Horny Goat Chocolate Cherry Stout | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by raznug on 12-15-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 58
Photo of q33jeff
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


Bottle to goblet.
LOOK: Dark black color, small head, if any.
AROMA: Aroma is barley, coffee.
TASTE: Taste is chocolate, sour cherry (but weak), cola, .
FEEL: Medium body. Thin for a stout.....more like a porter.

Okay.....nothing special.

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Photo of lakeviewmike
3.89/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised. This was a nice stout. The flavors were a bit subdued but for me that was fine. I actually felt like cherry, chocolate and natural roasted barley flavors blended well and none of them overwhelmed the other. I rated this a 4 because it was more than the sum of it parts and it was very drinkable.

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Photo of jwc215
3.37/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown with ruby highlights along the edges. A nice tan head slowly descends to a thin, lasting cap. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of mild cocoa nibs and a hint of cherry juice.

The taste is of sweet, slightly tart, cherry juice with cocoa and some roasted coffee notes. Mild roast and some medicinal (lozenges) notes in the finish.

It is on the thin side, but it is smooth. The carbonation is ample without being fizzy. Alcohol is well-covered.

Overall, it's not bad - just mild/restrained and cherry juice is slightly medicinal and overly sweet. Still, it has a decent stout backing and is easy enough to drink.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.12/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red brown colored like cherry cola with a short tan head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: slight smell of coffee an toasted malt, a little cherry and chocolate

T: sweet with only little flavors of cherry and bittersweet chocolate

M: thinner with low carbonation

O: not much of a stout, more of a sweety artificially flavored porter

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Photo of IPAdams
3.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A bit lighter than most stouts. Pours a dark brown with a two finger off white head that recedes to a small covering on top and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Chocolate covered cherries is the first smell I get, followed by some coffee roast in the background. Good smell but not very strong.

Taste- Very clean tasting, no flavor is very overwhelming. Some cola flavor along with dark chocolate and some tart cherry in the background. Like the nose, pleasant but somewhat subdued.

Mouthfeel- Good body and carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- Tasty beer but the flavor isn't very strong and is a bit watered down. Very drinkable.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Cola black, but ruby shows through the light, barely. A mocha colored head actually holds up for a good while. Thick rings of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Very subdued, but if anything, a powdery chocolate emerges.

Taste: Can't quite pinpoint this, but a very dark fudge-like cocoa body with a bright medicinal cherry tart note, mostly in the finish. The cherry aspect is more citric and bitter than anything.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. Not as thin as expected.

Overall: Definitely inconsistent. Not nearly as poor as the BA average in my opinion, but regardless, not worth seeking out again.

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Photo of JWU
2.37/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a curved porter glass.

A- A stout? Seriously? I've had brown ales that are darker. Fairly ruby in the hue. A mocha colored head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S- Some cocoa and grenadine.

T- Pitiful attempt at a stout. No roast, no malt based chocolate or coffee. Some acrid taste, with a bit of cocoa and the grenadine flavor.

M- Thin, thin, thin.

O- There's no redeeming qualities to this one.

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Photo of Sipchue
1.74/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is supposed to be a Chocolate Cherry Stout. Poured into a brandy snifter. It is very light in color for the style, a see-through stout if you will. Minimal tan lacing & zero head retention. Aroma of some malt, bargain Easter basket chocolate and isitreally cherry. Flavor is very light, main impression is that it's fizzy. Some thin malt with a bit of bitter-cheap chocolate on the back of the tongue, and an almost astringent bite that could be cherries? Mouth feel is thin and bubbly, reminiscent of out-dated soda pop. Maybe if you hold your nose while you drink it? Pass on this one.

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Photo of AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a plain solid black with a large coffee colored head.

Smells of cherry, dry milk chocolate. Maybe a little paper. Not a lot going on. Doesn't smell bad per se, just boring and a little artificial.

Tastes of light artificial cherry, paper, low quality chocolate. Slight fruity tartness. This is not great. Not totally undrinkable either.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty good--nice and creamy.

Really just an artificial, cheap tasting beer. Mediocre but not disgusting.


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Photo of TMoney2591
2.01/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

How cordial. (Get it?) Anyway, this stuff pours a clear garnet topped by a finger of glowing khaki foam. The nose comprises rye bread, dark fruit (though somehow not cherry), light nutmeg, and a vague sense of light booze. The taste is an abomination of medicinal "cherry" flavor, with what may or may not be construed as chocolate-flavored vinyl behind it. That's about as close as I can come to the pain inflicted here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is a pretty sad excuse for a stout in general, much less an allegedly chocolate-cherry one. Yikes.

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Photo of raznug
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: This beer pours a dark black color with just a small amount of light coming through make red hues and it is topped with ¾” of off white head that leaves rather quickly.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is mainly a basic malt base with hints of roasted malt and chocolate.
Taste: The flavor is very tasty it is a nice blend of roasted malt and chocolate. Hints of cherry make for a tasty blend of flavors.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel of the beer is a bit of the thin side but overall it is a very good try at a hard to do flavor.

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Horny Goat Chocolate Cherry Stout from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
2.88 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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