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Arcadia Cocoa Loco - Arcadia Brewing Company

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526 Ratings

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

marcb105, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of einman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

einman, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an almost pitch black color with tiny of tan colored head. The heads fades almost instantly leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sweet cocoa and milk chocolate smell. Along with these aromas are some notes of roasted malt as well as notes of cream, vanilla, and caramel mixed within. Overall quite chocolaty and delicious.

Taste – The taste begins of a semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor mixed with a cocoa powder taste. As the flavor moves forward, more sweet chocolate comes to the tongue with it being joined by vanilla and caramel flavors as well. A milkier like flavor grows in the taste with some hints of darker fruits as well. The darker fruits are mainly of a raisin and plum giving a nice balance to the chocolate flavors of the brew. In the end, with a light earthy flavor also coming to the tongue, and with the big dose of sweet chocolate and the lighter darker fruits flavors of the brew, one is left with a pleasant fruit chocolate bar flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the chocolaty flavors of the brew although a bit thicker of a body would have likely been more appropriate for the style. Overall the mouthfeel is rather decent.

Overall – A rather tasty chocolaty brew with some nice big flavors. Sweet and delicious!

Darkmagus82, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Doublicious
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Doublicious, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

xbrettfavrex, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Josbor11
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

JustinWhipple, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

RyanCFriedrich, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MacStinson, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ryanpj, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of dorianmarley
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

Appearance is very dark brown with a short, tan head and some light lacing.

Nose has plenty of lactose--sweat cream. It also has chicory, black licorice, a fruity dark chocolate, and almond.

Taste has alcohol up front that fades. It is buttery, with almond milk, Hershey's chocolate, and bitter dried cherry.

Mouthfeel is dry and smooth. with light carbonation. Very pleasing, soft and creamy finish with a light, butter slickness.

This is a well-made beer. The mouthfeel alone makes it worth a try.

dorianmarley, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bigfnjoe, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Segelstrom
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

poured onto a 16 oz tumbler - only slight head with virtually little retension. mild aroma with a decent first taste but a rather musty aftertaste. Not as heavy or as flavorful as you would expect a full body stout to be. weak on flavor. does;t compare w/ most stouts on the market today - will not buy again.

Segelstrom, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Cubsfan1087, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

michaelfcasey, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TCTrout, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

xnicknj, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

miffsudd, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of MadCat
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black color with a short tan head and some lacing

Smell: Chocolate, and some strange booze scent

Taste: Chocolate up front, then some carob and toffee. The unusual boozy flavor shows up on the finish. Some dark fruits in there as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but not as chocolatey as the name would imply. Also I don't notice much sweetness in spite of the lactose. For what would seem like a similar brew to Moo Hoo, I'm a bit disappointed. If the weird boozy flavor wasn't there, I would like this better in spite of the low amounts of chocolate.

MadCat, Dec 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

jroberts8811, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

chooch5, Dec 27, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/26/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, light coffee, light anise, light cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/molasses notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, light coffee, light cream, light anise, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, raisin, light anise, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of bready/roasted malt and cocoa/molasses flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid stout. Solid robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and cocoa/molasses flavors; and very smooth to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Stu_Grimson, Dec 15, 2013
Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.