Chocolate Stout | Northshire Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northshire Brewery
Vermont, United States
northshirebrewery.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our British style chocolate stout is brewed with chocolate malt, imported English malt and hops, with a secret chocolate addition. Robust and full-flavored with a balanced bitterness. Not sweet, the subtle cocoa notes show up in the finish.

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,209
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
67
pDev:
15.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim white to off white color-ed level head. The smell had a sweet cocoa with a decent robust roasty coffee in the background. The taste copied the smell nicely and leads on into a delicate sweet to roasty aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat medium bodied with a nice creamy smoothness along my tongue. Bitterness - what bitterness, there is none and you know what, honestly, there doesn’t need to be. Overall, this is a nice sweet stout just as it is.

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Photo of kdivers
3.34/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tulip.
Pours a dark brown with considerable garnet red hues on the edges, surprising amount of light comes through. No head.
Aromas are decent roasted malt, but very light.
Flavor is pretty standard but not overly complex. A little bit of chocolate comes through.
Mouthfeel is entirely too thin and was my major complaint here,
Overall, this beer needs to be bigger and thicker. This is a like a session stout.

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Photo of Roguer
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brew, tinges of brown; poor head retention.

Fairly neutral aroma. Perhaps a touch of chocolate malt on the nose.

Very bitter chocolate, along a caramel and pale malt base, and balanced with noble hops. A little bit of roast.

Thin for a stout. Not at all a bad brew, very drinkable, but very plain too.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
4.24/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SierraFlight
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rale
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, no date

dark brown in color. Good lacing and head. Aroma is slightly sweet and chocolatey. Taste is balanced. Slightly roasty. Full bodied

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Photo of RobWhiting
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dunruh
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewBeer
3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid chocolate stout, very drinkable.

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Photo of EatonHops
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in June near Burlington VT. Probably on sale.

A- Body is a thick deep brown, nearly black hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy tan head which quickly fades to <1/2 finger. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Buttery, waxy milk chocolate. There really isn't much else to the nose. Just cheap milk chocolate. As the beer warms, there is a hint of faint roasted malt in the nose as well.

T- Upfront is a good chocolate, the faintest hint of dark fruit is in the background, and a nice malt backbone. A lot of roasted malt comes through for the finish, as well as a good amount of chocolate, and a hint of waxy chocolate. Roasted malt, a hint of dark fruit, and a hint of dark chocolate.

F- Nothing offensive, low medium carbonation, slightly waxy medium to heavy weight body.

O- Overall this is a decent beer. Its very chocolaty with a nice roasted malt backbone. Yes, the chocolate tastes like one of those cheap samplers you get at the drug store-but hey that's the fruity chocolate I grew up with. As Forrest Gump says-life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get. This is the cheap roman raspberry chocolate piece. But thats still pretty good. FWIW I thought this beer was decent and my husband really likes it.

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Photo of CraigMack61
3.32/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MattXT
3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Chocolate Stout from Northshire Brewery
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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