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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic Chocolate StoutBison Organic Chocolate Stout

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79
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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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".

Photo of Arborescence
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of DuckDodgers
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mountdew1
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Color was a nice dark brown that was pretty much completely opaque. Very thin head that left lacings. Aroma was definitely of cocoa. Slightly sweet, with a bit of dark cocoa hints. Flavor alternated between espresso and cocoa. Nicely well balanced. Coated the mouth well, but was a bit over carbonated. Overall a very solid beer for the price. And being organic never hurts.

Photo of Jaldama
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Reeba
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Pexkool
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a thick chocolate colored head that leaves a thin lace that stays while you drink your beer. The color is jet black, as you would expect from a good stout, except for the bottom of the glass that shows a dark brown color thanks to the little light that manages to come across the liquid.

S - Delicious dark chocolate scent, like smelling a chocolate bar right out of the wrapping.

T - The first thing you notice is the cocoa, then the hops hit you along with a faint taste of yeast, semi-sweet chocolate and ends with some more cocoa. This brew is all about the chocolate.

M - Unfortunately, this beer is not as smooth as you would think it is. It's a little watery, but smooth nonetheless. The hops and cocoa makes for a very good combination that leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a great choice for a chocolate stout! The only con I found is the mouthfeel, everything else is excellent. Would definitely buy it again and recommend it.

Photo of Kevlee722
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BillHilly
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of RS3Sport
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TATURBO for bring this back from a recent trip to the west coast!

Appearance: dark black bodied beer with a easily 2 fingers of light tan colored head. It looks just like the head on a rootbeer float.

Smell: Cocoa and lite roasty notes. Smells a little bit grainy also.

Taste: Nothing mind blowing here. Little cocoa and little roast just like the nose. Mild cocoa, molasses, and hints of nuttiness(like a brown ale) in the aftertaste that pleasantly linger for a little while. Thats about it. A really simple stout that tastes good.

Mouthfeel: Its farly thin. Light boided beer with moderate carbonation. Its a smooth and drinkable session stout that you can crush a bomber of by yourself without regretting it in the morning. The carbonation has a small prickle of eppervescence to it that seems to enhance the cocoa notes in this beer. Wish this beer was a bit thicker and creamier; it would be a game changer/huge improvement.

Overall: Nothing mind blowing here. I think that this beers niche would be an excellant beer to introduce someone to a stout as a new beer style they have not tried yet. But, here the bottom line... $4 for a bomber! Awesome price point for a soild craft beer offering. I would buy this on a regular basis if I had it readily available to me.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - black in color, with about half a finger's worth of tan-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - very coffee-like and roasted in the aroma's quality. Grains definitely are of the roasted barley and chocolate type.

Taste - much like the smell. The roasted coffee taste is definitely prevelant, but it's not overwhelming. It mellows out in the finish, and isn't too washed out or away in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a bit on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Not terribly interesting or thought-provoking, but still good-tasting.

Photo of zillo043068
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MattchewAviva
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dsauter
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tonib2055
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours beautiful and dark with moderate light head.

S - smell is fabulous - coffee and chocolate

T - taste of chocolate and coffee is overcome by the roast of the malt. It is smokey in a not so great way.

M - The first thing that my tongue felt was the carbonation. For a stout this felt over carbonated without any creamy or smooth quality.

O - despite the mouthfeel and taste that was different from what I expected, I really enjoy this beer. I am looking forward to trying out of the bottle.

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of piconaut
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color with some amber hues. A one finger, creamy khaki colored head sits on top. Leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S: Roasted and bitter chocolatey goodness is the backbone of the aroma. Hints of toffee and sweet caramel round it out.

T: The taste is a tad different than the nose with more roasted malts, while the other flavors of chocolate, toffee, and coffee are a bit subdued.

M: It has a light body for a stout, but is adequately carbonated and has a smooth feel.

O: Not a bad, just a bit above an average stout. The body needs some work, but other aspects are solid.

Photo of jmbraxton
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.