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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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555 Ratings
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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2002

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3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samtrillo
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical black, opaque, light tan head, quick to fade, minimal lacing.

S - Primarily a combination of roasted malts, a hint of ash and certain savory note of soy.

T - Cocoa may be a part of the brew process. Not too much chocolate in the taste. It is backgrounded by the taste of over-roasted malts, producing an ash element. The soy element is present, but mild. A bit of bitterness in the close.

M - There is a slick element, a bit of drying in the close.

O - Nothing here is terribly surprising for a stout. Ash and soy are not my favorite notes, but there is a chocolate component, and a strong roasted grain, and these are always welcome. The main challenge is that it is not terribly cohesive, and ultimately the balance is not what I'd hope.

Photo of NickThePyro
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not much of a head, quickly fading.

Slight roast, decent aroma of dark cacao.

Strong notes of chocolate and coffee, with a light roast behind. Bit of a cola flavor, with a similarly light and fizzy mouthfeel. Slightly metallic. Fair bit of cardboard and oxidation as it warms.

Not a bad coffee chocolate stout, but it could use a much smoother mouthfeel and some refinement in the traditional stout profile.

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3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
1.48/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours a brown color with tan head. Charred cocoa, charred malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very bitter and off-putting.

Photo of Miles228
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.64/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another dam good stout to drink.

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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +17.8%

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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
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