Chocolate Truffle Stout | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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3.78/5
Very Good
280 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
hookerbeer.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our sweet stout is made in collaboration with Connecticut's favorite chocolatier, Munson's Chocolate. Copious amounts of oat malt produce a silky, full bodied beer laced with hints of roast and chocolate derived from dark malts. Each sip ends with a mild chocolate bitterness from Munson's proprietary cocoa powder, added generously to the brew. To round out this beer, we add several pounds of cocoa nibs at the end of fermentation to provide a fresh chocolate aroma.

20 IBU

Added by jimmy82063 on 02-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,741
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
280
pDev:
13.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the sultan of stouts, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of rich chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, but much less pronounced than the aroma, some lactose. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At last, my final Hooker of the day! It has been a phenomenal Happy Damn You for Being with the Best Multiple New Hookers with Tea on Sunday When There's Beer, Bro. Woody! (Week 687), I CAN assure you. They came & went, some more memorably than others, but all were a good time.

From the CAN: "Character: Sweet and Velvety"; "Our sweet stout is made in collaboration with Connecticut's favorite chocolatier, Munson's Chocolate. Copious amounts of oat malt produce a silky, full bodied beer laced with hints of roast and chocolate derived from dark malts. Each sip ends with a mild chocolate bitterness from Munson's proprietary cocoa powder, added generously to the brew."; "A sweet Connecticut collaboration with Munson's Chocolates Three Generations of Chocolatiers - Est. 1946".

I was very curious to drink this one from the moment that I spied it in a CAN at the FGBS. It just seemed so unique in terms of this brewery so I began with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. Once it was properly deCANted, I performed a vigorous in-glass swirl to get things stirred up. This resulted in just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky. deep-tan/light-brown head with decent retention that left behind moderate lacing in its wake. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ruby highlights only at the edges. Nose was so rich with chocolate that I initially thought that I was smelling fudge! Mmm. Mouthfeel was big and thick, like a dollop had been scooped onto my tongue! The taste was sweet chocolate, very dessert-like & while not my bag, righteous for the style. It was like liquefied fudge brownies. Wow. Finish was sweet and to me, more of either a novelty or a dessert beer. YMMV.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - mahogany body with tan head

Smell - chocolate fudge, caramel

Taste - chocolate fudge, melted chocolate ice cream

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, chocolate sweetness upfront, slight bitterness on the back end

Overall - decent dessert beer here

Price Point - $2.29/12 oz can

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Photo of CoasterGuy
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JosephKiley
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer. Sweet, chocolatey deliciousness. A true dessert drink. Pours an opaque black with a thick, brown head. Smell is of roasted chocolate malt and cocoa. Taste follows the nose, with the malts complimenting the addition of actual chocolate from a local chocolatier. Nice break from the complex, hoppy IPAs I'm used to drinking. I would definitely recommend to any chocolate lover. Maybe not the most impressive stout.

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Photo of JMills52
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Whole Foods.

A - Dark brown colored pour with dense tan colored lacing.

S - Chocolate fudge, brownies, and cream. Very nice nose!

T - Follows the nose very closely. Fudge brownies, milk chocolate, some light char, and nice lingering chocolate bitterness.

M - Big medium to full body, slippery and a little frothy.

O - This beer is better than the overall score, IMO. 'Haven't had many beers from Hooker so far, and so far, enjoying this one!

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Photo of jagada
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdoggg
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murph106157
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice sweet chocolate stout

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Photo of jbdpsu82
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. "Chocolate Truffle Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating, maybe this bottle just got missed
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes: Dark brown body beneath a frothy head of tan. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, some cold black coffee. Medium-bodied with a median carbonation. Flavor follows the aroma with some added hop notes, which to me seem out of place, and a light fruitiness that gives it a little more dimension and kind of reminds me of a chocolate-orange creamsicle, but not necessarily orange, just the idea of the fruit component. Chocolate and gooey fudge remain the main component. The alcohol also has a presence but doesn't directly show. I'm guessing that with the moderate bitterness it helps to dry the finish as it doesn't come off as sweet. Pretty nice, this could have been underdone, or overdone, but they've kept it right in the middle. I still see it as more of a dessert beer though; I doubt I'd have one of these out at the pub.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zshaft
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pours nice black with faint chocholate nose. taste is bitter chocholate intensifying as the beer is consumed and while reaching the end palate. mouthfeel is so thin that it takes away from what could be a much better beer. very one dimentional and not recommended. there are much better stouts out there

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Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 280 ratings