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Detroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate Stout - Detroit Beer Co.

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Detroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate StoutDetroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
77
okay

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Detroit Beer Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-17-2010)
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DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

bcsbeer, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of divineaudio
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz into a wine glass 3.17.11

a - color is medium brown with red highlights, would be transparent if it were lighter. a pinky of tan head forms right away and sticks around for a while. leaves a nice bit of lacing in the glass.

s - chocolate syrup, brown sugar, raisin, slight hop presence. smells really sticky sweet.

t - cloyingly sweet milk chocolate up front, followed by nutty malt character and a slight bitter twang in the back. pretty one dimensional, i was expecting much more here.

m - light in body, though it feels thicker due to the syrupy sweetness, also more carbonation than i prefer in a beer.

d - having a hard time finishing the bottle, can't imagine having a few in a night. way too sweet with little else to offer flavor wise. the sander's chocolate thing seems more like a gimmick than anything else. not recommended.

divineaudio, Apr 23, 2011
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2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Jet black pour with an enormous mocha head, no real retention/lacing

Smell: Heavy roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, touch of chocolate. Too much roast, no coffee.

Taste: Too much heavy, bitter acidic roast, also a hint of chocolate and fruit; loads of coffee. Possibly infected.

Mouthfeel: A bit over carbonated and thin.

Overall: I was not impressed with this beer and would not try it agin.

craytonic, Apr 14, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

tjsmith910, Jan 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer while not a horrible stout, just does not wow me, and it lacks the umph stouts need to really wow people. The mouth feel is almost powdery, not creamy at all. The taste is good but there is a slight sour taste. I may pick up a batch in the future to see if this one was just a bad batch, but if it fails again then, never again.

AdamMY, Apr 17, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ImageFX, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

buddyvelt, Mar 28, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very average beer for the price. I agree with STOUTHUNTER. The aroma is very good but is not complimentted by the taste. I've had several beers that only mentioned chocolate, that had a more chocolate taste than Sanders Chocolate Stout. It is an O.K. beer, but not for the price of $10.99 a six pack. Detroit brewing company needs to make sure they are holding the standards of other's name sake (SANDERS)... I have bought other beers from the Detroit Brewing Company and have been satisfied. BUT, I WOULD NOT BUY THIS BEER AGAIN. CHOCOLATE SMELL, YES! TASTE, NO!!!

kevinas, Mar 05, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

typical stout pour dark brown/black with a tan head that doesnt retain or lace very well.

aroma is smoky and meaty reminding me of a backyard barbecue. but not as appetizing. where is the chocolate?

flavor is again smoky and meaty. peppery. chocolate? really? where? no bitter chocolate. no sweet milk chocolate. not bad. chocolate makes a quick and subtle appearance as the beer warms. kinda. im confused.

starts medium, goes watery in the middle, ends watery with little carbonation and a meaty aftertaste.

why did they have to make this taste like meat? i don't quite know what they were going for here, but chocolate meat isn't the best combo i've encountered.

silentjay, Dec 29, 2010
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

EricCioe, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours with a pretty fluffy mocha colored head that pillows out and leaves chunks of lacing all over the glass.
smells a little muted... light chocolate and roasted malts, not very strong, i feel like this is leading to a mildly watered down chocolate stout.
first few sips yeild what i suspected. its just lacking in real flavor. theres little bits of chocolate and dark malts but not nearly what im looking for.
none of the flavors stick around for very long, and therefore drinkability does nothing for me, ill finish but wouldnt go out looking for it again.

Kkottonmouthkngz, Dec 23, 2010
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Detroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate Stout from Detroit Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.