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Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1748) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5238) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3552) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1769) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4939) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Dark with a small head. Chocolate and coffee present but donít take over. Easy to drink but a bit more body would have helped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, roast malts, taste is rich chocolate, dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2860) - , 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.

3.5
   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

3.5
   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.


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