Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company
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2.95/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12oz. bottle [dated 20 Dec. 2012 and purchased in MI last month] into a snifter after a bit of warming .
Deep, dark brown coming out of the bottle, but black in the glass. A decent sized head forms but is mostly gone before the first sip. Nice coating on the glass with each tip.
S: Too weak and subtle for style, and a bit metaliic. Hints of milk chocolate, roasted malts, hops and a touch of dark fruit.
Taste: Hop level of an Ameican stout but the roasted malt component is too weak. Alcohol too obvious; These form a messy conglomerate with the cocoa. Even the after-taste doesn't gel.
Feel: Smooth and near creamy; full body, medium-low carbonation, slightly sticky finish.
O: Disappointing. ABV seems much higher, say 10%, it lacks balance, and roasted malts lack prominence, I suspect my rating will be noticably low, but I'm actually being a little geneorus, suspecting this may be a bad bottle; but then again, there's no reason it should be.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 20:29:02 | More by chinchill
3.4/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is lacking, but a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: This smells great! The chocolate and molasses mesh with the roasted barley to make something special. It integrates so well. The lactose then offers a little twang to the mix. The powerful, yet supple roast is balanced by malty sweetness with caramel and even a touch of dark fruits.
3.25 T: Unfortunately the nose is much deeper and better integrated than the taste. Still, it's good, just not great. Moderate to heavy roastiness enhances the hop bitteness. The sweetness doesn't quite balance it out. The chocolate, molasses, lactose combo seems out of balance with the roast. Somewhat of an ashy taste on finish. Herbal and citrusy hops.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. It's creamy, but in a not creamy way. It's hard to explain why I'm not a huge fan of this mouthfeel.
3.25 D: The nose got me interested, but unfortunately this beer falls just north of average.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2013 03:28:01 | More by DavoleBomb
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.