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Nocturne Chocolate Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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Nocturne Chocolate AleNocturne Chocolate Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JG-90 on 02-04-2014

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Awesome. The nocturne is some of my favorite stuff. Great taste, suddle hints of chocolate.

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/26...pours pitch black, still, tiny ring of tan foam. Espresso/dark chocolate nose - no sweetness. Coffee-like taste, modest bitter, bakers chocolate. Soft finish, bitter lingers.

Photo of JG-90
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nocturne Chocolate Ale is a deep, dark brown, almost black color. Pours a large, thick and creamy, coffee with cream colored head that has good retention and leaves below average lacing. The light aroma consists mostly of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts, with a touch of milk chocolate.

Taste starts with milk chocolate, then dark chocolate and roasted malts, finishing with hearty dark bread and more bitter chocolate. Has a great roasty, dark chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average with above average carbonation, crisp finish, a bit creamy, very drinkable.

Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am in the process of clearing out some of the the interminable backlog here at Chez Woody. My thanks to The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for being an ongoing resource of singles!

I Pop!ped the cap and almost achieved an inverted pour until the head really started coming up like I was losing control. I backed off and allowed it to settle somewhat, having put half of the bottle's contents into the glass. #TheOldLady hates when i do this, characterizing it as "making a big mess", but I like the release of esters. Settling, I ended up with two fingers of dense, deep-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was easy on this one - Opaque/Black (SRM = 44), since there was precisely zero light penetration. It looked like a glassful of ink! Nose smelled of dark, semi-sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was smoky, chocolaty, and very reminiscent of brownies. Damn, but this was good! Finish was semi-dry with the bitterness of the dark malt and the semi-sweetness that the chocolate malt imparted. I usually eschew sweet beers, but this was not sweet at all. That said, I would probably only want it as a dessert beer.

Photo of matty
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty decent,more on the hoppy side.I would get it again.

Photo of Jacobob10
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rating of 3.75 on 2/21/2014.
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Re-reviewed on 2/15/2015.

On-tap @ Cricket Hill Brewing Co. in Fairfield, NJ.

Black in color with a small light brown head. Subtle aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The chocolate really comes through in the flavor which is very balanced. Medium-bodied and very easy to drink. Pretty smooth stuff. Recommended.

Photo of Tim725
2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much chocolate or coffee. All over the place for me. Body and flavors dont match what it seems like they want to do here

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Nocturne Chocolate Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.