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Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (812) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1502) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2761) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (863) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6718) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, 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).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, tan cream head. Bittersweet cocoa aroma, light roasted malts. Medium sweet flavor with dark malts, sweet milk chocolate, light tang, a bit of earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Moderately sweet finish, mellow roast, light ash, a little tang, chocolate. OK stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Cask @ CBC Clerkenwell, as a warm up for the now (in)famous 0-65% Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is sweet lactose, rich chocolate cake, sweet icing. Light roasted bitterness in the aroma. The taste is quite sweet. I get plenty of lactose, chocolate milk, mild toasted shredded coconut and a hefty amount of chocolate. I find the taste a bit unbalanced, and wouldn’t mind a little more bitterness in the profile of this beer. The body’s supple and smooth, this beer’s in nice condition. Overall, pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8314) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 16/11/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and forms a small pond. Nose is roast malts, molasses, liqourice, touch of chocolate and a little smoke. Tastes of roast malt, big dose of liqourice, leather and chocolate. Medium bodied, quite thick and oily in body, dryish in the finish. Ok stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Dark ale with a thick light brown and creamy head. Pleasant aroma and coffee notes in its taste.


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