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Chocolate Heat - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: YumYumGumGum on 02-09-2013)
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

10-20-2013 21:37:02 | More by DustinSWB
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

06-03-2013 09:11:50 | More by tdm168
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Willi_BW

California

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

12-09-2013 00:23:20 | More by Willi_BW
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ddeck85

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-31-2013 22:10:37 | More by ddeck85
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

07-08-2013 16:47:59 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Very dark brown, looks black in the glass. Very large, frothy tan head that lingers around for a long time.

S- Lots of roasted malts and chocolate malts, maybe a dash of cocoa, but not getting much in the way of any peppers.

T- Big roasted malt and chocolate malt up front, huge roasty flavors. Finish is smooth and roasty and finally the chiles come in. They add a little bit of peppery flavor to the taste, but there is not much spice. Overall, the chocolate and roast make up the majority of the flavor, which is well executed.

M- Very smooth and frothy with huge flavor. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O- This is more of a big stout with chiles, rather than a chile-forward beer. Very nice though.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:01:39 | More by stephenjmoore
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Dark tan/black with a monster 5+ inch creamy, foamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, creamy chocolate, chili's, raisin, honey, molasses, brown sugars, smoke, spices.

Taste - First sip is a nice mix of chili warmth, sugars, honey, cinnamon, ginger,some fruits and a little chocolate. Not overly sweet but fairly warm. Plenty of honey and ginger in each sip. The chocolate is masked under the chili and sugars but still is noticeable. The spices add a little Belgium like flavor.

Mouthfeel - The malts and chili coat the tongue with roasty and warmth flavors. Palate gets more of the same with sugars, honey and fruits. The aftertaste is a little malty and smokey.

Overall - Different, but enjoyable. Not as chocolate forward as you might expect. Really does have chili warmth along with lots of cinnamon and spice. This reminds me of a winter warmer more then a milk stout. I like it, a nice change up from standard chili stouts, glad I got to try and would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:20:21 | More by wvsabbath
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-09-2014 17:41:27 | More by tabascosigned
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Lelampp

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-08-2013 02:18:59 | More by Lelampp
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-09-2013 03:55:13 | More by Mattyb79
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-04-2013 07:35:35 | More by Hanzo
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ali1987

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-02-2013 03:14:19 | More by ali1987
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-20-2014 03:01:37 | More by Howlader
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JoninVT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-21-2013 15:09:54 | More by JoninVT
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-08-2013 03:09:26 | More by cp45
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-13-2013 18:27:06 | More by djre4orm
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joegard

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-04-2014 01:01:32 | More by joegard
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-11-2013 19:21:06 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

two finger tan, frothy head with nice lacing on a jet black body. Aroma is clean but light with mild roasted malt, only a little chili pepper, with mild cocoa. I want more from the aroma. Flavor is not at all what I expected. The chili is very late and although it lingers for better or worse it doesnt really attack the palate. I want more from the chilis here. It really comes across as table pepper as appose to spicey chili peppery. There are notes of dark fruit, mostly some strawberry with oak and some roasted malt, Medium to full body and light to medium body. Oh, and where is the chocolate? I am not getting much from the chocolate but its there.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:13:28 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a black body, the head fades slowly and leaves nice lace. Caramel, fruity yeast, and cinnamon in the aroma. Caramel, toffee, and some coffee up front. Lots of molasses and a touch of chocolate in the middle and a finish of spicy malt and lingering chili heat in the finish. A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. Not bad, but a little one dimensional, not as much chocolate as I would have expected. I have had much better stouts from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:05:07 | More by nickfl
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2013 01:17:27 | More by BeastLU
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Beejay

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2013 22:51:11 | More by Beejay
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Rion

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-03-2013 11:48:55 | More by Rion
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-24-2013 00:27:28 | More by nmann08
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2013 05:12:28 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Chocolate Heat from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.