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:
#18,678
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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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jjd315
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slasich
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neil2me
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzogine
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AGust82
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: deep brown with lighter brown at the edges; 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a thick collar; sheets of lacing, but they disappear quickly;

S: milk chocolate with a touch of coffee behind it;

T: follows the nose up front; more roasted toward the end; light to moderate bitterness on the finish; 30 seconds after the swallow, it tastes like an old fashioned chocolate malt;

M: a little thin; moderate carbonation;

O: flavor isn't very complex; aroma is the best part;

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

Photo of Chico1985
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a Xmas gift from my mom I believe. I'm just going to assume it was and say thanks Mom. Haven't had ol Hooker in awhile. Bottled on date is 12/2/14.

A - Black pour into a mason jar with a nice finger of light brown head. A swirly cap and a good amount of lace dots left by the end.

S - Straight up chocolate chips and cocoa nibs come to mind. Good and authentic without approaching cloying. Bready pastry-like notes.

T - Still very much about the chocolate and cocoa nibs, but now with strongish roasty coffee tones, some dark fruit cutting through as well. Some hop bitterness, bready and biscuity malt.

M - Bitter from roast+hops which seems to intensify with warmth, lowish carbonation, good body overall, pretty easy-drinking, not as rich or dessert-y as expected for a truffle milk stout but that's fine.

O - Pretty nice chocolate flavor (particularly in the scent) which gets a little overtaken by the roastiness when it comes to the taste, wish it was a little more harmonized there but a solid stout overall.

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Photo of jyacco15
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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