Chocolate Stout
Tröegs Brewing Company

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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #296
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,421
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
20
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2021
Added:
Nov 22, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
Notes: None
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On draught at the brewery this lunchtime.

Looks excellent in the glass. Black body, generous tan head with outstanding retention and lacing.

Decent aroma of chocolate and cocoa.

On tasting, the chocolate comes through good and strong. Fairly sweet, no roast at all. Very smooth.

Mouth between medium and full, finish smooth milk chocolate.

Overall, very nice chocolate stout, easy drinking, very smooth, sweet but not cloying, at least to this chocoholic's palate.
Jan 22, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice solid jet black color with a slight head and lacing with floaties
Aroma has cacao and vanilla hints
The taste follows the nose with silky milk chocolate flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A well done stout
Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.93 by Guerrelli from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by chrishiker1409 from New York

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by bundy462 from Texas

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark brown with a thick, mocha-colored foamy head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is faint coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with more coffee than chocolate.

Overall, a good drinking beer.
Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark, dark, dark. Tan head, fell to a thin cap after a while. Smell is like hot cocoa, caramel. Taste is cocoa, raisins, vanilla, caramel. Gets bitter in the middle, but sweetness comes back in the finish. I expected a heavier mouthfeel given the look. It has almost a soda pop like feel with the carbonation. Overall, pretty good beer if you like sweeter stouts.
Jan 19, 2020
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark and heavy. Cocoa aroma. Very thick chocolate body. Smooth and syrupy. A little too thick for my taste. Slight sweet finish. Definitely a desert beer.
Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, freshest by 02/26/2020; purchased cold in variety pack... poured into fat tulip)

L: dark, chocolate-brown liquid, good clarity; mocha-tan loose sponge foam cap... slow recede in suds, thin collar remains; little bit of webby lace

S: cola-like candy sugar note in the middle; piney, minty hop essence; subtle chocolate syrup note in the background... bit of brown bread, cookie-like roast character, but relatively mellow... overall smells of basic Amer. stout, with some sweet cocoa

T: cocoa leaps out front, more prominent than on the nose, with some lovely herbal hop and toasty roasted grain blasting out in the finish; lightly peppery-spicy, roasty-bitter aftertaste with merely a soft nibs-y accent... relatively dry, though some dark-toasted caramel slowly builds on the palate; hint of cigar smoke late in the aftertaste?

F: tight viscosity, medium-light bodied, oily texture; mild peppery heat lingering after each sip... soft fizz helps to counter dextrin sludge, lifting it along, rousing the palate with delicate stings

O: rather basic but solid, boldly-flavored American stout, colored with a smart degree of cocoa candy... a nice addition to the holiday pack, but may also do well as a winter sixer (1637)
Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by Pythanoc from New York

Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
DATE: December 21, 2019... OCCASION: watching the boys build gingerbread houses before the family's first Home Alone experience... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... as expected, this pours a jet black body that streams light brown bubbles upward into two-fingers' worth of thick, pillowy head... chocolate, toasted malts, vanilla, bitter and rich lactic energy, and a bit of brine... creamy, lactic and medium-bodied, drinkable and a bit of thinness at the throat... it cloaks its 7+% ABV quite well... the bitterness evokes coffee, while its milky smoothness is sweet and pleasing... sweetness stems from its chocolate as well, with buttery caramel and smokey malts rounding its profile nicely... this makes for a nice night cap and a dessert in itself...
Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a dark mahogany bordering black with a caramel brown head.

Smells of roasted malt, toasted grains, dark chocolate, vanilla, and spicy yeast.

Dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel malt, spicy vanilla yeast.
Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; freshest by 02/26/2020Decanted from 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned November of 2018.
A: Pours black with a one finger, light brown head, mahogany highlights, a little more than rim retention, and solid rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, banana, and pumpernickel.
T: Semisweet. Chocolate, more Cadbury than Nestle, with maybe a touch of the other aromatic components. Bitterness is light and allows the emergence of the sweetness and flavors.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a fun dessert Stout. Reminded me of Young's Double Chocolate a bit.
Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Dec 18, 2019
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Appearance:
Deep, dark brown like the color of coffee beans. Laces in a pleasing, khaki, delicate curtain. Thin, foamy head. Very attractive.

Bouquet:
Whoa! A bombastic barrage of chocolate! The aroma weaves promises of dark cocoa, toasted oats and barley, with a dapple of espresso here and there.

Feel:
High carbonation for a stout, so let it air. Very bubbly, almost abrasively so... Given enough time to breathe, the stout becomes lush and smooth as satin. Medium-bodied.

Taste:
Mild, bittersweet chocolate, roasted oats and coffee, malty barley. The vanilla is a mere afterthought, but a pleasant one! Given the aforementioned bouquet I expected more dominance from the chocolate... but its surprisingly weak.

Overall:
Albeit a bit unimaginative, this chocolate stout is fairly decent. But the chief component---the chocolate---is entirely mediocre. When a beer claims chocolate as it's primary selling point, I expect it to be pervasive when it hits the pallet.
Dec 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz can

black in color, opaque, khaki colored head. nice dark chocolatley aroma, with some roast as well. similar taste, good flavor without being overly sweet. medium bodied.
Nov 21, 2019
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
2/20/19...pours very dark black brown at the bottom. Off white, tan foam, settles down relatively quickly. Dark chocolate nose, light french vanilla coffee nose. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. M&M chocolate taste. Enough bitter to combat the sweetness. Barely carbonated. Smooth.
May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Average. I like Troegs as a whole. This is just a so so choice though. At Industry Public House on Leah's b-day trip to Pittsburgh for two nights! Woo hoo!

Update:
On tap at Cork and Cap Restaurant.. Nitro. Foam is a delicious chocolate. The beer itself is too sweet for me.
Mar 29, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can, it pours a dark brown, almost black, with a light brown head. Definite chocolate scent in the nose. In the mouth, it is the same, with a creamy feeling overall.
Jan 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania

Jan 27, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can freshest by 2/27/19 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 7.1% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown bordering on black with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint with cocoa powder being most easily sensed. The taste is semisweet chocolate with a hint of vanilla and very little roasted malt. There is a porter like tangyness that doesn't really coincide with the additives. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Low to medium bitterness. Overall, good not great. This beer lacks a little in the actual stout department. Cocoa and vanilla are well done but the base is less than ideal. Still enjoyable, wouldn't seek out.
Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2019
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours black with dark amber highlights, not much in the way of a tan head, retention sucks, no lace
Smells like raisins with a hint of cocoa
Raisins and cocoa powder in flavor.
A bit lighter in body than I like in a stout, but carbonation is spot on for this beer.
Meh. I said MEH!
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by wafers from New York

Dec 13, 2018
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

2.51/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
12 oz can poured into a Troegs pub-style pint.

Appearance
Black. Very little light penetration. 2 fingers of foamy khaki head.

Nose
Cheap milk chocolate, licorice, caramel, cola, earthy, and roasted barley.

Taste
Cheap milk chocolate defines this; sort of like those off-brand chocolate Easter bunnies that your grandma used to buy. Caramel, licorice, prune, and cola. Roasted barley and earth.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, airy, sticky, and bitter.

Overall
I'm not digging this at all.
Dec 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2018
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