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Chocolate Stout - Northshire Brewery

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3
pDev: 16.33%
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)
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown with lighter hues about the edges. Cream colored head settles into nothing almost instantly. A few small patches of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Cola, molasses, french roast, earthy yeast, roasted barley, dried grass, and cocoa powder and baker's chocolate.

T: Cola, acidic black coffee, heavily roasted barley. Slightly acrid with a touch of char and smoke. Very earthy and a bit dirty. Definite minerality. Faint tastes of cocoa and bakers chocolate lie hidden beneath it all. Acidic black coffee and a root-like earthiness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Lush and well-rounded in the mouth, slightly silky. Ample carbonation lifts and scrubs.

O: This stout tastes very English in nature, so they definitely hit the mark in that regard. It isn't a bad beer in its own right. But why is this billed as a chocolate stout? I can barely even taste the chocolate. The beer still has plenty of that acrid, acidic bitterness to balance a little more sweetness. Adding more chocolate would go a long way here. Give the people what they want.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 20:39:29 | More by ryan1788a5
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

06-14-2014 14:01:46 | More by Svendozen
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2014 11:31:24 | More by Kevincredible
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-05-2014 19:08:07 | More by d_brommer_nh
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dunix

Vermont

2/5  rDev -33.3%

03-19-2014 18:31:12 | More by dunix
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ABSOLUTENUT

Connecticut

2.03/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 21:52:14 | More by ABSOLUTENUT
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.11/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:11:47 | More by puboflyons
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -25%

12-28-2013 01:18:40 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

12-24-2013 20:30:55 | More by morrowd3
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

12-23-2013 00:48:32 | More by papat444
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Canty

Vermont

3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 01:10:55 | More by Canty
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

10-14-2013 11:29:11 | More by EgadBananas
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3/5  rDev 0%

10-01-2013 15:46:40 | More by Varkias41
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:27:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

09-21-2013 15:18:17 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:48:43 | More by ppoitras
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2013 04:08:41 | More by ZEB89
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BigLittleHokis

California

3/5  rDev 0%

06-18-2013 01:22:34 | More by BigLittleHokis
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +25%

06-12-2013 12:55:49 | More by Bassman2019
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dllman25

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

06-02-2013 22:20:17 | More by dllman25
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +25%

06-02-2013 13:50:36 | More by bluerabbit
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:32:00 | More by cbutova
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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Chocolate Stout from Northshire Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.