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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle StoutThomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout

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85
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 14 | 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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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Finally a beer that I can smell! Cocoa (obviously) and burnt toast on the nose. A slight bittersweetness on the fore with hints of orange or lemon-peel. A great silky-smooth moutfeel that really coats your mouth and lingers on the tongue. The chocolate or cocoa, rather, doesn't really come in until the very end of the finish. It's truly a bittersweet chocolate flavor only a few full seconds after you swallow.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:32:51 | More by BrianScottK
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown. Good bit of transparency around the edges. Tan head that recedes pretty quickly.
Smell: typical stout roastiness with as expected an evident, though not terribly rich, chocolate.
Taste: very much as the nose predicts.
Overall: a tasty enough good, not great effort. Glad I tried. Might pick up again, might not.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 23:41:35 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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bespin15

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 02:17:25 | More by bespin15
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BrewBra

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-15-2013 22:52:24 | More by BrewBra
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2013 00:51:20 | More by Atomicskis5
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-09-2013 00:30:43 | More by thegerm87
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-08-2013 02:58:57 | More by HattedClassic
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-07-2013 22:09:35 | More by redfox405
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lic217

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-01-2013 00:19:22 | More by lic217
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-26-2013 01:11:52 | More by SuomiHobbit
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-25-2013 01:31:15 | More by tlang803
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-22-2013 19:26:20 | More by hkyplyr73
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-18-2013 03:18:16 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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elowan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2013 19:22:26 | More by elowan
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2013 20:44:59 | More by zillo043068
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Billolick

New York

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer, "born on 12-27-12" etched onto the neck of the bottle.

Pours near black with a dark khaki head, leaves a nice looking fine film, collar and ample low sheeting and spots of lacing.

Dark bitter chocolate on the nose.

Flavorful sweeter stout, with more dark chocolate and a moderatly dry dusty hop finish. Chocolate lingering on the palate. Well done and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 15:34:50 | More by Billolick
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-04-2013 00:41:59 | More by Ralphs66
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-03-2013 17:59:21 | More by tmars13
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jk3

New York

2/5  rDev -46.7%

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

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled a few of these drafts at Home restaurant in Branford while meeting with a friend. The beer arrives in a pint glass chilled. The beer is a dark cola brown with frothy tan head of about .5 cm.
Aroma is roasted malt, dark cocoa bean and some brown sugar. Seems about right for the style, the roasted notes are dominant by far.
First sip reveals an average body with fine prickly carbonation and general smooth texture.
Flavor is heavy on roasted malt and dark chocolate. Almost coffee noted with the deep roast, the flavor is more robust than I anticipated and is very enjoyable for the beer. Some sweet notes come through on the finish and there is a slight palate coating quality to the beer.
I have recommended this one to others and think you should try it to as it is a winner as a stout in my book.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 19:54:40 | More by sulldaddy
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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2013 18:39:29 | More by shigg85
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-23-2013 15:31:15 | More by thebouch01
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-21-2013 18:12:51 | More by bootdown21
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.