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 15/20
MrTipple (3177) - 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 (1731) - 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 (4874) - 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 (9250) - 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 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, roast malts, taste is rich chocolate, dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Cask at the Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate malt and licorice toffee. Flavours of chocolate ice cream, vanilla with a light coffee approach. Dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Cask at The Rake, London Bridge. Pours a dark brown/black with a light tan head. Nice choc coffee aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Milk chocolate, coffee, toasty, light lemon... Good balance. Nice., ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Cask at The Macc. Almost black brown, good sized creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, some smoked ham. Flavour chocolate and coffee, some fruity notes. Smooth palate. Yes, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Cambridge Bar, Edinburgh - very dark brown near black, good tan head, liquorice, chocolate aroma, no lacing, bitter chocolate with elderberry fruits, oily texture, resiny hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt - litt farget skum. Litt lacing. Kaffearoma. Smaken er kaffe med innslag av lakris. Tørr sjokoladeavslutning.

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