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Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

532 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: schusterbauer on 02-23-2007)
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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Photo of jc911s
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, smooth and refreshing. Great head, excellent pour. Great taste, rich chocolate notes, not overly sweet. No aftertaste. Very cold mug insures solid taste for the whole bottle. My favorite brew with dinner, and my favorite hang out brew. All my buddies love the beer, and I love to give it as a gift to beer drinkers who want to try a
New beer.

jc911s, May 12, 2013
Photo of dfillius
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of brown head which quickly fizzles away to a ring. Deep dark brown clear liquid. More head please.

S: Molasses, milk chocolate, slight berry, milk

T: Nothing jumps out at the beginning, but all works together well. Some tang, some bitter, some alcohol. Bittersweet molasses and lacto finish. Delicious.

M: Smooth, slightly bitter, pleasantly warming. Satiny

D: Very nice. I'd order another and buy again!

dfillius, May 30, 2011
Photo of sonicdescent
4.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark black with a thin but resilient tan head. Looks thick.

Smells great, the molasses and roasted malt really stand out here with hints of the chocolate and cream.

Taste reminds me of a favorite of mine, the FFF Moloko. Coffee, Toffee, Molasses, and sweet cream with a very slight bitter chocolate finish. Very nice.

Mouth is thin/med and carbonation is low/med. Maybe would have preferred a little more heft, but this is not an impy after all.

Finally a good regular stout that I can get pretty easily!

sonicdescent, Jan 31, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Quik4life3, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cocoa Loco pours a black color, with a darker tan head. There is a nice chocolate smell. The taste is creamy, its malty, but has a nice blend of chocolate that doesn't overpower; there is almost like a chocolate milk flavor. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, no problem having a few of these. Overall a very nice stout, the chocolate doesn't over power, mixes very well.

vette2006c5r, Jan 07, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is just downright a delicious beer.

A: Dark chocolate black with a small medium brown head which recedes to a nice, sticky lacing. Very nice legging.

S: Chocolate, cocoa and coffee

T: Smooth chocolate, cocoa, coffee and a very slight roasted, bittersweet finish. The flavors are very well balanced and compliment one another perfectly. Leaves a delicious chocolate aftertaste on the tongue.

M: Velvety and milky, light to medium carbonation.

D: As thick as the chocolates are in this beer, it is incredibly refreshing and goes down quite easy, the flavors leave the mouth wanting more.

I will be indulging in this one on a regular basis!

cindiwindi1025, Nov 03, 2008
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4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small foamy tan head that dissipates down to only a near covering. Head should be more prominent for this style

S: Strong amounts of chocolate with less predominate coffee/espresso flavors. The roasted grain seems to be covered pretty well by the large amounts of lactose. There is a nice amount of bitterness from the cocoa nibs.

T: It has a very smooth draw from the lactose and chocolate; There seems to be a perfect balance between the two. With the addition of all these sweet ingredients they come out very mellow and mild in the end. It finished off with a spicy bitterness.

M: Full-bodied in the mouth, but goes down fairly light-medium. Carbonation is a little underdone, especially for this style.

O: Very smooth and tasty beer. It seems to fit more into the the Sweet Stout (13B) category than the American Stout category. A little more carbonation would bring this into the next level of greatness.

codsmith, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of mhewes
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice black with a thick creamy tan head that leaves some spotty lacing behind

S : Chocolate, roasted malt, and molasses

T : Roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, dark fruit, and molasses. A nice chocolate bitterness on the finish.

M : Creamy, smooth, good carbonation

D : Real easy to drink, one I would love to have again. It would probably go really well with a good cheesecake.

mhewes, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of generallee
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt 6oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date and the label lists the abv at 7%.

Appearance: It has a very dark brown colored body with a lighter brown colored head on top. The head is thick and very slowly fades to thin cap which hangs on till the end and make for some slick lace on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has loads of roasted dark malts that fills the nose with notes of dark chocolate and just hint of the hops.

Taste/Palate: It has big roasted dark malt sweetness with notes of dark chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, dark caramel and molasses. Hop flavor comes out in the finish and adds some modest bitterness for balance. Its palate quite firm and has a smooth creamy texture with lively carbonation.

Notes: This beer has a nice mingling of favor notes, firm palate and a very drinkable 7%abv. What is not to like?

generallee, May 12, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of a 22 oz bottle...

Pours a big, thick light brown head that is so creamy it looks like pudding. So dark brown that it is practically black.

The smell is bitter chocolate oils. The alcohol is apparent in the aroma. Mocha bitterness and some sweetness. Some Kahlua-like oily chocolate, but without any hint of licorice. Bready and nutty.

Bitter burnt mocha malt. Really dark. Leaves a really nice, nutty hazelnut aftertaste. Combination of burnt and nutty flavors. Chocolate and breakfast blend coffee. Wonderfully dry and bitter.

The feel is dry but oily and slick. Thick and tremendous. It's a heavy and really outstanding chocolate stout. Sweet, dry, bitter, nutty and everything in between. Excellent.

williamherbert, Jun 20, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle to a pint glass, Woa, this is one dark brew. Look just like black espresso. The carbonation is good pushing up a nice brown head about 2 thumbs, and leaving some lace.

The smell is of coffee faintly and not much else.

The taste is very good, this is the porter I go for. Dark roast coffee flavor with notes of chocolate and a slight burn toast crust.

The mouthfeel is good. Nice Porter-like, better then medium body. the carbonation is good as well.

The drinkability is better as it warms, Yup I like this brew. Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Nov 06, 2007
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4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage:2006

Poured into my sam. adams glass.

A-Loud crack when opened! HUGE caramel colored head that takes up 3/4 the glass (and it wasn't because of the pour) Dark dark brown with the tinyest bit of light coming through on the edges.

S- I opened this outside and the wind carried all of the smells to my nose and there were many! Cherries, molasis, chocolate, dark plum, some coffee presence, and raisins.

T- Chocolate, black cherry, molasis, medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation and alcohol well hidden. All the flavors aree very well balanced.

D- Very drinkable! Very tasty! I didn't even know this was a vintage 2006 till I got home. I would like to try one fresh and record the difference (if any). I enjoyed this beer very much and do recommend it.

dankbrew21, Jul 08, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark,dark brown with a smallish, light brown head that dissipated somewhat quickly. Would've liked a little more head.

S: Nice chocolate and molasses tones, especially as the beer warmed up a little.

T: Well balanced with definite chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The molasses flavor was subtle, and considering the label says it was brewed with molasses, it would've nice to have this flavor to be a bit more overt. Overall, however, the flavor was very nice. The beer finishes slightly bitter with sweet malt overtones. Lovely.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. I would have liked a bit more body, but for a beer of this style, it wasn't bad. Again, it improved as it warmed up (I probably had it too cold).

D: Very drinkable. Not the best stout I've had, but overall it was very enjoyable. I would definitely drink again!

MrBluto, Oct 02, 2012
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Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.