Bison Organic Chocolate Stout | Bison Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bison Brewing
California, United States
bisonbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 01-02-2002

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#39,417
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
605
pDev:
15.27%
 
 
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Photo of sweetbrew82
2.44/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Avatar113
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good. A bit watery to me.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
2.47/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, gift from brother, into faceted mug. My first beer from Bison, this beer is rather light in color and body for a stout, but nicely balanced between the roast malts and added cocoa.

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Photo of vladdswrath
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours like black coffee, with almost zero head. What tiny bit of foam that is there though, does sort of lace the glass somehow. Weird. Aroma is nice, dark roast coffee and cocoa, as to be expected. Taste is dark roast malt with some coffee bitterness, not much in the way of chocolate, sweetness or cream. It's other words it is serviceable, but nothing special. Mouthfeel is extremely thin and surprisingly carbonated, considering how little you see when it is poured. All that being said the ABV is quite low for a stout, so the light body would make this a nice session beer for chatting over, in lieu of coffee.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a foamy tan head. It’s very malty with almost unrecognizable hops even for a stout. Has a bit of a burnt flavor with subtle chocolate in the background and a very dry finish. The mouth feel is kind of thin and watery for a stout despite the robust maltiness. The chocolate doesn’t come through as much as with many of the chocolate stouts that I’ve tried, despite it having a chocolate smell, and it also lacks the characteristic chocolate stout sweetness as well. It’s hard to tell that it’s a chocolate stout really. This is not a great stout. It is somewhat similar to the Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin that I recently had. There’s nothing overtly offensive about it, but it’s just underwhelming and not very flavorful to an even greater degree than the aforementioned stout.

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Photo of Kylemif
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of impending
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost black in the middle moving towards dark brown towards the edge of the beer, 1/3" tan head on the top. Standard amount of chocolate aroma for such a label, works nicely.

Taste was good, but the mouthfeel/texture was thin for a stout. And I can like a thin stout. But ultimately, this one lacked in the malt characters, it was essentially the adjunct chocolate that carried the way without much in the power train to move it. Bitterness, roastiness and body held in check.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zak333
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thefreakinjman
2.54/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Keeling
2.51/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elNopalero
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not much aroma even after it warms. I get a chalky chocolate kick, thin finish. Not much going on here. I’d say pass, or avoid, as I couldn’t finish the bottle.

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Photo of Copperstripes
1.91/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Watery. Reminded me of seltzer water with chocolate-y flavoring.

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Photo of runwild99
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 605 ratings