Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Bison Organic Chocolate Stout

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout
5.0% ABV
Bison Brewing, Ukiah, CA
12 oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head signature glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 10/5/13 

This stout pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing.

Smell has malt, chocolate, cocoa powder, faint hops, hint of caramel, hint of coffee.

Taste consists of cocoa powder, malt, chocolate, some caramel, touch of coffee, earthy sugar.

Mouthfeel has some earthy bitterness on the palate from the prevailing cocoa powder taste.

Overall, this is a fair tasting chocolate stout that has a strong cocoa powder component. Decent amounts of chocolate and coffee come through after the beer has warmed up some. The cocoa powder is enough that it comes through as somewhat bitter, leaving the impression that it should be balanced by something else.

My score: 86

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