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Chocolate Meltdown | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinkypuss on 02-14-2011

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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 45
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5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I give this beer a five star rating all around-it was delicious enough for me to actually create an account so I could taste this beer. It's very rich and chocolaty at first, then finishes with intense, mouth watering coffee flavors mixed with dark chocolate. Simply put, it's my favorite chocolate stout right now. I am all about this brew! (I applaud my husband for finding it, and having the sense to buy it based solely on the fact that the label looked hand placed and was a chocolate stout.)

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penn Brewery Chocolate Meltdown 5.5% ABV. 25 IBU's
Smell: From the bottle - Chocolate, cocoa, chocolate milkshake. From the glass - Milk chocolate, fudge, slight dark malts, caramel.
Look: completely black with a 2 inch tan head that disapates to a small ring around the glass. Some carbonation sits at the bottom and top fo the glass.
taste: Sweet milk chocolate, dark malts, and a slight warming sensation at the end that tastes like a chocolate liquer. It is sweet, but not too much and not too syrupy.
Feel: The moulth is thin, but about right for a smooth stout that is somewhat like an English style pub ale. It does have a creaminess to it because of the lactose sugar and maybe the caramel.
Overall: This one stands out as one of the better chocolate stouts. It has a good balance between being a chocolatey drink, but still very much a stout beer. I also have to give it high marks because it is very consistent. I have had it many times and it always stays the same. Where I have had other chocolate stouts/porters that varied depending on where I got it, or how long it had been sitting around etc.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Wiffdd
4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer. Best served with a chocolate dusting on the rim on the glass

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a six pack at Capone's bottle shop. Pours a typical dark brown but with an impressive enormous billowing beige head. Aroma is chocolate with caramel notes. Taste is essentially a bitter dark chocolate bar but less sweet with subtle hint of caramel. Overall, this chocolate stout blows away the Sam Smith Organic Chocolate which I found cloyingly sweet and difficult to finish and has much more flavor than Young's Double Chocolate. While it is not nearly as rich or smooth as Voodoo Cowbell it's not really fair to compare to a draft only nitro-stout. It was a very enjoyable brew and I will have no problem finishing all six.

UPDATE: Picked up a growler of draft at my local growler shop, CJ's Doghouse on 12-15-2015. Even better than the bottle as expected, and in a head to head comparison with four other chocolate porters and stouts was exceptionally rich. This is most impressive considering the lower ABV of 5.5%.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Pensfan0782
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Ballen30
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of RVigz
4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Just about black with a dark brown head.

Smell: Absolutely delicious and sweet chocolate smell with hints of coffee.

Taste: Similar to the smell, sweet chocolate malts that turn into a nice bitter dark chocolate taste with hints of coffee on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very sweet.

Overall: This will go down as one of my favorites. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. This would be AMAZING on nitro.

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Photo of derekdclark1
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moltra
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmartinger
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of TallNerdGuy
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jimpyle48
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gschaf
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of chefjohn15
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Milk stout..really enjoyed this one

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a opaque dark brown color.

Overall: The aroma is toasty with notes of cookie dough, vanilla, cream. The flavor mimics the aroma with lots of sweet chocolate, coffee and slight roasted notes. This is an excellent stout that fits the description. Its like the triple chocolate cake/milkshake of beers.

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Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ogman
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of undeadozzy
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Vigorous pour into Guinness pub glass, pitch black with pillowy and massive cream colored head that leaves insane lacing around glass.

S - Smells a little chemically, almost kind of artificial, some hints of caramel and coffee, not much chocolate.

T - Delicious chocolate up front, like an ovaltine maltiness and a dark chocolate candy bar. Not too sweet, and lots of organic chocolate flavor. Swishing it pulls out some cocoa sweetness, hints of caramel, toffee and a little nuttiness. Finish is dry and dark chocolate.

M - Chewy and sticky, like a good chocolate stout.

O - Up until buying this beer, I had never heard of this brewing company, but after this beer, I'll definitely be checking them out! One of the better chocolate stouts I've had, very tasty!

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4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BraveMountie
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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