Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
3.95/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On Tap at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia. 7/7/07
OK so this was the last beer/review of the day. Yes it had been a long day of drinking but with another experienced drinker we had been pacing well. My palate is not yet destroyed and is capable of one more review. To our surprise Cocoa Loco is on Tap. A beer Aaron had to trade for. With much anticipation we order this nightcap before hitting the road to catch a train. It is good but not quite all I hoped. Was my palate more gone than I thought? I don't think so; the beer simply did not quite deliver the fireworks. Don't get me wrong it is a good roasty beer; but not quite "Crazy Chocolate."
Appearance: Completely opaque black, with a light brown sudsy head and a few spots of lace.
Smell: It didn't quite deliver the wallop I was expecting from this "double" Stout. It was more like an American Stout, IMO. The problem here is all expectations and I realize that because everything else aside it is a pleasant reserved aroma of dark burnt malt roasty bitter chocolate and coffee with cream.
Taste: It has a burnt coffee espresso flavor with a touch of chocolate and cream with a very subtle molasses note but it doesn't get very sweet before the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: I would consider the body big if comparing it to Irish dry stouts but in the tough competition among great American Double Stouts it doesnt quite come off as big. It is however smooth and dry.
Drinkability: If this were sold as an Irish Dry Stout with coffee and cream, I'd be all over it. (of course I know that doesn't fit exactly either because the ABV is just a little high) but my point is there is not much Cocoa for a beer with the name. It is easy drinking. It is lighter in body and weight than many beers in this style so for that I give it props. My main objection in the name but maybe that is not fair either. Regardless, it is certainly worth trying. I will give it another shot.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2007 01:47:25 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
3.31/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Black in color,but some light does manage to peek through. A fingernail thin layer of khaki colored head is present and doesn't cover quite the entire top. Light notes of chocolate are all I get with the aroma. I get predominately sweet chocolate and a light,neutral hoppiness in the front of the palate. The mouth is a bit sticky and viscous. Somehow the chocolate and the hoppiness comes off a bit cloying. Sweet and slightly bitter is odd.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 22:59:23 | More by Franziskaner
3.23/5 rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Dark brown/tan, Not much of a head and minimal lacing.
Smell - Chocolate, roasty malts, cocoa, molasses, vanilla. Some milk notes along with some caramel.
Taste - Starts out with a cocoa, some malts and lactose milk. Kind of odd milky flavor along with molasses. Some raisin and a little cherry show up. Not overly chocolate flavored, and has a bite of alcohol warmth at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Malts and lactose milk coat the tongue. Palate gets more malts, some cocoa and sugars, along with some alcohol. Aftertaste is milky and weak malts.
Overall - Boring, weak flavored and lacking chocolate. If it wasn't for the molasses this would be one bland beer. Nothing id want to drink again.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 21:09:55 | More by wvsabbath
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.