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Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company

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531 Ratings

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Vonerichs, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of WuAnquo1
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

WuAnquo1, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Supergenious, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

adamant1912, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

davidthebruce, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16.2%

GRG1313, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of GRPunk
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

GRPunk, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

oldvines, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +11.7%

sgoro, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of match1112
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pitch black, no head, no lacing.

s: chocolate, roasted malt, molasses.

t: chocolate syrup, but in a bad way.

m: thick, flat and oily with a bad bitter finish.

o: not impressed at all. no dates on bottle and guy at store said they just got it in, so i assumed it was recent.

match1112, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Hoopman, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

nmann08, Dec 09, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bozodogbreath, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Pellinore1, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 23, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

rab53, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.