Cocoa Leche - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Cocoa Leche
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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pschul4 on 10-25-2011)
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This one was apparently just put on before I got there, hadn't yet made it to the menu. Cheers to the guy across the bar who ordered one, alerting me to its presence! It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of cream foam. The nose comprises cocoa, light chocolate powder, light roasted malts, and a touch of molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with a general chocolate milk/hot cocoa vibe going on. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice milk stout, the best of the stouts I had this visit.

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On-tap at GI Cly.

A - Pours black, perhaps a little light brown, cream-colored head, nice cap, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Chocolate milk mixed with beer, light roast, nice sweetness. The sweetness isn't overpowering, it's just right.

T - Chocolate milk. Nice creamy sweetness, light roast, chocolate.

M - Medium, rich and smooth, creamy sweet finish.

O - Really enjoyed this one. If you enjoy milk stouts, this is a solid one. I had a couple pours while I was there and at 5.7%, it's just an easy-drinking milk stout.

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On tap at the goose island brew pub. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very dark brown not quite black. A little light getting through. One finger creamy tan head with good retention and minimal lacing.

S: A light mocha aroma, not really big. Decent.

T: Again pretty light. Decent cocoa flavor, with a touch of milky coffee behind it.

M: Light bodied, almost watery. Light carbonation. No creaminess.

O: A ho-hum offering. I'm finding out you need to go big with goose island to get decent beers.

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Cocoa Leche from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.