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Choc Lobster - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Choc Lobster
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: prg1976 on 07-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer at Dogfish head pub in Delaware

A: Pours a dark black hue with no sign of a head.

S: Mild malty old bay aroma with some chocolate notes

T: There is a porter background with chocolate background followed by a seafood flavoring.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Interesting brew – nothing I would have ever thought of - worthy of a try.

ckollias, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

rydev24, Aug 22, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this brewpub exclusive at the pub in Rehoboth served chilled in a snifter.

The color is dark brown almost black with opaque clarity and thin tan ring for head. The smell is very good with dark cocoa and a fresh basil aroma with mild malt sweet scent and light roast. The feel is excellent with semi-dry malt body and creamy yet slightly oily feel from the herbal texture of basil mixed with a yeast accent and mild bitterness with moderate carbonation and low alcohol influence with dry finish.

The taste is unique the most basil flavor I think I have ever had in a chocolate beer - but plenty of dark cocoa in the taste with some dry maltiness and low bitterness and mild malt sweetness backing up the spice and herbal elements. There is some mild crustacean in the ale which is generally perceived as mineral with basil lasting into the pungent and roasted finish. Overall this is a great porter with the adjunct of chocolate and basil providing a complimentary taste that works well with lobster bringing it all together. I was not sure what to expect but this went well with white chocolate cherry bread pudding for dessert.

Slatetank, Aug 19, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill for sharing this DFH rarity. This is wicked hodd ta get.

The beer is black with an inch of head. The aroma is roast and chocolate, relatively mild. Additional scents of salt and light spice. This must be the lobster. The flavor is nice. Sea salt and chocolate with a dry finish. Some Irish stout character. Interesting beer.

Huhzubendah, Apr 07, 2013
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Choc Lobster from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.