German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
Angry Chair Brewing

German Chocolate Cupcake StoutGerman Chocolate Cupcake Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #22
ABV:
7%
Score:
96
Ranked #669
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.62%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
248
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German Chocolate Cupcake StoutGerman Chocolate Cupcake Stout
Notes: Milk stout with coconut, Madagascar vanilla beans, and cacao nibs added.
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Photo of BigGold
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had poured from pint can, bottom stamped “CANNED ON 03/01/19 FRICK YOU,” gift from friend, into nonic pint.

This is one of the darkest beers I have ever seen, but have you ever tried to look through a cake? Aroma of chocolate cake, and beer delivers dark chocolate, grainy cake texture, and nuts—German chocolate cake.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into a taster glass via draft at Other Half's Pastry Town (3/16/2019)

color is motor oil black with tan foam

smell is baker's chocolate and caramel

taste is chocolate mixed in with subtle metallic..uggh

low carbonation

mouthfeel is full and sticky

not sure if this was a bad batch or what..but the metallic taste overpowered everything and left a bad taste in my mouth (obviously)..I 'd hope to try this again soon

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small oily head, and not much lacing.

This smells like some actually approachable diabeetus on the nose, with coconut infused cake frosting, high quality melted chocolate, caramel, maple, and coffee creamer.

This is definitely very sweet, but it doesn't ever get too cloying. The coconut is done quite well, it's sweet, and authentic - and doesn't ever get to be artificial. There's lots of chocolate too, and some caramelized sugar, along with some vanilla/coffee cream type character.

This is creamy and rich, and very thick for the ABV. It's surprisingly drinkable.

This is really quite good. It's not as tooth-meltingly sweet as a lot of Angry Chair's beers.

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Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I deleted my original review for a bottle I enjoyed November 2017 that was aged against advice and didn't fare well because of it. This review based on a relatively fresh crowler reflects a significantly different and improved experience.

In this stark black viscous brew with a creamy mocha ring, I actually get notes of caramel, making it closer to a samoa flavor. I get more coconut on the nose than in flavor, but notes of sweet chocolate complete the profile in this round, medium body. A mild soft froth precedes a dusty dry finish that brings out a touch of dark roasted malt.

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Photo of pkalix
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

crowler dry shipped to SoCal... lots of chocolate, none-to-little coconut(?), and very sweet. medium thick with all the sugar. its best quality is how it looks on the pour!

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a J. Wakefield Brewing OG teku glass.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown that's just barely translucent. A low amount of visible carbonation and a thin tan head that lasts pretty well.

S: Chocolate, dark roasted malts, and some light coconut. Caramel and toasted toffee. A light char to the malt body. Reasonably complex, but it's not anything unexpected.

T: Dark roasted malts with a big roasty character. Lots of dark chocolate. Bits of caramel, coconut, and a mild hop bitterness as well. Cacao nibs and vanilla. Sticky sweet chocolate in the hang. But the big roasty character dominates.

M: A medium body for style - sticky mouthfeel but not crazy thick. Low but expected carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is noticeable but not overly hot at all.

O: Not a bad beer, but not great. This bottle, at least, isn’t what I hoped for. There's less coconut and (maybe because of that) the roasted bitterness stands out more. Decent.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Super solid and dangerously drinkable - this is one of those beers I would stock the fridge with if I could. Once again I envy my brother living in Tampa.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown/black pour with a flat wide toffee colored lacing ring.

S - Milk chocolate, coconut, wood.

T - Milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and a lingering sweet baker's chocolate bitter finish. Lingering chocolate bitterness and coconut.

M - Medium body and alot of airy carbonation from being over carbonated.

O - This bottle should have been consumed earlier but still held up pretty well.

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Photo of jaketaz
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Delicious chocolate milkshake flavor, I get zero coconut but tons of milk chocolate and artificial whipped cream taste. I taste none of the barrel flavor others have remarked on. I'd give the taste a 5 but it's a little too sweet. That's fine since I love sweet stouts but some drinkers would be turned off. Smells like a chocolate frosty from Wendy's. Thin white head that evaporates slowly, medium/light body with low carbonation, beer is dark brown and appears black unless you hold it to the light. About on par with Samuel Smith chocolate stout or Toppling Goliath "Rover Truck". I would only recommend drinking 5-8oz at a time as it is very sweet.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a snifter at the tap room on a bottle release day.

It is a glossy jet black, with a moderate dark khaki head.

No surprise here. Smells like a mixing bowl full of chocolate cake batter. Some lactose sugar, vanilla, and coconut too. It really has a barrel aged aroma to it minus the oak.

Wow! This thing is decadent. Waves of chocolate. Much more sweet than bitter, but the coconut really steals the show in the end. There is a condensed sweet milk and a touch of vanilla along with what seems like some slightly chewy crystal malts. I wanted to score this higher, but it is very, very rich, and it became slightly overwhelming toward the last few ozs.

The texture is creamy without being too viscous. A nice milkshake like feel.

This beer lives up to it's reputation. Seek it out.

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Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A little too much coconut, but otherwise a wonderful stout. Beautiful motor oil black in the brewery snifter. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and coconut. Nice body and feel. Almost as good as their Fudge Bucket!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Black body with a small khaki head. Smells of coconut, lots of vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes of a little cola, then chocolate and finally coconut and vanilla. Very sweet. Medium body. High carbonation. It does need more body, but it's got nice flavor.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark chocolate color. Aroma is chocolate and cakey with some bitter chocolate. Flavor is great, chocolate and cocoa with a rich a cake flavor. Overall a really nice beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.
Less sweet and less chocolate than expected, given the name. The chocolate could be higher but the bitter sweet balance is very good.
Overly lively and prickly medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black.

Smell - Huge chocolate nose!! Nailed it!! Absolutely awesome!

Taste - Spot on chocolate cake bomb!! Sweet and delicious!

Mouthfeel - Really thick!! Full body. Low carbonation. Excellent!!

Overall - Highly recommend!

Grade (A+)

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Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Ommegang stemmed glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a symmetric pattern of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves tiny clots behind.

S- Smells like a Tastycake chocolate cupcake. Sweet cookie dough batter, milk chocolate and vanilla frosting.

T- Sweet at first with the coconut showing up mid-palate and then ending with a nice roasty finish bordering on charry. Great balance as I take multiple sips and it doesn't lean too far to the sweet side or the bitter roasty side. Coffee aftertaste. Coconut comes through more as it warms.

M- Creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Probably the best dessert-oriented milk stout I've ever had. Manages to pull off its namesake while also not being too sweet or one-note.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DAMN. I drank this one near the end of a tasting, so I probably didn't fully appreciate it. Either way this one was awesome. The nose was straight up German Chocolate Cake and the flavor was very similar. Really well balanced sweetness and bitterness from the hops and good toasty character.

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Photo of W_Des
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black from the bottle. The smell is of rich sweet chocolate frosting with some great coconut notes. It's like being in a bakery. The taste is a perfectly rich sweet chocolate cupcake dessert beer. The body is a light medium thin and could be a little thicker but overall this a just a wonderful dessert beer to enjoy with several friends.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a minisnifter glass. Pours a dark brown body, nearly black, one finger brown head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of chocolate fudge, coconut, lactose, milk chocolate. This literally does smell like a cupcake, it's very hard to describe more than I have. Wonderful nose that I haven't detected thus far. Flavour is wonderfully chocolate-forward, fudge, nutty, lactose, milk chocolate, coconut frosting. Heck of a beer, tastes a lot like it smells. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, silky smooth, wonderful drinking, not a hint of booze. Chocolate fudge on the finish. A wonderful milk stout with a ton of chocolate and flavours that really did make me think I was drinking liquid cupcake.

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Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.99/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a telling thing that I've traded for this beer on multiple occasions, an exceptional beer in every category, might have the best smell of any beer ive had, perfect amount of coconut, lots of fudge and chocolate, perfect mouthfeel, it's basically brownie batter in a glass, might be my all time favorite stout.

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Photo of maximum12
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Long-distance chest-bump for markwise, who sent me this bottle despite his better judgment, I’m sure. 750ML bottle with a lovely named beer that makes me thirsty just looking at it; split with my wife.

The pour (preformed expertly by my daughter) is black; yummy batter black. The smell. Is. Awesome. Coconut, nougat, marshmallow, raw brownie batter, cold milk. Damn. I’d give this aroma my virginity.

German Chocolate Cupcake Stout just sounds delicious, eh? And it is. Coconut chocolate brownies. The story could end right there & it would be a good one. Mid-palate brings heavy whipping cream, vanilla, sugary malts. Supremely sweet. Plays thicker than its ABV, & so drinkable. So drinkable. My sweet tooth is throbbing with pleasure.

Gimmick beers - some work, some don’t. This one works. An excellent beer that I could drink by the gallon.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inky black, thin tan head, sticky lacing, and no sediment. The nose is sweet cake batter with milk, vanilla, and a hint of coconut - minimal burnt/bitterness detected. The taste is far more potent - vanilla milkshake, cocoa, caramel, subtle coconut, similarly negligible bitterness. It's medium-heavy bodied, creamy, decadent, masked booze, and it doesn't come across as "artificial" tasting (ok, maybe slightly). Regardless, this is a very drinkable beer that delivers heavy dose of German cupcake in your face/senses without being a coconut bomb.

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Photo of ToastedB
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours like motor oil. Great nose of chocolate fudge cake. Wow. Very rich coconut, fudge silk. Make no mistake this is desert. Sweet but evens out quickly with slightly bitter dark chocolate, toasted almonds , coconut and lingers on the palate. Perfect balance. Light carbonation. Way better than the version I had on tap today at the brewery by the same name that had way more roasted characteristics. This gets better with every sip. Angry Chair knocked it out of the park with their first none collaboration bottle release. The $16 price tag is steep but the product is exceptional. I paid $15 a bottle last week for Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha and this is every bit as impressive.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From newly released bottle poured into snifter. Light brown head builds up than settles leaving nice oily lacing. Cap last for awhile. Black as can be. Smells like a fresh baked brownie. Taste is out of this world! Coconut dominates. Very complex chocolaty notes. Very sweet with some molasses and Carmel. Aftertaste is nutty leaving hazelnut on the pallet. This is a perfect dessert sipper. 4.50

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Photo of TampaRainman
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Having had this on draft a few times and loved it, I was excited for it in bottles. Honestly, I was pretty blown away by how good it was from the bottle. Better than I even remember the draft ever being.

A: It pours a deep dark brown that lifts a light tan head that leaves a film and the sticky head dots the glass as you drink it.

S: Coconut. Chocolate. Smells like you just walked into a kitchen where someone was making brownies.

T: More chocolate, coconut, brownie batter. There's no denying it, this bad boy is a dessert beer. It's a milk stout and delivers on the lacto-sugar front, and although certainly leaning toward the sweet side of things, the decadent dark chocolate and coconut keep it balanced enough to have you diving back for more.

F: Coming in at only around 7%, this is like George Foreman fighting in the welterweight division. As thick, or thicker than many BA RISs I've had.

O: Damn good dessert beer. I'm going to go get more tonight to send to some friends. They're going to dig this.

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German Chocolate Cupcake Stout from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 248 ratings