Bison Organic Chocolate Stout | Bison Brewing

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Bison Organic Chocolate StoutBison Organic Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
599
Reviews:
300
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.1%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
52
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0
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Ratings: 599 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of Harvest06
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical black, opaque, light tan head, quick to fade, minimal lacing.

S - Primarily a combination of roasted malts, a hint of ash and certain savory note of soy.

T - Cocoa may be a part of the brew process. Not too much chocolate in the taste. It is backgrounded by the taste of over-roasted malts, producing an ash element. The soy element is present, but mild. A bit of bitterness in the close.

M - There is a slick element, a bit of drying in the close.

O - Nothing here is terribly surprising for a stout. Ash and soy are not my favorite notes, but there is a chocolate component, and a strong roasted grain, and these are always welcome. The main challenge is that it is not terribly cohesive, and ultimately the balance is not what I'd hope.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Not much of a head, quickly fading.

Slight roast, decent aroma of dark cacao.

Strong notes of chocolate and coffee, with a light roast behind. Bit of a cola flavor, with a similarly light and fizzy mouthfeel. Slightly metallic. Fair bit of cardboard and oxidation as it warms.

Not a bad coffee chocolate stout, but it could use a much smoother mouthfeel and some refinement in the traditional stout profile.

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Photo of Extol
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
1.48/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours a brown color with tan head. Charred cocoa, charred malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied, but very bitter and off-putting on the finish.

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Photo of Miles228
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FL_Chuck
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerrat
4.64/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another dam good stout to drink.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pbechtel
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of cb2113
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of carloscuebas
1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of VA090125
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jrouly
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of avitallo
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ordybill
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at a TacoMac in Douglasville, GA. Aroma- Big malt aroma, real good aroma. Appearance- Black with a small tan colored head. Taste- Nice faint chocolate flavor with roasted malt. Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. it has an oily texture that fits the flavor. Overall- A nice flavored stout for me. I really enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ErikJupiter
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Roxie_B
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Appearance: Nice thick tan head, opaque and dark.
Smell: Coco, coffee, lactic notes, licorice and malt.
Taste: Coco, lactic acid, coffee and a slight smokiness. Sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Strangely powdery yet watery.
Overall: I think there has likely been some improvement with the recipe on this since others reviewed this one. Not great but inoffensive.

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Bison Organic Chocolate Stout from Bison Brewing
3.51 out of 5 based on 599 ratings.
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