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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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very good

228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 02-05-2012

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
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.61/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +6.7%

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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.

Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.