Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - 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 (13276) - 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 (1689) - 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 (1895) - 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 (5337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, light toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: same as palate, some bittersweet milk chocolate, toasted malts again, some dry cacao in the finish. Overall: nice chocolate flavours in aroma and palate. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Cask at Piccadilly Tap, Manchester. Near black. Thin tan head. Notes of cocoa, roast and a vinous red grapey character beneath. Never too sweet, and a little dry at the end. I love the smoothness of it. Works nicely on cask. Good stuff, not fully convinced about the chocolate leanings though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Dark with a small head. Chocolate and coffee present but don’t take over. Easy to drink but a bit more body would have helped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light chocolate, hazelnuts. Taste is more of the same. Bit thin on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, roast malts, taste is rich chocolate, dry and bitter.

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