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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A Golden Ale brewed with dark, bittersweet chocolate. It has a balanced, malty sweetness, and decadent chocolate character with a nice dry finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a nice head that fades quickly. Aroma of chocolate and bit of malt. Taste of milk chocolate, and bit of malt. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish. Fairly light body, decent but the chocolate works better in Stouts and Porters.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (1039) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste chocolate, sweet, bread. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, nice chocolate notes, and some grain; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, grain, and some chocolate; Dry finish; Pretty interesting & decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
12 oz. can pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that lasts a while before leaving some lacing. Aroma is all chocolate and hazelnut. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a touch of bready malts in the middle and a slightly dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation. Iíd call this a white stout if it were a little thicker. This one is a fairly simple novelty, and not something Iíd try regularly.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
This stuff is kind of cute but I am not sure it holds up as more than a novelty. Itís orange and hazy, mostly headless. It smells and tastes mildly of chocolate w/o much else aside from a hint of bready malt. Itís got a fairly full body w/o being terribly sweet but does feel a bit heavy despite prickly carbonation. I could probably drink more than one of these but I canít imagine why I would.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Can. A- Chocolate, hazelnuts. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Chocolate, nuts. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly sweet dry finish. O- Pretty good actually. Lots of chocolate and some hazelnut. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
With a sampler I thought this was a good beer from the brewery. ON draft maybe so. But I bought a six pack . Aroma is light chocolate and watery. Flavor is watery and chocolate also. Mouthfeel is okay actually. I would look for another version of a white stout. But this isnít horrible. Look for the white buffalo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Can. Hazy, golden pour, not much of a head to speak of. Nose is chocolate chip cookie dough. Mouth is thin, mildly sweet, cookie dough and cocoa butter. Not great, but not terrible either. Probably would pair well with... um... cookies.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Surprised I didnít have this when I visited there, but hereís a single can from Binnyís. Hazy gold pour under a fizzy head. Just a light malt smell with a note of cocoa. Iím liking the subtle Nestleís Quik taste sitting side-by-side with a dry malt base. Enjoying this while watching "Dracula," where BelŠ is also sucking on dirty blondes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Hazy yellow color, thick creamy white head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Taste is chocolatey straw. Interesting and easy to drink.


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