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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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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of MikeWard
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 12/10/13.Pours near completely black with a half of inch tan head, that leaves behind some webs of lace. Smell is bakers chocolate, coffee, vanilla, biscuit, and caramel. Taste is all of that, but chocolate dominates and isn't that aggressive, still a nice milf flavor. Body is on the thin side for a stout, nice amount of life, mildly dry, and extremely drinkable. This far from earth shattering, but it is a pleasant almost session able stout.

Photo of DrJay
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown and clear with faint edges and a fine tan cap. Thin head that stuck around for a while and left some spots on the glass. Roasty aroma, coffee and cocoa, kind of like chocolate cake. Sweet lactose up front, cocoa and semisweet chocolate, slight hop character with mild to moderate bitterness mostly in the finish. Medium plus body with medium to low carbonation, a bit dry with a hint of alcohol, decent texture. Pretty good, but it didn't feel completely melded together. I'd hesitate to let it sit though, for fear of losing some of the rich character.

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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