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Chocolate Meltdown - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Chocolate Meltdown
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BA SCORE
85
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-14-2011)
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2014 20:11:09 | More by pat_usher
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-13-2014 03:03:40 | More by Stofko1992
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The bottle backlog continues to present beers that simply perplex me as to their origin. I am willing to bet that this one came to me from my local, in-person trader, tone77. I like Penn Brewery, but I just cannot envision myself buying a milk chocolate stout.

From the bottle: "The Tradition of Our Lagering Caves Lives On."; "Milk Chocolate Stout"; "This lush, creamy stout is brewed with caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts to create this fragrant beer reminiscent of chocolate milk."

This beer acted in quite a curious manner! I used a heavy hand to generate both a pseudo-cascade as well as two fingers of bubbling light-tan head with really lousy retention. The head became rocky and fell away to wisps in seconds! Color was a dense, deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44) allowing zero light penetration. Nose smelled like, well, like milk chocolate! Truth in advertising strikes again. Man, but this really smelled sweet. Speaking of truth in advertising, the mouthfeel was a real letdown. It was not lush or creamy, but more towards thin and watery. The taste was quite sweet, very much like milk chocolate and since that is what they were striving for, I have to give them props. For this self-avowed hophead, however, it was a definite one-and-done.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 12:30:00 | More by woodychandler
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BeER_Doctor

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-07-2014 02:09:26 | More by BeER_Doctor
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-07-2014 01:02:41 | More by Arrowhuntr
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ninjembro

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-01-2014 15:55:17 | More by ninjembro
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Pixelkitties

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-27-2014 04:04:26 | More by Pixelkitties
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I poured this beer, it has a dark black color body with a small tan head. The smell has a deep chocolate and roast malt to it. The taste starts out with a roasted malt and then the chocolate comes into play. It also has a little hop to it also. This beer is a little thin but has great flavor and it gets better as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 02:06:39 | More by chefhatt
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jsed85

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-21-2014 02:20:47 | More by jsed85
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-07-2014 21:38:30 | More by xJMFCx
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-03-2014 02:14:02 | More by tsgooch79
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-02-2014 13:23:04 | More by rfgetz
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-13-2014 20:37:41 | More by WoodBrew
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-26-2014 18:29:13 | More by ramrod666
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Relayer10

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-26-2014 17:34:53 | More by Relayer10
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2014 13:22:33 | More by outoffocus
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a deep, rich colored beer. It has a dark tan head that falls a little too quickly. The aroma is intensely chocolate and grain. Sweetness, cocoa, and a little yeast. It is good, but a little one dimensional. Full in body. The taste is mostly balanced, but leaned sweet. Some flat and woody-cardboard flavors, but not bad, just distracting. Some hop bitterness in the mid taste. Abrupt finish. Good, but not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 20:27:33 | More by Suds
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

My beer guru brought this one over to share. Outstanding appearance and smell, really enjoyed sniffing this beer. Excellent taste, enjoyed it very much. A little thin for a stout but extremely tasty. Not extremely strong so no bonus points overall for ABV, not sure about the value because I did not buy it, if not over priced I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 23:25:11 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-11-2014 23:21:59 | More by bubseymour
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2014 03:33:14 | More by xbrettfavrex
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rated side by side with 3 other Penn brews. Pours black with a small khaki head. Aroma if rich cocoa powder and chocolate sauce, some earthy coffee to this, and definite sweet lactose notes. Flavor is light chocolate sauce, a tiny bit of earthy roast, and a nice sweet lactose touch. Medium bodied, smooth, with low plus carbonation. Hey, this is a pretty darn good sweet stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 02:27:35 | More by BMMillsy
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little_star

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 21:05:18 | More by little_star
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-24-2014 00:44:43 | More by clfrost
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-23-2014 12:54:44 | More by jpd7374
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-22-2014 16:43:20 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Chocolate Meltdown from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.