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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShanePB on 02-02-2012)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The nose on this one is a very good advertiser. Unfortunately, the rest of the beer doesn't live up to things. Kind of chalky with cocoa or something. Doesn't mesh well with the beer at all. Meh. This is looking quite like a waste of money and something I don't want to finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:00:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is over the top! The only way i could express the pleasure is to compare it to a night on the beach with a beautiful woman (m wife), a fine cigar,, a fine beer, and soft music off in the distance. How could I better express my satisfaction?

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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I love the dark color, but I feel fooled by the name. While I smelled the chocolate, I noticed vanilla! Did you? Very thin head that seem to dissipate quickly.

The aroma of dark chocolate is stronger than the flavor, which I find typical of chocolate brews. (I would like more chocolate.)

This had a pleasant cola-like feel, but this seemed more like a Schwarzbeir lager. It didn't seem to have the full ale flavor. It had a bright finish. Maybe I'll try another though.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 03:00:13 | More by The_Stav
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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S - 12oz bottle poured into tulip

A - Almost black, little to no light passing through, medium brown head, very little lacing

S - Slight dark chocolate, char

T - Chocolate, some bitterness that is reminiscent of dark bitter chocolate

M - Medium body, not too light, bordering on medium/heavy

O - Good beer, very little chocolate, more toasty malt, well balanced

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And decadent it is, especially with its early introductions- Atwater's chocolaty stout seduces the senses with an overwhelming chocolate aroma and a sweeter tone to support. But there's so much more to the ale- more that gives it identity and challenge along the way.

Strong bittersweet chocolate tones strike the olfactory senses and the initial palate with a mouth coating sweetness that's undeniably of bittersweet chocolate, hot cocoa and latte. Once the dark ale settles, it does so with brownie and fudge tones.

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It's cola-like finish is a far cry from the promising upstart of lavishness, silkiness or velvety texture that the nose and early taste promises. Light, perhapse thin and on the verge of watering, the beer's structure falls flat and gives its taste a cola-like finish. And that's unfortunate because its upstart is so, so promising.

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New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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Mix a sixer. Poured from bottle to pint glass. 2/27

Pours very dark deep brown with scarce foam on top. Deep dark chocolate nose, malty and sweet. Taste is on the lighter side. Chocolate. Falls a little flat though and off the mark. Not enough bitter. Just ok.

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.