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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

jdathey, Thursday at 11:11 PM
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2.8/5  rDev -22.9%

jessealmlie, Tuesday at 05:57 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ExaltedNecrosis, Sunday at 08:23 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RandyPuckett, Sunday at 07:45 PM
Photo of far333
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown and opaque with ruby highlights and a beige head of frothy foam that settles quickly. Rich aroma of cocoa and dark malt. Flavors of sweet cocoa upfront, morphs to coffee and marshmallow, notes of cola. Dry and tannic, slightly puckery and talcy. Average beer.

far333, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

hosehead83, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

navband, Oct 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

gater_ade, Oct 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

If you like Hershey syrup, this is your beer. All other notes are average at best

AndyEdgar, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

beergorrilla, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lightman, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

IanMcGuire, Oct 12, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -14%

jpolet, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

If you like chocolate stouts like I do, you'll love this one. One of the best I've ever had.

Zhozers, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

RandyWilde, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kkesty, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Can_has_beer, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Fav Atwater beer

McMatt7, Sep 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this from the 12oz bottle chilled in a stout glass, review from notes.

The color is black opaque with light beige head with small bead with ok retention and spots of lace stick. The smell has a lot of chocolate in the aroma like sweet baker's chocolate aroma roasty cocoa smell with light malt and yeast esters. The feel has medium body with semi-sweet body with medium carbonation and slightly dry finish with low alcohol and bitterness.

The flavor has a good cocoa flavor with mildly sweet taste and light toasted malt flavor with very light sweetness and yeast in taste. The cocoa carries a light woody accent w/ mostly dry flavor in the finish. Overall a pretty decent chocolate flavor, not as stout as it could be but it is certainly above average w/ enough cocoa to redeem the lack of malt somewhat.

Slatetank, Sep 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

Nacho567, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Black pour with a small tan head. Big chocolatey aroma. Taste follows the nice with chocolate upfront that has a combination of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and light bittersweet flavors. Also has additional flavors of light espresso and roasted malt and cocoa. Medium bodied but drinks very easy. Finishes lightly sweet and chocolatey.

Karibourgeois, Sep 09, 2014
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1.12/5  rDev -69.1%

ANiklaus, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

msquared36, Sep 07, 2014
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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.