adam_crall (3) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
As soon as I smelled it I knew it was going to be good..a little lighter than expected but delicious..and not as potent as others in this realm so you can enjoy a few without getting too tipsy. Overall really tasty. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle strangely bottled January AND March 2013 ... I don’t know which, but whatever. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: Very, very deep black color, but a good amount of ruby coloring when held up to light. Two finger head goes down to a tan ring. Looks pretty good.
Smell: INSANE aroma. Massive amounts of chocolate... this beer seriously smells like Cocoa Puffs. Impossible to NOT give this beer a 5. It’s supposed to be chocolatey, and the smell certainly gives you that.
Taste/feel: Gotta admit that I’m surprised this beer only has an 82 rating. The beer is dubbed "Decadent", and it really is ... maybe not so much in the mouthfeel, but the taste and smell? Most definitely on point. Massive cocoa on the start and through the sip, but then the finish has a roasty malt characteristic to give it another dimension... I was scared that this might just taste like chocolate through-and-through. Decadent’s most definitely heavy on the cocoa/chocolate, but that’s what I wanted. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, which is a definite bummer, but it DOES help to make the beer more drinkable. And considering it’s 5.5% ABV, you could enjoy two or three without feeling like you’re going to fall over.
Very enjoyable, and this has to be my favorite beer from Atwater, which is a brewery that tends to underwhelm me. If the feel on this one were to be a little bit creamier, and the aftertaste was more like the taste is on the front, this could be my favorite chocolate-forward stout. Regardless, a shockingly tasty beer... and the price is right. cards04 (2812) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Decent stout. Lots of milk chocolate and chocolate milk powder aromas here. Tastes like....chocolate... of the dark variety and some coffee notes too. Palate is thin. ImperialRed (5) - Oshkosh, - AUG 27, 2013 does not count
Had this beer from a bottle. Chocolate was the word of the day with some coffee notes. the cocoa flavor dominated everything about the beer, which was a pleasant surprise as I love sweet. it’s an easy drinker and a superb desert beer. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
bottle - pours very dark brown and smells of chocolate and roast malt. It tastes sweet with very forward chocolate flavor. The underlying stout body is pretty light. I’d have preferred a bigger flavor and body there. It’s alright though.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Ale Jail, dark brown cola pour with a thin head. Aroma of dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, some brownie like aroma. Taste is a very watered down chocolate syrup flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle pour, deep reddish brown translucent, thin head. Fantastic cocoa aroma! Disappointingly faint taste, some chocolate and hop bitterness but not enough malts to support the flavor. Thin and fleeting finish, not great mouthfeel. I wanted to LOVE this ale, but unfortunately it did not rise to my high hopes.
---Rated whilst imbibing chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle is notch dated March 2013.
Aroma: Chocolate! ... but more milk amd medium chocolate and chocolate fudge than dark chocolate. Hints of coffee and toasted grains.
Pours a dark reddish-brown, near black in the glass, with a small tan head that soon dissipates into a thin ring.
T: Sweet and chocolatey, as the nose suggests. Probably better categorized as a milk stout.
Mouthfeel: Feels too thin. Light carbonation.
Overall: Delivers on the promised chocolate, but sweet balance, thin body, and a lack of complexity limit its appeal. Still, woth trying. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
355 mL bottle. Looks like a stout. Very sweet, chocolate cake with caramel syrup aroma. Body is slightly thin, but the flavour is all bittersweet chocolate. Medium-light carbonation. Not bad, but a little one-dimensional. Pinball (12157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2013
cloudy brown, smooth light borwn head. aroma is brown cookies, chocolate, roasted malts, wood. flavor is mild roaste dmalts, vanilla, chocolate, ends dry.