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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Oronoko: The name of our local township. When spelled Orinoco: A type of cocoa that comes from the Orinoco River Basin in Central America, and the chocolate that is used in this stout. Contains lactose (milk sugar).

A cocoa and milk stout, with elegant notes of roasted barley, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet chocolate; a bit too much sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2934) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle labeled with the yellow barn & red ribbon, poured to small snifters showing a black/brown color, with ruby highlighting, brownish tan head foam that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and light spots of lacing. The nose was cocoa, but also hints of Slim Jim, light soy, and a touch of cardboard. Light bodied, with fair carbonation, the flavor was more agreeable, with subtle roastiness & cocoa, mellowed by a touch of silkiness to the mouthfeel. A bit past it’s prime.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (260) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle pour at home, Sent to me from Chicago by a friend. Black pour, no head. Roasted coco and coffee aroma, slight bitter taste, you taste a little chocolate in the finish. Solid stout enjoyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Campy877 (183) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown almost black with a deep brown head. Aroma is typical of a stout but the taste as the name suggests has great chocolate flavor. Good blend with coffee flavor making almost a milkshake taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6057) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cocoa and chocolate. Thin mouth, light roast, strong cocoa, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pretty good, and I would get this again. However it was really hard to pour. Nice chocolate flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Rich deep brown coloured body with a very large tan head - about six centimetres tall, but fades relatively quickly. Aroma of rich oatmeal, chocolate, yeast, vanilla and heaps of molasses. Medium-bodied; Strong lactose and milky flavours throughout with a very rich vanilla and chocolate taste as well. Aftertaste shows some nice complexity with cocoa, roasted malt, oak and way more milk than anything else - very nice and pleasant. Overall, a nice and strong stout with a very nice body and good set of flavours that persist throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 15-November-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. Very deep brown, near black with small head. Big chocolate flavors in this stout. Smooth and creamy. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Very very creamy. Black and thick pour. Had this from draft at round barn in Michigan. Oats and vanilla. Love it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 10-02-2010 (Bottle) This beer pours a small very fizzy light brown head with a short retention, opaque dark brown body, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is lightly bitter, roasted coffee, chocolate, and cocoa. The palate is lively and this beer is light bodied. There is not much character to this beer. It needs more body for the style and is a disappointing beer all the way around.


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