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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
80
good

31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 86
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 7.54%
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 86
Photo of silentjay
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
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. (668 characters)

Photo of claminat420
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- poured the normal stout dark color with a tan head. nice tan frothy head. this pint glass could be in a commercial.

S- the normal stout roasted malt with some chocolate. i can detect the slightest gum taste kickin off from the yeast. weird but good.

T- same as smell. roasted chocolate malt with a weird gum taste. alochol is undetected. not too much chocolate tho which is a bummer.

M- medium/ light bodied. has a silky texture to it.

D- i hope i can find another six pack of this but if not i'm not going to cry about it.

Overall- not too shabby of a stout. was expecting more from the chocolate side but what can ya do?? (633 characters)

Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
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. (561 characters)

Photo of Frosty80
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Color: pours dark brown. sits black with a decent size dark brown rim and two-finger mocha head that dissipates somewhat quick, leaving behind some decent lacing

Smell: clean, mellow roasted character with chocolate and a restrained fruitiness

Taste: great balance of light roast and chocolate flavors. a restrained dark fruitiness can be found underneath. very low bitterness. finish has a very light roast and chocolate character and is slightly dry

Mouthfeel: low-full body with smooth, moderate carbonation. very elegant for a stout

Notes: very approachable stout with mellow, well balanced flavors. (607 characters)

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look:
Deep brown, almost black. Foamy tan head.

Smell:
Chocolate hits the nose, along with traces of cream and roasted coffee.

Taste:
Chocolate isn't as noticeable as expected. Closer to a milk chocolate than a bitter dark which may have worked better. Hints of cream, caramel, and vanilla as well. Roasted coffee overtones. A faint sourness becomes noticeable as the beer warms.

Feel:
Creamy and frothy, complimenting the style well.

The sourness really hurt this beer. Hopefully they continue to refine it because the potential is there. (543 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

This is an odd one. On the bottle it says "Brewed and bottled for Detroit Brewing Company by Detroit Rivertown Brewing Company", however, there is no such thing as Detroit Brewing Company..there is only Detroit Beer Company. I think they mislabeled this beer. ABV is not listed on the bottle, however I found a resource that states it's 7.8% ABV
http://www.mlive.com/kalamabrew/index.ssf/2010/11/michigans_detroit_brewing_co_a.html

This cost $1.80 for a 12oz single @ Jacks market. Pours out to a clear near black, forming a tall and creamy tan head like espresso crema, with excellent retention and a solid sheet of lace. The aroma is really good...I pick up black walnut, espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, almost like a nitro tap, with a medium body. The taste is a recap of the aroma. There is a pleasant chalkiness about midway thru, and it's nicely balanced between the earthy bitterness , the malty sweetness, and the chocolate overtone. It's not a chocolate bomb like Sam Adams Chocolate Bock, but there is enough there to notice. There is a faint suggestion of kiwi fruit acidic tartness that warns of impeding infection as mentioned in the BA forums that some people have tasted. I wouldn't store this one. This peculiar tartness starts to become more noticeable by the middle of the glass and starts to limit it's drinkability.

A decent beer for the price, although I'm not confident of it's ability to last more than a few weeks. One is enough for me. (1,533 characters)

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Detroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate Stout from Detroit Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.