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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decadent...it says it all in the name. I've never described a beer as decadent let alone ever heard of a brewery using it in one of it's naming conventions, but it's the perfect description for this brew.

Decadent chocolate. Pours a nightly black color into a glass with substantial dark brown head. You get an overwhelmingly strong caramely, maltly, chocolately smell eminating from the glass. One of the most potent smells, but intoxicating nonetheless. All the normal characteristics of a stout with a slight hint of hops in the brew.

Tart and chocolately on the palate, similar to tasting a dark chocolate made from extremely concentrated cocoa. Excellent beer, slightly sweet on the tounge with a dry finish. On the bottle it says it is made with actual chocolate and I can believe it.

Excellent brew. I recommend grabbing it, but to be enjoyed in limited quantities as they flavor might wear on you after one or two.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 01:20:12 | More by Ryanm1
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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.