Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Ale | Icicle Brewing Company

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89
very good
41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Icicle Brewing Company
Washington, United States
iciclebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Delicate dark chocolate with a whisper of coconut... You know you want it, go ahead and indulge. You can finally have German Chocolate Cake and drink it too. There's no need to be nervous, it's just wickedly deep and full of flavor and desire. With its provocative aroma and smooth body, this is certainly the darkest of fifty shades of risqué.

ABV: 6.5% IBU: 22 OG: 17.4°P FG: 5.7°P

Added by Braz on 12-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Braz:
Photo of Braz
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of jhartley
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into 2 SN glasses, after allowing the bottle to warm for a few minutes on the counter. Date appears to be June 6, 2016.

Appearance: Dark brown body with a cola looking color along the edges. Root beer brown colored head that formed a thin cap on the top and left some nice islands on the glass.

Aroma: Cocoa, coconut and a slight caramel aroma. Not a whole lot going on to make you think it was German Chocolate Cake other than the strong cocoa aroma.

Taste: Holy sheet! It's definitely German Chocolate Cake in liquid form! Sweet chocolate, a hint of coconut, a little spiciness right after the swallow and just really fantastic tasting! So tasty it's hard not to chug it down! It's amazing the aftertaste is just like having had a bite of moist German Chocolate Cake!

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but I think if it was heavier it wouldn't taste the same at all. Like I said the lingering taste is great!

Overall: A huge THANK YOU! to @beertunes for this one! It's really a fantastic beer that I'm glad was in the box! A real treasure and if I lived in the PNW this would be in my fridge A LOT! A smooth drinking beer with a lower abv and full of flavor. If you get a chance to get your hands on this one, my suggestion would be...YOU DO IT!

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Photo of aquazr1
4.02/5  rDev -5%
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 chossboss
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-Angler
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a real dark fan, but have to admit I could definitely drink more than one of these!

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALSAIL
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Beardo
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of BlueSpader
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eighty
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of RandoRider
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yummy. Very enjoyable. Sweet, chocolate, with a hint of cocoanut.

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Photo of DKRowden
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JonathanAlires
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good beer in small doses, I don't say this often but a little to rich and overly chocolatey.

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Photo of braker649er
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very enjoyable! And, in this case, you get what is advertised. It's a beer with "cake" in the name, so expect it to be a bit sweet, but also very smooth and rich and intriguing with the evident coconut. Great dessert beer.

L - Dark but with a ruddy brown tinge when held to light. Some lacing that lingered.
S - The coconut is evident on the nose, but there's also a richness of chocolate malt. Reminded me of the richness of a barrel-aged stout minus the bourbon/booze.
T - chocolate and coconut very evident. Quite sweet but also smooth an well-balanced.
F - super smooth. easy drinking as a dark beer without being overheavy.
O - I will absolutely seek out this beer again. I had never heard of it, and it was a smooth, sweet surprise. Obviously wouldn't be perfect for every occasion if you lack a sweet tooth or want hops ... but man it was a pleasant sipper with mellow booze and lots of flavor. Very balanced use of the coconut.

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Photo of CaptainQ
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LouZ
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
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 Donkster46
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidloRapid
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spud8610
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Ale from Icicle Brewing Company
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