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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft at MBGSF during RBSG ’10. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3885) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6307) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1816) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6301) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Tap in Ann Arbor and at the MiBG Summer Fest 2010: Deep brown with a small creamy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate (duh), butterscotch, coffee, ash, tar, herbal hops, some roast and bready vapours, and a hint of lacto and cherry twang. The taste is pretty much a roasty dry stout with non-sweetened chocolate and a hint of coffee bean. There Is a slight Diacetyl tone but not too forward as well as a slight molasses, nutty and charred character. The mouth feel is smooth, chewy and a bit chalky. While I am happy this does not have the usual JP funky qualities, I did find it a bit forgettable, run of the mill stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Sampled on tap at the MiBGF (Ypsilanti, MI). Dirty. Brown ale-ish. Flavor is good malty dirty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, warm bread, coffee, vanilla. Smooth with some gentle chocolate, very fine light carbonation. Excellent body on this thing. Very gentle soft cocoa finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kbutler1 (1367) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft. Stopped in the Jolly Pumpkin brewery and had a little sampler of several beers. Dark brown/black color with a slight tan head. Cocoa, chocolate, and coffee notes and taste. Slight bitter end. Leather lingering taste. Milky smooth is probably its best attribute. Medium mouthfeel. In my opinion this is not a great example of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Tap at Ann Arbor. Black pour, creamy head. Kind of broccoli aroma, light malt sweetness. Full body, dry, vegetal. Kind of milky, in a spoiled sort of way. Not very appealing.

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