Beer 54 – Jolly Pumpkin Tortuga Ale Co. Chocolate Stout

Style: American Stout

Purchased at: Jolly Pumpkin Cafe

What makes this beer different: Chalky Chocolate Water

Will I be drinking this again: No

Grade: B-

1/01/2010: Started off the new year by doing a brewery tour with the girlfriend through Michgan, and Jolly Pumpkin was my first stop. The only beer I have had from them was the Oro De Calabaza and I loved it, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong by making this the first stop.

Ugh, hopefully the first beer of the year is not a sign of things to come. Don’t let the chocolate milk look fool you, this beer is very watery and lacking of flavor. Had little to no smell, and was very very thin for a stout. Had the consistency of an Irish Dry Stout but even less flavor. Light roast flavor, slight chocolate, and very slight oak flavor. It wasn’t a BAD taste, just not enough of it. It just needed cranked up about 5x more. I don’t need in your face flavors, but this one gave me very little to go on. For what its worth I did sample my girlfriends Noel de Calabaza and that was damn tasty.

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  1. […] went for a Tortuga Chocolate Stout, and honestly it was watery and lacking flavor (read full review Here). My girlfriend Cara got a Noel de Calabaza and it was really good. Tasted a lot like the Oro de […]

  2. Why a B- for a beer you’ll never drink again? 🙂

    • Haha because it was still “drinkable”… I only drop into the C range when I want to dump it or actually have trouble putting the beer into my stomach. ie: Miller Lite, skunked beer etc…


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