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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShanePB on 02-02-2012)
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Adam for gifting me this and other Michigan beers. the beer is near black (the lighting was low) with a small tan head. This beer is all about the chocolate. The scent and the flavor are rich, dark, chocolates. A hint of espresso bean, cocoa. medium bodied with a light sweetness. perhaps I was in a chocolate mood. This was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 02:28:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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campfirebrew

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-16-2014 01:48:34 | More by campfirebrew
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AHeaston8

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-15-2014 06:45:31 | More by AHeaston8
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-11-2014 15:51:50 | More by fuzzcherry
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2014 22:50:40 | More by mpalestino
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kyle86

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-02-2014 04:13:08 | More by kyle86
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Minus_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-28-2014 16:37:17 | More by Minus_Mike
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SlickHick740

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As advertised.

Starts like a medium roast/nut-ale. Finishes with a hint of chocolate.

All in all I really liked the beer. It wasn't like washing down a bottle of chocolate milk but you do get a distinct flavor and smell of chocolate.

Good winter beer (or unless you live in Ohio, an early March beer when winter still has us firmly in its grass).

Was slightly disappointed with the ABV. At only about 5% it is fairly weak.

Was a big fan of the "bottled on" date at the bottom of the sticker. Got a fairly old batch (bottled Jan, 2014) but it was still good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:14:19 | More by SlickHick740
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-23-2014 00:15:07 | More by socon67
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-21-2014 23:03:19 | More by sonofliberty2
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-20-2014 04:50:04 | More by IdrinkGas
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 22:32:50 | More by brutusmuktuk
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MrBeige

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-19-2014 22:12:20 | More by MrBeige
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Doublicious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-17-2014 16:09:56 | More by Doublicious
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-15-2014 14:55:10 | More by yaksurf
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-15-2014 02:40:50 | More by jeffwright
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-11-2014 18:09:50 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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kvnklingler

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-10-2014 21:54:09 | More by kvnklingler
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-10-2014 03:02:54 | More by PA-Michigander
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Mel2058

Ohio

5/5  rDev +37%

02-08-2014 20:09:46 | More by Mel2058
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MECove

North Carolina

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. :)

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 21:45:19 | More by MECove
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2014 20:40:08 | More by WOLFGANG
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2014 02:29:04 | More by DLSheidy
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-15-2014 18:11:53 | More by HRamz3
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2014 02:40:26 | More by pottergator
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.