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RATINGS: 2493   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgess1984 (51) - - APR 26, 2012
Chocolate aroma. Taste of chocolate, oak, leather, malt, hops. As I pull my nose away I smell smoke. So much going on at once and such a smooth beer. I paid £7.95 for a bottle and it is worth it. If you get a chance to try then don’t give this a miss.


4.3
Bill Becker (1906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jun 2008


The pour is a near pitch black but when I hold up my glass to the light, I can that it's a very dark brown. Big 2 finger+ head of tannish foam and there's plenty of sticky lacing. Awesome head retention and plenty of lacing.

The smell has oodles of both dark and milk chocolate tickling my nose buds. Wow. Does this ever smell inviting!

And...the taste tells it all. Big baker's chocolate taste that literally has me grinning after every sip. Oh, there's definitely some sweeter milk chocolate flavour there as well but it's nicely countered by a very pleasant dryness coming from notes of coffee and a bit of toffee and that just kicks up the drinkability factor for me. Wow is this stuff good or what?

Good thick mouthfeel gives it a really creamy texture and the carbonation is low and perfect for this beer.

I've had this available locally a few years ago but I never got around to reviewing it so, I had to grab a bottle yesterday when I was in Ft Collins. I'm *so* glad I did!

4.4
janubio (930) - SPAIN - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Black colour, big brown head that keeps there all the time, compact creamy lace.
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, plums, hops noticeable too.
Mecium body, creamy rich texture, great carbonation.
Taste of chocolate, with some bitterness from the hops, plums, licorice, coffee.
Rich and very well balanced. Extraordinary.

4.3
DrNosha (2767) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Vom Fass auf Guam. Schwarzes Bier, cremiger Guiness Schaum. Es duftet wunderbar nach Schokolade. Frisch und roh. Es schmeckt sattnach Schokolade und dann erst Röstmalz. Ich wäre beigeister, hätte ich nicht gelesen, dass natürliches Schokoaroma drin ist. Gibt etwas abzug.

4.5
MBlessing (1607) - Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Schwarzes Bier toller cremiger schaum, Yes!! Super schoko cacao Duft dazu etwas süßes malz, im Geschmack super, cremig Schokoladig fruchtig malzig eine Spur Kaffe schokomilch hält sich leichte süße aber auch röstig herb, toll!

3.7
Faberanza (17) - Torino, ITALY - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Birra dal colore scuro intenso, cappello Non molto persistente. aroma di cioccolato al naso, al palato cioccolato che si sente abbastanza, caffè, ma bilanciato dal amaro finale. buona birra, da provare

4
Nicke80 (840) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 65ml bottle from wishbeer bangkok. pours black with big brown head. coffee and cocoa aroma with sweet cocoa taste and vanilla notes. nice bitter coffee after taste.

4.6
castellano42 (15) - - SEP 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Delicious smooth chocolate stout. Dark tan creamy head and a velvety mouth-feel. The bittter note adds the perfect punch to this great brew.

3.6
drjay44 (3852) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2017
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained beige head. with layered lacing, over a clear brownish black (SRM 34) body......nose is cocoa, chocolate, earthy tones with oats. all from the malts, mild pine from the hops, balance to the malts.......taste is mild hints of sweetness with honey tones to start, chocolate, cocoa tones, oats, becoming dry with moderate lingering finishing hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium light but creamy body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is more of an American Stout with the light sweetness, and moderately heavier bitterness than an English Sweet Stout. Some lactose might improve. BJCP 7/3/10/4/7

3.7
explosivedog (1676) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours black. Chocolate, toast, plum, dry spice, a decent bitterness. Too much carbonation. Tasty.

3.9
Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Dark brown pour. Aroma is strong chocolate. The taste is bittersweet chocolate. Touch of lactose. Quite bitter for a chocolate stout but it really works


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