Triple Chocoholic - Saltaire Brewery Limited

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85
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saltaire Brewery Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: soulgrowl on 08-04-2010)
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Reviews by Eramen:
Photo of Eramen
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A very dark brown/almost black, red-brown about the edges up to the light. Pours with a large, airy, two finger head that recedes slowly.

S - Cocoa, sweet biscuit malts, sugar, candy.

T - First thing is chocolaty biscuit malts much like chocolate-chip cookies, then come in similar flavors as the aroma, following by a nice fluid bitterness.

MF - Medium body and a bit creamy.

O - A good chocolate stout. I'd get it again if I was stuck.

More User Reviews:
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of deebo
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB date of May 2011. Label describes it as a specialty chocolate stout that contains cocoa, chocolate syrup and chocolate essence (hence the triple). Awarded the supreme champion gold medal in the 2010 SIBA competition.

Poured into a Stella chalice. An exceptionally dark ruby hue that is almost impenetrable to light. A white sediment at the bottom of the glass indicates bottling with live yeast. Yields a huge head of light brown foam with a creamy texture and good stability - it remains for quite a while before subsiding to a surface layer. The dominant aroma is sweet chocolate syrup which smells rather artificial. Notes of dark fruit and cocoa.

A sweet chocolate flavour with a roasted bitterness. The chocolate notes seem thin and the sweetness excessively sugary. Undertones of dark roasted malt and bitter hops. Faint hints of dried fruit. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, coating the palate. A dry aftertaste of sweet chocolate and malt.

Interesting, but not the best chocolate stout I've ever had. The chocolate flavour comes across as too fake and sweet, and doesn't quite mesh with the other flavours. This might benefit from losing the chocolate syrup in the brewing mix. A decent attempt at the style - give it a whirl if you have the chance.

Photo of CanuckRover
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nicely poured pint from the Coal Hole on the Strand. A very deep brown with an almost nitro-head. Leaves plenty of sticky, fabulously creamy, head.

Chocolate liqueur on the nose. Very raw chocolate syrup with a nice booziness. Also has a good hit of milk chocolate in the Young's tradition.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Not much more to say really. A quality stout underneath it all with some wonderful roasted nuts that go really well with the chocolate flavours. All balanced quite well and it manages to stay well clear of sickly sweetness.

Beautiful creamy mouthfeel, a nice substantial beer.

A very well done chocolate stout. The syrup might get some purists a bit hot under the collar, but the flavours work quite well. I'd order it again.

Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at The Black Sheep, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar. When held up to bright light, the edges are dark brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate syrup are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is like biting into a chocolate bar and offers both bittersweet and sweet chocolaty flavors.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very chocolaty but keeps things relatively modest so it doesn't seem overpowering or gimmicky.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Paulkasykes30
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of magpieken
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle. BB 08/17. Pours a very deep brown with a low brownish head which reduced to a collar, leaving a trace of lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, roasted malt, some espresso and incense. Some light sweetness in a light to medium body is followed by the lingering roasted bitterness.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber-edged black with a puffy cola head that fades to film fast. Big chocolate truffle nose.
Ashy roast, dark chocolate bitterness, and a bit of soil then earthy branchy Fuggles hops.
Root beer comeback and bittersweet linger. Medium, fizzy, smooth.

Much more lean stout character than the nose would suggest. Not cloying and all the chocolate additions (powder, essence, syrup, says the label - thus the Triple) don't overwhelm. Not Young's Double Chocolate, but not far off.

Photo of Jeffo
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at the Bier Palais in Belgium.

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Pour yields a 1+ finger, medium, fluffy, light tan head with good retention. Black body with some carbonation evident. Head fades to a god foam cap and leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Ring and slight wisp remains leaving dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, a touch of caramel, and lots of dark chocolate on the nose. Mild nose, but quite chocolate heavy.

TASTE: Roasted and sweet caramel malt up front, but a little watery and empty through the middle and into the finish. Some dark chocolate, sweet grainy malt and metalic bitterness in the aftertaste, but luckily it is mild enough to be tolerable. A little more chocolate comes out through the middle as the beer sits. Still, if this is indeed a triple chocolate stout, I don’t want to know what single chocolate is.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little watery on the palate, not creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes somewhat dry on the palate.

OVERALL: A decent effort, but not quite up to par. The flavor was a little weak and some metalic notes made it a little difficult at the beginning. The palate was also a touch watery as well. A decent drink, but there are better English and chocolate stout out there.

Photo of BDTyre
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with a cola head. Very simple stout appearance. The scent is a big blast of chocolate. A bit of roasted malt, but definitely many layers of chocolate.

The taste is, again, chocolate. Mostly dark chocolate, but milk chocolate too. Slightly bitter, and a light coppery background. Very smooth, but still a good carbonation. A bit light - could be thicker. Very enjoyable - great dessert beer.

Photo of KevinRailton
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a black colour with a lively off-white head.

Smells really chocolatey, like chocolate milk/hot chocolate.

Taste though, is where this beer is a let down. Okay flavours of dark, roasted malts, with an overriding taste of artificial milk chocolate, that doesn't really work well with the bitterness of the dark malts.

Overall a decent attempt but a bit of a let down. It would either need better chocolate - darker, or lighter malts to make it work better.

Photo of soulgrowl
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Licorice black with root beer brown highlights. It looks like beer, but it doesn't smell like beer; no, it just smells like chocolate. Creme de cacao, cocoa, vanilla, and roasted peanuts comprise a delicious, lush, and boozy aroma. Chocolate chips, cassis, butterscotch, and coffee come together for a very rich and sweet but not cloying stout. There is also a San Pellegrino minerality to it that keeps things nice and crisp. Lovely stuff - impressively chocolatey and very memorable.

Photo of dgilks
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a good, light tan head. Fair head retention.

Sweet, dry, chocolate aroma. That's a contradiction isn't it? Well it is that sweet, powdery cocoa aroma. Touches of nuttiness. Quite good.

Moderately sweet malt. Lightly bitter cocoa flavour. Plenty of chocolate.

Medium to medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent little chocolate beer. It works but doesn't scream for me to come back.

Photo of Craigale
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of mick303
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask at the central. This is pitch black with a nice tan head, really solid lacing and retention, solid looking stout. The smell initially was strongly of Nestle Nesquick, that syrup that makes chocolate milk, but some more malty characters eventually came through. The taste had a big chocolate and roast malt character but eventually a lot of subtle complex fruit, lemon and other notes came through, really quite an interesting beer to sip on. It had quite a big full body, but was impeccably smooth. The finish was full of cocoa and chocolate but then more malty notes. The chocolate was a bit overbearing at times but as chocolate stouts go this showed much more complexity beyond that and was really quite enjoyable.

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Triple Chocoholic from Saltaire Brewery Limited
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.