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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Stout
Saskatoon, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The most recent arrival is Heartstopper Hot Chocolate Stout, a 7.5% stout made with chocolate, vanilla and cayenne pepper that was brewed for Sherbrooke by Paddock Wood.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours black with a small brown head that leaves minimal lacing. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon? Chocolate really comes through with a slight pepper burn on the finish that lingers for a while. Not much carbonation while the mouthfeel is a little light. Overall great beer. Extra points overall for surprising me with the cayenne pepper!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Description: Stout Aromatisé au chocolat, vanille et poivre de cayenne brassé par Paddock Wood pour le Sherbrooke liquor store.
Comment: Bouteille de 341ml partagée avec Patrick.
Visuel: Ce stout est brun très foncé, la mousse est beige.
Olfactif: Le nez est très odorant. Les effluves de vanille, de cerises, de fraises et de poivre s’entremêlent.
Gustatif: La bouche est intense, ronde, le chocolat est bien présent, il y a de la vanille et du café. La texture est huileuse. La finale est piquante.
Résumé: Un cocktail aztèque à partager.
Note: 7/10 pour la qualité pas pour la facilité à boire.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
(From Vertical Bacon Strips) The general aspect : Black body with a ring of foam. Light lacing. The nose : Full of milk and bitter chocolate. Fresh vanilla pod and light peppery perfume. The taste : Flavors are sweet – fudge, vanilla, flavored coffee – but quickly hit by hot and spicy flavors of pepper. The mouthfeel: Very nice palate. Medium body. Very soft carbonation. Silky texture. The finale: Nice heat on the taste buds. The appreciation: Chocolate and pepper: a bold and brilliant marriage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (689) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
Impenetrably black. Head is quite brown, quite plentiful. Aromas - principally roasty malts, but there’s also some dark chocolate. The cayenne shows up in the nose too. Flavour opens up with roasty malts, dark chocolate makes an appearance. Finish is bitter roast and significant pepperiness at the back of the mouth. Lightly carbonated. Quite an oily mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Tap at beer bros. Solid black. Off white head. Aromas o milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Taste is a little bland actually. Dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. Aftertaste is quite spicy on the back of the throat.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canuck_j (75) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
A wonderfully different chocolate stout with a cayenne pepper finsh. Might have been cloying without the heat, I think it’s a great addition to a marvellous chocolate stout. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
derfinzi (1) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011 does not count
pours with a dark brown/black colour, on the nose light notes of bitter hot chocolate. This same flavour profile continues on the palate, but a light spicy aftertaste that lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Torontoblue. Deep opaque liquid decants a creamy cappuccino head. Leaves sticky lace on the sides of the glass. The nose is pure dark chocolate and roast with a bit of minty hops. Sweet, chocolaty, and roasty bitter with a perfect chipotle sting at the back of the palate. Incredible balance of the elements in this one. Creamy, warming, and spicy finish, full bodied, excellent. Thanks Sid!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Review from Nov 2010. Found this review on a crinkled up piece of paper in a drawer along with a bunch of other lost reviews. Word for word: black, medium dark brown ring and a small head. plenty (i think that’s what it says) of coffee, peppers, chocolate, a bit sweet, lots more chocolate - this will be good. Good coffee flavour eases you in and then the massive heat slams into me like a train. That happens and the rich aroma with some heat especially when warmer follows shortly behind. 15 mins later: very chocolately and much more heat that punches at the upper end of my throat. Nice heat!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Bought this on a Tuesday, went back to Sherbrooke Wednesday and had a chat with the creator of the beer - then went home and drank the beer. Quite coincidental. Heartstopper poured a dark and near-opaque black with chestnut brown edges when held to a light source. One finger of tan head developed with average retention and minimal - but present - lacing. The aroma is initially spicy which yields to reveal a dark malt backbone and touch of sweetness - presumably from the vanilla. The taste teases you for a real quick second with some dark and roasted malts before the spice from the cayenne does its thing on your tongue. There isn’t enough time before the spice to assess the quality of the underlying stout but it gives you a peak. Once the spice subsides and the sip mellows in the middle you can taste the dark malts and some smooth chocolate. After the swallow the finish and aftertaste bring back the spice bigger than before. If you give it a few minutes between sips you will see the vanilla make itself known late in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth with an appropriate amount of carbonation for this beer. If it was over carbonated I think the spice and carbonation would not agree with each other. Overall - this was a great beer and a very interesting concept to sample. Kudos to recipe author and tester and Paddock Wood for following through on it.


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