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Cest What Chocolate Ale

Cest What Chocolate Ale
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Cest What
Formerly brewed at County Durham Brewing

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brewed at County Durham for C’est What?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Deeply browned body with mahogany lowlights. A tan head falls quickly to halo. Semi-sweet Nestle chocolate morsel nose with a touch of coffee bitters over. Mid-bodied, yet with a wine-like thinness to a semi-dry finish. Hefty amount of chocolate flavor with hints of prune and Merlot. Not bad.

<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ontario/toronto What?, Toronto, ON, CAN</font>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2007
draft at c’est what in toronto. jet black with brown head, this brew has slightly nutty aroma with hint of nut. the flavor is a bit chocolatey, but not too much. creamt head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 11, 2007
A little whatery, but the aroma is excellemnt, I liked the taste of chocolate, bitter and not too sweet. The colour is awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
draught at C’est what, found it kinda thin, the chocolate taste was there, but nothig much else, after the chocolate died away, it was pretty bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Draught @ C’est What, Toronto: Came dark brown with light red edges, similar to a schwarzbier in appearance. Aroma is initially quite cocoa sweet with some malts, but there’s an odd "off" quality there I’m having trouble placing. The same quality comes through the taste, an odd vegetal sweet quailty that I couldn’t place or shake. Beyond that I could sense a very good medium-bodied ale with roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate alongside a great creamy mouth. But what is that sweet sour character?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de cacao. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #672)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Draught. Deep brown, thin off white head. Nice cocoa aroma, a touch roasty and a bit nutty. Flavor holds up but is a bit tinny. Again, nicer body, pretty drinkable. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at C’est What. Pours a thin, biege head with a thin deep brown body. Nose is a tad like Sleeman Porter: tinny, thin and roasted cocoa. Flavour is bitter, tinny and somewhat buttery though nice chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
Draught at C’est What, shared with HogTownHarry. I had this with trepidation because the last time I had it, about 2 years ago, I didn’t care much for it. Pours black with some ruby hues and a small light-brown head. Aroma of chocolate and mild hops -- pretty decent actually. Flavour is pretty much the same, just chocolate with a mild hop bitterness. Very creamy and goes down smooth. Medium bodied. This was definitely better then the last time I had it -- it may be somewhat one-dimensional but it’s quite enjoyable nonetheless. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Draught. At C’est What, shared with blankboy. This is a little better than I remember. Poured almost opaque ruby-black with a solid lasting creamy tan head. Aroma - chocolate. Roasty chocolate with some mild nut and coffee and a faint pungent evergreen tang. Flavour is mostly like hot chocolate with marshmallow, but it develops some hop bitterness and faint sourness on warming - very simple, but it hit the spot. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy for an essentially light-bodied ale, very smooth and still. Overall decently refreshing.

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