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Heartstopper | Sherbrooke Liquor Store

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Brewed by:
Sherbrooke Liquor Store
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by traditional Aztec hot chocolate with a Foreign Extra Stout base.

Brewed at Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

Added by IronDjinn on 10-26-2010

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of SmithyAlan
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a decent head, but there really isn't any retention, shows a little leg.

Huge chocolate and vanilla aroma!

Wholly mole! That sweetness in the aroma is overcome by the heat of the cayenne. Really interesting balance. A touch hot for me, but a hell of a beer.

Moderate body is smooth, with a light acidity (more from the pepper than the roast).

Thanks Yardsale!

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Photo of goalie35
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle purchased at Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton.
Poured a black liquid with a large brown foamy head, good retention and some uneven lacing.
looks like a stout should.
Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate.
Taste starts with some dry roasted malt, chocolate or cocoa. Pepper heat then come through, leaving a nice burn on the sides of your throat.
Cayenne is pretty well balanced with the rest of the flavors.
Body is medium average with good carbonation and a creamy smooth texture.
No real hint of the pepper in the smell, but it sneaks up on you in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought online from LiquorDirect.ca. Poured into a Stone double bastard glass because why not.
Label looks cartoonish, epic and very original. Captured my attention instantly. Looks like a light porter. A small tan head, black, filtered body with red gleams. Not very stout-ish. The smell... absolutely amazing. Like my mums homemade texas brownies with a tinge of cayenne pepper. Taste is the same. Nice, subtle heat. Very well balanced, tasty stout.

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer. I think it is similar to the much celebrated Prairie Bomb. I do t have opportunity to do a side by side comparison which is the in,y fair way to do it - but from my memory I am enjoying this beer more. A truly great beer!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed snifter.

Pours a deep, rich black color with 1 full finger of thick, creamy mocha colored head with good retention leaving some ephemeral lacing as it settles to a thick color. The nose is really interesting, lots of chocolate, toasted malt, marshmallows and a subtle chili spice that really adds a nice counterpoint to the sweet notes. On the palate, the oasted malts, chococolate and marshmallow come out first, but aa subtle hop bitterness and hot chili peper heat take over. The beer finishes dry and the spice builds with time. The body is a touch thin for me, but it is still smooth and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer though the chilis come off a bit strong.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Drofmab
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of MylesMac
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sclitch
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rutager
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another big thank you to wordemupg for this wanted, interesting sounding beer with a fantastic label!

Appearance. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head.

Smell. Wow, nice dark chocolate and a ton of it, some nice peppery spice and a little dark malt. Smells like desert!

Taste. Again, just a ton of dark chocolate, a little vanilla and dark malt too but the chocolate is the overwhelming taste. The peppery spice kicks in after the second sip ...a little heat that build throughout the bottle too. Nice. 7.5%??? Not in the taste...

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation. Feels a bit thin.

Overall. Fantastic tasting and smelling beer. If it were a little more rich in appearance and feel, it would be amazing. Despite my (minor) complaints it's a really fun beer.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of leaddog
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin line of light tan head.

Smell - Cocoa, cayenne pepper, vanilla, dark chocolate.

Taste - Chocolate, vanilla, and cayenne pepper at the very end. The cayenne creates a nice heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation. A tingling sensation warms the back of the throat from the cayenne pepper.

Overall - A nice variation of stout by Paddock Wood and Sherbrooke Liquor. The flavours were well executed and achieved the "hot chocolate stout" title. Appearance in regards to head retention could be improved. Despite that, a nice rare find in Calgary.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of ihmurria
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of liamt07
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from wordemupg, 355ml into a tulip.

Dark brown, with a light tan head. No lacing, some retention. Beautiful cocoa nose, marshmallows, vanilla bean and a bit of fruit/dark berries as well. Taste of cocoa, marshmallow, spicy chili into the finish. Lingering spice on the palate, medium low carbonation and a thinner medium body. A very beautiful nose, and hits alot of the qualities of hot chocolate that I love. Really good.

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Photo of peensteen
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by liamt07

Deep chocolate brown, near black in colour, ring of off white head and a little lace. Smell is full on cocoa, tons of dark and milk chocolate with some roast, a bit of cinnamon/peppery spicy notes but otherwise its pure cocoa. Taste is full of milk and dark chocolate, cocoa powder, nice chilli pepper flavours, a bit of coffee and a hint of cinnamon/powdered spice. Light-medium carbonation, decent feel though. This was really nice stuff, could easily drink this again, such a well flavoured stout.

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Photo of papat444
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to wordemupg for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A creamy milk chocolate head above a totally dark body. Thick ring is left and some lacing draped.

Smell: Timid at first but opens up pretty fast. Cocoa, marshmallows, dry chocolate mixed with milk chocolate and a bit of pepper at the end.

Taste: Dark hot chocolate, images of those 75% cocoa bars and a real nice spicy chili pepper at then end. Reminds me of those pure chocolate bars flavored with peppers.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is medium and a bit higher than expected. Spiciness can be a bit intense but i like it.

Overall: Lots of good things to say about this one. Breaks away from your standard stout and i can tell that the chocolate flavor is authentic. Very pleasing and while i wouldn't have more than one in a session, i would love to have a few of these in the fridge. Highly recommended!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Heartstopper from Sherbrooke Liquor Store
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