Cocoa Leche
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #553
Ranked #20,939
3.92 | pDev: 10.97%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Very Good
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Melicita from Maryland

3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this on draft in a tasting flight at Clybourn Brewery. Smell is of milky malts and slightly sweet cocoa. Taste is sweet and is very hot chocolatey or maybe mocha latte. Fizzier than anticipated--not sure how I feel about that. Overall a good beer for a change of pace.

Dec 31, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out over the course of several minutes. The nitro was acting up at the brewpub and made the bar tender have to take a good amount of time to get the glass full. The beer is black in color, big creamy head on top with a good lacing. The smell of the beer is roasted with some faint chocolate notes in there also. The taste of the beer is semi sweet up front with the roasted bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, slightly thick too. Overall it's a really nice sweet stout.

Sep 28, 2012
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

This one was apparently just put on before I got there, hadn't yet made it to the menu. Cheers to the guy across the bar who ordered one, alerting me to its presence! It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of cream foam. The nose comprises cocoa, light chocolate powder, light roasted malts, and a touch of molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with a general chocolate milk/hot cocoa vibe going on. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice milk stout, the best of the stouts I had this visit.

Apr 02, 2012
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Sean9689 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at GI Cly.

A - Pours black, perhaps a little light brown, cream-colored head, nice cap, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Chocolate milk mixed with beer, light roast, nice sweetness. The sweetness isn't overpowering, it's just right.

T - Chocolate milk. Nice creamy sweetness, light roast, chocolate.

M - Medium, rich and smooth, creamy sweet finish.

O - Really enjoyed this one. If you enjoy milk stouts, this is a solid one. I had a couple pours while I was there and at 5.7%, it's just an easy-drinking milk stout.

Nov 23, 2011
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doughanson78 from Washington

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the goose island brew pub. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very dark brown not quite black. A little light getting through. One finger creamy tan head with good retention and minimal lacing.

S: A light mocha aroma, not really big. Decent.

T: Again pretty light. Decent cocoa flavor, with a touch of milky coffee behind it.

M: Light bodied, almost watery. Light carbonation. No creaminess.

O: A ho-hum offering. I'm finding out you need to go big with goose island to get decent beers.

Nov 08, 2011
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AgentZero from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black beer that looks a little plumb on the edges. Two fingers of tan head tha had fantastic retention. Faded to a thick cap, minimal spots on the glass. Solid ring stuck around the whole time, as did most of the cap.

S - Sweet milk and milk chocolate, some decent roast, lactose. Smells like a solid milk stout.

T - If you like milk stouts, this is actually pretty good. Chocolate milk, cocoa powder, milk chocolate. There is a nice lingering coffee aftertaste at times that adds some complexity to the flavor. Straight forward, nothing off-putting.

M - Creamy, hefty body considering the ABV. Active carbonation, but not distracting.

O - Solid milk stout with nice flavors, which are strong for the lower acohol beer. This doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does a nice job of bringing solid flavors together and is enjoyable for those who appreciate this style.

Oct 26, 2011
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pschul4 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Growler into pint glass, I'm really looking forward to this!

A- Black with nice 2 finger head left from my aggressive pour

S- MMMM smells chocolatey and caramely without smelling like a candy shoppe. Roasty and coffee undertones that make this very appealing

T- This is really really good. Sweet chocolate malts that hit all the right notes without being clying. It's a great stout and I'm looking forward to many more glasses of this

M- So silky smooth and leaves nice chocolate on the palate.

O- I can't say enough good things about this beer, it truely is wonderful and I hope they make this into a regular tapper at Goose Island!

(if they ever bourban barrel age this beer I will die and go to heaven right away)

Oct 25, 2011
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