
Aroma milder nose, notes of chocolate with hints of black forest cake.
Appearance :
Top: medium off-white with lace on glass.
Base: garnet, hazy.
Palate : medium thinner body. Felt too soft , lacking bit of edge.
Taste: up front – chocolate. Feel of sweet stout. Chocolate flavor was good. Hops were hidden under.
other notes I found to be too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at the source 12/19/13. Hazy dark brown color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of light coffee. Taste is coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap at the Brew Pub at Boulder. Nice dark cloudy pour. Nice roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Thin on the body and flavors. I did get the free beer with the T-shirt I bought though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2936) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Decent but unusual. Had at the brewpub. Reddish. Standard nose but light. Palate is lacking a bit of malt but is decent. Just not greater.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kathouse (1627) - Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Very disappointed by my favorite style beer. Pours a deep red with a tan top. Does not have the malt character normally associated with a stout. Lots of caramel rather than roasted. Good body but bitter finish from high hop content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Looks a little pale watery. Smells fine. Flavor has quite a bit of hops up front. Not very heavy. Good but doesn’t seem real stouty. G Had again and it was a bit soured

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 03, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: light roasted malt aroma
Flavor: sweet roasted malt flavor, roasted is balanced with a dyactyl sweetness, touch of coffee and dark chocolate character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells earthy. Tastes of roasted malt and earthy with a light mouthfeel. Tastes more like a brown ale.

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