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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 276
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 thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark and mucky chocolate brown. Looks like a porter. Head has a good earthy tan color.

Dark chocolate syrup, sweet roast, presence of lactose, caramel, and hints of French roast coffee. Sweet and indulgent.

Some attenuation comes between good bitter cocoa and dark chocolate flavors. Aided by a deep roast, barley grain reveals wort-y maltose and slight char. Caramel and demerara sugar notes come through, also. Happy that the sweetness is actually well job that is well-maintained.

Feels a tad thin. Nice whoosh feel from the tightly-wound carbonation. Gruff, in a good way.

Decent little beer. Good flavor. Worthy.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 17:17:29 | More by thecheapies
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-24-2014 04:55:03 | More by Szatski
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
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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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Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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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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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.