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Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

514 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | 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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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-15-2013 18:10:04 | More by Agentveba
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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imfrommichigan

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-13-2013 02:29:32 | More by imfrommichigan
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-29-2013 14:35:54 | More by tommy5
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smbslt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-25-2013 02:11:14 | More by smbslt
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-18-2013 19:28:37 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-12-2013 05:43:55 | More by crbnfbr
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cwkash

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 23:14:53 | More by cwkash
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 18:45:16 | More by KolbMarley
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 06:08:34 | More by danthehopslamman
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-08-2013 23:10:57 | More by mpalestino
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SeanInDC

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-08-2013 10:48:16 | More by SeanInDC
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Acuity

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-04-2013 04:56:02 | More by Acuity
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kizzram

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-03-2013 14:36:06 | More by kizzram
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gulogulo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-27-2013 03:11:22 | More by gulogulo
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Rave

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-23-2013 05:29:24 | More by Rave
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-19-2013 02:44:06 | More by Lukass
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2013 14:10:39 | More by beergorrilla
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diehl07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2013 22:45:27 | More by diehl07
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-27-2013 05:29:04 | More by JMS1512
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thomseye

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-26-2013 04:00:44 | More by thomseye
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-23-2013 16:24:08 | More by jaxon53
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-18-2013 21:35:17 | More by JRBecks
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yankhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-07-2013 18:54:07 | More by yankhawk
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
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