Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by Durge:
4.14/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Enjoyed at The Back Stage restaurant in Torrington, CT this intense stout is a deep opaque black color with a thin but steady light brown head and good lacing. The aroma brings deep and delicious chocolate malt and cherry liqueur. Nice. The first taste introduces a definite coffee hit quickly followed with loads of more chocolate. There's a curious but likeable
Alka-Seltzer touch that leads to a slightly grassy bite and cherry sweetness. The grass bite carries an herbal hop sort of quality that I like very much. It's nearly full bodied yet has a low carbonation, somewhat aqueous feel. It's all good with this flavorful brew.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2013 06:12:11 | More by Durge
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3.7/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this at Foxwoods in Alta Strada. ABV: 7.1%
Very dark pour with a small head. No distinctive smell (but I had a cold and was stuffed).
Mouthfeel was clean and not watery. Flavor from the first touch on the tongue. It was different than a "normal" stout. I didn't realize it when I ordered it but the style is a milk/sweet stout. Makes sense now. For that style it was a very good. I'll have to try it again now that I know what to expect.
◦Malts: 2-row pale, oat malt, chocolate malt, crystal malt, melanoidin, roasted barley and black patent
◦Hops: Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Goldings
◦Other: Munson's cocoa powder added to the boil and Munson's cocoa nibs added to the fermenter
◦Original Gravity: 1.070
◦Finishing Gravity: 1.022
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 00:16:19 | More by ExtraStout
3.96/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
"Born on" December 10th 2013.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith nonick.
a: Black with faint ruby highlight at the bottom when held to light. Topped by a half finger thick tan head which receded to even surface foam and
s; Chocolate and black coffee.
t; Follows the nose and adds a significant hop bite which lingers at the sides of the tongue at first but mellows out later. Rather bitter finish also smooths somewhat after awhile.
m: Medium with occasional hints of wateriness.
o: A very good chocolate stout. The inclusion of Munson's cocoa adds a nice touch to an otherwise decent stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 04:17:48 | More by scotorum
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.