Home >

North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout



on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
North Peak Dubious is a Dark Chocolate Stout that has the perfect combination of chocolate, roast and black malts resulting in a smooth rich beer. Judicious use of hops bring out a complex, yet subtle bittering finished off with a big Goldings nose. This swirl of aroma, flavor and body is underscored by the rich chocolate that is added at the end of the boil. This medium bodied beer is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Poured from a cool squatty brown bottle into a nonic pub glass. Medium dark reddish brown colour with weak, fast fading head, no lace. Less dark then most stouts. Less toasty and roasty then typical stouts too, more of a caramelly brown ale plus subdued cacao nibs taste. Some grainy, bready, fruity aromas which were less pronounced in the flavour. Not even much chocolate flavour. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, crystal malt aftertaste. Okay, not great. An easy-drinker but a missed opportunity as a chocolate stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (417) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours black with a thin brown head. Spotty lacing. Lot of dark chocolate with some caramel in the Aroma. Flavor is lots of dark chocolate with some char. Thin body. Oily texture. Extremely dry finish. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Cherry, chocolate malt, and grass aroma. Very dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet tart cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear mahogany brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and metal. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee and some toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3/3/16. On tap, World of Beer - Destin. Brown pour under a small khaki head. Light aroma, nutty, mild chocolate. Thin flavor, caramel, chocolate, light, doughy. Thin body. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
I certainly wouldn’t call this a black beer. It’s a brown ale. Brown pour, thin head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is sweet, roasted malts. Definitely a brown ale. To look at this beer as a stout - it would rate very poorly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
A deep chocolate color with a thin white head that dies quickly A light earthy smell that could almost be missed The taste is lightly sweet lightly bitter. It is exactly what any stout should be. A smooth light body and slight finish really round this beer out nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Opaque mahogany with lasting beige head. Medium body with very high carbonation.

aroma: roasted malt, faint cacao, leafy hops, faint rubbery phenols and astringent notes.

taste: tart roasted grain acidity, roasted/black grain astringent bite, floral/leafy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2120) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle - fair size foamy head, very dark brown color, definite roasty and chocolately malt aroma and flavor, not overly sweet, which is good, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50