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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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79
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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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Photo of tekn0ph1sh
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A finger and half of tan head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of chocolate.
The taste is a robust roasted malt with the chocolate balancing but not surpassing the malt. great balance.
Slick texture with moderate carbonation and medium to heavy body.
A solid stout.

Photo of JacketIPA
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Murrhey
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a pint glass at The Green Dragon in SE Portland. Reviewed from notes.

A- One-finger thick mocha head. Thick fluffy lacing. Black, smooth body.

S- Smells like baker's chocolate, smooth and toasty malts. Some toffee and sweet scents.

T- Light flavor in the first third, then rich smoky malts in the second. Finishes clean. Pretty tasty.

M- Overcarbonated, light bodied and wet. Not great.

O- Looks great, but the mouthfeel is totally wrong.

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours near black with brown edging. The head is about a finger thick, light cocoa colored, and shows fair retention. Very little, if any, lacing.

Smell - Predominant bittersweet dark cocoa aroma. Notes of earth. Hints of caramel.

Taste - More earthy than chocolate. Dirt. Lightly touches on caramel. Finishes with mild earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Almost watery. Weak carbonation. Slight tingle on the lips.

Overall - Stout? Hardly. Chocolate? Barely. This is a poor beer, even weaker as a stout, and a shame to be called a chocolate stout. I've had this beer a few times in the past. This will be my final time.

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with a little bit of light let through when held up to a light source. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. An attractive stout.

Smell: very nice chocolatey aroma without any harsh undertones. As smooth and creamy as a smell might be considered to be; I like it.

Taste: chocolate, roastiness and a hint of coffee are present in the flavor. A little bit less chocolate and a little bit more roasty harshness than the aroma, but still a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a very satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this is a basic but tasty and overall quite satisfying and drinkable stout. I'd definitely have this again.

Photo of HavasuDG
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mixed_master7
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of camelgar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Dave1999
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pitch black with a tiny off white head.

The smell is coffee, not much else.

The taste is coffee slightly watery.

The mouthfeel pretty light with medium carbonation.

Overall I'm not impressed at all, very bland and watery. If yhe flavours were stronger this would be so much better.I'm regretting buying 6 of these.

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of casapy
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Durge
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this bottle sitting around for quite some time so time to give it a try. The color is pretty much solid black. The light brown head is near two fingers high and leaves generous lacing. The nose includes a very nice, deep nutty malt with milk chocolate sweetness. I get some sweet herbal hop and light charcoal-coffee. Very nice by my senses. The first taste brings a fairly tart citrus-grass bite quickly followed by decided charcoal and subtle chocolate. This is medium bodied with a pretty aqueous feel with a chalky edge. It has modest, but adequate carbonation. The flavor leans a little too close to ash tray at times but generally is fine and provides a somewhat bitter malt brew with a chocolate kiss. Not overly sweet, reasonably drinkable if you enjoy the style. Definitely worth trying.

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of pagardner
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mwar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of cackalacky
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SCZ
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Achilles811
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of TheUpside
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ckollias
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle beer out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a black 1-finger tan head that ends in a wispy lace with no trail.

S: Chocolate, coffee and toasted malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell sweet, chocolate, coffee, and malt flavor that finishes dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent stout – slightly astringent buy overall very good.

Photo of sendbeer
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.