Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-06-2014 00:27:47 | More by SawDog505
3.39/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
01-03-2014 00:08:52 | More by DrJay
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
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
3.61/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges. There are two thick fingers of beige head that retains itself for quite some time. The nose is roasty with a touch of dark chocolate. Surprisingly, the taste is a bit flat. I am not really getting any chocolate up front; perhaps there is a faint chocolate essence on the finish. The roast profile is fairly weak and the entire offering is a bit thin.
This tasting experience started out terrific, but ended as a downer.
07-24-2013 03:00:53 | More by 57md
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.