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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into my new belgium tulip glass, dark tan colored head tops the brew, black/dark brown body coloring. Head dissipates quickly leaving thick lacing and retains a thin topper film for a while.

The scent is a sweet chocolate and suprising berry smell accompanied by a hint of dark roasted malt.

The flavor is pretty well balanced, I get the sweeter milk chocolate like flavor in the beginning with a slight blueberry flavor. The aftertaste is all roasted malt, like a creamy coffee flavor with slightly burnt tinges. Not bad at all, it combines two great flavors quite well although I was thinking chocolate would be more prominent due to the name.

The mouthfeel is pretty solid, not too thin and not too thick it keeps you wanting more and doesn't leave your palate saturated like many bigger imperial stouts would.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 05:04:47 | More by dwilson01
More User Reviews:
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FederalOC

Washington

2.71/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

No head whatsoever. Very little carbonation. No bottling date so not sure how old it is. I drank this the day i bought it.
I had higher expectations from a microbrew. Although ive never had a beer from Bison brewery i cannot imagine a microbrew wanting to put their name on a beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 01:08:03 | More by FederalOC
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a midnight black with a deep tan head that disappears almost instantly.

S: Weak smell of dark chocolate and coffee.

T: Thin, watery flavor of old coffee. I don't get much in the way of chocolate here. Leaves a sour, coffee-grainy taste.

M: Very little carbonation or body.

O: Weak, thin and sour is all I can say.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 01:20:52 | More by John_Beeryman
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13wrbwrx


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-23-2014 20:29:16 | More by 13wrbwrx
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adamcobrien

Florida

3/5  rDev -14%

07-21-2014 14:54:21 | More by adamcobrien
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

07-16-2014 13:10:18 | More by BuckTuckian
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Ibedanny


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-13-2014 01:57:42 | More by Ibedanny
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myouman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-11-2014 23:58:48 | More by myouman
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sammyg832

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-08-2014 13:48:42 | More by sammyg832
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-06-2014 16:55:05 | More by Crimsontider22
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2014 15:34:35 | More by sonnydeezy
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-04-2014 04:05:30 | More by ThaHealer
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-13-2014 21:45:06 | More by wrightst
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mancallede

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14%

06-10-2014 13:17:19 | More by mancallede
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2014 05:55:45 | More by KevMo84
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I believe I purchased this from Total Wine in McLean VA.

A really top shelf stout in appearance with a really thick, tall and creamy tan head. Retention fell off a little so that docked it a little from being a 5.

For the smell I'm picking up more coffee and burnt scents than chocolate. I'd prefer chocolate and sweet scents myself.

Taste - Well now I'm a little disappointed. Its a very thin beer, burnt flavors like the nose and a touch hoppy in the finish. I really am not tasting much chocolate at all here or anything sweet for that matter. Somewhat easy to drink though due to the watery nature of this beer.

The mouthfeel is very thin and watery. Not very thick or heavy for a stout at all.

Overall I really don't recommend this beer as aquality crafted example of the style at all. I would drink it if offered again as its not offensive in any way, but just is really lacking in many areas.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 01:23:20 | More by bubseymour
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

05-17-2014 03:55:23 | More by ZachT
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hopmandu

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-13-2014 17:44:00 | More by hopmandu
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2014 03:16:00 | More by Georgiabeer
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Spiderpig

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14%

05-02-2014 01:57:35 | More by Spiderpig
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-25-2014 15:33:51 | More by atrocity
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-24-2014 03:24:18 | More by robertjskelton
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-22-2014 19:25:56 | More by Seattle_Suds
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mudboneINla

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2014 01:40:37 | More by mudboneINla
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TastyBeerConsumer

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-28-2014 01:19:00 | More by TastyBeerConsumer
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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
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