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Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2537) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. An inky black beer with chocolate and slight sour red fruity flavours and liquorice and coffee on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1180) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Black with tan head. Particularly bitter stout, coffee husk, black chocolate with a light fruitiness for a hint of balance. Very decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick tan head. A lovely roasty malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely. Just a little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery black colour, small head. aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, mild rye as well as some toffee and ripe fruits. Flavour is fruity, wooden, mildly roasted with soe coffee and slight smoked wet wooden notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2013) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark bread, chocolate truffles and a slightly citric bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, with a hint of sweetness. Excellent and well balanced stout with a generous chocolatey character. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Dark mahogany brown/black, no head. Nose is big dark chocolate, cocoa, roast barley, subtle vanilla. Smooth dark chocolate palate, cocoa bitterness, again some mild vanilla, very slight hint of lacto and a slightly coffee finish. Very tasty indeed, great body for the low ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
cask at reading ... light black ... soft fruit malt ... light roast ... soft toffe roast ... soft juicy ... nice fruits ... soft roast ... nice ... needed a little more than was needed

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (2028) - WALES - NOV 21, 2013
Cask at CPK. Black with small, thin beige head. Smell - chocolate syrup, spice, smoke. Body is medium, not foamy at all, low carbonation. Taste - genuine chocolate flavour here (not the usual chocolate syrup) , some ash, woody finish. Ever so slightly metallic and maybe a bit watery, but overall I was impressed with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin. Aromas are coffee, soy and liquorice with blackberry. Mollasses and dark chocolate with earthy notes and cola. Flavours are sweet mollasses with chocolate, toffee and vinous fruit. Xmas pudding with earthy, smoky notes. Fruity and dry on the finish. Good.


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