Arcadia Cocoa Loco | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Cocoa LocoArcadia Cocoa Loco

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Gavage
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black in color with a 1" tan colored head that falls to a surface foam rather quickly after the pour. Some spots of lacing appear during the session.

Smell: chocolate, roasted malts, and molassess are easy to pick up by the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, prunes, and a hint of espresso make up the main flavor profile. The bitterness is strong enough to but does not offend. Alcohol is also slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. A bit dry at the finish. Heavy bodied beer. Aftertaste is moderate as flavors linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: decent. Not an overpowering double stout, almost a bit thinner than expected, but in no way is thin bodied. Not bad, I would probably have this one again in the future.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a brandy snifter

A - Bark brown/black colour with a small amount of bubbly white head.

S - Heavy dose of dark chocolate with a nice overall malt profile and some sweet molasses balancing the nose out.

T - Bitter hops up front that also linger in the finish. Roasted malts are not as prominent as I expected. There is also some alcohol bite which further amplified the bitterness of the hops. The chocolate that was so abundant in the nose is not really noticeable at all, which is disappointing. Overall the palate is very good, but I expected so much more from the nose.

M - Light to medium body. Lightly carbonated.

D - A very good beer. Would drink ti again.

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Photo of WesWes
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick and creamy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice chocolate and roasted malt scent along with a sweet lactose aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a complex flavor arrangement that boasts of chocolate and molasses as well as a bit of milk sugar. It's dry with a nice roasted edge to it. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a solid chocolate stout. It's beautiful to look at and it tastes great also.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured burnt grain, coffee and a sweet caramel malt.

The taste consisted of an exellent coffee flavor with burnt grain elements and a touch of caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty stout.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours dark blackish brown, with a light tan head which did provide wrinkles of foam, lacing.

S. Smells very light just a faint malty notion.

T. Tastes crisp and hoppy upfront, providing an earthy bitterness. Bitter yet semi-sweet lush chocolate edge. Toasted malt adds a smokey, woody flavor. I really enjoyed how the resinous hops played with raw chocolate flavors.

M. Full flavored with a pronounced lingering chocolate aftertaste.

D. I would reccommend this beer to a serious beer advocate, but not to newcomers to hoppy chocolate beers. I thought this was great.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled through sinstaineddemon and Secret Bunny '08 BIF.

Massively strong head formation. Clear deeply brown colored beer with a strong brown head.

The smell is strong chocolate and molasses with some alcohol apparent. There is something in this that makes my nose itch like it has hot pepper or something in it.

Taste is Coffee and chocolate with a black coffee bitter bite. This is quite warming to the chest. Sour edge to this and it is something like sour milk. Lots of chocolate this tastes like an unsweetened bakers chocolate bar.

Mouthfeel is light for the style.

Not a big fan of this beer. That sourness and nose burn bugs me. Might try one more time on tap.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two finger tan head that leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Molasses nose. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Flavor is smooth, molasses, some baker's chocolate at finish. $7.10 for a 22 oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues and a very nice 1 finger head of tan foam.

It smells of cocoa and roasted malt with some sweet and some bitter notes. Good aroma.

The taste is nice with some bitterish notes from the cocoa, some sweet that is milk chocolate like, and a light dashing of some coffee. Good taste overall.

Medium bodied, ditto for the carbonation and now that I've had a few sips, I can see some good lacing and, feel some of the alcohol. A bit stronger than the 7% would suggest..I get quite a bit of warming.

Frinkability? A good sipper that I'd only want one of at a sitting but that's no reflection on the quality of the brew as it is good.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured dark opaque color almost black with a thin tan head.

S: some dark chocolate, cocoa beans, coffee and a touch of lactose.

T: sweet molasses, dark rich chocolate and some coffee creamer. Big cold coffee flavor, some creaminess from lactose added rounded things out with a smooth finish and lingering coffee fade.

M: Very smooth and light mouthful for a stout.

D: good drinkability, nice complexity makes you look forward to the next sip. rich, dark, yet smooth and refined on the swallow.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a foamy coffee-colored head. Roasted chocolate malty aroma with hints of coffee and caramel. Very smooth roasted malty flavor with a sweet creamy chocolate center and a bitter roasted coffee finish. Also, hints of toffee and caramel.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, caramel, and roasted notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with roast and some cocoa.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
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