Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark brown with some clarity around the edges. A brown head forms less than one finger high and dwindles to a layer of foam, albeit thick foam, leaving a moderate amount of thin lacing inside my glass.
There's quite a bit of a smoked malts note in the aroma, with bitter espresso and grains. There's a touch of something sour just detectable that mars an otherwise pleasant aroma. Hints of chocolate lie just underneath.
Chocolate isn't so much king in this one, though a cocoa powder flavor is present. A nice, strong malt with smoke and espresso make up most of the flavor, but this one gets a little too tart, and a sort of acidic flavor pulls through too strongly.
The mouthfeel is pretty full and starts off with some crispness, but doesn't get quite as smooth as I'd like and finishes a touch thinner than a stout should.
This is a decent beer considering, but there's too much tartness that prevails all the way through and it's a bit light in stout character. I'd still try it again.

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Initially chocolate aroma. The taste is a mediocre stout with some chocolate that gets drier and bitter (not from hops). Not very drinkable, though quaffable. Black with some white head. average mouthfeel, and average beer.Not sweet is the best part, but also not that well balanced, chocolate "sells".

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Pours like a typical stout. The smell is really weird. It doesn't have too much of a roasted smell, but more of a higher roasted burnt astringent malt. The taste has a god amount of chocolate though it really went well with my rice krispy treats I was eating. Not too highly roasted in the taste but enough to be "stouty." Overall not a bad chocolate beer. If it were a bit more pleasant smelling then it would round out the experience more.

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A- Dark brown with a small light brown head

S- Sweet chocolate and some coffee bitterness

T- Sweet chocolate again, and some roasted coffee, it really follows the nose

M- Medium bodied, good carb, smooth

D- On the sweeter side of the balance and that's not really to my taste but it's certainly not a bad brew

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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.