Arcadia Cocoa Loco | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Cocoa LocoArcadia Cocoa Loco
BA SCORE
41.7%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 628 ratings
Arcadia Cocoa LocoArcadia Cocoa Loco
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This triple chocolate stout is a unique interpretation of the style, combining three different chocolate malts, cacao nibs and 63 percent semi-sweet chocolate, creating a sinfully delicious brew. The addition of blackstrap molasses produces an earthy, caramelized tone in an already complex flavor profile. It's creamy, milkshake-like mouthfeel earns this beer the reputation of being dessert in glass.

Added by schusterbauer on 02-23-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
628
Liked:
262
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
15.45%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 628 |  Reviews: 296
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.95/5  rDev +39%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

damn near perfect beer. so smooth, creamy, milky and chocolatey. An irrisistable beer for chocolate and molasses lovers. not to thick and not too thin

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Photo of DaniMikolaizik
4.9/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark, chocolatey, smooth stout. Not bitter at all. Very good.

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Photo of JimBerry
4.77/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of jc911s
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, smooth and refreshing. Great head, excellent pour. Great taste, rich chocolate notes, not overly sweet. No aftertaste. Very cold mug insures solid taste for the whole bottle. My favorite brew with dinner, and my favorite hang out brew. All my buddies love the beer, and I love to give it as a gift to beer drinkers who want to try a
New beer.

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Photo of dag1991
4.74/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sonicdescent
4.54/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark black with a thin but resilient tan head. Looks thick.

Smells great, the molasses and roasted malt really stand out here with hints of the chocolate and cream.

Taste reminds me of a favorite of mine, the FFF Moloko. Coffee, Toffee, Molasses, and sweet cream with a very slight bitter chocolate finish. Very nice.

Mouth is thin/med and carbonation is low/med. Maybe would have preferred a little more heft, but this is not an impy after all.

Finally a good regular stout that I can get pretty easily!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of brown head which quickly fizzles away to a ring. Deep dark brown clear liquid. More head please.

S: Molasses, milk chocolate, slight berry, milk

T: Nothing jumps out at the beginning, but all works together well. Some tang, some bitter, some alcohol. Bittersweet molasses and lacto finish. Delicious.

M: Smooth, slightly bitter, pleasantly warming. Satiny

D: Very nice. I'd order another and buy again!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cocoa Loco pours a black color, with a darker tan head. There is a nice chocolate smell. The taste is creamy, its malty, but has a nice blend of chocolate that doesn't overpower; there is almost like a chocolate milk flavor. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, no problem having a few of these. Overall a very nice stout, the chocolate doesn't over power, mixes very well.

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Photo of cindiwindi1025
4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is just downright a delicious beer.

A: Dark chocolate black with a small medium brown head which recedes to a nice, sticky lacing. Very nice legging.

S: Chocolate, cocoa and coffee

T: Smooth chocolate, cocoa, coffee and a very slight roasted, bittersweet finish. The flavors are very well balanced and compliment one another perfectly. Leaves a delicious chocolate aftertaste on the tongue.

M: Velvety and milky, light to medium carbonation.

D: As thick as the chocolates are in this beer, it is incredibly refreshing and goes down quite easy, the flavors leave the mouth wanting more.

I will be indulging in this one on a regular basis!

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Photo of codsmith
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small foamy tan head that dissipates down to only a near covering. Head should be more prominent for this style

S: Strong amounts of chocolate with less predominate coffee/espresso flavors. The roasted grain seems to be covered pretty well by the large amounts of lactose. There is a nice amount of bitterness from the cocoa nibs.

T: It has a very smooth draw from the lactose and chocolate; There seems to be a perfect balance between the two. With the addition of all these sweet ingredients they come out very mellow and mild in the end. It finished off with a spicy bitterness.

M: Full-bodied in the mouth, but goes down fairly light-medium. Carbonation is a little underdone, especially for this style.

O: Very smooth and tasty beer. It seems to fit more into the the Sweet Stout (13B) category than the American Stout category. A little more carbonation would bring this into the next level of greatness.

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4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice black with a thick creamy tan head that leaves some spotty lacing behind

S : Chocolate, roasted malt, and molasses

T : Roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, dark fruit, and molasses. A nice chocolate bitterness on the finish.

M : Creamy, smooth, good carbonation

D : Real easy to drink, one I would love to have again. It would probably go really well with a good cheesecake.

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Photo of seedyone
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Good solid opaque dark in color with a thin but persistant wisp of a head. The aroma was serious on the coffee side but gave some ground to the chocolate element. The most stricking aspectis the rich texture. This all adds up to a very enjoyableand rich flavor experience. Not sure about a food pairing as this is almost a meal in itself & nearly as satisfying.

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Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.7% out of 100 with 628 ratings
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