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Westbrook 3rd Anniversary Chocolate Orange Bliss Stout

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Our Third Anniversary beer is inspired by the classic combination of dark chocolate and oranges. A dark and roasty imperial stout base is infused with cocoa nibs, copious amounts of fresh oranges, and a hint of vanilla. Can be enjoyed now or cellared up to one year.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Bakers chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, lightly toasty, marshmallow, graham crackers, and earthy aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee grounds, earthy hops, orange peels, some vanilla, graham crackers, and raisins. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice flavors, but could use a thicker body, still tasty. 3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle with Steve_0 in Glenwood Springs, thanks to markwise. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Aroma is full of milk chocolate, light coffee, a touch of fruit, and some vanilla. Medium body. Kind of spicy flavor. Tons of chocolate. Dessert like flavor. Fun. A little sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a deep viscous black color with two fingers of light khaki foam. Rich roast on the nose with dark bakers cocoa, big chewy mouthfeel, some light citrus and vanilla add nice complexity but don’t really shine quite as much as the big dark body of this beast. Tasty treat !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (401) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from La Mise en Bière - Black color with a beautiful dark brown head, good lasting and great lacing - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, hints of vanilla - Flavor is more dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, roasted malt, nuts and hints of coffee - Full body, medium bitterness, pleasant carbonation, creamy and velvety palate, long bitter chocolate finish - So good, i love chocolate beer when they are done like this, to drink with a dessert

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (331) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a deep brown, almost black. Has a HUGE milk chocolate shade of brown head that eventually disappears into nothing. Aroma is cocoa, slight roast and some toasted hazelnuts. Taste is voluptuously complex, begins with citrus orange which is followed by 70% dark chocolate tastes then followed by a rich and earthy black coffee. It is full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. Astonishingly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a tiny, creamy, beige head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma is a collage of fudge, burnt malts and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Burnt, bittersweet flavor – dark chocolate and acute honeybell and mandarin orange sweetness - with an acrid, carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4511) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
From the shared bottle. Chocolaty notes and lots of orangy stuff going on. Rick and thick and big. Solid beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, with notes of dark chocolate, toasted bread and orange marmalade, ashy earth, espresso, orange rind and wood. Taste is bold, roasty and sweet with definite note of orange blossom. Also notes of espresso, dark chocolate, lactose, wood, port wine, Christmas spices and buttered bread. Finishes roasty and quite dry. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really good RIS

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (939) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Roasty chocolate, sweet, light orange. Dark brown black brown head. SemiSweet, grainy, chocolate, light orange character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1545) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2014
bomber shared. poured dark brown to black with mocha head. dark sweet malts and chocolates...lots of chocolates on the nose...the flavor a deep chocolate and delicious. the orange comes lightly on the back end. overall this is one delicious beer start to finish.


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