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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:
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(Beer added by: prg1976 on 07-02-2012)
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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.

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A robust porter brewed with live lobsters in the boil...can't pass up a taste of this one.

A: dark brown, with a thin tan head.

S: chocolate, roasty smell.

T: a little sweet, a little salty, a good bit of chocolate. better than I was thinking after reading the description.

M: smooth, medium body, low carbonation

O: not much lobster flavor, but a pretty good brew overall. I think the lobsters they boiled in probably tasted more like beer than the beer tastes like lobster.

Definitely worth a taste.

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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.

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Choc Lobster from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.