World Court Mocha Blonde Stout
Legal Remedy Brewing

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American Stout
Ranked #97
Ranked #8,195
4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Legal Remedy Brewing
South Carolina, United States
World Court Mocha Blonde StoutWorld Court Mocha Blonde Stout
Notes: Formerly World Court White Chocolate Mocha Blonde Stout
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Photo of Beginner2
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

It is entirely possible this is the most entertaining ale I have ever drunk. (That accolade shows up in my Overall rating in which a 4.75 is what I reserve for only the best Trappists.)
So let me do a quick beer review and then get to the fun part, the brewer review.

Since this is a cleverly made-up style and this is the first blonde stout I want to remember having, Looks get lots of points for original dress. Unfortunately, Smells smack me as artificial. Maybe it's the vanilla in the white chocolate, maybe it's too much sugar in the coffee. But, it is there and it only modifies itself modestly as it warms. I can take it, but I can't enjoy it. In the mouth, it is not so coating and this blonde gets some redemption among the herd of black sheep.

As for Legal Remedy having too much fun... It's not just the name of the beers; but that's a start if you read through them. Clearly they use their BA archive as a place to test names for how funny/clever they are... all legal inferences. And very persistent in that line of joking. As for World Court, that is the highest level and this is their money-maker... and that is what keeps the laughs coming. Lots of character !

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Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one inch white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing. Smells of chocolate, mocha and malts. Tastes of white chocolate, mocha, coffee, lactose sweetness and sweet malts. Light bodied for a stout, medium carbonation, smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Normally when a beer is miscategorized, I judge on its original category. However I don’t give a fuck what anybody says about this one: this is “The Most Interesting Beer In The World”.

White Stout you say? It’s an oxymoron but the beer is interesting and tastes good. I don’t know WTF these guys are doing to get this flavor but it works. Mocha flavor and aroma without mocha? No coffee... Close your eyes and taste a milk stout. Flavor is all kinds of mocha with a silky finish.

It’s weird. But so is a triple pale ale. If you EVER get a chance to try this one, do it. Am I being hyperbolic? Perhaps. But is stand behind my “Most Interesting Beer In The World” designation. All 5’s for interestingabilitiness.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Kind of a wild look for a stout! Slightly hazy (but mostly clear) golden brew with a pretty big, puffy white head. You can definitely get the chocolate on the nose, but it's also clearly a "light" chocolate flavor, like milk (or, I guess, say, white.) The roast characteristics are almost non-existent. Sweetness, and there's some familiar "milkiness" to it. The flavor profile is very similar: tons of sweetness, though there's a bit of malt and roasted backbone on the back end. The mouthfeel is very nice and light, though perhaps that's not surprising given the relatively low ABV. Overall, this is a fine beer (and a unique one), though I'd say it's overrated based on the current score on here. Probably very drinkable over a whole night, but I'm not sure I'd seek it out.

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Photo of zonker17
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour to shaker, straw yellow, no head or lacing. Strong coffee and chocolate nose. Taste adds a creaminess and little more. Not very bitter. Not sure how this classifies as stout. Seems more like a lager with coffee and chocolate. Medium body and below average carbonation.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with moderate head and persistent lacing.
Smell is sweet chocolate and mocha.
Taste is coffee up front with a sweet chocolate finish.
Very cool, blonde stout. A surprise.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold. Foamy, tall, white head that Fades slowly with good lacing.

Smells coffee, earthy, chocolate and hints of rubber.

Taste coffee, chocolate, earthy, light lactose sweetness, caramel and bready malts. Finishes semi dry with an earthy and coffee linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a canning date of 14 September 2017 at three 2017 Riverwalk Festival.
The body looks like clover honey and is topped by a decent off-white head.
Odd aroma of coffee, used coffee grounds, chocolate, honey and sweet bread.
The tastes is better and a bit more harmonious. Lingering taste of light coffee, milk and white chocolate, and faint bread.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency (no, it doesn't really look like a regular stout). There was a half inch of creamy, very long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and a creamy quality.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt, a sweet, milky quality, some light coffee notes (less than expected), a good shot of white chocolate, and a tinge of hops. This is a very sweet, likable flavor, that's focused on the chocolate elements. Gets better as it goes along.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: You wouldn't call this a typical stout, but that's not a bad thing. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of nick_perry
2.67/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy light orange color. Looks like it should be an IPA. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, and really nothing else. Pretty one-dimensional beer. I don’t understand how this is “an international experience,” as it claims on their can and website.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: golden, hazy thin white head
S: tons of chocolate and coffee
T: bakers chocolate, white chocolatep
F: good mouthfeel, hint of booze
O: I heard great things about this beer, and I'm a fan

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Photo of Reef
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a Solo cup with a few other locals at the farmers market this morning. Ever feel like craft beer is stalking you?

Yup, it's blonde all right. The name is perfectly accurate, but it's still surprising to see a stout this pale.

It was windy, and raining, and I could still smell a strong mocha scent when I was handed the cup. Coffee is there as well

Flavors are milk chocolate, white chocolate, a little stone fruit, fig, accompanied by the coffee. Very nice combination.

Medium body, smooth mouthfeel.

Very tasty, a good year round standard.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours - Clear golden color not like any other stout I have had, not much head or lacing.

Smell - White chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet milk chocolate, the smell is amazing it hints at all the flavor. Smells like a cup of hot chocolate.

Taste - The taste seems quite layered, the little bit of coffee comes first then the combination of the white and sweet milk chocolate. It is not overly sweet just enough to cut the bitterness of the coffee.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated very pleasant feel. It sort of coats the mouth.

Overall - I love this beer I am amazed at the level of flavor they got out of this.

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Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mellow Mushroom, North Myrtle Beach

Pours a clear golden color with a small creamy white head that has good retention. Smells of white chocolate, milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Tastes of white chocolate mixed with espresso along with chocolate milk, clean chocolate finish. Medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. As with the other white IPA's I've had, the roast and char are held back, leaving a showcase of seer chocolate, very good

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Photo of Baptizedinsweettea
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a flight and I put this beside the Raspberry Habanero as the best. Got two more pints. Getting a growler to enjoy in the sleet and snow and hot tub tonight. Don't typically like white chocolate anything, but it was good on the front.
In Rock Hill, SC

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World Court Mocha Blonde Stout from Legal Remedy Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 56 ratings