on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 19, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium tan head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. Bitter roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa notes mix with sweeter milk chocolate and very light citrus hops in the aroma. Mild herbal and lemon hops up front lead into a bitter cocoa kick, which smoothes out into full-bodied milk chocolate. Roasty malt notes come into the mid-palate, with cocoa and lemon hops in the finish. There is dry, bitter cocoa aftertaste. This is much more bitter than other chocolate stouts I have tried, which have tended towards the smooth and sweet end of the spectrum. It’s an interesting contrast to those, and a novel take on the style, not to mention a very fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nlc (90) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Pretty good, not my favourite. I miss a nice body but it’s really drinkeble and enjoyable. I like the roasted barley and the chocolat. Rogue rules but this ain’t my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (487) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Intense mocca pie... great... more darker chocolat tones in the back... light body, a bit watery.. roasted finish with more chocolat... soft carbs... quickly fading head... sweet n a bit bitter, lacks some sweetness?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Avalanche de chocolat sans écoeurer. Assez légère et facile à boire. Bonne stout mais pas si exceptionelle que ca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Kery. A dark cola pour which is black with ruby highlights. 5% great cocoa nib aroma very smooth. Medium bodied with a bitter dark cacao flavor and some sweet vanilla notes. A nice solid chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (333) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Totally black with thick beige head. Nice lacing. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate, hint of vanilla and mocha. Good at nose, but taste is even better! Lots of chocolate, coffee with milk and vanilla background. Texture is oily. Full body. Low carbonation. Awesome stout, one of the best I’ve drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, ring langs kant. Mye duft av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje. Gos smak av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (385) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2014
I wanted more than I got. The aroma is amazing, but aside from that I thought this let me down somehow. It’s not bad, it’s just not good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
Chocolate stout with thick, beige, creamy head and dark mahogany colour, approaching black. Aroma strongly dominated by cocoa powder, toffee and chocolate bars, some coffee and dark fruits as well; very chocolatey taste, like a fluid bar of bitter chocolate, powdery, soft mouthfeel, oats and cocoa powder, sweetish and yeasty but assertively roasted bitter in the end with leafy hops. Great if you like chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig, Schokolade, Vanillee, leicht würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, taste is bitter, sweet chocolate.

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 » 232

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
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