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Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout

Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   ABV: -
Brewed with nibs from Patric Chocolate, a leader in the craft chocolate movement, using the very finest cocoa beans from Madagascar, expertly roasted to create exceptionally bright and complex depth of flavor. Pair with our chocolate sampler for an explosion of taste and decadent delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stylurus (13) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On draft at Ann Arbor Jolly Pumpkin, dark like a Guinness. Little head. Smooth mouthfeel. A nice chocolaty stout to consume after dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1004) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tap at the brewpub, Detroit. Pours dark chocolate with a tan ring of lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate, some light coffee, and roasted malts, light licorice. Flavor is similar. Chocolate heavy. Body is light. Otherwise good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
mintzmeet (423) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Chocolate aromas. Tastes weak upon first taste, a little watery. Dang it.... Thatís all I wrote on the napkin. But apparently it wasnít great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
5oz on tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Nice coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Delicious. Fudge-like. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. More dry finish. Medium-plus body. Light carbonation. Decent bit of chewiness to it. Mostly clear dark brown color. Ring of off-white head. Some bits of lace. Slightly watery feel, but very tasty big flavor to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, acidic malt, dark cocoa, some slight cherry into a bit of vanilla, some slight coffee. Taste was a mix of thin roast, coffee, slight cocoa into a bit of yeast, spice, touch of vanilla into a bit of acidic malt, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Tap: Deep, husky brown colored body. Far from "black". Pretty light-hued considering itís a stout. Not much head, either, just a thin khaki film that grazes the top. Nice aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, roasted malt, a hint of cream, & plenty of milk chocolate. Bittersweet combo, perhaps a tad more on the sweet side. One dimensional, but delivers as advertised. Flavor includes more bittersweet chocolate, roasted cacao beans, mildly astringent roast, & a faint, back-end sugary sweetness. Scorched brown sugar. I also get a very tiny hint of coffee bean. Nice balance all around, despite the simplicity. A little thin for a stout as well, perhaps enhancing the roasted astringency at times. Overall, though, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - JUL 28, 2014
Draft at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very watered down and disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is cocoa powder, dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes surprisingly bad. How can something with such a great aroma taste like this? Like drinking cocoa powder. Ultra thin and watery. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 8, 2014
Struggling to think of this as a stout. Getting a lot of caramel and little to no roast. Nice beer, but I really canít think of it as a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Not much to this one. A little lighter and thinner.

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