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Gnarly Oak Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Gnarly Oak Chocolate StoutGnarly Oak Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Guitars_and_beer on 12-30-2013)
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Photo of secondtooth
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark black, with ruby highlights into the provided Gnarly Oak glassware. There's a fair head of tan bubbles, but the lace here is nonexistent.

Aroma is dark cocoa, with some roasty char. Not bad, but not world class, either.

Taste here is sweet and malty for sure. The cocoa powder comes across for certain, but it all turns out rather simple and one-dimensional. And although this is not a bad brew by any means, it does need some fine-tuning to balance and smooth out that sweetness.

secondtooth, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jheezee, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -3%

wilfonzo, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of StevenMilligan
4/5  rDev +10.8%

StevenMilligan, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is part of the Gnarly Oak gift pack I bought at Walgreens over the holidays, $12.99 for three 22 ounce bombers and a glass. The third and final bomber for me is their Chocolate Stout. Served in the Gnarly Oak glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. The brew smells like cocoa powder, burnt/charred malt, and some coffee. The taste is pretty much like the aroma, it tastes like ashy/burnt/charred malt, cocoa powder and a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's thin for a stout and has medium/high carbonation. It's an OK brew overall, worth a try once, anyway.

bluejacket74, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of WraythOsu
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

WraythOsu, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out with a beautiful dark-no black body that leaves much to the imagination. The head, tan, thick and bubbly makes you feel safe like a ship in harbor, and the lacing acts like a bookmarker, reminding where you left off after every tasting. The aroma is comprised of roasted malts, chocolate and mild coffee scents. Its medium-bodied leaning more toward the light end of the scale, but does a good job spreading the flavor evenly. The roasted malts and chocolate flavors are the first things you taste, buts that’s about all I got from it, not bad though. Overall this stout is smooth, good tasting and down pretty well, the alcohol is well hidden in this one.

vickersspitfire, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of kerry4porters
3.25/5  rDev -10%

kerry4porters, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -10%

JohnBender, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 3 pack of Gnarly Heads from my local Walgreens that included a nice Gnarly Oak glass. The beer poured a beautiful charcoal black color. Very deep black with a touch of amber. The aroma is of quality cocoa and charred wood, which makes for a very intense sensation. The beer has a perfect amount of head and is very frothy in a good way. The mouth feel is gentle and not overpowering from the contributing tastes and aromas and is a very good beer. This was my first brew from Gnarly Oak and am looking forward to trying the other two from the gift set.

ronniebruner, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of rustyeaton
3.25/5  rDev -10%

rustyeaton, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Lovely85, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Dicers, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Agnarr, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Guitars_and_beer, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of RockinRob925
4/5  rDev +10.8%

RockinRob925, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of HowiPepper
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as part of a three-pack of 22oz. bottles, that contained this beer, their Hazelnut Dark, their Winter Bock, and a nice stout glass, which is what I'm drinking this out of.

A: Pours deep black with a very thin tan head that dissapates quickly.

S: Roasted malt and chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, with espresso and chocolate undertones.

M: Very good mouthfeel, rich and thick. No alcohol detected, and not much carbonation.

O: This is a very good beer. The rich mouthfeel, combined with the roasted malt/espresso/chocolate flavor make this beer a winner in my book.

HowiPepper, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Akrueg7272, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

brandon911, Feb 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Will-I-Am, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

kylehay2004, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

nickfl, Feb 02, 2014
Gnarly Oak Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.