Hot Chocolate Stout
Ellicottville Brewing Co.

Hot Chocolate StoutHot Chocolate Stout
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #890
ABV:
not listed
Score:
82
Ranked #40,037
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 22.45%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
From:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
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Hot Chocolate StoutHot Chocolate Stout
Notes: Brewed with chocolate malts and a touch of ghost pepper for a rich and satisfying Stout. Lusciously creamy, perfectly spicy, and pores dark with notes of vanilla, cinnamon and spice. Finishes warm and tingling
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Comes in a pitch black color with a small bubby brown head that quickly fizzes away. A thin ring remains at the outer edges, leaving some spotty lacing.

Smells like ghost pepper. Fruity aspects of the pepper as well as spicy. Cherry, dried blackberry, raspberry. Black pepper. Heat. Dark chocolate. Roasted malt. Cola.

Milk chocolate candy and cola upfront. Toast and burnt grains. Slightly ashy. Black pepper. Chipotle. Hints of cherry. Dried pepper aspects, but zero heat. Just a tingling sensation on the tongue.

The feels is really thin and watery. Highly carbonated, so it moves quickly on the palate, but there is like no body. It drinks like soda.

This beer really caught my eye with its use of ghost pepper, but the beer itself is disappointing. Almost completely flavorless. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Photo of stubbzz04
2.43/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours like a straight black cola and honestly almost tastes like one. Head disappears almost instantly. Ghost pepper kick is interesting but not necessarily a turn off.

Not really sure where the profile of hot chocolate comes in. It’s got heat, but really no chocolate for me. So hot Coca Cola milk? Can’t say I’m a fan

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Photo of kruggiero
1.77/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I generally like EBC but unfortunately I felt this try was a miss. I sent it back after a few sips. Very little chocolate flavor for a "hot chocolate stout" and I found the pepper to be overwhelming. It actually had a burn to it which I did not enjoy.

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Photo of Morey
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks so dark in the glass, with a dark brown head. But then the taste and mouthfeel disappoint. Not nearly as thick as chewy as it looks. Peppers are on the back end, but get to be just a bit much as you get towards the end of your glass. Still good, but has potential to be better in my opinion.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola brown color with no light at the edges and a thick brown color head which recedes to skim. The aroma is of cocoa. The taste is of milk chocolate with a hint of marshmallows and then a Chile flavor and burn at the end. The mouth feel is creamy and hot at the end. Overall it was an enjoyable beer. A good beer to try if you see it.

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Hot Chocolate Stout from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 17 ratings