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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Chocolate Wheat is a Porter brewed with chocolate malt, wheat malt, and well-chosen specialty grains. The combination creates a deep black, full-bodied beer that provides subtle hop flavors and rich malt tones. Chocolate Wheat balances the flavors of roasted caramel, coffee, and chocolate, which ends in a smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
bottle... not a big fan of this one, weird chocolate a touch chalky and too bitter... drink something else

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (998) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
You can really taste the malt in this one. Unfortunately the chocolate is more chalky than it is chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle, had a dark brown (opaque) pour and made a dark tan colored (with some milk shake colored bubbles) two to three finger head, beer left spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass as I drank, I found a thin film of sediment with a half circle of thicker dark brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle, the aromas were milk chocolate, roasted malt, some malt sweetness and some coffee with a little caramel (I did not get any wheat notes in this beer), the flavors were dry chocolate, roasted malt, faint coffee (I think there was more coffee on the nose), some caramel and some molasses sweetness, the finish had a little bitterness from roasted malt?, the mouth feel was less than medium, this was nice, an easy to drink beer (I could gulp this down if I wanted to), I did not sense any wheat in this beer, maybe the wheat gave this beer the light mouth feel I noticed on the palate? a beer with a nice blend of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
dark brown/ faint coco aroma/ lots of wheat and malt flavor/ not much chocolate almost more like coco powder

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Completely black with medium head. Chocolate flavor was excellent, and wheat added a bit of tang. Very fresh sample!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Wow was I suprised when a friend brought back a growler of this from the brewpub. I thought "you went all the way to Short’s and a chocolate wheat beer is what you bring back?" Oh man, was I wrong...this was well worth the trip! Ground breaking wheat beer perfectly married to chocolate. I was blown away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
On tap at the Brickhouse BBQ Beer Spot Great Taste pre-party. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy brown slowly dissipating head. Aroma of chocolate, wheat, fruit and roasted malt. Taste is malty with chocolate, wafer, lactose, mild fruit and cherry. Mild astringency and sourness but okay overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ. Poured deep brown with not much head on it. The aroma was on the sweet side, with a lot of roast too.. blended chocolate and black patent maltage for the most part.. tangy wheat popped around the nose.. just OK. The flavor found heavy, astringent black patent roast above all else.. cocoa and darker chocolate were in there too.. sharp roast and wheaty tartness prickled the sides of the tongue.. finished sharp with lots of woody and wheaty notes plus chocolate. Medium-bodied, dry, and very grainy on the palate.. too astringent.. not one I really want to try again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Competition bomber bottle poured to sampler glasses at a local beer tasting party. The color was very dark brown, with light tan head foam, and good cling to the curtainy lacing. So far, so good? The nose was not roasty as I would have expected, but now, a sweet, grape juice (Welch’s) scent. The flavor was astringent, tart, and dry. Well past it! Surprised and disappointed that it didn’t cellar better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Slight lacing and a thin collar throughout. The nose brings some light chocolate and a slight amount of roasted malt. Nothing too complex, but it’s pretty good. The flavor is along the same lines. There is a bit of intermingling of chocolate flavors, with both milk and dark chocolate coming through. Along with that is some slight roast, which comes through in a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Not bad. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

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