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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ShanePB on 02-02-2012)
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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

11-15-2012 03:00:57 | More by tdmccarthy
Photo of magine


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

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black with lots of bubbles cascading to make up a light brown head. Nice lace coates the glass the whole drink. Layer of lace makes up the head. Good looks.

Brew smells of dark chocolate, hershey syrup almost. Good malty nose here. Good nose.

Brew is balanced; good carbonation adds to the drinkabilty. Dark chocolate and again alsmot the hersheys syrup flavor. Good malts, dark chocolate. Lots of cocoa in here and a fuller flavor and feel than the Harpoon I just sampled (both are good though). Brew finishes creamy and smooth. Good taste and feel here.

Good stuff here. Nice to have a stout that is flavored with chocolate that is sessionable. Good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 01:56:38 | More by magine
Photo of ujsplace


4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

Dirty motor oil. Pitch black with a frothy tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing and boasted a one-finger thick head.

Smells big time of sweet dark chocolates, maybe some vanilla notes and roasted coffee.

Tastes of bittersweet dark chocolates and roasted coffee. A bit thinner that I would have liked, but overall a very good taste.

Creamy and smooth, medium mouthfeel.

Highly drinkable and tasty. A really nice winter-time change of pace brew for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 02:08:41 | More by ujsplace
Photo of innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-08-2012 22:15:56 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
Photo of J2L

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-31-2012 23:04:41 | More by J2L
Photo of DCav

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2012 02:08:22 | More by DCav
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in a new bottle shop in MA. I hadnt heard much about it until I bought it.

A - Poured into a giant tulip. Dark black with thin white lacing.

S - Chocolate, Coffe, Fruit and Maple Syrup. A very sweet smell.

T - Really sweet with lots of chocolate and hints of coffee and syrup.

M - Moderate carbonation with medium to lighter body. The beer finishes pretty thin for how I thought it would.

O - A decent beer, I would recommend trying it once or twice after a meal. Definitely a fall to winter beer. I havent had many Atwater brews and this one doesnt turn my opinion either way.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 00:25:08 | More by BeerTwigs
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-24-2012 02:04:18 | More by Hopstout
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-21-2012 23:13:07 | More by Dyerseve
Photo of aleric


3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Honestly, I bought this beer because I liked the typography of the label. Dark, barely translucent color like dark coffee. 1-finger tan head. Virtually no lacing after the head dissipated.

S - Chocolate syrup, cavendish tobacco and malt.

T - Syrupy dark chocolate with a coffee aftertaste. It's pretty good, but a bit muddled.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - I had high hopes, so I am a little disappointed, but it was an interesting beer to try. This isn't a very drinkable beer by itself, but I feel like it would be a treat if it is paired well with something else. For some reason, ham with pineapple comes to mind as a good complement to this beer's flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 05:39:00 | More by aleric
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2012 12:19:51 | More by OMG
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-13-2012 16:28:14 | More by slim2043
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-12-2012 20:21:12 | More by brealbg
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2012 01:26:59 | More by elec
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New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice extremely dark opaque brown. Poured a practically non-existent head. Aroma was a very rich milk chocolate, slightly over sweet. Taste was a sweet chocolate up front before shifting to a slightly smokey flavor with a bit of bitterness. Felt ok in the mouth. A bit of chew, slightly thick, coated well, but no carbonation at all. Overall not bad, but a few notches short of what it could be.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 23:32:21 | More by mountdew1
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-06-2012 17:23:17 | More by ejimhof
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1.8/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

My wife likes chocolate beer. I like my wife. So I bought her some chocolate beer.

Dark brown with a thick cocoa head. Collar retention dots my glass on it's way down.

Smells like maple syrup. I was expecting chocolate.

Tastes like maple syrup with strong bitter vegetable oil in back. Again, for some reason I was expecting chocolate. Chocolate syrup burps though.

This is terrible. I like maple syrup but a) I was expecting chocolate and b) that's a nasty back end. That's yucky two ways.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:32:44 | More by donkeyrunner
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-02-2012 03:21:57 | More by akttr
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-01-2012 02:24:45 | More by Esalawton
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-30-2012 19:02:16 | More by szmnnl99
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-29-2012 01:17:42 | More by bigorange
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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- Pours a hazy black, opaque but deep in color. A resinous lacing shows on the glass.

S -- Holy chocolate Batman! Smells like a syrup can with toffee, coffee, and dark fruit essence...maybe some fig and cacao with a hint of earthy bitterness.

T -- Big dark chocolate flavors with a hint of burnt sugars, toffee / caramel, countered by a bitterness that effaces the sweetness and leaves the cacao essence on the tongue with a lingering bittering.

M -- A moderate carbonation and lingering bitterness leave a drying effect that while not entirely unpleasant makes this beer only semi - repeatable.

D -- Nice brew from Atwater. Defintely worth a try and very appropriate for late autumn / early winter. Worth a pickup for a holiday meal ender.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 04:21:46 | More by CPeterson
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle after trying one of their other beers and felt they definitely deserved another chance!

A- Poured into Big Eddy Snifter deep brown to black in color, thin tan head less than one finger.

S- Exactly as it reads on the bottle DARK CHOCOLATE its the major smell that comes through, a little roasty almost coffee in there.

T taste like bittersweet chocolate with a slight sweet and roast finish

M- medium light body similar mouth feel to a Schwartz beer but instead of the roast chocolate.

O- Good beer very desert esk but easy to drink. I would recommended giving it a try the chocolate isn't overwhelming like some other chocolate ales

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 12:07:55 | More by tjshippen
Photo of Lynn


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-07-2012 21:40:23 | More by Lynn
Photo of MButkus

1/5  rDev -72.6%

09-05-2012 01:17:58 | More by MButkus
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
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