Chocolate Heat | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Chocolate HeatChocolate Heat

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by YumYumGumGum on 02-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Very dark brown, looks black in the glass. Very large, frothy tan head that lingers around for a long time.

S- Lots of roasted malts and chocolate malts, maybe a dash of cocoa, but not getting much in the way of any peppers.

T- Big roasted malt and chocolate malt up front, huge roasty flavors. Finish is smooth and roasty and finally the chiles come in. They add a little bit of peppery flavor to the taste, but there is not much spice. Overall, the chocolate and roast make up the majority of the flavor, which is well executed.

M- Very smooth and frothy with huge flavor. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O- This is more of a big stout with chiles, rather than a chile-forward beer. Very nice though.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Dark tan/black with a monster 5+ inch creamy, foamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, creamy chocolate, chili's, raisin, honey, molasses, brown sugars, smoke, spices.

Taste - First sip is a nice mix of chili warmth, sugars, honey, cinnamon, ginger,some fruits and a little chocolate. Not overly sweet but fairly warm. Plenty of honey and ginger in each sip. The chocolate is masked under the chili and sugars but still is noticeable. The spices add a little Belgium like flavor.

Mouthfeel - The malts and chili coat the tongue with roasty and warmth flavors. Palate gets more of the same with sugars, honey and fruits. The aftertaste is a little malty and smokey.

Overall - Different, but enjoyable. Not as chocolate forward as you might expect. Really does have chili warmth along with lots of cinnamon and spice. This reminds me of a winter warmer more then a milk stout. I like it, a nice change up from standard chili stouts, glad I got to try and would drink again.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

two finger tan, frothy head with nice lacing on a jet black body. Aroma is clean but light with mild roasted malt, only a little chili pepper, with mild cocoa. I want more from the aroma. Flavor is not at all what I expected. The chili is very late and although it lingers for better or worse it doesnt really attack the palate. I want more from the chilis here. It really comes across as table pepper as appose to spicey chili peppery. There are notes of dark fruit, mostly some strawberry with oak and some roasted malt, Medium to full body and light to medium body. Oh, and where is the chocolate? I am not getting much from the chocolate but its there.

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3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a black body, the head fades slowly and leaves nice lace. Caramel, fruity yeast, and cinnamon in the aroma. Caramel, toffee, and some coffee up front. Lots of molasses and a touch of chocolate in the middle and a finish of spicy malt and lingering chili heat in the finish. A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. Not bad, but a little one dimensional, not as much chocolate as I would have expected. I have had much better stouts from this brewery.

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Photo of YumYumGumGum
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: very dark brown hue. Light carb and quickly disappearing head.

S: faint chili pepper and roasty chocolate w/ a tiny anoint of sourish milk

T: milk and milk chocolate, small roast and the perfect amount of back of the tongue chili heat. This double chocolate milk stout with peppers is just odd. The milk and chilis fight one another and the chilis outlast the milk.

M: very smooth, great carb for this style.

O: weird, unique, very cool to try with fromeds for the money. Under 10$ for a 750Ml.

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3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Chocolate Heat from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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