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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Holding true to the Northern English tradition, the Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale has at its foundation a nutty profile with a round mouthfeel. added is a Chocolate Extract consisting of three blended chocolates of varied depth. The result is a rich, but not overtly sweet, experience for both the beer and the chocolate enthusiast.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5233) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pint on tap. Dark chocolate brown but nearly transparent in the light, with a lasting ring of foam. Aroma is maple, chocolate, caramel and toast. Taste is the same with vanilla, a bit of dry grass, and cocoa on the finish to provide a decent balance. Near-medium body leans to the sweet side and has medium carbonation. Easy to drink dessert beer that never becomes cloying, but I had to shift to something more dry for a second pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (783) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
12 fl oz. bottle. Pours dark, dark, dark chestnut brown with a burgundy hue, and a thin latte coloured head. The nose makes me think Hersheys chocolate syrup with light creme brulee, light vanilla, and smells a wee bit artificial. Taste wise, is not as sweet as the profile would lead you to believe. Medium bodied, there is a surprising amount of butterscotch, with dark chocolate, dark maple syrup, and Halloween molasses kisses that lead into more caramel, pecan, roasty malt notes, with vanilla, espresso, and mineral notes in the finish. Totally decent. Was expecting a sugar bomb, but its easy drinking, and drier than youd think. Id buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (3133) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Solid stout with lots of chocolate. Finishes lightly bitter and somewhat chalky.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Criz (358) - - NOV 2, 2014
Great aromas of dark chocolate, and toasted malts. Very thin/watery on the mouth with an oily feel, finishes semi bitter. Very sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Wonderful aromas of chocolate and toasted malts. Smooth taste in the beginning, chocolately in the middle, and a slight bitterness in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
This brew was very good. Smooth, creamy, easy to drink. IT was a very nice surprise. This is very comparable to Youngs double chocolate or the Fort Collins version

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (1087) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Big chocolate aroma, nice chocolate taste, a little on the thin side for a stout but very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, with some roast. Overall, especially on the taste and body, a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bruds (45) - - SEP 28, 2014
Beers alright. Nitro from the tap. Love the look. Smells strong of milk chocolate but first taste leaves something to be desired. A little bland compared to the aroma. Finishes light almost watered down on the palate. Not bad, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-11-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served a nearly black color with only a bit of light able to get through the brew. Upon serving there is a brown head that sits atop the brew. The head fades rather quickly leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma on this one is quite potent and can be sensed immediately upon serving. As might be expected for a chocolate porter the aroma is big and robust of dark chocolate mixed with some aromas of coffee and roasted malt. There are lighter notes of vanilla and caramel rounding out the aroma nice with the combination producing a very dessert like and delicious smell. Taste The taste begins, as the nose lets on, with a strong dark chocolate flavor as well as a nice roasted malt taste. While it begins big of dark chocolate it is much less sweet then what was originally expected from the nose. The flavor starts out with a little bit of sweetness with flavors of caramel and vanilla present upfront. These flavors largely persist to the end where they are joined by some lighter earthy hop tastes. Along with the hop, a rather strong coffee flavor come to the tongue bittering up the taste and melding with the rest to leave a slightly bitter and chocolaty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. A thicker body and lower carbonation level would have likely suited the dark chocolate flavors of the brew better. Overall Not bad, but from the nose I was expecting much more in the taste and the feel, which it fell somewhat short of. Worth a try, but not the best out there.


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