German Chocolate Cake
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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From:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 4.9%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2020
Added:
Aug 15, 2011
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  0
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Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can, dated 9/21/20, into Southern Grist Pink logo snifter.

Pours a deep black with an almond colored head that diminishes like a magic trick before your eyes. No head at all. Now it looks like Pepsi.

Aroma brings lots of elements of the German Chocolate Cake - coconut foremost, followed by spongey cake, and then chocolate frosting. It is medium volume. The only off-note is a sort of super-glue/plastic-like thing, which is in the middle of all that, but isn't too distracting. Solid, deserved 4.

Flavor is roasted malt, seltzer water, a little bit of chocolate frosting, a hint of coconut, and more water. There is also slight floral hop, but it's only there if you think about it. The finish is very chocolaty, but this beer still sucks.

Feel is very carbonated, slightly roasted, and slick. Has the body of a porter. Slightly watery. Mild alcohol. Not much of a finish.

Overall, this was severely less impressive than I hoped it'd be. It's not undrinkable but it is not anything near a dessert or pastry stout. This is a watery porter with mild chocolate and coconut flavoring.

Price paid : $1.99 / can
Would buy again : no
Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of flaked coconut, dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sweet chocolate taste with some toasted caramel and maltiness. Minimal bitterness.
Oct 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by IpeeA from Missouri

Sep 19, 2013
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Reviewed by kkoz from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance & Aroma: The lighting was low, but it looked to be a deep, dark, brown/black color with a thin brown, creamy head on it with some soapy bubbles. There was a chocolate and cocoa aroma with a little bit of German chocolate-like spiciness.

Taste & Feel: The body was medium and smooth, with a little bit of carbonation bite up front. There was a milk chocolate and cocoa flavor up front, followed by a bit of German chocolate cake-like spiciness – including some vanilla and light coconut flavors. In the finish, the flavor was dead on German chocolate cake with a slight dryness.

Overall Impression: This really did taste just like the German chocolate cake my grandma makes. There was an nice milk chocolate and cocoa flavor combined with a bit of vanilla and coconut spices. This may not be an every day beer, but it is a great dessert beer.
Aug 15, 2011
German Chocolate Cake from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 4 ratings