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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale | Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.72/5
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557 Ratings
Decadent Dark Chocolate AleDecadent Dark Chocolate Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ShanePB on 02-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,992
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
557
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
144
Trade:
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of Dactrius
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on nitro at Union Jack's in Glendale.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a_Sasquatch
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The first thing you will notice about this beer is is is black. Very black. Opaque. Deep crude oil black. It smells of the promised chocolate, reminding me specifically of unsweetened cocoa powder. The taste is of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. It is refreshing to have a nice chocolate beer that is not a stout. Here it is really well done. The inherent bitterness of dark chocolate is well used to prevent this beer from being sweet. In fact is is awesomely dry. Wonderfully beer to contemplate with.

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Photo of masonstorm
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Reviewed nitro version) Loved this beer, one of the best nitro beers I've ever had

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Photo of morebeergood
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaTom
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark chocolate (surprise!) with a very thin and quickly dissipating head. Smells of rich dark chocolate and roasted malt. Quite a bit of vanilla as well. Unfortunately that's where the goodness ends. Very thin body, as I suspected from how quickly the head dissapeared. Too watery. And because of that, it is too under flavored. Put a little more in there and this could've been stellar, but it falls short and into the just ok category. Glad I tried it, but unless they come out with an improved or imperial version, I won't revisit.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

BOD 2/15. Pours deep dark brown. Normal head volume, outstanding retention and lacing.

Rich nose of sweet dark chocolate with cocoa overtones with a hint of roast deep in the background. The aroma is very similar to hot chocolate with marshmallows. World Class.

Light body with a texture thicker than water, but not by much. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair amount in the finish.

Compared to the nose, the flavor profile is rather disappointing. The richness of the aroma never materializes on the palate. You get a weak flavor that you can finally identify as a weak somewhat bitter chocolate right before the finish. Sweetness never really delivers either...just subtle hints. The finish has a subtle roast component.

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Photo of LisahAubergine
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro Version has an awesome vanilla note!

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Photo of sdeese21
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells amazing; like chocolate syrup! Very thin mouthfeel makes me sad.

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Photo of A-Sox
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HardyA
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NCStateAE
4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had that beer last night. Excellent taste. No tanic aftertaste, in fact no aftertaste at all. Not too "chocolatey "...just right! A new fave!

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice opaque black. Light to little head. Very minimal lacing. Smells and also Tastes of dark chocolate and vanilla with light smokiness present. Very heavy on the vanilla and chocolate. A very light bodied brew, nothing strong or overwhelming yet so tasty that its awesome. Salute to you Atwater! Did it again.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells like a freshly opened chocolate bar wrapper. The taste is slightly more bitter but, still very sweet chocolate. A dessert beer for sure.

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Photo of drwatson32
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dirty the other one of them lol, it would be a fun time, but the front page of renegotiated and had a big time to be more than the Volvo

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Photo of JohnathanColeman
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Appearance - Pours near black with a cola brown edging where light can penetrate. The head is cocoa powder colored and peaks at a finger's width. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Spotty lacing with decent stick.

Smell - Dark chocolate and heavy maple and molasses sweetness. Pancake syrup, anyone?

Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolate notes, light malt roast and maple syrup. I like it, but there's not much else going on here.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Smooth, but nothing special.

Overall - Not bad, but kinda simple and not much "dark chocolate" character. More so sweet and syrupy.

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

Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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