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Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
There is perhaps some diacetyl in the beer like with the Raspinical here, but it actually works nicely with the roast from the chocolate and the stout here. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 24, tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor. Pours black with ruby tones with a small brown head. Stouty, coffee and chocolate arome. Lean velvety mouthfeel, a bit thin. Chocolate, chocolate, roasted, slightly sweet flavor; a bit thin body, but still well balanced. Thin chocolate tart palate. Finishes thin sourish tart.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite chocolatey and softly fruity. There is a touch of fruit and an odd vegetal sweetness. Oddly estery and quite dusty on the finish. Some strange sort of tartness as well. A light lingering chocolate finish but itís quite odd and not really all that good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Raw, green and chalky nose. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with milk chocolate, some toffee and lightly roasted coffee. Texture is a bit chalky. Iíve had a more recent batch that was superior to this one, but sadly didnít take notes...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and Some lighter coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
The beer poured a very creamy and fairly light brown, looking almost exactly like a glass of chocolate milk. It was clearly unfiltered, leaving a nice visual presence; however, this created some problems later, as the mouthfeel was quite chalky, affecting the drinkability of the beer. The smell was dominated by chocolate, but also had some coffee and vanilla undertones while remaining slightly sweet. The taste was the same, with a bit of a creamy milk and vanilla combination coming through. Overall, a good brew that was definitely worth trying, but not something Iíd like to have regularly, but definitely points for being rather unique. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-01-2010

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft at MBGSF during RBSG í10. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Nose is roasty, light cocoa. kind of bland. On taste, more chocolate, but pretty one note. Not overly sweet. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
pours dark redish brown tan head, nose has chocolate, roast. flavor is chocolatey and some roast. muted notes that fall flat and grainy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Draft sample @ MiBGSF10 during the down pour. Pours a clear brown with a medium beige head. The aroma has smooth, soft chocolate, moderate sweetness, slight roast; just OK. The flavor had slight roast, milk chocolate, cocoa, thin mouthfeel. I was not impressed with this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - creamy, roasty. Molasses sweet candy and smooth with some carbonic tartness. Tasty.


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