Mocha Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout | Starr Hill Brewery

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bittersweet and roasted aromas arise from cocoa additions while coffee and chocolate notes lead into a smooth finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,292
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
5.42%
 
 
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1
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Riff
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thin, tan head that leaves a little lacing. Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, and espresso. Coffee up front, followed soon after by rich chocolate notes to the point I was thinking of a hot chocolate, dark fruit, and a return of coffee for the finish. Rich, medium almost medium heavy body. Creamy feel. Really quite nice stout. Drinks well with a good blend of coffee and chocolate flavors. Certainly would buy again.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottle 11/8/17

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- big coffee note on the nose with notes of espresso and mocha cream. Undertones of bitter chocolate, charred malt and black licorice

T- bitter earthy coffee up front mixes with sweet dark chocolate. Charred malt & dark fruit close it out with more coffee on the linger

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- coffee is a nice compliment to the base beer, my favorite variant

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The smell on this one is LARRRGE. I'm not a stout guy, nor do I plan on ever being one full-time, but this is definitely a nice departure. Dark chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups on the nose, with a taste the follows somewhat closely. An obvious mix of coffee grains is present, too. If this beer had a bit more body, it would be incredible. Cheers.

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Photo of avalon07
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some light hops.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of roasted malt, a tinge of hops (mostly in the finish), a bit of coffee (could have used more), a lot of dark chocolate, and a creamy quality. While the flavor doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma, it's still seems to work. Quite chocolatey likable.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a surprisingly lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer isn't quite as powerful as some other double stouts, but it is definitely drinkable. Worth a look.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Post-Apocalyptic New LeinSmutStarr Coup de Boule Sunday (Week 667)! I was so excited to receive a Box of Chocolates in advance of Christmas that I did everything to speed the plow, from adding the beers to the database; taking, resizing & submitting a picture; and now, being the first to review it.

From the bottle: "Bittersweet and roasted aromas arise from cocoa additions while coffee and chocolate notes lead into a smooth finish."

I happily Pop!ped the cap & began a heavy-handed pour for the purpose of watching a pseudo-cascade since it was a Stout. I was not disappointed as it did its thing to create three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head that suddenly exhaled & fell like a soufflé in a slammed-door oven! Wow. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44), with garnet highlights. Nose was redolent with chocolate, coffee & light smoke. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. I was really surprised & impressed by the taste. I was certain that it was going to be some super-sweet dessert beer, but instead, it was more towards bittersweet with a breadiness that put me in mind of dark chocolate cake. That used to be my choice on my birthday, with a chocolate-peanut butter icing that my late-paternal grandmother used to make. I have never really dug anything that was outright sweet & this beer was right up my alley. Finish was semi-dry, chocolaty, but with a coffee-like bitterness. Fantastic! I am ready for the next one.

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Mocha Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 12 ratings