Hot Chocolate Stout | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.43/5
Okay
16 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by goblue3509 on 07-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,631
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
pDev:
23.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by goblue3509:
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.

 348 characters

More User Reviews:
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

 326 characters

Photo of MJP77
1.96/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

 831 characters

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rabbi72
4.65/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice burn on the finish, my only complaint is that's it's not currently being bottled.

86 characters

Photo of jpd026
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RWACKO
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

 311 characters

Photo of llauber
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

 251 characters

Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Ctruskey
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of thisXwar
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hot Chocolate Stout from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 16 ratings