Chocolate Avenue Stout | Appalachian Brewing Company

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3.82/5
Very Good
82 Ratings
Chocolate Avenue StoutChocolate Avenue Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by wac9 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,489
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Nosquatch
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gsimons08
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frank_Castle
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass: color is dark brown near black, head is light tan with fine bubbles, head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top and some lacing.

Smell is pretty neutral at first, as it warms cocoa flavors are brought forward, lighter sweet malt.

Taste is similar with light sweet cocoa, lighter bitterness from the chocolate, some light caramel malt, toast, roasted malts. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel is moderate, with good carbonation and crisp bitterness with light lingering sweetness.

Overall a very good beer with great chocolate flavor and good stout backbone.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap pour at Red Robin, Hershey, PA The appearance has a dark brown/black body yields an off-white/tan one finger head, lotsa light sediment floating around, light tan lacing slides down. The smell has deep dark chocolate, light coffee and malts come out once the beer warms a bit. The taste is mainly sweet through the chocolate, coffee becomes practically non-present in the taste. The palate is about a medium, comes across sweet and creamy, and has a sweet sticky aftertaste, dry finish, not as sessionable. Overall, this was perhaps closer to a milk/sweet stout because of the sweet complexities that come out in it, however, this was still a good beer that impressed me as I found as I got to the bottom of this one that was real chunks of chocolate floating around. I’d probably get this one again as a dessert.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. no freshness dating.

first off, this one was a bit lively when i poured it, and i lost half of it to overflow.

black and brown body. small tan head. some lacing. a lot of sediment laying on the bottom of the glass.

aroma seemed a bit off. quite heavily roasted malt, no chocolate notes.

again, mostly heavily roasted malt on the taste, no chocolate.

mouth a bit above medium, slightly burnt and bitter on the finish.

overall, possibly a off bottle, but i didnt much care for this. will re-review if i have again and its greatly different.
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Photo of joshautry
2.44/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dodo2step
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- black with a quarter finger brown head that leaves a wavy lacing on the pint.

S- cocoa powder and chocolate malt

F- dark chocolate with sweet cocoa powder. Malts are bitter.

M- lingering chocolate malts with a coating of cocoa powder.

O- an average chocolate stout. not as sweet as i would like but average nonetheless.

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Photo of Ryften
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, coffee. Taste is the same, coffee, chocolate, neither is overpowering, some smoke, mild bitterness at the finish. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a smooth and tasty stout worth trying.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
A - Pitch black pour with a thin toffee lacing ring and chunks of light colored yeast falling into the glass from the bottom of the bottle.

S - Smokey, charcoal, roasted and burnt chocolate.

T - Dark roasted chocolate and smokey burnt presence. Permeated with dark chocolate roast.

M - Light medium body, lingering chocolate roast sweetness and bitterness.

O - A decent, easy drinking stout.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4/21...pours dark black, thin head of brown foam. Strong coffee roaster nose. Thin mouthfeel, dark chocolate burst of flavor, fast finish. Slight bitter. light bodied, enough flavoring to stay interesting. Overall, so so.

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Photo of MikeyOwls
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a beer that tastes more like coffee than chocolate. It's good, but I'm not a coffee drinker, so it's not something I loved so much as I respectfully appreciated.

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Chocolate Avenue Stout from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 82 ratings