Bâtisserie Chocolate Covered Oranges
Energy City Brewing
A Note on This Beer
The brew experts at PorchDrinking.com affirm, “If you’re purchasing beer somewhere and see an Energy City Brewing can available, do yourself a favor and grab it. Any brewery that can make a beer taste like blueberry pancakes is doing something right.”
After indulging in today’s Bâtisserie Chocolate Covered Oranges Imperial Stout, we’d add, “they can also masterfully craft a beer that tastes like a break apart chocolate orange blended into a smoothie!”
Illinois locals lucky enough to catch the release score it an admirable 4.27 on UT. They love how closely the silky-smooth, lactose-laden, 10% ABV dessert beer resembles the flavors of those citrus-kissed chocolate bars shaped like orange slices.
Sadly, since PorchDrinking’s advice only applies if you’re near Illinois, this may be your only shot at snagging this decadent favor. And, if you’ve never had the pleasure of munching on a break apart chocolate orange, this could be a great time to try these two treats side-by-side!
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Interesting idea- but the beer is WAY too sweet. Definitely makes it hard to drink. Heavy and sweet and not the best combo for this type of beer.
Very complex beer. I'm not really an orange flavoring guy, but the dark chocolate notes help to balance that.
This brew is embarrassingly offputting. Described as an imperial stout but should have been marketed as a "pastry stout" as others have been with no question as to quality. Love sugar being poured down your gullet, you'll love this!
Not a fan personally
Anyone who leaves less than 5 stars on this is crazy. I wish I had grabbed more of these, it’s perfectly thick and balanced with a chocolatey-orange taste! And it’s doesn’t even taste like a beer.
A deceptively strong dessert stout that combines a notable sweetness with a silky smooth, lactose-laden mouth feel. The orange notes don't hide too far behind the chocolate, and the distinct orange flavor keeps it from tasting medicinal, like some stronger cherry-based stouts tend to do. Enjoy after a good meal or as a winter night cap.
This beer tastes so much like a chocolate orange it blew me away!! I only wish I had bought more
Definitely a pastry stout. Very sweet. The orange is nicely subtle.
Ever had one of those chocolate oranges that are for sale around Christmas time? This stout tastes almost exactly like them. Fantastic!
Absolutely delicious and decedent!
More orange than chocolate. The orange tasted somewhat artificial.
Easily one of the weirder brews I've had - starts out as a solid stout and finishes like a smooth mild orange sour. I'm not sure I like it, but I definitely don't dislike it, either, because it seems to work.
Overly sweet, syrupy, and artificial. Way to “orange” forward with not enough chocolate.
Heavy orange flavors made this a little too sweet, especially when combined with the chocolate.
Agree with the mixed reviews of others. Overall, I really liked this beer. It is sweet. The orange is very pronounced as is the chocolate. I agree with others that I wish the “stout” flavor came through a bit more. But drink this for what it is: a novelty dessert beer. It’s meant to be whimsical and decadent... not a hearty, traditional stout. Not my favorite beer of all time... but still very enjoyable!
Thick and syrupy. Heavy orange flavor but not much chocolate. Carbonation is less than impressive.
Ordered this from Tavour and let it chill in my fridge for a couple weeks. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Look: blackish brown with a good two finger tan head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing at all. Smell: sweet, fruity, Hershey’s chocolate and booze. Taste: super sweet up front, followed by some rich chocolate, with big orange fruity flavor that hangs on because of the thickness of the beer. No bitterness at all. The booze is well hidden by the fruity orange flavors that dominate the flavor profile. Feel: full body, syrupy, no carbonation and not particularly drying. I suppose the lactose makes this even thicker on the palate, and the glass hangs onto the beer which I guess is proof of the feel relative to look. Love the stouty boldness here, but holy cow the fruit and sweet notes are so dominating that it is difficult to get through he sweet fruit notes and taste the chocolate. If you like super sweet and fruity stouts that have hints of chocolate flavors but intense chocolate fruity smells, this is for you. For us? Not as much... just not quite what they said it was on the can. Cheers everyone!
Lots of chocolate on the nose. I thought this was overly sweet and a lot of the stout flavors were hidden. Not quite what I expected.
Choclate and oranges weird drinking stout with orange
Tastes like sour orange juice and dookie
Thick and creamy, the tangy orange mixes well with the milk-chocolate base. Very good!
First time trying an energy city stout, not as good as their spurs but did taste good. Strong orange aftertaste
Like candy in a can! Possibly my new favorite dessert beer. Having my second serving as breakfast. The name doesn’t lie.
Get the orange taste, slightly syrupy
Tastes like those orange chocolate candies
Didn’t have a strong orange flavor
Yuck. Maybe just a bad batch but this tasted like nothing more than sugar water. Overly cloying with a hint of orange and chocolate. Tasted like it was never allowed to ferment.
Definitely can taste the orange but just too sweet for me
Very sweet. I couldn’t taste any orange but definitely got the chocolate.
This is tasty as hell. The citrus orange flavor is definitely the most forward facing note here. I don’t get much of the chocolate flavor, but I definitely do get some.
This beer is exactly what it says it is. The thick creamy chocolate with that orange after taste. It's in my top 10
Too much orange. Flavor balance is just off. Not bad but just not something I need to have again
Orange was a bit much chocolate wasn’t there as much but a good brew. I enjoyed it.
Just like the chocolate orange candy available around the holidays
Not what expected. As advertised I expected a stout with some flavor of orange. This tasted like an orange juice berlinnerwise. The orange juice (tart/sweet) overpowers just about everything else. If you hand this to someone who asked for a stout, expect it to disappoint
First miss I’ve had from Energy City. Can’t put my finger on it, but something just didn’t taste right.
sweet with strong orange notes! Not much stout in there but still very tasty!
Sweet for a stout. Tastes like it’s name.
Great orange flavor, but not getting much chocolate. I still enjoy everything from Energy City!
Pretty tasty, a little sour but all in all not bad.
Love the flavor profile and was heavy
Pretty smoothie stout....can’t tell this one is 10% at all.
My first miss from these guys ... this tasted like orange soda with cocoa powder added. Would be a tough mix to pull off ...
Just orange syrup
Surprised by the low ratings, I thought this was pretty amazing
Really liked this
Almost like a sour, totally strange for a stout. All Orange up front, finishing with nice chocolate. Interesting but would not buy again
Strong taste of orange in the beginning and finishes off with a after taste of chocolate, not what I expected for a stout.
Lots of orange on the nose and in the mouth. Tart and sweet and really tasty. Not a lot of chocolate, but it tastes great.
The most tasty stout I’ve ever had! Literally like those chocolate oranges you had to break as a child!
A little too much orange for me
Not what expected at all, in a good way though. Almost a sour chocolate orange finished on stout. Interesting
Way to syrupy I couldn’t even finish the can
I love chocolate covered oranges. This beer does that combo no favors. The orange is like a medicine-y taste. I really wanted to love this but I didn’t.
Worst thing I’ve had from tavour. It’s a horrible orange stout.
I dont remember drinking this one
Big orange and chocolate flavors … a bit sweet but not cloyingly so. Dessert-like. Light oxidation?
I definitely got the chocolate-covered oranges flavors but I will admit it was a little excessive and syrup-y. Not my favorite but pleasant to experience nonetheless!
Orange,chocolate,sugar sugar sugar
One of my favorite beers of all time. this was amazing
Reminds me of them orange chocolate things that you smash
This beer forced me to reevaluate my “love” for stouts. It was intense, syrupy, and largely lacking grace, finesse, and subtlety. It was a bold smack in the mouth, and left no room in my olfactory for pondering. BAM. RICH SWEET SYRUP. Not for me. I expected that lovely chocolate and vaguely orange flavor, similar to one of those chocolate orange candies that come wrapped in foil. This beer did have one thing in common—I want to slam it on the table and break it into a dozen pieces.