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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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85
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our sweet stout is made in collaboration with Connecticut's favorite chocolatier, Munson's Chocolate. Copious amounts of oat malt produce a silky, full bodied beer laced with hints of roast and chocolate derived from dark malts. Each sip ends with a mild chocolate bitterness from Munson's proprietary cocoa powder, added generously to the brew. To round out this beer, we add several pounds of cocoa nibs at the end of fermentation to provide a fresh chocolate aroma.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 02-05-2012)
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4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Super good, great chocolate flavor

Photo of Rideguy64
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of schuler
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GregJ
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hot/milk chocolate is the dominant aroma. Roasted malts, a little smokey/burnt, chocolate ruffled that is present but not over-powering. Finishes with a light body, medium to light carbonation and maybe a light hop bitterness on the aftertaste. Usually not a fan of the Hooker line but this one was tasty and I would buy it again.

Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02/20/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Top notch. The bittersweet elements of the chocolate used are fantastic with the sweetness of the stout. Big fan.

Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Ingredients
◦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

Specs
◦Original Gravity: 1.070
◦Finishing Gravity: 1.022
◦IBU's: 20
◦Calories: 233
◦Carbs: 27

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.