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German Chocolate Cupcake StoutGerman Chocolate Cupcake Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MatthewPlus on 03-03-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
208
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
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85
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35
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 208
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
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 jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
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 ELS
3.91/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer at the Funky Buddha MBCP release party. Lots of great guest taps and I was looking forward to this highly rated milk stout.

Looks like a dark chocolatey beer with good chocolate notes on the nose. Taste is overly sweet with a little hops and dryness to try to help balance the flavor but the sweetness is just too overpowering. The 6 oz. taster cup is just the right amount.

The feel is pretty good. Not too thin and not too heavy.

Overall a good milk stout but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with roasted malts aroma that also contained some dark chocolate. The beer itself is medium bodied, smooth, a little slick, roasted malts are there just enough for balance. Beer has a chocolate flavor to it, pretty sweet, hit my sweet tooth. Good beer, I enjoyed it, although not for beer drinkers who don't like sweet stouts or simple stouts (this is definitely not a complex stout).

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
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 Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Killer low abv milk stout. Dark brown with minimal head. Nothing special in appearance; just looks "right". Smell is sweet lactose, dark chocolate, hint of toasted coconut. I would like more nuttiness, more roast. Flavor delivers a decadent cupcake taste with a hint of roast in the backdrop. Feel is creamy and remarkably full for the ABV.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
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 jaketaz
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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 maximum12
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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 WesMantooth
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
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 floridadrift
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! Just like a chocolate cupcake from the store with waves of coconute-esq all through it! Better and better as it warms! This is my favorite beer to get on growler and I have never disappointed a pack of wolves with this one. Smooth body, very fluffy character, lacing is just enough to stick to the sides of the glass. Black as night with some dark browns going on on the rims of the glass. Hits of coffee through the beer against the coconut and chocolate flavors.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev 0%
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 pitweasel
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a 5oz pour of this at the brewery. Served in small tulip glass at the temperature you'd expect a pilsner to be poured at.

At first, it's a decent beer. Not groundbreaking, but certainly not bad. As it warms though, it begins to shine. A relatively low ABV stout that would be right at home in front of a fire on a cold winter's day, but still tasted good while sitting in shorts and a T-shirt on a warm Tampa afternoon.

The real standout to this beer is the nose. As it warms, it truly does smell like a chocolate cupcake fresh from the oven. My girlfriend, who claims to be overly sensitive to bitter tastes, ended up ordering her own glass of this when we visited a second time. If it were sold where I live, I would keep this on hand as something to offer as a dessert beer to beer geek friends and the politely curious alike.

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Photo of MatthewPlus
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the St. Pete Brass Tap on 03.01.14, the opening day of Tampa Bay Beer Week. Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a 10oz CCB Snifter.

Pours an inky, dull velvet black. deep crimson highlights can be seen in the refraction of light through the glass. A thin, 1 finger head of toffee colors head leaves minimal lacing.

Milk chocolate, burnt caramel and coconut are all accounted for on the nose.

This brew is a real treat to drink. It has a nice sweetness of chalky milk chocolate. Toasted coconut, comes through pleasantly in the finish.

Very nice mouthfeel, feels bigger than the ABV would indicate. Present on the palate, yet it remains smooth and silky to drink.

Another outstanding effort from a very talented brewer.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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 Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +2%
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 KensWorld
4.53/5  rDev +3%
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 Shaler_Tate
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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 smb
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour on tap at the brewery after Shelton Brothers - The Festival 2015. Dark brown and oily consistency with a light and understated mocha head that quickly fades to nothing. Huge and pungent chocolate and cake batter aroma, some vanilla hiding underneath as well, really enticing.

Taste follows the nose, but kicks it up a notch with chocolate milk, cake batter and coconut all coming through. Delicious. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and silky... which is unbelievable for being right around 6%. This is one of the best milk stouts I've ever had. Highly recommended and I'm so glad I stopped by. Angry Chair is brewing some incredible beers! Also, remember "Don't park on fern"

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Photo of W_Des
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
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 TampaRainman
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of Sintech
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Lapalou
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a nice head, taste is sweet with coconut and chocolate without being bitter. As it warms the smell is addicting and the flavor only gets better. I have a hard time deciding whether this or the awakening is their best stout. But I usually order this one first because there are so many coffee beers out there and less that do a chocolate/ coconut with this type of balance. Just an awesome sweet stout, great brewery.

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Photo of JamesH
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

With the recent addition of toasted coconut and a higher ABV to boot, German Chocolate Cupcake has become a totally new monster. Just recently bottled, this beer tastes the exact same on draft and from the bottle. I wouldn't sit on the bottles for very long because the coconut is quite prevalent and I'd say it has become the forefront of the beer. Overall, one of the better coconut beers I have had and definitely a better recipe than the previous batches. A+ Angry Chair. Can't wait for the barrel aged version (assuming they eventually barrel age it)

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Photo of lupercmda
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a rich dark black with medium viscosity. Smells of chocolate predominate. Tastes sweet from the milk with a wonderful chocolate lingering aftertaste. This was one of the best milk stouts I have every had.

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