Winter Stout - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.18/5 rDev +12.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.
A: Opaque black color with two fingers of persistent beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Coniferous hops are potent, almost one-note, with only fine threads of earth and chocolate syrup detectable.
T: Begins off-dry, with assertive and husky roasted malt that is just as dominant in the first act of the flavor as hops were in the smell. A darkly unctuous quality is also present early. Acidity is restrained into the middle, where piney and herbaceous hop flavors begin to rise until an equilibrium with the malt component is reached. Earthy minerality surges last, joining the other flavors already established, as well as a late whiff of freshly-ground coffee, in the moderately bitter finish.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and slightly sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This stout hits a sweet spot with a precision that is almost peerless at times. Considering the fact that it weighs in under 7% abv, the economy of the sensory qualities encountered here are truly remarkable. While the smell is a bit overpowering and not especially to-style when taken alone, it offers an interesting contrast to the flavors that are initially malt-forward. This may be the Krebs/Choc beer that the world has been waiting for.
01-08-2012 21:52:20 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +7%
2012-13 12 oz bottle served in a snifter at about 55F.
A good looking stout with an opaque, brown-tinged, black body topped by a well-proportioned, partially durable, mocha tan head. Lacing blankets the glass with every tip. Traces of sediment in the bottle after the pour.
Aroma: Notably hoppy, with more hop aroma than dark malts. Spicy with a hints of citrus and pepper.
Taste: The hops added a nice spicy tone to the rich dark-roasted malts that dominate the flavor. Hints of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Has a touch of Rogue-ish earthiness and a touch of tartness. Slightly more bitter than sweet.
Feel: Medium+ and "chewy" body with well-chosen, soft, medium carbonation.
O: A fine, hoppy American style stout; very flavorful without being at all challenging to drink.
06-13-2013 02:20:55 | More by chinchill
4.08/5 rDev +9.4%
Poured a deep black, with a nice creamy and long lasting head.
The smell is very roasty and has a big dank juniper hop quality to it.
This is a very hoppy stout, almost bordering on black ipa. Very roasty and smokey with a lot of black charr and a big blast of dark green and juniper hops, has a nice long bitterness with the deep black flavors mixing in with all the hops.
Thhe mothfeel is full and very resiny.
This beer is a bit one dimensional and not at all balanced, but I really like it none the less, a great hoppy stout.
01-05-2012 00:54:35 | More by bashiba
4.16/5 rDev +11.5%
Went to my favorite Beer and Wine shop, Hop City Beer and Wine and got a this offering in a growler. Poured a two finger head, very dark almost black and has very good lacing. The nose begins with a sweet malty yet hoppy aroma. The taste kinda puts me in the mind of a Black IPA as the hops are somewhat prominent, which I like, but then the chocolate malts come through which are in the stout vein. It's a light mouthfee which I would be better in my opinion medium. Overall I'm really enjoying this one and will have again.
01-18-2013 23:39:46 | More by TheSeeker61
4.13/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a big dark tan head, a mix of big and little bubbles.
Very toasty aroma.
Flavor is a a monstrous dry stout bomb. Lots of bitter notes. Lingering dryness. Slight acidic prickle. Definitely some hops in there with some pineyness in the mix. Also maybe a bit of cab sav red wine in the mix.
Very bitter aftertaste.
Overall, this is a great dry stout. Personally though, I would have liked just a little bit more malty sweetness to balance things out.
07-13-2012 22:03:29 | More by jmbranum
4.18/5 rDev +12.1%
Reviewed from notes:
P: Pours pitch black with a half finger of brown head. Decent retention and slight brown lacing.
S: Roasted malts, coffee, and maybe molasses. Spicy hops, oak and smells of being surrounded by Christmas trees.
T: Spicy hops and roasted, nutty malts, woody and slightly sweet. Phenol is coming through but but not overpowering, touch of sting at the finish.
M: Chewy and tingly nice full body.
O: Fantastic for those cold winter months. Warming and full bodied. Will have a place in my fridge every winter.
12-25-2011 22:31:57 | More by Hopswagger
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
A ~ Pours black with a good amount of tan head. Lacing is streaky & really all over the place. Big bubbles of carb that settle down after a minute or two.
S ~ A healthy amount of citrus forward hops that set things off very nicely. Roast notes are close behind but nothing too burnt or over-astringent. Hints of apricots & pine tar. Black currant as things warm up.
T ~ Big, Big hop notes behind notes of burnt wood & coffee grounds. Hopes lending notes of stonefruit, piney resins, & grapefruit. Concentrated flavors here!
M ~ Feel is full and sticky with a medium amount of roast & high amounts of hop bitterness. Slightly ashy/chalky. Carbonation is full. Very resinous.
D ~ This is a great stout for all seasons. Simply well done, I was extremely shocked. Drinks like a low gravity Imperial Stout. Highly recommended.
02-21-2012 21:32:17 | More by chocosushi
3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
Received from thehand (Chris) in the recent NFL BIF. Thanks! Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Founder's tulip.
A: Pours a viscous black color with a very frothy three finger head. Awesome, chalky like lacing remains on the edge of the glass.
N: Man, big roasted malt nose, with a slight bit of piney hop. A good amount of chocolate malt and barley.
T: Very dry character with more of that roasted goodness. Very assertive resin like pine hop character. Bit of charred oak is coming through with some earthy grass notes. Very big and bold flavors, not completely working together, but a nice overall profile.
M: A dry stout, with a chalky mouthfeel. For the amount of flavor, it isn't very lasting. Kind of falls flat on the finish.
D and O: A solid, every day stout. Lots of flavor, and a good broad spectrum of flavor. Happy to have sampled this one, I've had some good beers out of Oklahoma.
02-17-2012 00:54:47 | More by MarcatGSB
2.95/5 rDev -20.9%
Poured into a boulevard tulip, I immediately realize this should have been poured into a snifter or pint glass
A- Dark brown/black body, no light allowed through. Not sure if it is the tulip or the beer but a massive light tan head sits on top of this beer that hangs around forever... 5 minutes and i still have 3 fingers of foam. 10 minutes, i finally can see beer 3
S Cocoa, malt, barley and hops. not to complex but pleasant 3
T I am immediately hit in the face with hops. As my palate recuperates from the immediate hop attack, i start to taste a nice, blend of cocoa, malt, a hint of coffee and bit of molasses. 3
M This is fairly thin and very dry. The carbonation, as indicated by the head is is very present. This definitely has the feel of a dry, irish stout. 2.5
O This beer is ok, not sure if it was intended to be a dry irish stout or a Russian Imperial that the OG was heavily missed on. I would not seek this out but if handed one or if stuck at an okie BMC party and were available, I would definitely take it. 3
01-12-2012 22:40:28 | More by ThirstyHerf
Winter Stout from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.