Arcadia Cocoa Loco | Arcadia Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
627 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
627
Reviews:
295
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of dsshuck
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.95/5  rDev +38.3%
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 IdrinkGas
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
04/08/2013
Chocolate Coffee nose. dark black color; medium tan head. Burnt Grains along with flavors from Aroma. Smooth feel, low carbonation. Nice Beer, but missing something.
**

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 MartyIU13
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hilgart1
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pajeff
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimBerry
4.77/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Arcadia Ales Coco Loco.

Debated on grabbing this one for quite some time now and I finally decided to say fukkit and go for it.

Look - Pours a thick pitch black with a small mocha cap that sticks around for about thirty seconds before turning to a cloud formation on the top of the drink. Light does not penetrate the beer so carbontion is impossible to read. Lacing isn't a factor. 3.5.

Smell - Chocolate is on the forefront with a bit of vanilla extract. There really isn't anything else to say here. Bit of roasted malt and barleys but that's about it. 3.5.

Taste - Chocolate dominates on the forefront as expected with some roasted maltyness and a surprising touch of alcohol. Unexpected due to the lower end ABV. Some grape like fruit ness becomes apparent as the beer warms. It will lose points in this category for the booze and the off flavor mentioned. 3.25.

Feel - Body is fairly loose and even a touch watery. A bit creamy with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Does coat the mouth in a good way, so that saves it a bit. 3.25.

Overall - I wasn't impressed with this one. What stout at a meager 7% shows its alcohol? Body was too watery, and the grape ness was just weird. But, it wasn't the worst beer I've ever had. Not even close. Would be fine as a beginners stout. Not sure if this is in the Milk/Sweet stout category but if not it really should be. 3.25.

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Photo of clager
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
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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Photo of MattMorin
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bitter, almost like greek yogurt

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Photo of ALLISON01
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A-Sox
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbeerdino21
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of webmanspidey
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 627 ratings.
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