420 Strain Chocolope Stout
SweetWater Brewing Company

420 Strain Chocolope Stout420 Strain Chocolope Stout
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SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
American Stout
Ranked #344
Ranked #23,054
3.74 | pDev: 11.76%
Jun 11, 2022
Sep 08, 2019
Very Good
420 Strain Chocolope Stout420 Strain Chocolope Stout
Notes: The 420 Strain is back in black with a chocolaty stout and head-turning aroma. Our unholy trinity of hops, strain-specific terpenes and natural hemp-type flavors complement a roasty malt backbone, resulting in a dreamy medley of mouth-watering flavors: Tropical fruit on the inhale, coffee on the exhale, gooey chocolate all the way through.
35 IBU
Malt Bill: 2-Row, Munich, 70/80, Pale Chocolate, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Wheat
Hops: Bravo, Willamette
Dry Hop: Dutch Chocolate
Flavor Profile: Tropical, coffee, chocolate
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Upon opening there is a smell that reminds me of infused brownies. Chocolate, cannabis and coffee prevalent.

Flavor reminded me of brownies my friend used to make back in University with a hint of coffee. Overall, pretty darn good. I would definitely drink again.
Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 3.2 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is dark brown to black, head is tan with fine to small bubbles, head presents 1 finger thick and dissipates to solid top with some lacing.

Smell is the cannabis like burst at first, softening to sweeter malts and cocoa, hint of roast, no coffee.

Taste is loses the cannabis strength, and malts are less sweet and roasty, but flavors include cocoa, roast, light malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, low/moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness and lingering bite.

Overall an interesting beer - big burst of cannabis on the can crack and through the aroma, but limited flavor and stronger sweet stout flavor, but an interesting one to try.
Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can dated 3/13/21 into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a huge light tan head. Not much lacing. Initial impression is muted chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is quite thin for a Stout. Finish is slightly bitter and actually dry, which again is unusual for a Stout. Overall, it's interesting but not something I'd revisit.
Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best by 4/11/21

Well, what do we have here? This seems like it'll be an interesting experiment. A roasty stout brewed with chocolate and terpenes. As a pothead, I'm really intrigued by this. I'm too excited to add anything else so let's just jump in

Pours a very dark cola brown with 3 fingers of tan head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

Holy hell. The nose on this is akin to smelling a fresh bag of weed, with a nice added sweetness. I'm picking up aromas of dank bud, earthy hops, milk chocolate, lightly acidic coffee, and roasted malt

The taste isn't quite as weedy, but still damn unique especially up on the front palate. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting oily hops, dark malt, caramel, and a hint of citrus. The swallow brings notes of roasted malt, sweet cream, milk chocolate, smooth coffee, and a touch of weed on the aftertaste

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick and somewhat sticky beer. Finishes mostly dry and slightly dank

How does this only have an average of 3.8? Not that it's mind-blowingly good or anything, but it's so unique and everything in here is just solid. I'll get it again
Mar 24, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep dark mahogany with a caramel colored head.

Dank herbal hops, chocolate, and yeasty malt bread in the nose.

Taste is dank herbal hops followed by whole grain bread, slight caramel malt with a chocolate coating.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottom line is a good touch of roasted malt but the chocolate is missing. The weed smell is on the nose but doesn't transfer to the tongue. Overall, depth is missing from the flavor. Not bad, just nothing to seek out.
Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by ztakguod from Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
As a heathen, I'm drinking my current can of Chocolope Stout without pouring. Just straight from the can. However, this is my third or fourth time enjoying this fine beverage. No, it's not all today. This is my first beer of the evening. Anyway, I've poured this into a standard pint glass and into a Sam Adams glass on previous occasions. It's all good. Smooth, tasty, and a fantastic aftertaste. I'm afraid these go down way too fast, which at 6.4abv, could be a problem. Fortunately, I'm at home and I've nowhere to go tonight. Maybe a second beer from Sweetwater is in order.
Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, best by date of 3/13/21.

Pours solid black with a creamy and sticky beige head.

Aromas of note include strong roast coffee with backing notes of chocolate and caramel.

Flavor is the coffee and roasted malt backbone. Moderate hop bite midway, chocolate sweetness lingers in the background throughout. Pleasing bitter finish, not terribly sticky on the palate, but begs another sip.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I pick up an odd aroma here and there that reminds me of something you’d smell when you’re drinking a Heineken, Becks or similar. None of those flavors are present, that aroma did catch me by surprise though.

All in all, a fine brew. Not a staple of the style by any means, but there are certainly worse interpretations.
Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jan 27, 2021
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Chocolate bong water.
Thankfully the chocolate note comes through after dealing with the smell/scent/aroma or I’d pass this off as a wink-wink novelty.
It’s prolly cool to throw one of these down to a dope smoking friend, but I personally prefer to keep the 2 thangs separate.
Kinda like ‘don’t put jalapeños in my IPA’.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Zigzach from Florida

Jan 10, 2021
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Rated by Winbed from Indiana

3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It smells so much like weed I wasn’t sure if I was going to get drunk or high. Overall a good tasting beer tho
Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 2 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by evostudios12 from Florida

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.79/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
C: Dark, Opaque, beautiful tight head, little carbonation with pretty good lacing on the glass.

S: Cannabis, Danky, Roasty, Chocolate, Black Coffee, Malty

T: Upfront is danky and weed tasting, immediately followed by a subtle but increasingly more intense malty roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, that is really good. Not boozy or spicy.

F: full-bodied, coats the mouth, heavy, creamy and dry finish

Overall: This beer is amazing, it combines the amazing Chocolope strain; a combination of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze strains, that has a earthy and coffee like flavor. The beer also has a heavy roasted malts and coffee flavor, slightly bready, but full bodied and creamy. This beer is very good and one of my favorite combinations of strains with beer. I give this beer a tremendous 97, Cheers!
Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours with crazy head, not that aggressive a pour, effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of rocky mocha colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Smells of weed, cocoa shows up once warm

T: Some cocoa. smokeyness, dryness & cattyness up front. Dark chocolate, roastyness, cattyness & dryness as this warms, even a little charred grain bitterness.

MF: Medium body, fairly creamy carbonation

Solid stout, the weedy/catty aspect may be off putting for some, but it doesn't overpower the beer. Certainly improved as it warmed
Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by BeerBeast from Florida

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by samEBC from Belgium

Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 3.48 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jul 13, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the sultan of stouts, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of weed, little else. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, pot at the finish, a bit dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, but I really got almost no chocolate in the aroma or flavor.
Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: opaque; very dark brown with a hint of mahogany at the edges; 1+ finger medium brown head that receded to a splotchy cap; very nice lacing;

S: very aromatic and, from a distance, it's all dank weed; with my nose in the glass, I got mint and eucalyptus as well;

T: deeply roasted grain up front, with dank weed coming in at the middle and staying through the finish; the weed is always in the background; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very interesting;
May 03, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
These next several are going to be Bottles (Eeek!) of varying types, each one sort of dovetailing with the next. If past history is any indication, I'll be bound up better than eating a block of cheese after all of this!

From the Bottle: "Limited Release"; "Brewed with Chocolate"; "The 420 Strain is back in black with a chocolaty stout and head-turning aroma. Our unholy trinity of hops, strain-specific terpenes and natural hemp-type flavors complement a roasty malt backbone, resulting in a dreamy medley of mouth-watering flavors: Tropical fruit on the inhale, coffee on the exhale, gooey chocolate all the way through."; "A Strange New Strain Indeed".

I almost feel like I should be saving this for M, y'know, 4-20 Day. I have other plans for that day & so I Pop!ped the cap on this Bottle (!) & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. I watched in rapt fascination as it foamed up to from two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, mocha-colored head with very good retention. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44), with cola highlights at the edges. Nose smelled like a bag of skunk weed! Say, where did I score this beer, anyway?!? I don't have a scrip for the local dispensary! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was … amusing. I was mentioning the idea of an amuse-bouche (French for "amusment of the mouth", usually as a snack or an hors d'oeuvre) to a high school classmate when she mentioned the Japanese term "kuchisabishii", defined as "when you're not hungry, but you eat because your mouth is lonely" earlier today. This beer's taste & mouthfeel were definitely making my mouth smile. It had a pleasant weed-like flavor along with a bittersweet chocolatiness. This, for me, was where they got it just right. I despise cloyingly sweet stuff, but they managed to avoid such in this beer. It was VERY MUCH a liquified special brownie!

They don't teach HomeEc any more, but when I took Foods 1 through 4, we used a LOT of herb in our recipes. Man, you want to get really mellow, start in on edibles. The real trick is to stir some of it into melting butter, then use that for the brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. I considered myself a bit of a "head", but one afternoon, following getting baked on baked goods, I was incoherent!

I liked the way that all of the flavors - terpenes, chocolate & coffee really meshed. The coffee came in at the end, keeping the whole thing semi-dry. Finish was definitely semi-dry to dry. Fudging fantastic! YMMV.
Apr 18, 2020
Rated: 2 by MrCPMJ from Texas

Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by DesMoinesMike from Iowa

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at my local tap house, Tapped in Greenville NC.
On tap poured into a pint glass
Appears brownish, almost black. Nice head and lacing.
Smells dank, weedy, chocolatey, the dankness is most noticeable on the nose.
Tastes like a chocolatey, coffee, sweet pot brownie.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall, from the 420 Strain I liked the Hindu Kush better, but this is very good and I would definitely order again.
Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
In celebration of all things that smell like Snoop Dog, SweetWater Brewing stray from their hoppy ways and impart the dankness of cannabis into a Chocolate Stout. Its basically a botanical baked good that pours from a bottle.

Very dark brown and a shade off of black, the mocha topped appearance leaps right out with the scent of weed right from the get-go. While a background of chocolate, coffee, cream and caramel fill the nose, the taste leads in with the exact same promises of mocha latte, caramel, chocolate cake and sweet cream.

As the lavish malt sweetness relaxes across the middle palate, the beer's medium-full body allows for high rate of drinkability despite its robust taste. Trending slightly more coffee, chicory and nutty than that of milk chocolate, the strong waft of hemp falls away quickly and the stout is just that on the late palate. ...stout.

Finishing bittersweet with chocolate and light roast, the hops show a moderate bitterness that lingers slightly past the sweetness on route to a coffee filled linger and a brief return of Mary Jane in its retro-olfactory action.
Jan 27, 2020
420 Strain Chocolope Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 99 ratings