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H.C. Berger Chocolate Stout



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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This smooth chewy stout has been served along with a filet of tuna coated with a bing-cherry soy dressing as an appetizer, has been seen along Breckenridge's Riverwalk washing down a rich chocolate cake, has been used to make a sweet spice cake, and is, of course, enjoyed just as it is in the pubs along the front range of the Rockies.

Troobie99's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
A bad beer. Pours out thin and the weak head dissapates quickly (though not due to any excessive alcohol). It has an unfermented palate--a raw, wet grain flavor that reminds me of postum. No zip, syrupy and yet thin (nice trick). Avoid it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
I know this brewery is discontinued, but I feel I should pay some respects. From memory I always liked this beer. Of course I was in my early 20s and new to the craft beer idea. These guys were one of my first introductions. NOTE: I am rating the average as not to affect the overall percentile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
12oz bottle-A black body with a tan head and an aroma of chocolate. Taste of the same with the chocolate being very prominent. Good tasting stout. I miss this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/08/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Beverage, DC

black, scant tan head, sweet malt aroma, strong chocolate malt flavor, slight bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Old notes. Dark, tan head that thins quickly; opaque black/brown color. Intense chocolate aroma with a touch of dryness and some hazelnuts. A slightly sour chocolately, sweet character (probably from too low a pH). Finishes sweet with a slight roast character. More of a porter than a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2005
How did you find this one Shag? It wasnt bad but the bottle was probably old. It was chocolatey more than anything. A bit watery but not bad at all. RIP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2004
How I managed to stumble across this is beyond me. But low and behold there was a lonely 6 pack sitting on the shelf. The beer poured like motor oil. Dark black appearance with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Its slighty bitter with a heavy chocolate taste. Some sourness is present in the aftertaste. Not a bad stout at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Dark as night color. Minimal head. Malty aroma. Rich chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Soft on the palate, not much texture from a stout. Very drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Black beer with a thin, oily film on top. Strong roasted nose with big hints of vinegar. Dark bitter chocolate tastes but also burnt caramel sweetness. Decent, but disjointed. And now its gone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterPounder (7417) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Nice deep dark choolate syrup/motor oil pour. Fresh, molasses, pruney like aroma, bit of chocolate to sweeten it up. Thick, dark pour with a caramel color head and a fair amount of lacing. Excellent stout flvaor - hint of bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee. Flavor does not let up throughout the entire 12 oz - does not sour or bitter up. Overall - an excellent stout! Thanks Aurelius for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Pruney, dark malt or molasses, cocoa nose. Nice aroma hops. Appearance dings for the screw-off cap and the lazy clip-art label. Black beer with thin, fine head. Good balance, not too tart or bitter-roasted. Sweet, some cocoa, but generally indistinct. Smooth, mild finish, but thin. In general, this is a decent quality session stout [5.4% ;)] and the basic recipe would serve as the basis for a more distinctive brew -- needs a jolt of oatmeal or lactose.

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