Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by djeucalyptus:
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
pours a dark brown, building to near-black that glistens with ruby red around the edges. a vigorous pour yields a tepid half-finger cocoa-colored head, and lacing is disappointingly minimal.
aroma of burnt. not sure what, but smells burnt. burnt coffee, cinnamon bark, a hint of cocoa, and some burnt raisins - like the ones that accidentally fall out of the oatmeal-raisin cookies and char to a crunchy crisp on the baking sheet. it smells like those. maybe it's the molasses, but I'm missing the cocoa punch.
taste follows the theme of the evening. a burnt coffee front, with some burnt molasses, finishing with a touch of toasted cocoa. woody and earthy. lacking the real molasses sweetness I was looking for... almost an astringent roasty-saltiness. the lactose takes a back seat, hiding behind the roast and the hop notes. funky. not bad. but funky.
mouth is a bit thin for the style, and certainly too thin to adequately carry the robust dark fruit and char flavors bottled up in here. ample carbonation is almost out of place.
all in all, I had high hopes, and this didn't really come close. not really together like I had hoped. not as full or rich as I wanted. but the flavors are unfortunately there, begging for a thick, rich, luscious mouthfeel that it just kind of falls flat, like a helium balloon a few days past its prime.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2011 05:24:13 | More by djeucalyptus
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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
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.