Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle StoutThomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 206
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of jk3
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Pahn
2.08/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. After really enjoying the Munson's beer brittle my grandmother got me (made with "Thomas Hooker brewed Lager"), figured I'd try Hooker's end of the collaboration.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch light tan head that dissipates immediately and lacelessly. Pours black with red highlights. Leaves a streak of lacing now and then.

Smell: Raisinets. Milk chocolate. Halloween makeup.

Taste: First sip: lots of chocolate up front and in the middle. Raisinets finish. These flavors aren't bad, but I'm hoping to taste some beer on the next sip.

A bit of roasted malt comes out along with the mouth-coatingly strong chocolate. Hint of that halloween make-up smell as a taste in the aftertaste, which is pretty disgusting.

Not very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. The vessel is good, but its cargo is not.

Overall: It takes a deft hand to combine strongly flavored ingredients like chocolate and beer. Such dexterity is not in evidence here.

Another reminder of why I've avoided this local brewer for so long. Have a bottle of Liberator to review later that could very well be redemptive, but Chocolate Truffle Stout isn't getting my hopes up.

Photo of DLSheidy
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of jtladner
2.71/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled in Nov. 2012 and opened in Sept. 2013. Poured a dark brown, almost black with a very small brown head. The initial smell was nice, dark malt with a little bit of coffee, but as it warmed up I started to notice a little sourness. The sourness definitely came through in the taste also. I think I must have gotten a slightly infected bottle, unfortunately. It seems like it would have been a pretty nice stout otherwise. I didn't really notice any chocolate, but that could have been related to the infection. I look forward to re-reviewing this beer if I find a good bottle.

Photo of cornpone
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of smonice
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of VictorWisc
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of skiit13
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Emkehr
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of pwdiamond
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of schuler
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dgherm
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of champ103
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Dajtai007 for the bottle.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. Some ruby around the edges. A one finger tan head forms with poor and disappointing retention. A bit of lace is left down the glass.
S: The nose is quite inviting. Toasted malts, light coffee. Sweet to lightly bitter chocolate. Very pleasant.
T: It falls apart here. Some roast and bitter coffee. Hardly any of the pleasant chocolate character. Acrid, and a tiny metallic flavor.
M/D: A thin and watery body. To much prickly carbonation. Not hard to drink, though I can't see myself coming back that often. I also wish the alcohol was a bit lighter for a simple Milk Stout.

Pretty ho hum. I don't like the tiny metallic flavor. Not out right bad, just average and nothing I would recommend.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.