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Sweetest chocolate beer readily available

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sulldaddy, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,302) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    So. I have a friend who doesnt really love beer. He has a HUGE sweet tooth and loves chocolate.
    I tried somewhere something from Tree House with him tonight and it wasnt sweet enough.

    I strive to find beers that people like. Please give recommendations in replies.
    And im willing to trade for the most favorably replied beer.
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  2. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (212) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Blockhouse chocolate Bock from Pittsburgh brewing is the sweetest chocolate beer I've had. It's like a liquid Tootsie roll, and completely terrible. I had 3 bottles. Couldn't finish one and drain poured the other two. But judging from its reviews, some people liked it. probably not available in your neck of the woods though.

    For widely distributed stuff, I'd suggest southern tier. A lot of their large format bottles are really sweet.
  3. HopsAreDaMan

    HopsAreDaMan Defender (638) Jul 28, 2015 Missouri

  4. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (783) Jan 22, 2011 New York

    Any 10%+ ABV Other Half stouts
  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,067) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Something from Southern Tier"s Blackwater Series should do the trick.
  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,435) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    -Southerners Tier Stouts
    -Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence, if it’s available, I think it’s rotating
    -Young’s Double Chocolate
  8. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,319) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    The only chocolate beer that I've had that fits your requirements is Choklat stout from Southern Tier. It is almost sickenly sweet.
  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Champion (804) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    Flying Monkeys Chocolate Manifesto. Tastes like chocolate milk. It used to be available in a few States.
  10. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,441) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    +1 Southern Tier Choklat.

    And, Off Color Dino S'mores
  11. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (457) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Not sure if they got distro in CT but any Westbrook/evil twin stout should do the trick.
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  12. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (460) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Double Dark Chocolate Biggie Smores from 3 Notch'd for me... there were chocolate chunkies in the beer. And it was fabulous.
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  13. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Disciple (314) Nov 3, 2017 Florida

    Agree with others who have posted Southern Tier Blackwater series. They rotate what is available but I believe you should currently be able to get Samoa This. Very sweet, tastes like the Girl Scout Cookie. Southern Tier's description "New York- American Double/Imperial Stout- 10.0% ABV. With booming notes of chocolate, caramel, and coconut, Samoa This is our interpretation of the famous seasonal treat. We went to great lengths carefully crafting each flavor, right down to the savory shortbread-like cookie base."
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  14. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (234) Jun 4, 2005 California

    Although there are lots of imp stouts out there that are pretty sweet and taste like chocolate (eg Even More Jesus), as for one that actually uses some chocolate - would like to add Prairie Double Dunk.
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  15. Kuester

    Kuester Initiate (84) May 14, 2012 Colorado

    One more for Southern Tier, probably the most available.

    The Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout was my first super heavy chocolate stout not sure how readily available that might be over the country.

    Also Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti if available.
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  16. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,551) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio

    This one and Young’s were the first/best that came to mind. I know Southern Tier makes one too. Haven’t had it, but if it’s anything like the rest of their flavored stuff it will certainly be over the top. I recall Rogue making a double chocolate that was a good dessert beer if they still do.
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  17. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Rogue Double Chocolate was decent, but Southern Tier Choklat was disappointing compared to the reviews.
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  18. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Disciple (314) Nov 3, 2017 Florida

    The OP asked for the sweetest. IMO Southern Tier fits the question.
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  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    There's sweet and then there's SWEET. Have you had an Avery Rumpkin? It is a Rum BA Pumpkin beer that tastes like they filled a bottle with sugar, then poured in as much beer as the sugar would absorb. That's sweet. I don't count a beer as sweet unless it's half as sweet as a Rumpkin.
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  20. Ryan4120

    Ryan4120 Devotee (466) Dec 17, 2014 Virginia

    Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate stout is incredible. Also, any of the Blackwater series from Southern Tier. Rogue's double chocolate is also quite good.
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  21. HopsAreDaMan

    HopsAreDaMan Defender (638) Jul 28, 2015 Missouri

    If you like both mint and chocolate, Southern Tier's Thick Mint is pretty amazing: not amazing as an imperial stout--there are a number of other better stouts on the market--but amazing at how mintly and chocolaty it is.
  22. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Zealot (533) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    Ordinarily I'd agree with Southern Tier except last weekend I had an Untitled Art / Mikerphone Horchata Milk Stout that was brutally sweet with milk chocolate flavors among others. Probably not regularly available so go with Southern Tier.
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  23. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (376) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Youngs Double Chocolate (yeah, another vote for that...) is one that you will likely enjoy as well.
    The Southern Tier Choklat and their Crème Brulee your friend might like, but make sure you have insulin handy.
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  24. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (236) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is not a thing anymore...:cry:
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  25. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,441) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Try Avery Plank'd. It's diabetes in a bottle.
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,285) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    And it wasn't very sweet...
    I'll echo chokolat and plank'd and add in weldwerks stouts. I had their brownie batter stout, and was surprised how little it tasted like beer and how much it tasted like brownie batter. Not my bag, I like beer, but for someone with a sweet tooth who dislikes beer this may be the perfect option.
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  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I've given up trying to convert non-beer-lovers since it only frustrates both parties. If your buddy were a BMC drinker and you wanted to get them into craft, that would be totally doable. Perhaps your buddy would prefer some Bailey's Irish Cream as there are a number of flavor variants, all of which are pretty sweet. There are other liqueurs that are similarly sweet.
  28. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (236) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Boulder Shake is a possibility
  29. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (162) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

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  30. Dweedlebug

    Dweedlebug Disciple (340) Feb 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Could try Moo-Hoo by Terrapin Brewing
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  31. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,302) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Im not trying to convert. He is Venezuelan amd love his rum. He said he doesnt like beer and now its like a challenge for me. He is very amicable about it and enjoys trying the beers.
    Just havent found the winner yet. Which would be something that he asks for a second pour of into his glass.

    I appreciate all the tips and am going to look for Souther Tier first as they are a shelfie here so can find.
    May chase a couple other suggestions via trade.
    Thanks BA 'ers!!
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  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Might want to seek a Rum Barrel Aged Stout. Some have chocolate, such as Prairie Pirate Bomb. Unfortunately it can be tough to find and it's brewery-only this year. Might be able to trade for some.
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  33. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,899) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Another on for Southern Tier.
    And though not specifically chocolate, Shebeen has some dessert beers. They are right here in CT.
  34. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (146) May 21, 2015 Illinois

    Mikerphone's recent Taking Back Sundae tasted like straight hot fudge (with some peanuts up front). Not exactly "readily available," but there's plenty of it out there, and it trades pretty easily.
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  35. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (687) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Patron chocolate......I prefer the coffee version

    If they dont like beer its ok.

    Its about being able to hang out with good friends every chance you get.

  36. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,267) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Southern Tier wins for readily available items.
    If we're talking "anything goes" - some of those Weldwerks pastry series beers might be even more so. Ditto with Evil Twin's various "break" items.
  37. paulys55

    paulys55 Devotee (491) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    The sweetest i've had was Hubbard's Cave Coffee & Cakes. If you want to get an idea of how sweet it is, take a bottle of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, dump a third of it out, fill with sugar and enjoy...diabetes. There are very few beers in my nearly 30 year history that I have not been able to finish, but this one beat me. YMMV
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  38. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Disciple (314) Nov 3, 2017 Florida

    OP stated "readily available" therefore I stand by Southern Tier.
  39. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Aspirant (222) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I'm just going to say NO to this. The new Boulevard Chocolate Ale is a shadow of what the beer was a few years ago when they stopped producing it. The beer itself is a lot lighter colored than it used to be. The body of the beer is quite a bit thinner and a lot less rich (due to the lack of Chocolate and other heavy dark malts in the previously iteration).
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  40. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I've only had the new Boulevard Chocolate, and it left me asking "where's the chocolate?".
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