Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale | Atwater Brewery

Decadent Dark Chocolate AleDecadent Dark Chocolate Ale
BA SCORE
3.72/5
554 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ShanePB on 02-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,325
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
554
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
144
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 121
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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Photo of Miami66
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madasyn
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raislak
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Did as nitro

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Photo of Clockwatcher
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic beer that's much better than I expected. The packaging and look of the bottle is great, and is only mirrored by how good the beer looks in the glass (very dark, tan head). The nose is of nice cocoa and heavy vanilla. The taste is phenomenal with that great chocolate flavor coming in strong with some heavy marshmallow and vanilla wafer on the back end. I love the combination of flavors.

The only place where this beer loses points is with the mouthfeel, which tends to be really light. I'd rather have a beer that's a little heftier in this style, but I'll still be buying this one again.

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

Photo of ordybill
4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a mug at Taco Mac in Smyrna, GA. The beer has a great dark black color with a small tan head. The taste is an incredible chocolate flavor.

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Photo of Zanico
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a beer mug poured from a bottle.
Look - Dark beer with quickly dissolving tan head and near normal on the low side on carbonation
Smell - Vanilla bean and cocoa up front some other spices somewhat like a smore
Taste - Light vanilla and chocolate forward. More a milk chocolate than dark (which has to refer to the beer's color) Some malt backing at the end
Feel - Very clean filtered beer feel but with suspended solids of some kind of flavor or spice that was added. Somewhat dry after feel
Overall - I like this beer. Very decent session beer.

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Photo of jeffmck09
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JoeMans
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rdoggg
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 554 ratings
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