Triumph Chocolate Stout

Ah, Triumph. It’s a place that I love to go, but I’ve never had a beer from there that I really consider “great.” I mean, they get the styles down, but they’re never anything more than middle of the road to me. They’re generally drinkable, but just not fantastic. I hit this place up with Aly on Saturday, saying she lives pretty close to Princeton. I saw the offerings for the night and none really floored me. So, I figured I’d go with the chocolate stout and see how it was.

(So, I totally thought that I took a picture of this beer. I think I trashed it instead of saving it. Imagine a picture here instead…)

ABV: 5.8%

Style: American Stout

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Cocoa solids contain alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.”

Random: I do love the fact that they have one cask offering every time on there.

This brew poured with a one finger, tan and fluffy head on a black body. There was no visible carbonation on the brew due to the color. The nose had a lot of coffee and roasted malts, not so much chocolate. But, it smelled inviting anyways. The taste…actually a total letdown. I really didn’t find much chocolate on the taste. There was coffee there, a lot of it, but it didn’t have a lot of bitterness. There was low carbonation on the taste (way too low, if you ask me) and the body was a touch too thin. There wasn’t a lot of flavor to this brew. The finish was quick and unremarkable. I wouldn’t have this again. One word: avoid.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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