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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout - Bison Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Shillelagh3, Aug 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

S_Weinstein95, Aug 01, 2014
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2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

No head whatsoever. Very little carbonation. No bottling date so not sure how old it is. I drank this the day i bought it.
I had higher expectations from a microbrew. Although ive never had a beer from Bison brewery i cannot imagine a microbrew wanting to put their name on a beer like this.

FederalOC, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a midnight black with a deep tan head that disappears almost instantly.

S: Weak smell of dark chocolate and coffee.

T: Thin, watery flavor of old coffee. I don't get much in the way of chocolate here. Leaves a sour, coffee-grainy taste.

M: Very little carbonation or body.

O: Weak, thin and sour is all I can say.

John_Beeryman, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

13wrbwrx, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

adamcobrien, Jul 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

BuckTuckian, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ibedanny, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

myouman, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

sammyg832, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Crimsontider22, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

sonnydeezy, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ThaHealer, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

wrightst, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mancallede, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I believe I purchased this from Total Wine in McLean VA.

A really top shelf stout in appearance with a really thick, tall and creamy tan head. Retention fell off a little so that docked it a little from being a 5.

For the smell I'm picking up more coffee and burnt scents than chocolate. I'd prefer chocolate and sweet scents myself.

Taste - Well now I'm a little disappointed. Its a very thin beer, burnt flavors like the nose and a touch hoppy in the finish. I really am not tasting much chocolate at all here or anything sweet for that matter. Somewhat easy to drink though due to the watery nature of this beer.

The mouthfeel is very thin and watery. Not very thick or heavy for a stout at all.

Overall I really don't recommend this beer as aquality crafted example of the style at all. I would drink it if offered again as its not offensive in any way, but just is really lacking in many areas.

bubseymour, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ZachT, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

hopmandu, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Spiderpig, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

robertjskelton, Apr 24, 2014
Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.