Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale | Atwater Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
555 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
555
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
142
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raislak
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Did as nitro

12 characters

Photo of Clockwatcher
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

 611 characters

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.66/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

 165 characters

Photo of Zanico
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ericmaibach
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

 561 characters

Photo of jeffmck09
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clager
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Z-man
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamminJay1986
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fscottkey
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.50] Forms a nice finger of khaki head over a dark brown to black brew. I don't see much light penetration. The bottle lists the ABV (4.5%) and there is a born on notch (10/01/15).

S: [4.00] Dark chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Some marshmallow and vanilla too.

T: [3.25] Charred malts up front. Some vanilla and chalky chocolate flavor in the middle.

M: [3.25] Smooth, with a lo carbonation, but also watery. Hard to build a ton of body at 4.5%

O: [3.50] The nose on this was really promising but the flavor is pretty lacking. Partly under-flavored and partly the chalky feel/taste in the middle.

 612 characters

Photo of JB62
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale from Atwater Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 555 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.