Scratch Beer 172 - 2015 (Chocolate Stout) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of the most eternal yet simple Valentine’s Day presents is a good old fashioned box of chocolates. For Scratch #172, we’ve liquefied this traditional gift into a sweet, velvety Chocolate Stout. Brewed with a hefty malt bill including chocolate malt and roasted barley, we also added oats for a silky texture as well as lactose and dark chocolate to sweeten the pot. To balance the sweetness, we used a variety of American hops to introduce a tinge of citrus and pine in the aroma as well as subtle spicy, earthy bitterness. Finally, we conditioned the finished beer on cacao nibs and vanilla for a week, giving this stout a luxurious body and rich, decadent finish. Scratch #172 is sure to entice you and your sweetheart to visit our Tasting Room and share this delectable treat.

32 IBU

Added by orangesol on 02-12-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
pDev:
6.07%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by lurpy1:
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hell of a tasty stout, yet still on the light side and won't wallop you too hard

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Afroman
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bdel34
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lusso
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap yesterday at the brewpub

Murky brownish-black body, small white head, which maintained.
Good aroma of chocolate.
Chocolate taste comes through strong at the finish. very lightly roasted, barely perceptible.
Good creamy feel to it.
Overall a very nice chocolate stout. Even the missus liked it, and beer is not her thing at all.

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Scratch Beer 172 - 2015 (Chocolate Stout) from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7 ratings