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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a regular glass. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger mocha shade. Good lacing is left down the glass. S: Theres a decent chocolate character backed by some roasted malts and citrusy hops. The chocolate is sweet, though a touch off putting. Far from bad, though. T: Chocolate gives way to a roasted barley finish, laced with some bitter hops. It strikes a better balance than the double version. All in all, the flavor profile is simple, but not cloying. M: Its dry and light...at first. This initial sensation cleanses the chocolate sweetness well, however it doesnt fully clean it up. Therefore, it strikes me as unfocused, as its caught between dessert beer or drinkable dry stout. Drinkable, though. O: This would make a rock-solid everyday stout if it were A) in 6 packs and B) less expensive. Its still a decent offering, and better than the double.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1688) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance: near opaque black with the merest hints of brown around the margins, one fat finger of dense light brown head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chocolate, roasty malt, mild coffee. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: full body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) I recently tried their Hazelutely Choctabulous, but hadnt tried its 40% component, so decided Id give it a shot. And, having closed the circle on this, it all makes sense now. This is dominated by bitter chocolate, with no hint of milk chocolate sweetness, making it not as one-dimensional as the 60% component Hazelnut Nectar, but definitely simple. Combining this ones bitterness and chocolate flavours with the nutty sweetness of the Hazelnut Nectar basically provide all the components for a candy bar, and makes Hazelutely Choctabulous greater than the sum of its parts. (And yes, I retained some of both components and mixed them myself. Calling it magic might be gilding the lily a tad, but its definitely worth doing, if you can lay hands on both components but not the blended bottle.) (14/20)

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (999) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, fekete szn. Illatban a csokold minden mst elnyom. Enyhn desks, feketecsokis, kakaporos zvilg, nmi aszalt gymlcss betssel s egy kis komls fűszeressggel. Kzepesen testes, erősen sznsavas, kzepesen keserű. Kellemes, j egyensly sr, lehetne egy picit krmesebb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2651) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earls Court, London Aug 2009 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Chocolate in both aroma and taste. Very Malty; rich dark chocolate, roasty malts, coffee. Hoppy; citrusy hops. Sweet chocolate roast malty balanced by hoppy bitterness. Terrific Stout! (2009-08)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alrick (75) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
De grands armes chocolats, tirant sur lamertume. Complexe et coeurante mais une exprience riche en arme

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (285) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Huge chocolate smells with a malt scent underneath. Pour dark and opaque but with bright light a tinge of red can be discerned. Thick tan head with tiny bubbles and lots of lacing. Chocolate milkshake tastes with a balancing sour coffee grounds finish. Very nice for a sweet one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4572) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown. chocolate, roasty aroma, some coconut milk and chocolate chips. Mildly bitter, roasty, dry with lots of chocolate in the mouth. Both cocoa nibs and chocolate syrup. Full body, lively carbonation, dry bittersweet chocolate finish. Nice for dessert. 4500th rating!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (419) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle poured into white wine glass. Pours dark opaque with beige head. Nose of dark chocolate and rosted, earthy malts. Taste is coffee and dark high cocoa percentage chocolate. A bit watery middlepart

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
espenra (1004) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
65cl bottle. Best before 2015-02. It poured a pitch black colour with a minimal light brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Notes of cocoa, milk, barley. Flavour is sweet. Lightly roasted, malty, cocoa and dry milk. Some dried fruits. Just a hint of bitterness. Long lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2016
Pitch black an thick pour. Caramel colored head. Smells and tastes like chocolate. Sweet and then roasted malts leads to an enjoyable slightly smokey finish with hints of cocoa powder.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SebBrews (106) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - DEC 12, 2016
Pitch black color with thin beige head. Very little lacing. Aroma is intense chocolate, rum essence and hints of caramel. Taste is roasted coffee, again chocolate and rum. Alcohol is subdued, Creamy, medium carbonation. Very good.


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