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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been hand-crafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale. Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (182) - - FEB 14, 2014
Appearance is a murky light brown with a creamy slightly off white foam cap. Aroma very close to your typical amber ale with caramel dominating, but with a slight hint if vanilla. Hops not evident. Taste is interesting. Starts really sweet caramel, gives way to a bit of toasted malt and vanilla, and a slightly woody and earthy taste. I might get the slightest hint of bittersweet chocolate, but it’s barely there. Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. At the finish the body seems to dissipate and become light and dry, which causes the alcohol to stand out and dominate. There is the slightest indication of bittersweet chocolate that lingers


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (406) - Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nice ale but I can’t really discern any chocolate flavor to speak of. Nevertheless it’s a decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agrumke (4) - Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
On tap at Waldo pizza, deliciously chocolat-y without being dark or heavy. Much more chocolate flavor on tap than in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (166) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a murky copper color with a white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is light bakers chocolate, caramel. Taste is malty with some milk chocolate, but less than I had expected. Not over the top chocolate at all. Very mild. There is a metallic taste in the finish. All in all a good solid beer but if you’re expecting thick heavy chocolate this is not it.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Aroma of opening a sees candy box...smelling of all different chocolates with the additional flavored ones it this fruity ester brew. Flavor of chocolates some fruit apricot and toast. Some alcohol finish great great brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1477) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
750ml shared. the pour was a medium light brown color transparent. minimal white head. the aroma was of light chocolate powder and alcohol. I was truly disappointed. the flavor as well it was malt and light chocolate and alcohol and I was not a happy camper I thought this one would and should have been much better. this is the lone turd from boulevard that I have had.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
Strong chocolate nose, an inch thick ivory head with modest lacing, light carbonation in first taste with chocolate, vanilla taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky amber with a ring of of white head. Aims and taste of spice, fruits, and a slight hint of chocolate, much less than I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (285) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Found this at Holiday Wine Cellar for half off. Pours orange amber with a small, fizzy, white head that quickly dissipates, no lacing. Aroma is of vanilla cream soda, alcohol, slight cocoa, dark fruits(plum). The chocolate is not very pronounced in the aroma or flavor, it’s more in the background. The alcohol, vanilla, and fruity esters have a greater presence than the chocolate. Has a somewhat vinous character, slightly sour, light bitter. It’s decent enough, but would not seek it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, nose is chocolate, coffee, caramel, taste is similar, artificial.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (359) - , California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. A hint of cocoa powder behind grape and unripe blackberry aromas. Almost smells like a sour. Taste is sweet with stone fruit flavors. Not what I was expecting at all but interesting.


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