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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 19
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

06-01-2012 16:51:02 | More by chrispoint
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jk3

New York

2/5  rDev -46.5%

03-03-2013 13:47:02 | More by jk3
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.5%

03-16-2014 14:45:52 | More by Fettpopps
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

07-27-2013 14:06:00 | More by drummermattie02
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Pahn

New York

2.08/5  rDev -44.4%

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.

04-03-2012 02:23:52 | More by Pahn
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

01-23-2014 02:41:23 | More by DLSheidy
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

08-25-2013 01:02:39 | More by IrishColonial
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

09-04-2012 22:31:25 | More by DelicateDelirium
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

02-18-2012 01:33:20 | More by jfcaa193
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jtladner

District of Columbia

2.71/5  rDev -27.5%

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.

09-15-2013 01:20:45 | More by jtladner
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cornpone

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

05-19-2013 20:22:25 | More by cornpone
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bigred89

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

08-29-2012 10:32:47 | More by bigred89
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smonice

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

02-06-2013 22:29:24 | More by smonice
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-18-2014 03:29:54 | More by stereosforgeeks
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-09-2014 13:28:18 | More by MenardMa
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-05-2013 04:44:52 | More by VictorWisc
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-16-2012 22:00:49 | More by skiit13
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Emkehr

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-08-2013 08:12:40 | More by Emkehr
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-05-2012 17:46:36 | More by JAHMUR
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champ103

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

07-30-2013 00:10:40 | More by champ103
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-26-2013 01:11:52 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-04-2013 00:41:59 | More by Ralphs66
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-04-2014 16:45:21 | More by BierBliss
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-22-2013 17:59:05 | More by NJBeer265
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MandoMaster


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-19-2014 14:15:20 | More by MandoMaster
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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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