German Chocolate Cake | D9 Brewing Company

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German Chocolate CakeGerman Chocolate Cake

Brewed by:
D9 Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coconut Pecan Stout aged in Brandy Foeders.

20 IBU

Added by dbrauneis on 11-05-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can with an Oct. 2017 canning date.
Pours with a near black body and a modest size head that has weak retention.
Aroma; smells like a pastry and not unlike German Chocolate cake.
Flavor: Sweet with chocolate, a hint of coconut, and dark bread notes.
Overall: too sweet and with a messy finish that lacks harmony.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OompaMentor
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tinypalooza 3/24/2018

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Photo of Ale_Lover
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrMindbender
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
1.95/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark brown (approaching black) in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense sudsy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, chocolate malts, bittersweet chocolate, pecan, and coconut with a light aroma of earthy hops. There is a light amount of sweetness in the aroma and a hint of wood/oak + brandy sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted + chocolate malts with a just shy of moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate, pecan, and coconut as well as some hint of brandy sweetness + wood/oak. Light flavors of earthy hops which impart a touch of bitterness when combined with the roasted malts but fades quickly leaving a light amount of chocolate + pecan + coconut sweetness lingering.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol and a lighter mouthfeel. Enjoyable but not as sweet as I might have expected considering it is a German Chocolate Cake stout.

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Photo of Tommo
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To be brief, Not good. Like this is just not enjoyable. Thin body with loads of pecans and not much else. Something of a metallic taste to the whole thing. Not my cup of tea

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Photo of teromous
2.09/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't see a can date or batch number. The can i have says "8% ALC BY VOL"

Appearance: The beer is a dark brown around the edges and it fades to black closer to the middle. It is oddly lighter than most other Imperial Stouts. It sports a short off-white head with a hint of light khaki. It has minimal retention and a ring of lacing.

Aroma: It has a bit of an odd smell; slightly metallic and a bit like dog hair. There is a touch of what smells like chocolate that comes through the dog hair at times.

Taste: It's a weird tasting beer. It tastes a bit like burnt sugar and something else that is really hard to describe. It just doesn't taste very good. The can says this is a "COCONUT PECAN STOUT" and titles it "GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE" but nothing in this beer gives the impression that any of these ingredients were used.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thin and a bit hard to drink just because of the overall unpleasantness.

Overall: The beer felt a bit more like a Porter but it wasn't a very good Porter or Stout. This wasn't the decadent treat that the can portrayed it to be. I would recommend skipping it.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and an opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing, though.

S: A very good aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pecans, and light hops.

T: Tasted of somewhat light amount of pecans (could have used a bit more), lots of chocolate, some roasted malt notes, a tinge of lactose, and a bit of coconut. The chocolate is definitely the star of the flavor, and it works well for it. The advertised pecans and coconut aren't as featured as they should be, but this is a good flavor nonetheless.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: A very solidly made, easy to drink milk stout. If you like chocolate, check it out.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psmith161
4.43/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

German Chocolate Cake from D9 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 14 ratings