Winter Stout | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Winter StoutWinter Stout

Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by bump8628 on 11-01-2011

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of TheSeeker61
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Went to my favorite Beer and Wine shop, Hop City Beer and Wine and got a this offering in a growler. Poured a two finger head, very dark almost black and has very good lacing. The nose begins with a sweet malty yet hoppy aroma. The taste kinda puts me in the mind of a Black IPA as the hops are somewhat prominent, which I like, but then the chocolate malts come through which are in the stout vein. It's a light mouthfee which I would be better in my opinion medium. Overall I'm really enjoying this one and will have again.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Lare453
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks mom!! She Went on a business trip and she brought back a ton of beer for me and my wife.

A very dark brown but ot the blackest thing I've seen. Very nice one if ger head after vigorous pour. Beautiful lacing. Great looking.

S bitter chocolate, light sweetness, tiny coffee, dark malt

T very light beginning of sweet chocolate, the middle is a soft bitter hops and chocolate and the end is an earthy bitter chocolate and ever so light coffee.

M soft, sweet, smooth, lit carbonation.

O this is an excellent beer if it is an easy to find one. Good for a daily drinker. Don't know if it is super limited or expensive since it was a gift.

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Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Shasty
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jmbranum
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black with a big dark tan head, a mix of big and little bubbles.

Very toasty aroma.

Flavor is a a monstrous dry stout bomb. Lots of bitter notes. Lingering dryness. Slight acidic prickle. Definitely some hops in there with some pineyness in the mix. Also maybe a bit of cab sav red wine in the mix.

Very bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is a great dry stout. Personally though, I would have liked just a little bit more malty sweetness to balance things out.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chocosushi
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Duvel Tulip
A ~ Pours black with a good amount of tan head. Lacing is streaky & really all over the place. Big bubbles of carb that settle down after a minute or two.

S ~ A healthy amount of citrus forward hops that set things off very nicely. Roast notes are close behind but nothing too burnt or over-astringent. Hints of apricots & pine tar. Black currant as things warm up.

T ~ Big, Big hop notes behind notes of burnt wood & coffee grounds. Hopes lending notes of stonefruit, piney resins, & grapefruit. Concentrated flavors here!

M ~ Feel is full and sticky with a medium amount of roast & high amounts of hop bitterness. Slightly ashy/chalky. Carbonation is full. Very resinous.

D ~ This is a great stout for all seasons. Simply well done, I was extremely shocked. Drinks like a low gravity Imperial Stout. Highly recommended.

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Photo of MarcatGSB
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from thehand (Chris) in the recent NFL BIF. Thanks! Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Founder's tulip.

A: Pours a viscous black color with a very frothy three finger head. Awesome, chalky like lacing remains on the edge of the glass.

N: Man, big roasted malt nose, with a slight bit of piney hop. A good amount of chocolate malt and barley.

T: Very dry character with more of that roasted goodness. Very assertive resin like pine hop character. Bit of charred oak is coming through with some earthy grass notes. Very big and bold flavors, not completely working together, but a nice overall profile.

M: A dry stout, with a chalky mouthfeel. For the amount of flavor, it isn't very lasting. Kind of falls flat on the finish.

D and O: A solid, every day stout. Lots of flavor, and a good broad spectrum of flavor. Happy to have sampled this one, I've had some good beers out of Oklahoma.

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Photo of ThirstyHerf
2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a boulevard tulip, I immediately realize this should have been poured into a snifter or pint glass

A- Dark brown/black body, no light allowed through. Not sure if it is the tulip or the beer but a massive light tan head sits on top of this beer that hangs around forever... 5 minutes and i still have 3 fingers of foam. 10 minutes, i finally can see beer 3

S Cocoa, malt, barley and hops. not to complex but pleasant 3

T I am immediately hit in the face with hops. As my palate recuperates from the immediate hop attack, i start to taste a nice, blend of cocoa, malt, a hint of coffee and bit of molasses. 3

M This is fairly thin and very dry. The carbonation, as indicated by the head is is very present. This definitely has the feel of a dry, irish stout. 2.5

O This beer is ok, not sure if it was intended to be a dry irish stout or a Russian Imperial that the OG was heavily missed on. I would not seek this out but if handed one or if stuck at an okie BMC party and were available, I would definitely take it. 3

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Photo of beagle75
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Opaque black color with two fingers of persistent beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Coniferous hops are potent, almost one-note, with only fine threads of earth and chocolate syrup detectable.

T: Begins off-dry, with assertive and husky roasted malt that is just as dominant in the first act of the flavor as hops were in the smell. A darkly unctuous quality is also present early. Acidity is restrained into the middle, where piney and herbaceous hop flavors begin to rise until an equilibrium with the malt component is reached. Earthy minerality surges last, joining the other flavors already established, as well as a late whiff of freshly-ground coffee, in the moderately bitter finish.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and slightly sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This stout hits a sweet spot with a precision that is almost peerless at times. Considering the fact that it weighs in under 7% abv, the economy of the sensory qualities encountered here are truly remarkable. While the smell is a bit overpowering and not especially to-style when taken alone, it offers an interesting contrast to the flavors that are initially malt-forward. This may be the Krebs/Choc beer that the world has been waiting for.

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Photo of CarolinaKevin
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Acoke
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bashiba
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black, with a nice creamy and long lasting head.

The smell is very roasty and has a big dank juniper hop quality to it.

This is a very hoppy stout, almost bordering on black ipa. Very roasty and smokey with a lot of black charr and a big blast of dark green and juniper hops, has a nice long bitterness with the deep black flavors mixing in with all the hops.

Thhe mothfeel is full and very resiny.

This beer is a bit one dimensional and not at all balanced, but I really like it none the less, a great hoppy stout.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

P: Pours pitch black with a half finger of brown head. Decent retention and slight brown lacing.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, and maybe molasses. Spicy hops, oak and smells of being surrounded by Christmas trees.

T: Spicy hops and roasted, nutty malts, woody and slightly sweet. Phenol is coming through but but not overpowering, touch of sting at the finish.

M: Chewy and tingly nice full body.

O: Fantastic for those cold winter months. Warming and full bodied. Will have a place in my fridge every winter.

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Photo of TippySelenoid
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

It's black with a tan head. Lots of luxurious tiny bubbles. Wonderful head retention that last till the bottom of the glass.

It smells like piney/grassy hops. It's also got a bit of burnt coffee aroma. But NOT in a bad way, it smells fabulous.

It's rather hopped. There are a lot of piney and grassy hop notes. There is also a hint of coffee to this beer. But the best part is the chocolate notes that come out on the backside of it. Delicious!

It's soft and velvety. Very comforting.

This beer was a pleasure to drink. I really enjoyed it and it hit the spot on a cold Missouri night.

Thanks to Freddy at the Biergarten for the reccomendation.

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Photo of coldriver
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Two finger head and good lacing, thickly pours an opaque black. Aroma is black currant, chocolate, and roasted toffee. Wow, taste is very complex - espresso, licorice, dark fruit, chocolate, and citrusy pine all present. Thick mouthfeel and nice dry finish. Overall this one is a surprise and easily the best offering from Choc I've ever had. It even stands up pretty well with many of the better Imperial Stouts I've had.

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Photo of auroracrisis
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into a Choc tulip. Looks like I'm the first to review this outside of Oklahoma...

Pitch black and dense. A frothy head that dissipates into a visible ring around the edges, some lacing.

Big roast and earthy hops on the nose, with some baker's chocolate.

Big on the hops again on the tongue, with roast and baker's chocolate. A bit too much on the hops in fact which results in a bit of astringency.

Thin medium, with low carbonation.

A good, under the radar beer that could use a little less hopping in the boil in my opinion. But a good start for a solid American Stout.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish/brown head on top of motor oil black body.

S - Roasted espresso, pine and dried grapefruit rind, cocoa,

T - Follows the nose with fresh roasted espresso, roasted malts, green pine needles, cocoa. Citrus hops blast in on the finish to create a very fresh and clean bitterness.

M - Medium body with moderate tight carbonation.

Very focused flavors. The espresso flavor really stands out as fresh and high end tasting. The citrus and cocoa play off each other very well. The end result is a fantastic stout. Just did a blind taste test with this and 2 other very good stouts.

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Photo of Amp
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Winter Stout from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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