Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout

Beer:  Chocolate Truffle Stout
Brewery: Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Style: Stout
ABV: 5.9%

Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: Flute
Drinking Establishment: Pint, Jersey City
Primary Consumer: Ally
Consumption Companion: Laura, Ally’s awesome sister

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OVERALL RATING:

Sight: Dark, almost opaque, with slight amber edging.  Half-inch beige head that recedes quickly.
Scent: Roasted malts, cocoa, and hazelnuts, with a slight note of alcohol.
Flavor: A classic chocolate nut flavor, with notes of roasted coffee in the aftertaste.  As it rests, the aftertaste turns a bit sour, but the other flavors become more prominent.
Feel:  Smooth and thin.  Low carbonation.
Concluding remarks: Although more bitter than what one would expect from something deemed a “Chocolate Truffle,” this Stout from Connecticut-based microbrewery Thomas Hooker does remind us of a chocolate-covered espresso bean, thanks to cocoa nibs and cocoa powder from local CT chocolatier Munson’s Chocolate.  As with most Stouts, definitely don’t drink it ice cold; the flavors emerge as the beer mellows.
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