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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews by dorianmarley:
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dorianmarley

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich black with brown notes. Head is thin and tan, with some lacing.

Nose is filled with sweet dark chocolate. There is also some roasted character.

Taste is very chocolately, but not sweet. There is some roastedness and maple. Not especially complex.

Mouthfeel is easygoing with light carbonation. Not a lot of body to back up the flavor.

Overall, this is a successfully drinkable chocolate ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:24:56 | More by dorianmarley
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is extremely dark, with reddish highlights when held to the light. The head is tan and fairly this. A brilliant chocolate and malt aroma dominates the beer. Reminiscent of a chocolate malted mild in the smell, it is an engaging and enticing aroma. The taste is balanced, and not as sweet as I expected. Flavorful. It has a mildly toasted and breads character, as well as the chocolate. Somewhat chalky. Full in body and good.

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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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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.

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.