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Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

517 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 517
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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Rostie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-21-2012 16:41:40 | More by Rostie
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-21-2012 02:53:46 | More by barnzy78
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-15-2012 04:15:01 | More by rprinz22
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ChugginOil

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 03:46:26 | More by ChugginOil
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2012 23:31:23 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-10-2012 04:26:34 | More by jstewart1130
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 04:25:11 | More by SolipsismalCat
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:18:12 | More by Vonerichs
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-08-2012 22:30:33 | More by imperialking
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-07-2012 18:22:49 | More by WuAnquo1
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-07-2012 07:59:42 | More by Supergenious
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:15:48 | More by vette2006c5r
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-04-2012 02:37:02 | More by adamant1912
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davidthebruce

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-04-2012 01:04:53 | More by davidthebruce
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-02-2012 19:48:56 | More by GRG1313
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:46:04 | More by GRPunk
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-31-2011 18:40:52 | More by oldvines
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2011 19:48:08 | More by sgoro
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 21:13:10 | More by TCgoalie
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match1112

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:10:25 | More by match1112
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Hoopman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2011 02:15:54 | More by Hoopman
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2011 01:36:08 | More by TasteTester
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-09-2011 23:51:10 | More by nmann08
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-08-2011 22:53:48 | More by JohneHoodlum
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-03-2011 04:43:46 | More by bozodogbreath
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.