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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 03-11-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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baerb69

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-28-2013 15:43:58 | More by baerb69
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-17-2013 11:59:21 | More by kevrice88
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, warm brown with a reddish tint. No head.

S: Mostly vanilla and chocolate; not much bourbon or booze.

T: I was worried that I had waited too long to open this, but the initial taste is a delightful wave of chocolate that is not in the original. Mid-sip the flavors shift to a rich vanilla. Towards the end, some booziness can be detected, as well as bourbon and more bitter chocolate. The aftertaste is the same as the end of the sip, and lingers for awhile, though it isn't too strong.

M: Fairly thick and creamy, though not in a way that particularly fatigues the palate.

O: Deeeelicious. Reminds me of BCBS in some ways. I like the regular Retribution, and think that this is even better. Not quite worth the large price tag increase, but definitely worth splurging for at least once.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 19:03:20 | More by WorldWideStout
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-14-2013 19:25:30 | More by mendvicdog
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-27-2013 19:44:13 | More by ShanePB
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New Jersey

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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oline73

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours thick and black as night with absolutely no head. The smell is quite sweet just like the base beer. I am getting loads of chocolate and vanilla along with bourbon and sweet roast. There is also a mild dark fruit note. The taste is sweet, but not quite as sweet as I expected. I'm getting vanilla and chocolate along with the bourbon. This beer is a bit hot, some time might do it well. I'm getting oaky, peppery bourbon in the finish. The body is on the thick side with mild, tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall, I enjoyed this version. The sweetness didn't dominate the other flavors. I'd have more.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:57:54 | More by oline73
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.