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Choc Lobster - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Choc Lobster
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Thorpe429, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GRG1313, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

perhaps one of the stranger beers ive ever seen or tasted, a stout type brewed with cocoa and actual maine lobsters. i can imagine sam here dropping live lobsters into the kettle, oyster stout style, and its both haunting and hilarious in different ways. the resulting beer is an interesting product, dark and bitter from all the grain, heavy and slick in the feel from the protein of the fish, and honestly fishy and briny in the end, but never gross like a can of sardines. its more of a mellow fishiness, like actual lobster meat, sweet and buttery even without the drawn butter. the stout though is really bitter, so there is a contrast there, and all the body without much carbonation makes it a little tough to get through even a short pour. still, while i dont really want to drink this beer, i have to respect it for what it is. i know there are some who are down on the dogfishs and the mikkellers of the world for unbridled experimentation, often to the point of absurdity, but not me. you never know until you know, and now we know...

StonedTrippin, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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
Photo of drabmuh
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rehoboth Beach pub, this beer is mostly chocolate and no lobster. Beer is black and brown with a nice brown head of small bubbles, nice looking beer.

Aroma is chocolate and mild roast, a little sweetness.

Beer is medium in body and very bitter on the end with the chocolate. Lobster? nope. Salty? nope. Just a nice porter, probably a waste of lboster although I imagine the lobster probably ended up tasting like the beer...not the other way around.

drabmuh, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

yourefragile, Apr 06, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
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
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
Photo of rab53
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped by the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth twice last week while on vacation. Porter brewed with 40 whole lobsters, chocolate and basil? Sounds like trouble, but is a must try.

Medium brown with thin white head. Some roasted malts come through in the nose, along with a unique brininess. How different is a 'lobster porter' from an 'oyster stout' really? The basil is not noticeable. Smooth and easy-drinking (my wife even ordered it again). Carbonation is on par with the style. Overall, better than most of DFH's bottled offerings.

rab53, Jul 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

kscaldef, Oct 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

jpd7374, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

2dogbrew, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

waddellc2, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

DeutschesBier, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +9%
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 -4.6%

rydev24, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

BeerThursdays, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

comfortablynirm, Aug 23, 2013
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Choc Lobster from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.