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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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4921) - 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 Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 15-November-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3498) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3403) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4341) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Deep, deep brown color with dark ruby highlights... No head, even with a hard-pour, only a small, khaki tinted ring. Aroma has notes of creamy, sweet chocolate syrup, light roasted malt, & a bit of dark fruit-y tartness, almost like tart raspberry or red grape... Astringent. Thin mouth feel... Solid cocoa taste up front, milk chocolates, sweet & savory leading to ashy hops & mild roast in the finish. Loses the sour fruitiness from the aroma, but is a fairly bland one-trick pony in the end. Not bad, but forgettable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
rforhan127 (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
I am not a harsh judge of beers but this is honestly one of the worst beers Iíve ever had. It just tastes terrible I donít know what else to say

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle had at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. I wasnít expecting too much out of this beer, but I enjoyed it a decent bit. Itís a solid cocoa stout that offers up some nice chocolate flavor and a slightly creamy mouthfeel due to the addition of lactose. Itís not bursting with heaps of chocolate, and itís not a very thick stout, but itís pretty tasty -- you get what you pay for, essentially. The bitterness is quite low, the chocolate flavor is added without being overwhelming, and the drinkability is quite high. Far from the best chocolate stout Iíve had, but one Iíd not mind having another of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6064) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a dark cola with foamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt, roast, and dark chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a bit of sweetness. Solid on the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jagad5 (77) - - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Iím leaving my first rating at the bottom. Iíve changed my mind. I have nothing nice to say. Poured from a bottle, after 10-15% of the beer foamed out of that bottle. Disturbing as the bottle had been sitting for a week in the frigde. Once I could finally pour my beer, which took about 10 minutes, the glass was was half large ugly bubble foam. Looked like a root beer float, but not at all tasty. It was a skunky bottle that left a bad taste in my mouth. The coffee was burned, not dark roasted. Poured from a bottle. Dark brown with dark tan head. Strong roasted aroma. Feels a little "fuzzy." Went well with a ham & cheese sandwich

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