Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6506) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at the Euston tap. Opaque black colour with a dense light tan head. Aroma is milky chocolate coffee. Very mellow. Flavour is chocolate milk light mellow roast. Palate is full fat milk. Light carb / nitro. Clean and mellow stout and very drinkable. I could session this very easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Pitch black with long lasting cream head. Strong chocolate and coffee aromas. Same in the taste with an underlying burnt toast note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , 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 (799) - 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 doesn’t have as much body as you’d expect of a stout and the flavour isn’t as sweet as I anticipated, it’s surprisingly dry. Not at all what I thought it would be and possibly better for it. It’s not my favourite of this style but it’s quite drinkable all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2136) - 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 (1813) - 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 (5199) - 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 (1412) - 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

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