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North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Appearance: near black, with a delightfully creamy, dense, dark tan head that wallowed around the top of my glass; dig the bottle shape from this brewery, but the bottle lends itself to very drippy pours. Aroma: dark roasty malts and bitter chocolate, with loamy earth and a mellow British hop character; sniffing the empty bottle the next day actually offered up more chocolate on the nose than the freshly poured beer. Taste: relatively light and muddled, with dark chocolate, hints of earth and pine, some licorice and mint. Finish: becomes a little vegetal and slightly dry at the end. Notes: Very average and felt pretty muddled. Perhaps Ive just been having too many awesome stouts lately and this one suffered by comparison. Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida, on the family Disney trip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (565) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Flavor is similar with some light bitterness. Pretty good. A nice, light beer with a lot of flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle -Pours very dark with creamy, but quickly dissipating head. Bitter coffee and chocolate aroma. A little aqueous with chocolate notes. Not what I want from a stout,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour is a dark black with a nice dark khaki head and a couple spotty offerings of lace. The aroma is pretty malty, with light offerings of chocolate and roast. There is a strong metallic bit on the far back end. The flavor is just sooo light. Light cocoa and roast and nothing. Thin black water. The mouth feel is really thin with a minimal carbonation and just terrible. There is a strong metallic aftertaste and a little bitter cocoa. Not good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, some roast, coffee, hints of slight yeast, touch of dark fruit, some slight metallic note as well. Taste had a mix of grass, veggies, some metal, green bean, touch of cocoa, roast, some dark espresso, finishing bitter. Something off here.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (595) - Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2014
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, a little coffee, and smoky roasted malt. The flavor is dry, smoky malt, not much chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and creamy dark chocolate. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark chocolate, light sweetness and a long and very light bitter roast. A bit watery on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: Black, with a thick dark tan head. Scent is rich fudge and cream. Taste is cocoa, roasted chocolate malt. A bit of ash... A little thin... Tasty, but predictable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft. Blackish beer with a light brown head. Chocolate and light caramel aroma. Chocolate and light caramel flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with light caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Black body with foaming tan head. Dark mocha chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasty aromas with mild polycarbonates. Frothy foaming mouthfeel. Chocolate, roasty, coffee, pale malt flavors with a mild plastic taste to finish____a little bit off


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