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Chocolate Camaro - Half Acre Beer Company

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Chocolate Camaro
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88
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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JT_Money

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-26-2013 14:25:44 | More by JT_Money
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2013 17:36:35 | More by emottram
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AndyP612

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into snifter.

A- Dark brown with small tan head.

S- Roasted malt forward with slight lactose scent present as well. Smells quite smoky.

T- Palate follows the nose to a T. Very little bit of milk is added to a straight smoked, almost burnt malt taste. Slightly bland. Almost too light. Really not detecting much chocolate or sweetness from the cacao and it's disappointing.

M- Very light mouthfeel but the smoke stays with you. I think one could drink several of these, however, I am not sure that's what I am looking for when I am craving a stout.

O- Honestly, kind of a let down from Half Acre. I guess not everything can be of Daisy Cutter's stature but I can't but help but look for more! I find myself looking for more flavor profiles and layers but the smoke kind of kills everything that may have been. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 21:20:01 | More by AndyP612
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter. Appearance is an opaque deep brown with tan head. Nice retention and a thick lacing left behind. The nose is heavy on cacao nibs and has nits of roasted malt. A touch of cream comes in towards the end. Taste is creamy up front with dry roasted malts and notes of cacao as the flavor progresses. The lactose sugar adds a nice balance to this roast forward stout. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Overall, tasty sweet stout with heavy roast and a bit of dryness.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 07:51:59 | More by homebrew311
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-21-2013 03:17:12 | More by thewimperoo
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Ak555667

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-18-2013 02:55:38 | More by Ak555667
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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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4amepiphany

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-14-2013 05:43:50 | More by 4amepiphany
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-12-2013 18:09:42 | More by Kubrickx
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-12-2013 00:57:57 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-05-2013 16:31:41 | More by ncaudle
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srgj88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-30-2013 22:49:44 | More by srgj88
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Brewasaurus

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:18:21 | More by Brewasaurus
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 21:35:36 | More by robwestcott
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-26-2013 03:27:03 | More by BeerBucks
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-24-2013 23:50:34 | More by bcm75
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NSK79

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-23-2013 17:12:36 | More by NSK79
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-18-2013 16:20:54 | More by Rainblows
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:01:40 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-14-2013 21:31:24 | More by hopkrid
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bwarren82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-13-2013 03:43:58 | More by bwarren82
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claytong

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

04-13-2013 00:18:13 | More by claytong
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-09-2013 16:22:58 | More by wmobley
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Florida9

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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
Chocolate Camaro from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.