Choc Lobster | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Choc Lobster was originally brewed to pair with a chocolate lobster bisque and white chocolate lobster salad slider. Sam happened to be at that dinner and got a real kick out of the beer, so we decided to brew a big batch for the pub so everyone else could try it.

This scaled-up batch has a robust porter base and was brewed with live lobsters, which were added directly to the boil to cook off for the kitchen. Along with the lobsters, just over 6 pounds of dark cocoa powder were added to the whirlpool, along with a basil tea that was added to compliment both the chocolate and lobster.

Added by prg1976 on 07-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
171
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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Unknown vintage; drank 9/23/15 @ World of Beer Evanston.

Black/brown appearance.

Tan head; decent lace.

Milk chocolate, clove & sea salt notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Red licorice & fresh earth flavors up front; milk chocolate notes on the finish. Sweet cherry settled on my lips over the course of the quaff. Unique & very enjoyable!

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Choc Lobster from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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