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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of brutusmuktuk
2.38/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Dark brown color, no head. Has an amazing dark chocolate smell, but the taste is underwhelming. Despite the promise of the aroma, I got very little in terms of flavor. Has a watery feel. The taste is strongly reminiscent of a weak Dr. Pepper. Palate is strongly carbonated and comes off a little too harsh.

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Doublicious
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jeffwright
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kvnklingler
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Mel2058
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of MECove
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, rich color with red undertones, but when you drink it, it doesn't feel heavy or thick. I like the subtle bubble, almost like soda, but not too much carbonation so it's still smooth and not airy. The aroma of dark chocolate is stronger than the flavor (unfortunately), and the after taste is a bit bitter, which takes away from upcoming sips, so the first swallow is the best. I would enjoy this beer as a snack or dessert rather than with a meal because it is so delicious on its own merit. It's bright enough that you can drink several and not get tired or overwhelmed by its sweetness. Atwater Brewery can claim a degree of pride despite the low reputation of Detroit. My only other suggestion is a slightly higher alcoholic content. If you're looking to enjoy such a wealth of flavor and texture, you might as well get a buzz while you're at it. :)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DLSheidy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HRamz3
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of pottergator
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Pillowburn
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zeledonia
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tasted 13 November 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours dark brown. With light behind it, I can make out clarity and some reddish tones at the edges. One finger of medium-tan head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is interesting. Reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. The chocolate is more like carob chips or something. It's a nutty, pale chocolate, sweet and milky rich. I finally placed it; it smells like the fake mochas you get from coffee vending machine. But here I actually like it; wish the stout were a little more present.

Taste is much more like a typical stout, though kinda dull. Mostly roasty; want more roast. That blast of sweetness and nice weirdness in the smell is only there a little bit. No problems, but nothing to impress me.

Feel is okay. Medium-bodied, a little light. Carbonation is fine. I want more body, more fullness.

I could like this beer. But at every step, I'm left wanting more. More flavor, more richness, more body. It's not bad, it's just not enough.

Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bwarren82
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark Chocolate Ale pours a black color with a very small head. There is a strong dark semi-sweet chocolate flavor. The taste has a semi-sweet dark chocolate flavoring. Very nice bold chocolate flavors, and very easy to drink, with a nice body. Overall WOW, a very strong dark-chocolate bomb.

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed: 4/15/14
Previous quick rating of 3.75 on12/31/13

Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale by Atwater
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a beer mug

P- reminds me of Soviet Russian art, worker drinking and skyline. unusual 3.5

A- dark almost black, very small khaki head no movement or lacing 3.75

S- cocoa chocolate and coffee 4.25

T- transparent at the front then toasted malt, chocolate cocoa and faint marshmallow 3.75

M- thin start, building sweet chocolate to bitter cocoa 3.5

D- move of a specialty thing, like it but not for everyday use 3.5

O- a little gimmick here bet glad I tried 3.75

revisited this to make sure I reviewed, kinda self promoting, if you think chocolate beer is your thing, you will probably like . Not your thing, well you get the idea
(2 of 16 special reviews for my Holiday)

Very Interesting Pick---- J

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.