Chocolate Stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheLittleMrs, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. TheLittleMrs

    TheLittleMrs Initiate (126) May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I think we need a new thread on just Chocolate Stout releases! I’m always seeking them out and hate when I miss a good one! For example: I missed Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops within the last year. Saw it once and should of bought it then! Thanks! I’ll get the ball rolling with a Chocolate Stout I know of. Thanks!
     
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  2. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (163) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    Black OPS is not a chocolate Stout. Just like their Black Chocolate Stout has no chocolate in it either.
     
  3. TheLittleMrs

    TheLittleMrs Initiate (126) May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

  4. TheLittleMrs

    TheLittleMrs Initiate (126) May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ok, I didn’t know that. I missed out Foothills Sexual Chocolate also this time last year. Anybody know if they will have a 2018? And when?
     
  5. ICTguy21

    ICTguy21 Aspirant (265) Jul 18, 2017 Kansas

    Not a special release or anything but Samuel Smiths chocolate stout is a good widely available one.
     
  6. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,032) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Westbrook's 7th Anniversary Chocolate and Sea Salt Imperial Stout dropped recently in NJ. If you're looking for chocolate flavor in a stout I would recommend you pick this one up.
     
  7. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,440) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Wow that sounds great, will be on the lookout.
     
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  8. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,032) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    It was tasty. I hope you can find it.
     
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  9. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb Disciple (331) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey
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    When did we start getting Westbrook in NJ?
     
  10. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (276) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti...my favorite by a good margin.
     
  11. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,032) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I don't remember the exact date but I would say very end of 2015/beginning of 2016 with the influx of other 12 Percent brands that were new to NJ at the time.
     
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  12. TheLittleMrs

    TheLittleMrs Initiate (126) May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Yes and I almost didn’t get any in 2017 but a friend randomly found some in the Lavalette, NJ in August!
     
  13. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (1,522) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    Yard's Chocolate Love Stout is a winter release which I enjoyed a lot.

    Also, not a stout but another dark chocolate beer I had recently and enjoyed was Kasteel Raspbarista Chocolate Quad.
     
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  14. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,191) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    At the extreme chocolaty end of the beer-taste spectrum would be Southern Tier's Choklat.
     
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  15. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (152) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    Delicious stuff!
     
  16. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (152) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    This one is good too. A little sweeter than the chocolate Yeti.
     
  17. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (920) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Considering you're in NJ I'd keep an eye out for Carton Cupid. Unsurprisingly, it is usually released around valentines day. There are no chocolate additions but honestly it's just fine without it, IMO



    Another local you should keep an eye out for is Cape May King Porter Stomp. Hope this helps.
     
  18. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,313) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Definitely try this one, it tastes like a melted chocolate tootsie pop.
     
  19. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,663) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    D9 has a German Chocolate Cake Stout
    Terrapin Moo Hoo is a Chocolate Milk Stout
     
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  20. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Aspirant (221) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    Founders Blackwatch I believe is a chocolate stout...it's awesome..is there a difference between a chocolate stout and a stout with chocolate in it??
     
  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    This is where Rouge excels. Their Chocolate Stout. Yum.
     
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  22. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (920) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Agreed. The beer that got me into "microbrew"!
     
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  23. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,191) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    A purist would probably say 'yes' but I think all of us would consider them to be in the same style.
     
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  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I don't know if this will answer yours or any others question on the subject but:

    Young's Double Chocolate Stout is brewed by adding the chocolate during the boil. The chocolate aroma and flavor are apparent in the beer but not dominating. The chocolate aspect blends with the stout for a balanced, elegant beer.

    Rogue Chocolate Stout, on the other hand, is brewed completely without chocolate. It is mashed, boiled and even fermented without touching any cocoa. Finally, chocolate is added in a secondary holding tank where it contributes all of its chocolaty goodness without having any of it boiled or fermented away. The result is a rich stout that tastes and smells as if someone crumbled a brownie into it - except without the soggy crumbs, of course.

    Credit The Spruce.

    I much prefer the Rogue.
     
  25. LordofWord

    LordofWord Initiate (175) Dec 15, 2014 Oregon

    Odell's Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is fabulous, but unfortunately they discontinued it in bottles. They're still selling a barrel-aged version, but it is crazy overpriced and not particularly remarkable.
     
  26. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,974) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Not a Stout, but the most chocolatey beer I've had is Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate Brown Ale. If you like Stouts you may well like a Brown.
     
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  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,974) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I just saw it on the shelves here today, and it wasn't there last week. I believe it is back. This was not the BA version.
     
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  28. hobbitz

    hobbitz Initiate (160) Jun 17, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Butternuts brewing moo thunder stout. Taste just like a Yahoo chocolate milk.
     
  29. HeilanCoo

    HeilanCoo Initiate (46) Sep 11, 2014 North Carolina

    Not familiar with this one. Is it in the database?
     
  30. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Aspirant (221) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    That's Highland Black Watch...drank too many and got the name confused...
     
  31. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Champion (826) Jan 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Young's are a load of shite, full stop.
     
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  32. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (832) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I'm not a purest and I think they are different styles. One is a Stout the other is a Flavored Stout.
     
  33. Fracwilt

    Fracwilt Initiate (159) Nov 23, 2016 South Carolina

    Terrapin moo-hoochiato, a chocolate espresso milk stout is like a liquid candy bar. Mmmm. My favorite so far.
     
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  34. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Devotee (430) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Founders Breakfast Stout says it all. Ennuff said!
     
  35. Maltytasker

    Maltytasker Initiate (169) Oct 7, 2007 Virginia
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    As far as I know it was always a BBA Stout . Have been picking up these here for the last few years . Was a great deal for $8 - $9 a bomber . Did not know they were moving to 12oz 4pks , glad to see it . Thanx for the info .
     
  36. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (197) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    I LOVE chocolate stouts. Prarie Bomb! Is the best chocolate stout ive had. Not entirely chocolate though. Coffee, vanilla and chili too.
     
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  37. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,974) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Has anyone taken a real good sniff of Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout? It has the most incredible aroma - smells exactly like a tin of cocoa. I would like to have some folks blind-smell it and see if anyone thinks it is anything other than pure cocoa. Though the taste is excellent, too bad it doesn't match the aroma. Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate Brown Ale is almost the same aroma as the Sam Smith.
     
  38. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (285) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I didnt know that but I had the beer about a month ago and still enjoyed it so I dont know If I should be upset or not lol.
     
  39. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (197) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    Bit too sweet for me, that one.
     
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  40. zid

    zid Savant (935) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    It’s made with organic cocoa.
     
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