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Birthday Beer 106 - Chocolate Stout | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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3.58/5
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536 Ratings
Birthday Beer 106 - Chocolate StoutBirthday Beer 106 - Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
536
pDev:
16.2%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
245
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of jkblr
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz undated bottle poured into snifter at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer pours dense black with light brown head. The head recedes to a film. The aroma is Hershey's cocoa powder. The taste is semisweet chocolate cake with only a hint of roast or stout. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, ok. I was given this beer by a friend who had it refrigerated for a couple years. I thought I'd give it a shot. Not as bad as I expected. Rated to average due to age.

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Photo of jordanginsberg
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andyman22
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foxzhu
4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Has a great taste, but too carbonated. It's so bubbly that it burns going down. One of my favorites as far as taste. Tastes like a malt shake.

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Photo of Dillinger
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PoppyRobison
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyD1986
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rating from tasting last year. Excellent sweet chocolate stout.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, mostly opaque with foamy tannish brown head of superb retention, moderate lacing/ Chocolate, molasses, black cherry cola, licorice aromas. Sweet chocolate, balancing roastiness/smokiness, some dark fruit along the lines of plums or black cherries, and molasses. Almost too sweet. Medium-bodied, almost watered down for the style, but thick with sloshy to velvety suds.

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Photo of Sheldog
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olgin24
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If you really want your light and entry level dark beer to taste chocolatey, this definitely delivers. It has a cake sort of flavor to it, but it's still a basic, light bodied yet dark colored beer.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into stout glass. The color is a dark mahogany - nearly black - with a thick, creamy tan head and extensive lacing. The aroma is strongly of cocoa with accents of coffee and roasted malt. The smell is almost too pungent. The taste is not at all what I expected: there is the obvious chocolate, as well as cinnamon and some vanilla. However, it tastes as if it's watered down It's very thin. Overall, I anticipated a thicker, creamier, richer stout. This one just doesn't work for me.

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Photo of SebD
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown almost black color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of chocolate upfront followed by roasted malts, light coffee some caramel and faint vanilla in the back.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some chocolate (definitely not as much as the nose led to believe), some roasted malts, light coffee, some sweet caramel and very faint vanilla.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. The aroma definitely doesn't hold up with the rest of this beer. Enjoyable but not quite what I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

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Birthday Beer 106 - Chocolate Stout from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 536 ratings