1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chocolate Stout - Northshire Brewery

Not Rated.
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
72
okay

45 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3
pDev: 16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northshire Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of alpinebryant
2.99/5  rDev -0.3%

A: pours a massive chocolate milk white head with heavy lacing

S: aroma of sweet milk chocolate with dark roasted malt and coffee. Some toffee scents as well

T: in Quickly looking at some of the older reviews on this, I am happy to report that this batch is better than the reviews that it received last year. Mostly chocolate malt flavors and a watered down robust porter in flavor. Pretty bitter in flavor with cocoa powder hints and a slight coffee malt acridness. Cocoa flavors at the end and slightly refreshing overall

M: very light body with a mild carbonation

O: not the best chocolate stout that I have had but a convincingly good English stout. It is dry and relatively drinkable with chocolate and coffee flavors.

alpinebryant, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev 0%

prisdefer, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Svendozen, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of MattXT
3/5  rDev 0%

MattXT, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of d_brommer_nh
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

d_brommer_nh, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of dunix
2/5  rDev -33.3%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of ABSOLUTENUT
2.03/5  rDev -32.3%

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.

ABSOLUTENUT, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.11/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

puboflyons, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
2.25/5  rDev -25%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of morrowd3
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

morrowd3, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

papat444, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Canty
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Canty, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

EgadBananas, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
3/5  rDev 0%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.01/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

GarthDanielson, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
2.35/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

ppoitras, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ZEB89, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Bassman2019
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Bassman2019, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of dllman25
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

dllman25, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of bluerabbit
3.75/5  rDev +25%

bluerabbit, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of tsmiller7
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

tsmiller7, May 31, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%

Reviewed at the camp site over the weekend. Yet another new VT brewery to try.

A- Poured into my giant 24oz pine shaped glass I use when camping with a black body. Tan head about one finger high leaves good lace clouds.

S- Cocoa powder forward with a good amount of dark fruits and raisin in the background. Nice roast grain bill overall.

T- Consists of half dark cherry-like fruit and half roast grain bill here for the main flavor components. Nice chocolate flavor to do the name justice as well as some toasted nutty and caramel malts.

MF- Moderately thick body with high carbonation for the style. This works to make it a more drinkable stout rather than a dessert beer. Roast bitters in the finish.

Good fruit and cocoa aspects to this laid back and drinkable stout.

cbutova, May 28, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Chocolate Stout from Northshire Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.