Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2908) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask @ Manchester Beer & Cider Festival Jan 14. Big choccy nose but sadly doesn’t continue as much into the taste, with a weak blend of roasted malts and dusty cocoa. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma of burnt malts with a touch of smoke. Flavour has initial roast malts with strong cocoa aftertaste. Quite thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1699) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 22/1/2014 Pours a dark colour taste is of roast malts and chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Pours black with just a lacing of head. Strong coffee smell with a hint of chocolate. Strong coffee taste with a nothing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel. Appearance - not quite black but definitely opaque. Nose - dark chocolate. Almost going into a raisin thing. Taste - chocolate raisins and a bih tobacco note. Lovely Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - just about beer of the day. But one more to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is weak roast with a hint of chocolate. The flavour is medium bodied with a watery sweet hop, slightly medicinal palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a short bitter finish, If i’m honest, I think this may have been infected. It wasn’t anywhere near what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
50cl bottle coyrtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocokate. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2013) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark bread, chocolate truffles and a slightly citric bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, with a hint of sweetness. Excellent and well balanced stout with a generous chocolatey character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
(Bottle): Pours black with ruby tinges, very little off white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt. Flavour is subdued chocolate, milky coffee, malt and that’s about it. Quite watery and no big flavours to speak of. Not a bad beer but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask at CPK. Black with small, thin beige head. Smell - chocolate syrup, spice, smoke. Body is medium, not foamy at all, low carbonation. Taste - genuine chocolate flavour here (not the usual chocolate syrup) , some ash, woody finish. Ever so slightly metallic and maybe a bit watery, but overall I was impressed with this one.

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