Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
07-11-2014 23:20:24 | More by Suds
4.43/5 rDev +21.4%
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?
07-06-2014 03:24:49 | More by haycord
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
07-04-2014 03:00:13 | More by The_Stav
3.65/5 rDev 0%
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
07-04-2014 01:53:10 | More by RobertClevenger
3.99/5 rDev +9.3%
And decadent it is, especially with its early introductions- Atwater's chocolaty stout seduces the senses with an overwhelming chocolate aroma and a sweeter tone to support. But there's so much more to the ale- more that gives it identity and challenge along the way.
Strong bittersweet chocolate tones strike the olfactory senses and the initial palate with a mouth coating sweetness that's undeniably of bittersweet chocolate, hot cocoa and latte. Once the dark ale settles, it does so with brownie and fudge tones.
Wavering across the middle, its strong chocolate character lifts slightly and reveals the taste of caramel, cream soda, pipe tobacco and vanilla that supports the cocoa-rich overlay. Roasted walnut, strong columbian coffee and french toast follow to chase the taste down the hatch.
It's cola-like finish is a far cry from the promising upstart of lavishness, silkiness or velvety texture that the nose and early taste promises. Light, perhapse thin and on the verge of watering, the beer's structure falls flat and gives its taste a cola-like finish. And that's unfortunate because its upstart is so, so promising.
05-19-2014 05:30:37 | More by BEERchitect
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.