Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle StoutThomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout
BA SCORE
64.4%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 267 ratings
Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle StoutThomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout
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:
#18,727
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
267
Liked:
172
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
13.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Photo of Mdaniel723
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
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 +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zshaft
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of NateF90
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattoclone
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice sweet chocolate taste in an easy drinking stout. Will not have any problem finishing a six pack of this one. Great thick head with a sweet chocolate finish. Not as rich as one would expect for a 7.1 ABV beer, but extremely smooth and enjoyable nevertheless. Priced right for a chocolate stout.

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Photo of cchrink
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerems
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kte24
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antc2382
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into non-tulip wine glass. Ate with Tate's chocolate chip cookies. Nice pairing!

A: fairly nondescript, it looks like a common stout. Very dark like a deep burgundy wine. No light gets through this bad boy.. Opaque. S: bitter chocolate, semi-sweet, faint grass. T: actually it's faintly hop forward to me at the outset. You then get the strong roasted malt body, finished nicely with a nice cocoa powder. Goes great with the cookies, blends beautifully. F: smooth for a larger abv. Feels like it could hit you on the first sip by mellows out. O: this is actually the first Hooker beer I've tried and I like it. I love chocolate stouts and this is a good one.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of willic
2.48/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Before we get started here, please understand I am not a fan of any flavored beer...

A - Looks rich, creamy, SUPER dark with a nice lacy, frothy head.

S - Smells super sweet and chocolaty... super chocolaty, a little yeast in the back of the whiffer.

T - Overpoweringly chocolate. Overpoweringly sweet chocolate, way to much for me.

M - Feels super creamy and smooth, nice level of light carbonation, perfect for a dessert beer.

O - I would prefer a little less chocolate and maybe some more dark roasted malts to balance the sweetness. Many chocolate stouts have off flavors such as bitterness, not this beer.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.4% out of 100 with 267 ratings
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