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:
#25,348
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
554
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
144
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of JB62
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gulli
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aklude
4.96/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlennBags
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phoneguy
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet a dark chocolate hue with very little head or lacing. Definite chocolate notes in the aroma and flavor and a hint of nuttiness in the slightly dry finish. Mouth feel was somewhat light and refreshing, which made it easy to drink. Overall, a decent beer. This is a beer which would appeal to those who like flavor but not a heavy body in their beer.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nomis
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrenslop
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A dense dark brown pour builds a ½” light tan foam collar that descends to a thick film moderately fast.

S: Chocolate and a spice that suggests cinnamon joined by a hint of vanilla.

T: Chocolate, spice, vanilla with malt in the background. The chocolate is sweet with a little spicy astringency in the finish.

F: Very creamy, medium full body and medium carbonation.

O: Like a chocolate truffle in a glass. It’s a bit on the sweet side.

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Photo of Uzarnayme
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtempkin
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cnealc
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of exposd
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle and poured into a chilled pint glass. This American stout pours a dark brown/black with very light head which is something lacking for me. The aroma is amazing with strong dark chocolate and a little bit of vanilla in there as well. The flavor is dark chocolate again with a bit of coffee in the background. This brew drinks very easy and is a light body, but smooth mouthfeel that I start to question if this is truly a stout. If you like chocolate and darker beers that go down smooth then do yourself a favor and give this a try. I had it on nitro draft while in Detroit and it was even better but still good nonetheless out of a bottle at home.

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Photo of JimBerry
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Very dark brown, but “light” for a stout. By light, I mean there is a small amount of light getting through without actually holding it up to the kitchen light or trying to shine the phone’s flashlight through it. A light brown head rests on top as soon as it’s poured and never fully goes away, even after half the glass has been consumed. The lacing is very organized and covers 50% of the back of the glass.

SMELL: Oh wow. This beer smells like hot fudge. Haha. What a delightful aroma! There might be a little roastiness underneath the fudge, but I can’t get anything else. This is awesome.

TASTE: The taste follows the nose, but it isn’t quite as thick and rich as the smell would suggest…which is actually a good thing, because if it was, I’d only be able to drink 4oz. of it. The fudge flavor is still in full effect, the roast, however, is even more subtle than in the nose. A touch of bitterness shows up at the end, but it seems more dark chocolate oriented than hops.

MOUTHFEEL: Somehow, this beer is not too sweet at all. It’s actually kind of a dry, chocolate, which sounds weird, but that’s what it is. The body is medium, maybe leaning towards the light side with a good deal of sparkle, creating a nice cleansing effect on the palate.

OVERALL: This was a pleasant surprise. I knew I wouldn’t dislike it since I typically enjoy stouts, especially those brewed with chocolate, but I did not expect this to blow me away the way it did, particularly with such a low ABV. I will be seeking this out in the future. The smell is one of the best I've ever experienced.

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Photo of VDJ104
2.62/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I love dark chocolate but I was a little disappointed in this. The chocolate tasted fake more like tootsie role or nesquik, and overall it was just way too sweet. I think there are better chocolate porters but if you like overly sweet milk chocolate you will probably like this.

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Photo of BdM
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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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