Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle StoutThomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout
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Avg: 3.85 | Ratings: 267
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:
#10,591
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
267
Liked:
172
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
13.25%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2.09/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. After really enjoying the Munson's beer brittle my grandmother got me (made with "Thomas Hooker brewed Lager"), figured I'd try Hooker's end of the collaboration.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch light tan head that dissipates immediately and lacelessly. Pours black with red highlights. Leaves a streak of lacing now and then.

Smell: Raisinets. Milk chocolate. Halloween makeup.

Taste: First sip: lots of chocolate up front and in the middle. Raisinets finish. These flavors aren't bad, but I'm hoping to taste some beer on the next sip.

A bit of roasted malt comes out along with the mouth-coatingly strong chocolate. Hint of that halloween make-up smell as a taste in the aftertaste, which is pretty disgusting.

Not very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. The vessel is good, but its cargo is not.

Overall: It takes a deft hand to combine strongly flavored ingredients like chocolate and beer. Such dexterity is not in evidence here.

Another reminder of why I've avoided this local brewer for so long. Have a bottle of Liberator to review later that could very well be redemptive, but Chocolate Truffle Stout isn't getting my hopes up.

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2.48/5  rDev -35.6%
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.76/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled in Nov. 2012 and opened in Sept. 2013. Poured a dark brown, almost black with a very small brown head. The initial smell was nice, dark malt with a little bit of coffee, but as it warmed up I started to notice a little sourness. The sourness definitely came through in the taste also. I think I must have gotten a slightly infected bottle, unfortunately. It seems like it would have been a pretty nice stout otherwise. I didn't really notice any chocolate, but that could have been related to the infection. I look forward to re-reviewing this beer if I find a good bottle.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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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