Chickow! - Triple Digit Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mothman:
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a beige head. Color is a dark brown.
Flavor profile: Marshmallow, chocolate, cocoa, hazelnut. Roasted malts with some syrup.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A little hot.
This beer is very flavorful, but it shows a little alcohol. It has a lot of flavors, but it is a little syrupy or artificially sweet.
05-15-2014 00:55:07 | More by mothman
More User Reviews:
4.94/5 rDev +19%
I am new to beer drinking and still working on my taste buds. The heavy mouthfeel of this beer comes in second only to Southern Tier's Creme Brûlée. The sweetness is a good thing for me as I continue to pursue others in this vein. The hazelnut is well to the fore in this beer/ale, as is light coco, some coffee, and what tastes like honey richness for me. Thank goodness I live in Cincinnati, because it's almost always available here! Don't be put off by the price point, 14.58, because it will be well worth it if sweet is your thang!
07-09-2014 21:41:56 | More by Supalonnie
3.86/5 rDev -7%
12 oz bottle
Pours red-brown with good clarity and a modest but partly durable head.
Strong nutty aroma suggest a beer that is sweeter than this turns out to be. Only mildly sweet upfront, it turns mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
Medium+ body; medium carbonation. Smooth.
O: an imperial nut brown in both aroma and flavor. High ABV is well hidden.
02-08-2014 22:58:53 | More by chinchill
3.68/5 rDev -11.3%
A: dark brown to mahogany. Nice finger width tan head but minimal lacing.
S: big time notes of caramel, toffee, bread and vanilla. I do get a little of the nutiness, but not as much as expected.
T: very sweet as the caramel and biscuit maltiness rule the day. A hint of bitterness at the end but does little to balance the sweetness. The high ABV is barely noticeable.
M: Creamy and medium bodied with a carbonation level to match. Finished with a very sweet hang.
O: pretty enjoyable brew though perhaps a bit too sweet. Wanted a bit more nuttiness to cut the sweetness but its still inviting. Good effort and a nice sipper that can sneak up on you as the ABV is well hidden.
05-12-2013 02:48:51 | More by Infamous7100
4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
On-tap at King's Table, Beavercreek, OH
A: The beer is ver dark reddish amber in color and appears black when viewed from afar. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: moderate aromas of sweet hazelnut syrup are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of hazelnuts along with a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a lot like a hazelnut flavored coffee without the coffee. It's definitely a dessert beer with the sweetness. The beer is very drinkable considering the strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.
10-27-2013 02:07:53 | More by metter98
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
Beer from pkthebuckeye in a trade. Poured into a snifter.
A&S: Aroma consists of huge hazelnut tones, slightly balanced by coco backgrounds. Very dark opaque brown colored beer. Light tan head disappears quickly to a ring and leaving a thin ring around the outside of the glass.
T&M: Very rich taste. Similar to the aroma with the hazelnut, but there is a little more coco along with a carmel presence. Other elements include toffee and vanilla. Missing a coffee presence, which causes this beer to lack a bitter finish. A little too sweet, but it fits well right now, serving as a desert beer. Texture is mostly smooth, but the carbonation adds enough of a punch that makes the beer not completely mellow.
Overall: Very interesting brew. It did a great job sticking with some brown ale characteristics, but at the same time adding uniqueness along with another trait most brown's lack... favor. I rarely complain about this but the hazelnut is a little overwhelming, outside of that I would recommend this brown.
06-15-2014 04:41:02 | More by minterro
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is dark mahogany with ruby highlights when held to the light. It produces only about a finger of sandy-white head that quickly dissipates down to a fine lace. The nose is a little faint, but does have some malty notes and a hint of hazelnut sweetness.
The beer is medium-full bodied with a nice firm feel and a surprisingly balanced flavor (not sure why, but I expected this beer to be super-sweet). You get that toasty, nutty flavor of a GOOD American Brown Ale, with hints of sarsaparilla. The hazelnut comes in towards the back of the palate and it doesn't taste sweet and artificial. Instead, it's more harsh, husky, and earthy, balancing out some of the malt as hops ordinarily would. A very well-made beer. No booziness either, despite the high ABV.
A very welcome offering for those who appreciate ``malt bombs'' (like myself). Like Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown and DFH Palo Santo Marron, this beer illustrates the desperate need for an ``Imperial Brown Ale'' category. It almost seems unfair to consider this an American Brown Ale.
12-08-2013 18:59:06 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
12oz bottle, no date, poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Very dark on the table, ruby red to mahogany with a bit of a glow when held up to the light - not a lot of light getting through. Thin tan head upon pouring slowly died back to a ring at the edge. Some strands an islands of lacing that slowly slid back down the glass.
Smell: Very rich and quite sweet. Caramel, toffee, vanilla ice cream, waffles with maple syrup, fresh baked danish, and a hint of hazelnut.
Taste: Very sweet - not cloying but definitely dessert in a glass. Malt sweetness, creme brulee, toffee, rich caramel, rum soaked raisins, with some bitter at the finish including burnt sugar and roasted malts.
Mouthfeel: Creamy with light carbonation. Definitely sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: This may be one of the sweetest beers I've ever had, if not the sweetest, but it's still tempered by some bitterness so it's not cloying, but it's close. The beer is a dessert all by itself and is so strong I wonder if it would pair with food or if it might be too much. The intensity is such that I could not have a 2nd one in an evening. It's a special occasion beer, but it is definitely not an every day beer. Alcohol is well hidden but notable about halfway through the glass. Best pace yourself with this one. Definitely an extreme beer pushing the limits. Pick up a bottle if you have a sweet tooth.
05-31-2014 00:26:35 | More by damndirtyape
Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.