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Chocolate Camaro - Half Acre Beer Company

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88
very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: AgentZero on 01-21-2011

Chocolate Camaro, a chocolate milk stout brewed with nibs and lactose.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark brown, one finger head that is very light

S: Roasted malts, coffee, lactose. Doesn't really smell that great, to be honest.

T: Roasted coffee, hints of some sort of nut. Despite being brewed with chocolate, I only really notice the bitterness of it, not a particularly strong flavor.

M: NIce thick body, smooth in the mouth and going down. Ends a bit dry.

O: Very good beer. I was surprised by the amount of coffee flavor, but in a good way. Very smooth, nice amount of sweetness, and for the style, it's really quite good.

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to ppohio for this one. Poured cold from the bottle a deep cola black with a short lasting foamy tan head to an against the grain dimpled pint mug.

Aroma of cocoa powder and roasted malts.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, big roasty cocoa, super drinkable.

Great chocolate stout.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to augustg for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque, with a one-finger brown head, and no visible carbonation.

S: Heavily roasted malts, creamy lactose, coffee, leather, and just hints of dark fruit. Smells bitter overall, but not in a bad way.

T: Roasty bitter coffee, milky, some hazelnut, hints of baker's unsweet cacao in the mouth - gives the beer a mouth-drying bitter aspect. Seems a bit nutty as well.

M: Thick body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation for style, alcohol more noticeable than expected for such a low ABV but doesn't detract.

O: This was a quality beer. More roasty and bitter than most of the other examples of style, but I think it works here in context. I wouldn't hesitate to drink another.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, though appears black in the glass. Forms a minimal dark tan head that quickly reduces to nothing but a ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

S: Very nice. Chocolate forward. Some deeply roasted malts, brown bread, and a touch of molasses. But really, the chocolate is the dominant smell.

T: Taste is likewise dominated by the chocolate flavor. It's certainly a milk-chocolate type flavor, not as strong, complex, or "dark" as the good stuff. But considering this is a milk-stout, I guess the milk chocolate reference is to be expected. Mild to moderate sweetness. Some weak coffee notes and a little earthy, woody on the finish. Finish is quick.

M: Medium bodied, but would have appreciated a bit more "chew" on this. Mild to moderate sweetness. Low bitterness, though there does seem to be a hint of tannic astringency, possibly from the cocoa nibs. Medium carbonation.

O: Glad they finally put this one in bottles as I've been wanting to try this beer for the last two years, but was unwilling to commit to an entire growler. A nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Churchkey during the Craft Beer Conference 2013.

A: Poured out pretty much black as night, with somewhat of a thick consistency, yet still fairly light looking overall. Slight head, but nothing too foamy.

S: Definitely hints of cocoa and some toasted grains. That's about it.

T: Ha! This brew resembles Coca-Cola more than any I've ever tasted. My wife and I both sample this at the same time and said that exact same thing! Yep, Coke is it (80s pun intended) along with some subtle hints of cocoa.

M: Grainy, almost the same texture I get when I sample many Black IPA. Still, that was a nice, memorable characteristic, along with the smooth cocoa finish which was fun.

O: I see a collaboration with the a carbonated beverage company in Half Acre's future. At the very least, I'd love for them to brew a root beer sometime.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Chocolate Camaro from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.