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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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We teamed up with our friends at Santa Barbaraís Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate to create Orbscura Cacao. Made with whole Dominican cocoa beans---prized for there subtle, fruity character and rich chocolate flavor--- Obscura Cocoa emphasizes notes of apricot, banana, and tropical fruit, all in perfect harmony with an underlying and unmistakable cocoa character. Pair this unique ale with one of the Twenty-Four Blackbirds artisan chocolate bars for the ultimate chocolate experience!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is mild with spices and cocoa. The taste is vanilla and washed out cocoa. The palate is thin and disappointing with soft carbonation. The finish is short and forgettable. Overall: blah.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (4741) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear copper amber with some spitty, white head. Nose of raw peanut shells, toasted sesame, some cheap lager. Flavor is the same, raw peanuts, a little tobacco leaf, sesame oil. Nutty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Hazed dark orange pour, off white head. Peppers, chocolate, and apple juice. Fruity notes up front, graham cracker, apples, light chocolate, and some peppers. Very odd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Fruity, cocoa, citrus, and toasted caramel. Different.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma reminds me of an Abba Zaba bar. And I havenít had one in decades. They are taffy and peanut butter. Full body. Quite smooth. Iím still thinking Abba Zaba. Definitely peanut butter with some chocolate. Or maybe itís tobacco! It does have mixed fruit. Itís tasty, amazing ale. Just a bit hard to pin down on flavor components. Finishes towards dry, and , sorry, Abba Zaba.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, sediment settling, moderate to large frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft cocoa nose.   Other characteristics donít come into play.   Canít tell what this is, other than cocoa.   Interesting at least.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Moderate cocoa on the finish.   Not hoppy, not malty, just straight forward cocoa.   Its almost like a Belgian with its slight mustiness and then cocoa added.   Very unique.   Nothing really off, but its a bit odd.   Would work better had it been a porter or stout.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
A highly carbonated beverage. A nice scent of tropic fruit, bananas, with a sweet bread like malt note. There is a mild cocoa aroma too. The flavor is off character to the scent. The cocoa and malts are much more noticeable and potent than the fruits. I would of like more of a fruit flavor since the aroma was very enticing. Telegraph tried to balance everything but the cocoa and malt selection check the other ingredients. The finish has a bitter yeast taste, which was pleasant. Overall the Obscura Cacao is a nice drink but the not worth hunting down.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a deep amber-brown color with very little head. Aroma is fruity smells exactly like a banana split with some bread. Drier than the aroma; hints of bitter chocolate, fruit; not terribly complex. It improved as it warmed. I wouldnít get this again but I liked it better than I thought it would based off of other reviews.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
At rather unusual beer. Highly carbonated with fine effervescent bubbles. The cacao might have worked a little better in a darker stout like beer but this was a amber. Aroma and flavor like some one sprinkled cocoa power in your abbey style ale. The missus liked it. Serving: Bottle

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2012
750. Batch No. 99. From a shop in Chicago next to where my wife was buying running clothes. The shop was not in the greatest shape, but there were some ok beers in the cooler, including this one. Big carbonation in pour. Bit of chocolate/cocoa powder in taste. Not dark in color. Pretty decent. Some fruit in finish, maybe blueberry like. Not so much a chocolate beer but ale with some chocolate flavor.


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