Chocolate Avenue Stout
Appalachian Brewing Company

Chocolate Avenue StoutChocolate Avenue Stout
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Stout - American
Ranked #577
Ranked #24,719
3.83 | pDev: 9.4%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Chocolate Avenue StoutChocolate Avenue Stout
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, gift from a friend from PA... Have had a few Appalachian beers, but not this one, until now... The label says it's currently 5.30% ABV...

Pours jet black, with a thin, fine, dark tan head. The topping ebbs rapidly, receding to the rim, with light lacing. Aroma is inviting, with a healthy amount of lightly sweet chocolate and cocoa wafting about. The body is somewhat less than medium, and it's more prickly than expected.

Taste also goes chocolate, though it's much less sweet than the aroma suggests. It's more like dark choco, with some bitterness, plus a bit of roasty action. Also has a hint of caramel before finishing with a subtle, floral hop finish. Thnx, Todd Craig! Prosit!!

3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


May 12, 2019
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Nov 13, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Jun 29, 2017
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Jun 23, 2017
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Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Feb 18, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Aug 08, 2016
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Jul 19, 2016
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

May 14, 2016
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Jul 27, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this bottle at Wegmans enjoyed chilled in a stout glass.

The color is almost black with medium tan head with opaque clarity and fine bead with wavy lace pattern and good head retention. The smell is relatively high in chocolate aroma with some coffee/chocolate malt mocha type aroma with slight caramel sweet scent and nutty malty smell. The feel is very high in carbonation which dissipates slightly with medium sweetness with light dark malt bitterness and a dry almost ashy texture as it finishes.

The taste is moderately roasty with a mild chocolate taste on entry with light yeast flavor with slight mineral and dry black malt in the taste adding bitterness from mid taste into the finish with relatively dry cocoa flavor throughout. This is a decent stout-very well made with nice complimentary flavor of chocolate. A good stout for when on a budget or if you aren't looking for an imperialized chocolate stout.

May 15, 2015
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Appalachian in Lititz, PA. Pours a deep brown, almost but not quite black. Thin head that goes away quickly. A lot of chocolate, plus some coffee. Sweet, thick, smooth, creamy without being syrupy. A little bitterness offsets the sweetness nicely.

Mar 08, 2015
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VFBeerman from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm admittedly partial to Appalachian since they have a location very near me and I occasionally employ their offerings in keg format for work functions. At the same time, I've never had anything there I didn't enjoy.

This was a very good example of a chocolate stout. Nice and rich and thick, without being over the top.

A - Would be higher, but the head wasn't really thick and didn't stay around long. Deep dark golden brown. What head there was, was a very dark tan that hinted at the flavors to come.

S - Raw cocoa and coffee notes. Nice, but not as strong as I might expect.

T - Not as much coffee as I get on the nose and a wonderfully balanced amount of bittersweet chocolate flavor. Good mix of bitter and sweet from start to finish of each drink.

M - Pleasantly thick and rife with that sticky frothy feel you expect from the fine carbonation of a good stout.

0 - Yeah, I should probably go back and give it a higher score. I'm really enjoying this one.

Apr 02, 2013
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chefhatt from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at red robin in Hershey Pa
Review from notes, drank on Sunday March 17th, 2013

It had a dark chocolcate color body with a small tan head that hung around for a little bit. Its aroma was of cocoa and roasted malt with a hint of coffee. The taste had a roasted coffee flavor upfront and then as it warms up, the chocolate comes in to play. It has a sweet flavor. The mouthfeel is very smooth and leaves a lite chocolate after taste.

Mar 19, 2013
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wac9 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a wonderful sexy chocolate stout fills your belly and makes you happy a nice dark smooth tasting beer that make a a nice night a good night a very nice chocolate beer grab some 22 oz and enjoy i know i am fill your glass and watch it slowing go down grab another bottle its a good night have fun

Feb 16, 2013
Chocolate Avenue Stout from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 85 ratings