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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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Florida9

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

04-05-2013 01:47:30 | More by Florida9
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-03-2013 23:40:55 | More by enelson
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MIA4IPA

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-31-2013 14:47:09 | More by MIA4IPA
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ZombieJester

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-31-2013 01:17:57 | More by ZombieJester
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-29-2013 20:49:47 | More by zrbeer1579
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +2%

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.

03-29-2013 14:17:31 | More by Chaney
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augustg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-27-2013 03:52:15 | More by augustg
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-26-2013 20:48:41 | More by PopnLoads
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jabo134

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-25-2013 14:19:02 | More by jabo134
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-24-2013 21:56:22 | More by hannydawg
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-24-2013 18:34:21 | More by Sparky44
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2013 05:20:15 | More by BARFLYB
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pmoney

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-24-2013 02:43:54 | More by pmoney
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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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Joel12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-21-2013 01:47:27 | More by Joel12
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Mat_Rampson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-15-2013 04:22:03 | More by Mat_Rampson
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-10-2013 20:40:18 | More by mvdillman
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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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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-10-2013 06:20:55 | More by gmendez1122
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2013 18:31:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-16-2013 23:03:14 | More by brandoman63
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server222

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-10-2013 18:46:37 | More by server222
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dna1964dna

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-07-2012 03:05:09 | More by dna1964dna
Chocolate Camaro from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.