Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +7%
12oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass.
A: Pours deep dark brown, not totally black. Nice light tan head. Lacing bits on the glass frame. Bottle conditioned?
S: Coffee and chocolate and dark roasted malt. It smells of sweet chocolate and I think that milk sugar comes through a bit.
T: Lots of coffee and sweet milk chocolate. The sip is actually really pleasing compared to others stouts that I had this night. The alcohol isn't there at all, and at 7% it isn't that much anyway. It's a nice coffee milk stout. Smooth.
M: Full bodied, but very silky smooth.
O: I thought this was a fairly good representation of the style. It is on the sweeter side though.
02-02-2012 14:47:44 | More by inlimbo77
2.95/5 rDev -17.6%
Poured into a SA perfect pint.
Pours pretty solid black with some reddish edging. There is less than an inch of tan head that sits briefly. A bit of quick dissipating lace.
The nose has a good amount of milk chocolate and lactose sugars. There is a sweet scent going on with a grainy scent behind it. Meh.
The taste is malty and has that bittersweet cocoa taste bit not in a rich and satisfying way. It tastes artificial and strange. The roasry malts kinda make up for it but not really.
The mouthfeel is too thin and holds like a light lager. This killed it for me.
Overall, not diggin' this brew. Tastes like an adjunct with artificial ou iy chocolate flavors. Drinkable and bearable, but certainly not worth the 11-12 dollar price tag. Pass
chocolate flavoring in it.
01-15-2012 03:46:26 | More by ChugginOil
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
A: Dark brown/black with one-finger, tan head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.
S: Milk chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Hint of alcohol.
T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate and really dark fruit. Has sort of an aged quality to it at first. Some alcoholic taste. Mostly roasted coffee in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Slightly dry and alcoholic.
O: The taste had wonderful depth to it , but this beer wasn't much to look at and the mouthfeel was a bit of a disappointment. Overall, I would call it a tie between this and Young's.
01-10-2012 04:25:11 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.58/5 rDev 0%
Dark brown color with some reddish hue around the edges when held up to the light. The head was dense and hung on for a while.
Coffee is the dominating smell, not chocolate. In fact, for a name like cocoa loco the chocolate is subdued in the scent. There's a charred smell in it, too.
Wow, the cocoa taste is overpowered by the char and coffee. There's a slight molasses presence, but the name is completely misleading. There's an off-putting cardboard aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is moderate. It leaves my palate dry.
It's a good stout, but there's much better out there on a regular basis. I bought this looking for something sweet and chocolatey and that's not what I got at all.
01-09-2012 02:18:12 | More by Vonerichs
4.47/5 rDev +24.9%
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.
01-07-2012 03:15:48 | More by vette2006c5r
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
Bottle poured into a Young's nonic.
A- A 2-finger, dense, tan-brown head formed with a bit of a sloppy pour. The dark brown body nears black through the middle. Wonderful, sticky rings are left behind as the head settles into a half-finger throughout the sample.
S- I was met with a rush of chocolate milk at first. Hints of medium roast coffee. A little molasses, as noted on the label peeks through. Light, vanilla accents.
T- the chocolate flavor is of a darker! More bitter quality than the aroma would suggest. Subtle coffee notes. Lighter notes of maple syrup and vanilla, lighter still. Gets a little roast toward the end. Sweet start comes to a clean, dry finish. Very rich and complex.
M- So rich and creamy. Light carbonation, which I prefer in the style. Lightest, alcohol warmth.
O- Stradles the line between a traditional Americn stout and a double stout at 7% ABV. Kind of the best of both worlds, a nice sipper that doesn't knock you over. A lot going on with the chocolate, lactose, and molasses additions. Fortunately they compliment one another and nothing gets lost.
01-02-2012 01:46:04 | More by GRPunk
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.