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Chocolate Stout - Northshire Brewery

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Northshire Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011

Our British style chocolate stout is brewed with chocolate malt, imported English malt and hops, with a secret chocolate addition. Robust and full-flavored with a balanced bitterness. Not sweet, the subtle cocoa notes show up in the finish.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 20
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3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid chocolate stout, very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.51/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in June near Burlington VT. Probably on sale.

A- Body is a thick deep brown, nearly black hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy tan head which quickly fades to <1/2 finger. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Buttery, waxy milk chocolate. There really isn't much else to the nose. Just cheap milk chocolate. As the beer warms, there is a hint of faint roasted malt in the nose as well.

T- Upfront is a good chocolate, the faintest hint of dark fruit is in the background, and a nice malt backbone. A lot of roasted malt comes through for the finish, as well as a good amount of chocolate, and a hint of waxy chocolate. Roasted malt, a hint of dark fruit, and a hint of dark chocolate.

F- Nothing offensive, low medium carbonation, slightly waxy medium to heavy weight body.

O- Overall this is a decent beer. Its very chocolaty with a nice roasted malt backbone. Yes, the chocolate tastes like one of those cheap samplers you get at the drug store-but hey that's the fruity chocolate I grew up with. As Forrest Gump says-life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get. This is the cheap roman raspberry chocolate piece. But thats still pretty good. FWIW I thought this beer was decent and my husband really likes it.

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3.32/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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2/5  rDev -34.9%

2.12/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thin, odd off-taste, not good. Barely choked it down. (Only because I don't like to waste money) $3 price tag for bomber should have been tip-off. never again. Apparently I need to put together a longer review. Don't know why; this beer is just bad.

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3.14/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 650 ml. bottle. No bottling date so I don't know. I sampled it on January 21, 2014.

The pour is dark brown with a moderately lasting brownish tan head. Opaque.

Whoa! There is some kind of cherry tartness flying off the nose much more so than any chocolate, especially for a chocolate stout. I get a bit of it but it is more muted than the tart cherry.

The body is on the thin side.

The taste is overwhelmed by the cherry or tart zestiness of a bottle of champagne for lack of a better description. Hardly what I expected from a chocolate stout. Chocolate seems more like an after thought.

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2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up this bottle at city market in Burlington VT poured into a pint glass

A: The beer pours dark brown with a thin creamy head that quickly disappeared.

S: The chocolate smell from this beer is a bit overpowering at first. Had woodsy earthy notes to it with a hint of coffee.

T: Chocolate is really the main taste coming from this beer. I could taste hints of both caramel and oak in the aftertaste. Very sweet.

M: A little thinner than one would expect from a stout. You could tell what they were going for but it missed the mark for me.

O: Not a bad beer but probably one that I wouldn't buy again. I prefer my stouts thicker with less sweetness coming through

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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black with a thin, foamy, filmy, light tan head. Nose of toasted oats, chocolate syrup, and some hints of bitter coffee. Flavors are sweet, with the chocolate syrup heavy on the forward tongue, and some roasty notes in the back. Way too sweet and sugary for me. Thin, slick body that tries to be creamy but misses the mark. Chocolate sugar once again in the aftertaste, with a bittersweet linger in the slick finish. Not for me, but a true chocoholic might dig it.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.47/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed an extremely fizzy 1/2" brown head over the slightly cloudy very dark brown brew. Head is gone pretty quick, with average lacing. Aroma is rich darkness.

Taste starts where the nose left off, but quickly makes way for a tartness that becomes all encompassing through the rest of the experience. Mouthfeel is smooth, but drinkability is junk with the sour character defining the brew. Pass.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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Chocolate Stout from Northshire Brewery
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