Oronoko Cocoa Stout | Round Barn Brewery

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Oronoko Cocoa StoutOronoko Cocoa Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Round Barn Brewery
Michigan, United States
roundbarnbrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oronoko: The name of our local township. When spelled Orinoco: A type of cocoa that comes from the Orinoco River Basin in Central America, and the chocolate that is used in this stout. Contains lactose (milk sugar).

Added by GbVDave on 08-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
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Photo of gtk1989
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcsbeer
2.47/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up recently while doing the Michigan Lakeshore Wine Trail with my wife. About went ecstatic when I saw that one of the wineries (Round Barn) also does beer. This beer features a head that is next to non-existent, event with a heavy pour. I got maybe 1/4 finger for the head and I poured as hard as I could. Needless to say, the head dissipated instantaneously. The beer itself is black and opaque with light carbonation visible around the very edges of the glass and the bubbles rise slowly toward the surface. 3.25/5 The aroma is fairly underwhelming in that the notes are pretty much all undertones with none really being very strong at all. I notice bits of a light milk chocolate, medium roasted barley, chocolate milk, and a bit of light cold pressed coffee. The chocolate stands out the most but even then its is pretty subdued. 3.25/5 The flavor is much more inviting than the aroma and features a very nice milk chocolate note along with a sweet caramel right up front that provides a nice sweet kick to start things off. Surprisingly only a hint of coffee comes out in the flavor Some baker's bittersweet chocolate makes a noticeable appearance in the back third along with a grassy hop note. There is a light bitterness which does linger slightly but is not overly bitter by any stretch of the imagination. 3.75/5 There is a moderate carbonation burn up front that keeps this beer fairly light despite it being a stout. Only a very light drying pervades throughout the sip and no lingering dryness. medium bodied in stature and this beer disappears from the palate quite easily. 3.5/5 I like the flavors that are present but I really think that they could be much stronger. This beer, unfortunately, comes across quite watery and underwhelming. I had high hopes for this one but I don't think that I will be buying it again. 3.5/5

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Poloplaya
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NatoMasochism
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LloydDobler
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrainBamage
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black with nice half inch head. Aroma is sweet but don't malt aromas are minimal. Taste is not to sweet, bitterness is minimal, although a little dry. Like the aromas, there isn't a whole lotta malt flavor. Overall this is a slightly better than average milk stout.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with a brown thin head
S: Vinous, dark chocolate, light roast, caramel, molasses
T: Bitter cacao, Hershey syrup, roasty, light wine, fruity nibs

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Photo of KensWorld
4.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JimBerry
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

While the mouthfeel wasn't bad, the flavor was unimpressive with a borderline unpleasant finish. I tasted none of the lactose sweetness associated with the style, nor did chocolate-flavors dominate, as suggested by the name/description.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to tulip, black in color, lets almost no light through. Nice fluffy tan head settles to a thin ring around the rim. Very attractive looking. Aroma and taste are similar: powdered baking cocoa and lactose sweetness. Subtle, not bash over the tastebuds chocolate. Roastiness is kept to a minimum. Feel is thin, a little too thin.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jpatton94
2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cserrato02
2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Roasted with a bit of cocoa notes after taste. Somewhat bitter/hoppy but well balanced. A bit sour.

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Photo of PackenGreen
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oronoko Cocoa Stout from Round Barn Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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