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Redwillow Heartless

Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask, Occasional;
Born from a conversation between a chocolatier, Lee from Pure Origin Chocolate and ourselves we embarked on creating a chocolate stout. After much enjoyable sampling we decided on a bold and complex 85% cacoa single origin Colombian chocolate which provides a lovely dry balanced bitterness and a long espresso finish, we think it works rather well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6061) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, forthy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, chocolate cookies, a touch of treacle. Taste is chocolately, dark malty, notes of chocolate, cocoa, moderate hop bitterness, a spicy touch of mild soy sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (826) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Cask at London Drinker Beer Festival. Dark brown. Slight vanilla note under a tart and bitter cherry. Light body. Interesting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2854) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Cask at London Drinker Festival 2015, Kings Cross, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes smooth, malty, creamy, chocolate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3922) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Turner’s, Sheffield. Very dark brown. Film of tan head, that sticks admirably to the glass. Nose has high percentage cocoa chocolate. Some tangy vine fruit. A little ashy and earthy. Notes of liquorice and bonfire toffee. Taste is light, ashy dry. Light, burnt sugar sweetness. Minimal bitterness. Smooth and very easy drinking. Burnt, dry and bitter finish. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3785) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Dark pour. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and cream. Smooth taste of milk chocolate, creamy coffee, roasted malt,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3107) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
0.5L, 4.9%, zwart met fijne maar iets beperkte kaki kraag. aroma van mout, zoet, melk chocolade, koffie, geroosterde mout, smaken zijn wat aan de dunne kant qua textuur echter zit er genoeg smaak in van koffie, melkchocolade, zwak bitter, zwak zoet, glad, geroosterde mout, licht zuur, zwakke body, lage co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. Frothy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a lively head that disappears completely quite quickly. Smells of roasted malts, smoke, dark cherries. Tastes like smoked wood, roasted malts, dark cherries and bitter dark chocolate. High carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel with a bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1582) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some burnt caramel, slight liquorice, a little dark fruits, a hint of smoke and subtle vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some burnt caramel, slight earth, a little smoke and subtle vanilla. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A dry, roasted bitterness in the finish. Big chocolate aroma, like a good chocolate ice cream. The flavour is slightly drier, with coffee and a little earthiness coming through. A little thin on the finish but still tasty, smooth and overall, another great Redwillow beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
On cask. Old note. The aroma has chocolate, roasted malts, some dried fruits. Dark coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is light roasty, light bitter, has chocolate. Smoothly carbonated. Pleasant, easy drinking beer. Full of taste for its abv. Very good.

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