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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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511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-30-2012 22:57:16 | More by Leonardo
Photo of Shasty

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-30-2012 05:49:46 | More by Shasty
Photo of Danny1217


3.66/5  rDev +5.2%

Dark, almost black with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smells of dark chocolate. Nice and roasty. Taste is bitter dark chocolate up front. Very roasty, like the smell. A bit of bitter hop taste as well. Good balance. Medium body and carbonation.

A pretty tasty stout that seems to always be in stock at the local Whole Foods, making it a good option for when I'm in the stout mood.

07-25-2012 05:41:53 | More by Danny1217
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

07-23-2012 20:53:39 | More by jriggins6
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-22-2012 19:20:57 | More by Rando23
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-15-2012 13:20:56 | More by fatbatcat
Photo of yonnie


4/5  rDev +14.9%

A - Poured into mug. Opaque dark dark brown, almost black in color. A finger of light brown head on top.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet malt.

T - Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet cream, marshmallow, malt.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated, slick and smooth.

O - This is a delicious treat of a beer. It almost qualifies as a dessert to me with its rich chocolatey tones and hints of caramel and even burnt marshmallow.

07-14-2012 02:15:18 | More by yonnie
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-12-2012 00:46:13 | More by EigenBeer
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

07-09-2012 20:57:35 | More by craigreno
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-09-2012 03:22:35 | More by StroppyMare
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some slight coffee aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and some cocoa nibs. There is a mild roasty bitterness and a slightly acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout with some nice roasty and cocoa aromas and flavors.

07-05-2012 01:29:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

06-27-2012 05:11:15 | More by jockpowerviolence1
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-24-2012 12:24:04 | More by Malverson
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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".

06-17-2012 05:09:13 | More by Sammy
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-15-2012 04:41:21 | More by Arborescence
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-11-2012 13:06:37 | More by DuckDodgers
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-10-2012 16:43:08 | More by olbubba
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

06-07-2012 04:06:03 | More by mountdew1
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-01-2012 18:22:58 | More by Jaldama
Photo of Reeba

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-29-2012 01:05:31 | More by Reeba
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4.3/5  rDev +23.6%

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.

05-28-2012 02:33:37 | More by Pexkool
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-27-2012 05:31:54 | More by Kevlee722
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-20-2012 00:42:00 | More by BillHilly
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-19-2012 08:25:35 | More by RS3Sport
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

05-16-2012 06:39:32 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.