Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Ale | Icicle Brewing Company

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Icicle Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Braz on 12-20-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 35
Photo of woemad
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, and I’ve totally forgotten where I picked it up at or what it cost. I’ve had it on hand for about 3-4 weeks. I love beer and I love German Chocolate Cake, so this has the potential to be a real win-win for me. No obvious bottled-on or best-by date.

Poured into a Jones Radiator Mug (R.I.P., Jones…), this was the color of …a German Chocolate Cake! Held up to light, it took on a faintly lighter shade of brown. Big, creamy tan colored head that took it’s sweet time dropping and left spotty, tan lace.

Sweet and toasty aroma to this, though a little restrained right out of the refridgerated bottle. Not as richly chocolaty as I would have expected out of something labeled as a “German Chocolate Cake Ale”, but there’s some cocoa-y sweetness to it. As it warms, coconut and almond flavors emerge, and the chocolate begins to stand out more. Yup, it smells like German Chocolate Cake.

The chocolate leads the charge, but it’s wearing a coconut coat. There’s some coffee notes as well. I’ll be damned if it doesn’t taste like German Chocolate Cake. Finishes with a milk chocolate flavor and is surprisingly clean for an ale that tastes like a dessert. I wouldn’t have been surprised to find out this was a lager, though it definitely says “Ale” on the bottle.

Creamy mouthfeel, with a less than totally full body. I find that surprising for how much of a dessert beer this is, but the body isn’t light enough for it to be a draw back.

Listed on BA as a porter, I suspect that’s because nobody knows where the hell else to put it. Whatever it is, it’s delicious. I will definitely have this again. And what’s this? I’ve never reviewed Bootjack? Jesus, Icicle, I don’t know what my problem is, but I will rectify it.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look : Two finger white-brown head, black body. No surprises here.

Smell : Milk chocolate, coconut, very mild coffee, cake.

Taste : Dark chocolate, coconut, mild coffee, and a touch of mint.

Feel : Full bodied, low soft carbonation, slightly sweet, slightly dry finish.

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Photo of stevoj
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up in Ephrata, WA. Enjoying after a long day of travel in a hotel. Really hits the spot. Expecting a CDA, so the chocolaty sweetness was a nice surprise. Black body with instant beige foamy head, fades to nothing. Sweet chocolate aroma, taste also. Slick medium wright, just delicious through and through.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours black with a shirt tan head that quickly dissipates. Taste is much as advertised, chocolate with coconut. The coconut is like, but detectable. A very good dessert beer.

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Photo of LouZ
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour - a real dessert beer. Very rich chocolate character. It was described by the server as candy-like, and that is no lie. It is delicious, but save for after dinner.

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Photo of mabermud
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Icicle Brewing as well as at Munchen Haus. I was impressed with this beer, and it definitely tasted like German Chocolate, very tasty. I purchased a couple of 22s to take home and share. I would purchase and drink this if it showed up in Bellingham.

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Photo of RJLarse
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a growler of Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Ale at JB's in Spokane for New Year's. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a dark walnut color, with garnet red hues when held up to the light. Frothy tan head.

Smell is a faint sweet aroma, dark fruit scents like raisins and dates.

Taste is very German chocolate, ans sweet cocoanut flavor up front, with a bitter charcaol flavor along side and then a sweet milk chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium body, in keeping with the porter style.

Overall a very tasty and really quite session able brew. I'd have it again.

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Photo of Braz
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Icicle Brewing Co. in Leavenworth, WA. Dark robust brown in color with a tan head that lingers. Smells of coffee and coconut with some dark chocolate as well. Tastes the same with big coconut punch for the finish. Really does taste like a german chocolate cake in a beer form. Very interesting. Coconut tasted more like an extract for how prominent it was. Good beer to try, definately couldn’t drink two as it would be a little rich.

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Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Ale from Icicle Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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