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North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1422) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1891) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark chocolate flavor with a dry smoky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2746) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Black with a very large foamy monster of a brown crown that fades away much to slowly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, grains, chocolate and a touch of sourness. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee and notes of peat and very faint chocolate. Chalky and bitter

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body, almost fully opaque with a nice dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a bit of lactose. Medium-bodied; Strong earthy malt at first, but the chocolate and roasted malt really comes out right afterwards. Aftertaste shows some vanilla, oak, lactose and especially coffee, along with the sweet chocolate. Overall, a nice and very rich beer complete with a good chocolate flavour throughout. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from [of all places] Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida for US$2,50 on 01-October-2015 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2015.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at Null. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Dark chocolate, roasty, and some caramel. Lighter floralness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Tap at jolly pumpkin. Dark brown pour. Something is odd with this one... stale coffee and molasses. Warm bodied but thin and lacking carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle: Nearly black with a shimmer of dark ruby around the very edges; a light-tan layer of bubbles settles in nicely on top for a while. Aroma has lots of dark cocoa up front with a somewhat milky & creamy sweet component that underscores the roast coming from the malt. Hints of licorice & charcoal follow in the rear with maybe some prune? The flavor is a bit thin & not really as sweet as the aroma might advertise. Harsh roast, metallic astringency, bitter malts, & some unsweet cocoa powder. Quite abrasive & not all that good, really. Not sure why the huge disconnect between aroma & flavor here, but this bad boy needs some refinement.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate and light roast, flavor similar, not too exciting, but creamy and nice body

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours dark brown/black with a transient, slight dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate with floral notes. Med+ body. Flavor is dark malt, dark chocolate. Floral notes seem to have gotten lost in the strong flavors. It’s a little earthy, tending towards dry. Some fruitiness comes forth with time. Very good for such low ABV.


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