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Dubious Black Chocolate Stout - North Peak Brewing Company

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: dorianmarley on 12-16-2011

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Photo of Tracker83
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J2A2
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alextricity
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/4/14 and poured 1/19/15. $2 single. Haven't had a beer from North Peak for awhile, so it's nice to try another.

Appearance: Hard pour almost upside down into the glass did nothing -- very slight film on top of the glass. Dubious is pitch black in color and there's not much lacing. Unexciting looking beer -- the lack of head is likely at least partially due to the fact that it was probably a degree from freezing in my fridge.

Smell: Very nice -- definitely dark chocolate and roasty malt character, but also a sweet caramel malt aroma too. Really like the cocoa quality to this beer. Certainly not a huge depth here, but smells very good.

Taste/feel: Working pretty well for me. In the taste there's a bit of an unexpected so-dark-roasty-it's-ashy/smokey flavor that adds depth and a little bitterness to the chocolate. The aftertaste is a very nice deep roastiness that in a way comes off as nutty. The feel of this beer is alright... honestly, it's basically in porter territory (thin body, high carbonation), but it fortunately falls just short of that.

Dubious is an enjoyable beer and I'm liking it quite a bit. It has a pleasant chocolate character without taking away from what a stout should normally taste like. A nice sessionable stout that has quite a bit of flavor.

Photo of gibgink
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got as a trade extra.

Nothing crazy going on here, but for the abv this packs a pretty big flavor. Really strong chocolate and dark grains. Not sure what a 6 pack of this runs, but I'd buy it.

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Raw dark chocolate on the nose, with some roasted malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasty notes.

Photo of Zonian1
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Sylvie86
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of simplejj81
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Good chocolate stout, not special. If i were in Traverse city again, I'd be happy to have it.

Photo of Bung
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of tmcarter23
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of Enochase04
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Dubious Black Chocolate Stout from North Peak Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.