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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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86 Ratings
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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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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-09-2012 01:17:30 | More by SpongeRuiner
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4/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2012 06:28:05 | More by WilbroMarshall
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-28-2012 03:24:23 | More by grumpygerman
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4/5  rDev +19%

11-23-2012 01:58:13 | More by dmorgan310
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4.3/5  rDev +28%

A - Very dark, but not as syrupy as you might think. Nice light tan foam persists for a long time, creates a small head during the poor.

S - Wonderful roast with subtle bitter chocolate note coming through, no ester notes.

T - Sweet with strong chocolate and subtler roast coffee-like notes. Definitely calls to mind a Sander's hot fudge sundae. Very slight bitter character that balances the sweet without bringing in any of the tannin qualities that can so easily detract from the flavor of a beer like this.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation with some alcohol tingle. Leaves a pleasant coating on the tongue that lingers long after the beer is swallowed.

O - First rate example of a complex style. It stands well as a dessert on its own, but would probably go very well with many foods.

11-09-2012 22:39:21 | More by smalenberg
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-29-2012 20:32:18 | More by Keith_R
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-19-2012 04:03:10 | More by MichPaul
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-15-2012 13:02:04 | More by MatthewBair
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-02-2012 03:33:54 | More by Swim424
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3.9/5  rDev +16.1%

This is a pretty decent chocolate stout. It seems to thin out a bit quicker than I would like. But the character that is there is still pretty nice. Smooth. And overall pretty decent. Probably going to go down as my favorite beer from this brewery. Glad to try it.

08-31-2012 03:05:21 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Being a born in Michigan boy I was excited to try a beer made with Sanders fudge. I am afraid my excitement led to some disappointment as it did not live up to expectations, with one exception.

Nice deep cola color with a 1 finger head. Not much carbonation when poured into glass. Initial taste is a little sharp, but mellows. Not a lot of chocolate flavor, more of an espresso flavor.

One great feature to this beer. My friend describes it as almost Willy Wonka-esque. The after burp is a dead on chocolate flavor. Tastes just like the hot fudge topping I wished the beer had on first drink.

Overall, not great. Hard to find and a little pricey, but worth it for the willy Wonka experience.

08-02-2012 00:51:58 | More by Abel25
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3.83/5  rDev +14%

Received in a trade

A-Black, one finger brown head that doesn't last long.

S-Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Some smokiness in there as well.

T-Dark chocolate, burnt (not roasted) malt tad bit of coffee as well.

M-Light for a stout, not much carbonation.

O-A nice stout, good not great. A nice extra.

07-07-2012 21:50:39 | More by rlee1390
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2012 00:46:27 | More by Lynn
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-01-2012 01:04:22 | More by tectactoe
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-18-2012 21:01:10 | More by DruC4
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-09-2012 19:59:21 | More by LateComer
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

04-18-2012 19:56:04 | More by zchops
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

04-12-2012 17:40:26 | More by Benny3000
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

04-11-2012 17:52:40 | More by Pillowburn
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

03-28-2012 13:51:37 | More by buddyvelt
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2012 01:17:30 | More by szmnnl99
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Pour - thick three finger head that dissipated quickly leaving thin but decent lacing on the glass. Caramel head, dark, almost black stout.

Smell - heavy malts. Touch of coffee and chocolate. Almost a molasses smell with earth tones.

Taste - again heavy malts which are somewhat expected with a nice stout. A good chocolate aftertaste. Beer almost hasa solid mocha (more coffee than chocolate tho) flavor.

Mouth feel - to much carbonation for a stout. Creamy after carbonation calms down.

Overall - a good beer in my book. Could be more chocolae in this chocolate stout. Drop the carbonation and would be great! Will recommend to friends. (Price must have dropped I only paid 8.49 at Meijer)

03-17-2012 04:48:22 | More by GavDomDadGH
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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, Sanders Chocolate Stout appears black in the glass with dark brown highlights when held to the light. Head is thin and quickly dissipates, the lacing slides soapily down the glass. Nose is sweet, roasted barley, burnt chocolate and just a hint of black licorice. Taste is of roasty malt, burnt chocolate and has a slightly acrid finish. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a smooth slickness and dry finish. Overall, not a bad beer, alcohol is well concealed but if I was in the market for a Chocolate Stout this wouldn't be the first one that comes to mind.

03-16-2012 01:20:37 | More by gmfessen
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-14-2012 04:09:22 | More by SalukiAlum
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2.83/5  rDev -15.8%

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!!!

03-05-2012 02:22:05 | More by kevinas
Detroit Beer Co. Sanders Chocolate Stout from Detroit Beer Co.
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