Cocoa Suave | Platform Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States
platformbeer.co

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chrismattlin on 10-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,108
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.2%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of tone77
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, spices. Taste is strong of cinnamon, ginger, some hot peppers, light chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not bad, but I would like to see more balance between the cocoa and spices.

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Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A classic bubble show builds three fingers of beige foam with the coffee colored liquid underneath; multiple strands of lacing

Smell: Milk chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne - each of the adjuncts is clearly discernible in the aroma

Taste: The cayenne comes on a bit strong and dominates after the first sip; milk chocolate provides the backbone; through the middle, the cinnamon and nutmeg also make an appearance but fade into the cayenne finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; the tongue tingles from the heat

Overall: An interesting blend of adjuncts; just wish the cayenne was dialed back a little bit

Thanks, N-Gogol, for the opportunity

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.11/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dull blackish-brown with some visible tan floating sediment and a fuzzy tan head.

Smell is cinnamon candy, cocoa and vanilla.

Taste is cinnamon ginger snap cookies dipped in cola. It doesn't taste a lot like beer.

Body is light and bubbly with a semi-wet with finish that lends a peppery heat after the swallow.

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

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/27/2017. Pours fairly murky nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness and slight pepper/cinnamon spice on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, vanilla, cream, toasted dark/brown bread, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and spiciness balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Lightly increasing lingering pepper heat through the glass, but never overpowering. Overall this is an excellent Mexican style milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and spice flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy finish. Nicely rich feeling for the low ABV. Well rounded milk stout malt complexity and great spice balance, without overdoing anything. Nicely restrained, but still very noticeable. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of ClePaul
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/29/17 draft @ Bop Stop

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

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

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 10/24/17. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with not quite an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like milk chocolate, roasted malt, cream and some chili pepper spice. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but the chili pepper spice kicks in more as the brew warms. There's the addition of some vanilla and cinnamon, and also a lingering chili heat in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good chili stout, I need to buy more of this one!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a six of this from my local Meijer. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of pepper and dark chocolate. The taste started sweet but dissipated quickly with big pepper finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an interesting beer.

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Photo of wingman14
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish black with a dark mocha head that fades. The smell is mostly roasted malt with some sweet notes ands spice. The taste starts with the roasted malt up front followed strongly by the spice with a lingering subtle heat on the back end. Overall a very interesting beer. The feel is medium, could be thicker, but doesn't detract from the overall beer. If you enjoy dark beers and want something new this beer has plenty to offer, but would not recommend if you do not want the spice, they did not shy away from adding some heat. Overall enjoyable.

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Photo of Maillard
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This spiced milk stout
pours a deep brownish black with cola highlights and a modest head of
off white foam that fades to a thin ring with very light lacing. Nose of
sweet chocolate, light cream, light pepper spices, and brown sugars.
Flavors meld and change with each sip---spicy cayenne mingles with
light milk chocolate notes that overtake the lactose with light hints of char.
With warmth there is subtle notes of peppermint and anise with moderate
cinnamon notes coming through on the middle and rear of the pallet. Very
unique to say the least. Nice mouth feel; medium full body, medium heat range
from the cayenne, low carbonation, and a spicy finish. Overall, this is an odd little
beast that could best be described as a Prairie Bomb style brew without the price
tag.

Interesting and unique. Worth trying at least once, and a great chili brew for the
spice lovers in the world.

Cheers

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Photo of prototypic
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with head that lingers. Smell is chocolate, malt, and pepper. Taste is same, with chocolate being pronounced. Feel is a touch thin, and there is a solid amount of heat but not too much by any means. Overall, it’s a good-quality and sessionable take on the style.

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Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 10/24/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small light khaki head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of cocoa and chocolate. I'm picking up some peppermint. The flavors are solid. The cayenne comes through giving this one some heat, but it's not over the top spicy. The heat lingers for a second, but it's enjoyable and nothing like what you would get from a "habanero beer". The lactose comes through. Hints of cinnamon and anise/black licorice in the mix. Chocolate and cocoa is there. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate to active carbonation. It's smooth, but makes for a nice brew to "sip" and savor.

This is a solid "spicy stout". Solid aromas and flavors. The aromas open up more as it warms a bit. I personally think the amount of heat is perfect. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cocoa Suave from Platform Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 25 ratings