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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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79
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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bison Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2002)
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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out black with some light on the sides that can get through when put up against my lamp. Head is a nice brown, but does not last.

Smell. Small amount of burnt aromas with some chocolate to it. I get a strong bitterness that sticks out, in which its like a cascade hop smell, but with a little smoke to it. interesting.

Taste. The chocolate really tastes smokey to me initially. flavor is certainly on the more bitter side and quite drying. The cocoa really sticks out as the dominant flavor, but does not take over completely as there is a good amount of burnt and coal like flavors too. As it warms, the flavor begins to tart a little to me, and the body thins out a little making it feel a little oily. Aftertaste continues with the smokey flavors and remains bitter. after a bit of not drinking it tastes like i just took a drag of a cigarette.

Mouthfeel. Body is medium, but a little light i think for the style as it never has a heaviness to it, and after it warms i get that thinning oil texture to it. carbonation is at a good level.

Overall, an interesting beer. It's one i would not want to have more than a bottle at a time. but the flavors in it gives it a little uniqueness, however, I think it falls in the cracks of other beers for not standing out with good enough flavors, as I am now wishing this was a mackeson xxx or a rogue chocolate stout- too close to beers i like more and makes we wish i had that one instead. But still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 02:26:28 | More by acrawf6
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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
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