Batch #039 Smash that Chocolate Orange
Nowhere In Particular Brewing

Batch #039  Smash that Chocolate OrangeBatch #039  Smash that Chocolate Orange
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.2%
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Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 13.16%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
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Nowhere In Particular Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
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Batch #039  Smash that Chocolate OrangeBatch #039  Smash that Chocolate Orange
Notes: We all know those delicious chocolate oranges that you get to smack around a bit before you get to eat them, well this is that in beer form. This is a just a delicious beast of a beer. Velvet smooth on the palate with big bold flavors and well hidden alcohol notes. This guy is a chocolate orange monster, ready to gobble up all boredom and mediocrity in its path. Get some while it lasts friends and as always drink promiscuously!
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Avatar_of_Green from Ohio

2.82/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a 12oz snifter. About 70 degrees. Well within 30 days of Born on Date.

Look - 4: The beer pours with a thin head and some light lacing, dark but not incredibly thick. A solid looking stout.

Smell - 3.75: Honestly smells good. More like an IPA than like a stout. Hard to find the dark accents and scents, but still smells inviting and interesting. So far so good.

Taste - 2: Sweet up front. Sickly sweet. The lactose and cocoa fail to make a good impression until the end of the taste. I feel the alcohol isnt paired with enough bitter or savory flavors to properly mask it. This beer tastes like someone brewed an imperial chocolate porter and then decided to pour a LOT of orange juice into the mix. It needs more dark notes or bitterness to balance the sweetness of the orange flavor and the alcohol content. Cocoa waits until the end to come out. Not enough to save it.

Feel - 3.25: Thinner than I like from a stout. I would almost call this a porter. Not very oily, not super thick, in other words more watery than expected for a milk stout.

Overall - 2.75: I bought a 4 pack. I had one and didnt really enjoy it but I thought that maybe it needed to be chilled. I left it chilled and then tried another one and it actually was so sweet that it made me feel sorta sick. I could barely finish a second. I would hesitate to purchase this again. Maybe a smaller pour or trying it on draft would help.

Feb 02, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This unique brew pours a dark brownish black
with dark tea highlights and a very nice head of khaki foam that settles to a thick
ring, light swirling pool, and sports some rather nice lacing. Nose of dark
chocolate, opera cream, orange circus peanuts (the candy) and subtle char
and roast. Flavors follow the nose---orange circus peanuts (literally), dark
chocolate, light brulee, vanilla, cola, and faint char and dark roast notes
with a touch of dark raisin. Nice mouth feel; medium full body, smooth, light
carbonation, and a roasted orange laden finish.

Hard to deny the uniqueness, easy to not want more than one.

A mighty fine desert brew that is a perfect ending to a session.

Wish this company would re-release some of their earlier
excellent brews like that scotch ale that was so good.

Cheers

Jan 26, 2020
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can, canned on 12/23/19. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is pretty nice, I could smell the orange pretty much as soon as I opened the can! Along with the oranges, the brew also smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, with some cream and caramel flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. If you like those Terry's Chocolate Oranges (or whatever other brand is out there) then you'll probably like this beer. Since I like chocolate oranges, I liked this brew! $10.99 a 4-pack.

Jan 24, 2020
Batch #039 Smash that Chocolate Orange from Nowhere In Particular Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings