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Chocolate Meltdown - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

JamieDuncan, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

bubseymour, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

xbrettfavrex, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

BMMillsy, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +5.8%

little_star, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of clfrost
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

clfrost, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
4.5/5  rDev +19%

jpd7374, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Lehighace06, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ItsBeer4Me, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ZEB89, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

woodchip, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of 77markahrens77
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

77markahrens77, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of RVigz
4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Just about black with a dark brown head.

Smell: Absolutely delicious and sweet chocolate smell with hints of coffee.

Taste: Similar to the smell, sweet chocolate malts that turn into a nice bitter dark chocolate taste with hints of coffee on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very sweet.

Overall: This will go down as one of my favorites. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. This would be AMAZING on nitro.

RVigz, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HoppyBastard2, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of DLSheidy
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DLSheidy, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ChipMurray, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rwshelton2, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

kep49, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

reitzbrewing, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of chrishensley
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

chrishensley, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

rodlavers, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of dillon_1005
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dillon_1005, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Drinking_Mantis
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Drinking_Mantis, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a half finger of tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose has both chocolate and roasted notes. There is some chocolate flavor upfront, but not much else is going on behind the initial taste of cocoa. The finish is slightly dry, but not terribly roasty.

I am pretty much willing to try any stout with chocolate in it. More often than not, the flavor falls short. This offering belongs in the “falls short” category.

57md, Feb 14, 2014
Chocolate Meltdown from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.