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RATINGS: 2412   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1060) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2532) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
caramel, cereal, chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, brown, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennetporter (223) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a khaki head from a bottle. Aroma of dark chocolate, flavor of dark chocolate, floral, hint of black coffee, some caramel notes, bittersweet. A little thin in the mouth. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (212) - POLAND - APR 26, 2015
Piwo ładnie prezentuje się w szkle, bujna drobna piana oblepiająca szkło. Z butelki czuć mleczną czekoladę, kakao i kawę wiedeńską. Po przelaniu aromat czekolady Milka i czekolady Lindt przenikają się sprawiając troszkę mdlące odczucie. W smaku ciekawie - nie jest sodko, dość treściwie, lekko popiołowo, szorstko, nieduże drobne nasycenie. Bazą smakową oczywiście deserowa szwajcarska czekolada, pozbawiona zbędnego cukru czy kwaskowatości - czysty czekoladowo-kakaowy smak, któremu towarzyszy delikatna paloność, kawa zbożowa i wyraźna ziołowo-żywiczna goryczka od chmielu Cascade. W afterteasie doszukać się można nawet zakamuflowanych owoców tropikalnych i rodzynek. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Choć jest to Sweet Stout, to trzeba zaznaczyć, że świetnie zbalansowany i idący w kierunku wytrawności, bardziej pijalny niż zalepiający.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (353) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
Ottima. Odore di cacao in polvere e cannela,pulito ma intensissimo e bellissimo. Cacao dolce in bocca.che tende al fondente sul finale,con sentori di orzo tostato. Beverina e quasi liscia,una delle stout più buone mai bevute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (704) - ITALY - APR 23, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore marrone con schiuma beige fine e abb persistente. aroma di cioccolato, cacao, leggero terroso. Birra semplice, morbida, dolce ma non stucchevole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2096) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
Wonderful dark chocolate aroma and taste. Not aggressively bitter or sweet, just chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. And malt. And a hint of roasted coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1605) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kleur kraag. Smaakt chocolade, vanille en beetje koffie. Smaakt chocolade, crème, vanille.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (251) - - APR 18, 2015
Bij mark in de tuin. Chocola, karamel schuim. Zwart zwart. Smaakt puur. Lekker . stijl is de vraag

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabah (165) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
I am glad that I tried this. I love dark chocolate stouts, and this did’t let me down. Very dark appearance with a mocha-tan head. Taste of chocolate malts, caramel, a little coffee, light hops...very tasty. More on the sweet side versus bitter. This is something I would surely buy again, especially if they sell it in 6-packs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1746) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Always thought I rated this ages ago, but apparently not! What an awesome beer. Tap at the Bierfestival Groningen.

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