Arctic Fox Chocolate Stout | Arctic Fox Brewing

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Arctic Fox Brewing

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by laituegonflable on 05-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Macca:
Photo of Macca
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours black with a tan head that drops away slowly.

Smells nice all roasty chocolate and coffee aromas. A bit of sweetness.

Bitter burnt coffee is first up on the palate. Overpowers everything else which is a bit of a shame. The chocolate pokes its head out but doesn't have a chance. Shame given that it's supposed to be a chocolate stout.

Full bodied. Finishes dry.

Not a bad stout just not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of delboy1203
2.71/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bit disappointing.

Pours like Coke and highly carbonated. Brown head dissipates quickly.

Mild hint of chocolate. Very watery.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a quickly fading small head.
Nose shows lots of roasted malt with subtle dark chocolate, coffee and toasty notes.
Flavours are less complex, with loads of roasted malt and bready/toasty characters.
Feels a bit watery.
A little too simple, not much complexity, mainly concentrates of plain roasty notes.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown colour, definite brown colour up to the light although in the minimalist lighting of the Local Taphouse it's hard to tell. Head is beige, quite thin but retaining a good crown of whispy lace.

Smells good and chocolatey, with lots of rich cocoa notes on there. Sweet, but a good roasty bitterness to it as well. Hints of caramel and slight meaty note towards the back. Pretty enjoyable aroma.

Meh, to the taste. First impression of palate is empty. Weak, and quite watery on the front, with only a faint dark grain roast. Roastiness comes more to the fore midway-to-late with a sourness to it, hints of espresso with minimal amounts of unsweetened chocolate. But it's far more on the sour side than chocolatey, rich, roasty or just stouty. It reminds me a bit of the Redoak Belgian Chocolate Stout, and while it isn't nearly that bad it's a disappointment. The chocolate comes through far more on the nose than the taste.

Decent, full body, bit of texture to it, yeah not bad.

Just a bit lacking on the palate so it falls short of the yardstick. A lot of potential here, just doesn't deliver.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried recently on tap at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst.

Pours a dark and opaque brown, with a fine, and crusty head of milk-chocolate brown. Body is rather light. Not a lot of carbonation, nor a lot of lacing, but it looks pretty smooth and pleasant overall.

Dark on the nose, with bitter cocoa, filtered coffee and tiramisu all prominent. All of it is bittersweet, and there's not a lot of stouty roasted grain—the roast comes from the coffee and high cocoa-content chocolate characters.

Taste is similar, but with a sliding suggestion of pouring cream on the back, which adds a little smoothness and a hint more sweetness. Otherwise, it's all roasty bittersweet cocoa, and a lightly ashy bitterness. It is, at the least, unmistakeable for anything other than a stout.

Feel is still quite light, and despite the creamy flavour, there isn't a lot of cream texture.

Decent beer. Darker and roastier than many a chocolate stout that I've had. Feels a little weak, but the bold bitterness makes it seem quite sophisticated.

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Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black colour with a moderate sized, creamy tan head. Fair head retention.

Sharp roasty aroma with some notes of bitter chocolate.

Lots of tart roast with a hint of sweetness. Very, very mild chocolate. Not really a chocolate stout in my books as the chocolate is too mild.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent stout but it lacks the punch of it's special ingredient that would allow one to call it a chocolate stout.

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Arctic Fox Chocolate Stout from Arctic Fox Brewing
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 6 ratings