Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale | Atwater Brewery

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3.72/5
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558 Ratings
Decadent Dark Chocolate AleDecadent Dark Chocolate Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ShanePB on 02-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,315
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
558
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of ovaltine
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark chestnut brown with a tan head on the pour, aromas are chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Taste is obviously chocolate, which is very nice, but it's a bit thin, which is exacerbated by the mouthfeel, which is very "spritzy," and doesn't fit with the style. A little more body and this would be world-class, IMHO.

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4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale, 5% ABV, 11 IBU. Pours black with a thin off-white head. Nose is piles of dark chocolate cocoa. Taste follows with very little bitterness, but not a lot of sweetness either. Decent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. Never though I'd find a beer that smelled more chocolaty than Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout, but this does - and it brings the promised taste that the Sam Smith doesn't. Wow.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ickiwotog
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love this beer. Nice full flavor saturated with chocolate notes.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Short, foamy, light brown head that fades fast.

Smells cocoa, chocolate, malt, roast hints and vanilla

Tastes cocoa, chocolate, light roast malt. Followed by light vanilla, nutty and light chocolate finish dry with chocolate linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation

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3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a nice looking black color with a thin layer of white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds and left no lacing. The smell was awesome as it really lived up to its name, luscious milk chocolate woven between some vanilla and escaping through slight roasty coffee tones. Big wow! The taste seemed more tame and didn’t have as much vanilla and roast. I have to admit that there was something developing that seemed slightly acidic in the flavor. Still, a little bit of milk chocolate leads the charge into the aftertaste. There was no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. The carbonation was pretty tame but that probably had to do with its age. Overall, I like the concept of this beer but honestly don't see myself coming back to this.

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4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow spot on by it's name. This beer pours a dark motor oil color with a small off white head. The smell is cocopuffs right out of the bottle and the flavor does not disappoint. A nice smooth chocolate flavor with an easy swallow only 11 IBU'S. Would definitely recommend.

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Photo of deebo
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cody_k_53
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dodo2step
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- a dark chocolate brown color with a finger carbonated foamy head. Hilly lacing on the pint.

S- cocoa powder and chocolate scent with hints of vanilla.

F- chocolate and cocoa powder with vanilla hints.

M- chewy and medium bodied beer with chocolaty goodness

O- a decent stout but have had much better but this one is above average

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Photo of skaboom420
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dms1767
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabre311
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of strong chocolate, strong vanilla, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of alcohol, and syrup. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong chocolate, strong vanilla, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of alcohol, hint of nutmeg, and strong syrup. Overall, good complexity, body, appearance, aroma, and feel, but the body finishes weak in comparison.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours the sure color of dark chocolate bar with 1 finger of mocha head.

Aroma is of dead on hershey's special dark syrup. Fresh cocoa powder and lactose sugars as well.

Flavor is like the aroma but more 2D. Flavors of dry dark cocoa powder, coffee bean, sweet dark chocolate; light tea, some roast barley. Basically a dark Dove chocolate bar dusted in dry cocoa and a sip of tea. As it warms it's pure unsweetened cocoa powder.

Feel is heavily carbonated, with a medium-watery body, slight slight roast on the finish.

Overall, this is a great dessert beer. You really get that dark chocolate as promised on the label. Very nice.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.34/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I had high hopes for this beer. Sounded good, and I liked the idea of a chocolate beer, so I thought I'd give it a try. Whoops.

First, when I poured it there was almost no head. Color was good but that was about it. A nice dark brown stout.

Aroma was pretty much Hershey's chocolate syrup, which I do NOT like. There was a light roasted malt background, but the sweet chocolate overpowered everything.

Taste was like a weak chocolate soda with a coffee aftertaste. Nothing stood out past the sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel was thin, watery, and barely carbonated. Just nasty.

Overall I think the word I am thinking of is horrid. This was a drain pour.

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 558 ratings
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