Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
17th March 2013
Almost opaque brown beer, no real head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Low carbonation. Insipid tangy malts. Touch of chocolate and coffee. Neutral finish. Inoffensive but frankly a bit dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Rather fizzy. This was a drink that was drunk fairly slowly over an evening. Some richness and a little thick, not hugely though. Good choc. Cheers. Not long to go now. Been enjoying RedWillow plenty overall. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown, no head other than ring of tan bubbles around glass which quickly disappeared. Aroma: Strawberry/cherry, weak chocolate, balsamic tartness. Taste: Smoky, roasty,toasty, tart, medium sweetness, low bitterness. Palate: Thin texture, dry and light body, no carbonation, quick finish. Comments: Did I have a dud bottle? No real chocolate taste, overall a bit empty, no glass lace, no carbonation, Disappointing. I need to try another one to either justify or banish this review.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (763) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Black pint with a decent foamy head. Aroma is dark chocolate and a hint of malt.Livelier on the tongue than I expected and the taste is less sweet than I imagined. It doesnít have as much body as youíd expect of a stout and the flavour isnít as sweet as I anticipated, itís surprisingly dry. Not at all what I thought it would be and possibly better for it. Itís not my favourite of this style but itís quite drinkable all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with a tan head. Strong chocolate aroma but a very smooth stout. Chocolate, hops. A stout you can enjoy rather than the strong ones you have to fight with!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1761) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle Rehills Ncl. Rich bitter coffee & chocolate aroma, smooths out on the palate. Lovely carbonation on the tongue, the finish brings back the roast characteristics and wraps right around the throat. Pours nice & thick, black with a thin tan head. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4655) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with zero head, chocolate aroma, taste is milk chocolate bitter not much carbonation gives it a thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1268) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Cask at Craft, 21st March 2013. Bit too much on the chocolate for me, some coffee and some smoke. I prefer smokeless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9362) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Cask at CP&K. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose roasted malt, light smoke, dark chocolate, earth and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, earth and leather with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9396) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
From bar 3 at NWAF, handpump, half shared with Finn. Deep devil-black body. Headless, dotted spots to the glassware. Smell of cocoa and coffee. Flavour of cold coffee added by a nice roastiness. Bitter liquorice to the finish. Medium bodied. Likable (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

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