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Chocolate Camaro - Half Acre Beer Company

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Chocolate Camaro
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BA SCORE
88
very good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chocolate Camaro, a chocolate milk stout brewed with nibs and lactose.

(Beer added by: AgentZero on 01-21-2011)
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Efay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-10-2013 16:26:29 | More by Efay
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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03-26-2014 00:54:36 | More by dohm179
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-01-2014 13:46:55 | More by DerekQXQX
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nkersten

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Thanks to Chris for bringing this one over the other night. Poured into NB globe, beer is black with some dark brown hues at the edges with a mocha head that fades to a collar. Smell is malty and sweet at first, slight hop aroma, lots and lots of bitter chocolate, slightly syrupy. Taste is bitter dark roasted malts, some coffee, bitter dark chocolate, very sweet and sugary, bitter finish. Medium bodied with a light to medium carbonation, coating mouthfeel. I actually really enjoyed this beer. It is sweet and very chocolatey, very easy to drink. Much better then some of the other milk stouts out there.

02-05-2011 21:12:46 | More by nkersten
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Diggy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-27-2014 15:31:50 | More by Diggy
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-30-2012 05:23:45 | More by Beezee
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Summer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-10-2013 03:35:32 | More by Summer78
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-20-2013 11:22:10 | More by Photekut
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beertooth

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

I picked up a growler after work this evening. It was nice running into ol' emerge077 in the tasting room as well.

A careful pour from the growler into a nonic pint glass yields a black liquid with chestnut highlights when held to the light. There's an impressive creamy two fingers of mocha brown head that screams roasty stout. The head slowly gives way to a thin layer of foam and spotty sheets of lacing.

The first thing I get in the nose is fruity esters followed by a wave of burnt malt, medium roast coffee and faint cocoa powder. There's also a tiny hint of coconut water. I can dig it.

The taste follows with some slight bitter, not astringent roasted malts, esters, burnt marshmallows, baker's and dark chocolate. There's a touch of sticky sweetness in the finish that stays on the lips, but it isn't cloying. It works with the bitter roast quite well. The more I drink the more I like the balance between the sweet lactose and bitter malt bill. I can really dig it. It almost reminds me of a Dark Horse stout only not as lush.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a mellow level of carbonation that leads to a creamy, almost silky feeling while still being lively enough to help propel the flavors.

Overall, I really like this beer more than I thought I would. I dig a good milk stout every now and again and this is doing the trick. The 6% isn't too hefty to tackle on a frigid night like this. I wish I had filled another growler, actually. I'll have no problem finishing the rest of this one tonight with Mrs. Beertooth.

A great cold weather beer.

01-22-2011 02:26:59 | More by beertooth
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2013 18:31:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

64 oz growler into a couple of pint glasses. Big thanks go to my Half Acre hook-up goodstrongbeer for procuring this one for me.

Pours a straight black in the glass, with a finger of smooth milk chocolate colored head. This retains with a creamy richness on the edges (which looks a bit more burnt and angry here) that drenches the sides with thick foamy swathes of lacing and brown oils. The aroma has a well done and quite flavorful roasted coffee presence, but it isn't too overly assertive, as it melds well with a formidable smelling combo of bitter chocolate and creamy lactose. Spicy and earthy hop character runs along the back of the nose, adding some extra gritty complexity to the proceedings.

The taste, thanks to that mix of chocolate and cream, almost has a beer milkshake thing going on with it in the flavor profile. Bittersweet chocolate and lactic sugars give this a sticky sweetness up front that is well balanced by a fairly sturdy wave of spicy citric bitterness. Roasted coffee notes come out across the back and lingers in the finish with some earthy bitter dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a tiny bit fuller, and is well carbonated with a lively feeling prickly sharpness. This is layered on top of some thicker underlying chewiness, which is where a lot of that rich sweetness of the profile dwells. I wasn't expecting a whole lot of alcohol presence out of this at only 6% but it's always appreciated when it stays strictly to some light heft in the body.

This was another good Half Acre offering. Lots of full flavors (that hop profile really did lot in keeping this balanced, crisp, and interesting) and a good drinkibility really helped made this quite tasty and satisfying. This is definitely a solid one to have around for those seeking a chocolate beer fix during the usual Valentines Day hype.

02-16-2011 17:37:19 | More by Kegatron
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1noa

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-14-2013 14:40:34 | More by 1noa
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-05-2013 03:37:01 | More by Omensetter
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%

On nitro-tap in the tasting room.

Nice cascading carbonation from the nitro pour. The only downside was waiting a few minutes for it to set.

The smell is faint hints of milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.

The chocolate has a light bakers chocolate bitterness to it. There's a mild sweetness from the lactose. The roast is almost a woody smoke, but faint.

The mouthfeel on nitro knocks it out of the park. I imagine this is smooth from the bottle and nitro compounds that. It's amazingly smooth, soft, and velvety.

I'm looking forward to trying this out of the bottle.

Edit:
Tried out of the bottle. It's still a fantastic and extremely drinkable milk stout but the mouthfeel is a bit less smooth, for obvious reasons. It has the same flavors but the sweetness tastes a little more like artificial sweetener than I remembered it being on nitro. Out of a bottle I give this 4s across the board.

03-22-2013 02:33:16 | More by Vonerichs
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uziangis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-20-2012 18:45:24 | More by uziangis
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-09-2013 16:22:58 | More by wmobley
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2014 02:42:54 | More by Danielr26
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dexterk1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-07-2012 01:54:05 | More by dexterk1
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-13-2014 05:26:03 | More by oso
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

a: very dark brown, almost black. mocha colored head.

s: creamy, dark chocolate. bit of espresso and roasted malts

t: sweet milk chocolate. roasted malts and a finish of coffee bitterness

m: medium body. creamy and smooth. a bit dry

o: incredibly easy to drink. good flavor but I wish there was just a bit more of a chocolate presence in the taste. A solid stout to try, however.

03-11-2012 22:52:23 | More by Jaycase
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-12-2013 00:15:37 | More by SpdKilz
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Black in the glass with a finger or two of sticky tan foam that laces nicely. Surface has a semi glossy sheen like whipped meringue. Retention is good, the foam lasts for the entire glass.

Aroma is light, dry cocoa and roast barley with a nice coffee presence.

Firmly bitter with a silky body, unsweetened bakers chocolate and light roast coffee are the dominant flavors. Dry bitter aftertaste full of earthy roast. Light bodied and very easy drinking. Style wise this comes across more of a straightforward stout, no presence of typical lactose attributes like sweetness/creaminess/milkiness. Enjoyable and a welcome new addition to the Half Acre repertoire.

01-23-2011 00:37:51 | More by emerge077
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Chocolate Camaro from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.