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Winter Stout - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Winter StoutWinter Stout

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 11-01-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Texasfan549, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Probably their best bottled beer. Pours black as night with a somewhat slight, though creamy, head. Creamy and light roasty notes in the nose with slight coffee and chocolate notes. More of the same in the taste, but with a nice smack of bitterness followed by the roasty and then creamy notes. Some nice dark chocolate throughout, but the overall impression is of something soft and creamy with a background of bitterness and chocolate- think of a pretty good cup of coffee- but with a lot of cream. That makes the whole package a little simpler than it might be, but it's still a pleasant beer and a change of pace.

Georgiabeer, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

chinchill, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks mom!! She Went on a business trip and she brought back a ton of beer for me and my wife.

A very dark brown but ot the blackest thing I've seen. Very nice one if ger head after vigorous pour. Beautiful lacing. Great looking.

S bitter chocolate, light sweetness, tiny coffee, dark malt

T very light beginning of sweet chocolate, the middle is a soft bitter hops and chocolate and the end is an earthy bitter chocolate and ever so light coffee.

M soft, sweet, smooth, lit carbonation.

O this is an excellent beer if it is an easy to find one. Good for a daily drinker. Don't know if it is super limited or expensive since it was a gift.

Lare453, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

thegerm87, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of bashiba
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

bashiba, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

OldTime, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

khargro2, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish/brown head on top of motor oil black body.

S - Roasted espresso, pine and dried grapefruit rind, cocoa,

T - Follows the nose with fresh roasted espresso, roasted malts, green pine needles, cocoa. Citrus hops blast in on the finish to create a very fresh and clean bitterness.

M - Medium body with moderate tight carbonation.

Very focused flavors. The espresso flavor really stands out as fresh and high end tasting. The citrus and cocoa play off each other very well. The end result is a fantastic stout. Just did a blind taste test with this and 2 other very good stouts.

StaveHooks, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

FUwolfpacker, May 10, 2013
Photo of bump8628
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice surprise to find this already on the shelf for Halloween consumption. Tar black with mocha colored foam that starts creamy but fades to a thin cap. It's a blast of roasted malt and fairly aggressive hopping that I wasn't expecting from Choc. Char, strong espresso, and bitter cocoa fight it out with the Citra and Centennial dry hopping for supremacy. Neither win, but the effect is something like chocolate covered grapefruit. Bitterness hits just about perfect - assertive but not detrimental to drinkability. Bit of astringency on the finish, but the slight warming sensation really makes this a nice winter drinker. The only real flaw seems to be the lack of mouthfeel and creaminess that would take it from damned good to out of sight. An upgrade from Baltic Porter to say the least, Choc really let loose with this one and I can see myself buying multiple six packs in the coming months.

bump8628, Nov 01, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

beagle75, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Beertracker, Nov 30, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

TheBishopco, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

memphischas, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Amp, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ColSanders123, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cfh64, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Bosoxfan20, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Hopswagger, Dec 25, 2011
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Winter Stout from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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