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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Buy-Rite in Jersey City recently, having never tried this before. I hadn't had a Stout since the weather changed and this looked like an interesting one to start off with. For some reason, this beer never clicked with me and although I can appreciate the boundary that this pushed, it felt a lot stronger than it was in actuality. This is certainly not one to be enjoyed quickly and even as it warmed up, there was something that didn't quite click with this.

The pour to this was dark - not quite black but a brown that was dark enough to block all the light, even around the edges. Not a lot of head and not as much lacing as I would liked to have seen. Espresso and booze filled up my pint glass as I gave this a whiff and they were joined by chocolate, molasses, some pumpernickel spice, and just a hint of lactose in the mouthfeel. This was a bit thinner than most other Stouts that I've had and the carbonation was present in taste, if not in sight. For some reason, the aftertaste did not do it for me as the roast bitterness was too astringent and the booze just wouldn't let go. If this was more along the lines of a Milk Stout and has some creaminess to it, maybe I could have warmed up to it.

Unfortunately, I never did no matter how much this warmed up. It felt a lot stronger than it actually was and the kind of chocolate that this emulated was not powdery enough to match the flavors and aroma. This was a different Stout but certainly not better and with so many coming onto the shelves this time of the year, there are plenty of better options to spend your money on.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 12 oz. brown bottle. Almost no head after a vigorous pour (<1/4") and no stickage whatsoever. The body is as black as night w/slight reddish hues at the very bottom of the glass.

S: Lactose sugar right off the bat. Standard roasted malt aroma follows. Not much else and nothing to write home about by any means.

T: The flavor follows the nose for the most part: lactose sugar, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. However, the lactose really dominates; very sweet! I'm also picking up on some off-flavors; somewhat sour. All in all, pretty underwhelming flavor profile.

M: Medium... disappointing for a stout, especially considering how promising the dark the body was.

D: very mediocre

Notes: Despite the name, this is really a milk stout. I was really hoping for more chocolate, specifically fresh cocoa nibs! I didn't get it. As a result, I tried to rate it fairly even though milk stouts are one of my least favorite styles.

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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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Arcadia Cocoa Loco from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 628 ratings.
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