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RATINGS: 2445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a regular glass. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger mocha shade. Good lacing is left down the glass. S: There’s a decent chocolate character backed by some roasted malts and citrusy hops. The chocolate is sweet, though a touch off putting. Far from bad, though. T: Chocolate gives way to a roasted barley finish, laced with some bitter hops. It strikes a better balance than the double version. All in all, the flavor profile is simple, but not cloying. M: It’s dry and light...at first. This initial sensation cleanses the chocolate sweetness well, however it doesn’t fully clean it up. Therefore, it strikes me as unfocused, as it’s caught between ’dessert beer’ or ’drinkable dry stout’. Drinkable, though. O: This would make a rock-solid everyday stout if it were A) in 6 packs and B) less expensive. It’s still a decent offering, and better than the double.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
BOTTLE 22 OZ. Almost black with a beige head. Cheap chocolate flavourings. Taste is light sweet, fake chocolate, moderately bitter finish with notes of bitter mold. Questionable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TiemeWitte (4) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
Shared bottle at home. Pours black. Like, totally black. Foam is beige. Aroma of a typical (Imperial) Stout. Taste is extremely interesting: typical stout at first, then slight chocolaty, then not, then an aftertaste as if you were drinking a nice hot cocoa. Really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
undated 650ml bottle shared with 2 friends. Served in large wine glass. Plenty of chocolate flavor in this one, although a little more in the milk (vs. dark) chocolate vein and not quite as chocolately as my gold standard: Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. There’s a fine rich, chocolate finish that is about as good as it gets, with a nice bit of dark roasted malt flavor, a faint hint of coffee, and a touch of spicy hops. The beer is mildly hoppy throughout at a level that is well matched to the malt and chocolate. The last statement applies to both the aroma and the flavor. O - excellent. A must try for any chocolate lover. Lacking the splendid head but nonetheless on par with my gold standard: Youngs Double Chocolate Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerBulldog (5) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
This beer smells like Mom baking a chocolate cake. Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee with a light mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (466) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
Luvly stout from 650ml bottle frothy rich chocolate aroma the taste is likewise smooth creamy dark chocolate malty hoppy flavours & a bitter sweet finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bomber. Black in color, foaming light brown head an beautiful lacing all over the glass. Aroma of coffee and chocolate combined with some slightly roasted malts notes. Taste is sweet, roasted malts and chocolate. Very good, very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1281) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pretty black pour w/ a big mocha head & leaves decent lacing. The aroma is an enticing blend of chocolate & light roast. The flavor is dominated by the chocolate & ultimately finishes roasty & bitter. The mouthfeel is light & creamy. Overall, tasty & well done!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (495) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 2, 2015
65cl bottle, served in tulip. Pitch black colour with a nice tan head. Chocolate and sweet malts on the nose. The flavour is so good and peculiar: at first it seems one of those coffee stouts, but after a few minutes it is the chocolate what dominates. Pleasant hop presence. Round on the palate, no cloying sweetness at all. Full body, perfect carbonation. Definitely as good as the Double chocolate version. Can’t choose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (501) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Poirs a pitch black body with a very quickly settling dark brown head. Nose has very intense notes of chokolate, coffee, roasted coffee beans and caramel. Taste is overall surprisingly bitter, dry and roasty with a bitter, lingering finish. Soft carbonation and a palate on the rich side. Very nice, full-bodied and well balanced stout for its ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (327) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
Distinct chocolate aroma. Slight other roastiness. Pours black with brown head. Nice chocolate flavor not too sweet. Nice thick body.


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