Chocolate Truffle Stout brewed by Thomas Hooker Brewing in Bloomfield,
Chocolate Truffle Stout is made in collaboration with Connecticut's favorite
chocolatier, Munson's Chocolate. Copious amounts of oat malt produce a
silky, full bodied beer laced with hints of roast and chocolate derived from
dark malts. Each sip ends with a mild chocolate bitterness from Munson's
proprietary cocoa powder, added generously to the brew. To round out this
beer, we add several pounds of cocoa nibs at the end of fermentation to
provide a fresh chocolate aroma. IBU's: 20. ABV: 7.1%.
Malts: 2-row pale, oat malt, chocolate malt, crystal malt, melanoidin, roasted
barley and black patent
Hops: Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Goldings
Other: Munson's cocoa powder added to the boil and Munson's cocoa nibs added to
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Poured from bottle to pint glass the beer arrives a rich deep brown with a nice
1.5 finger khaki colored head, nice retention and lacing. The nose is rich and
powerful: milk chocolate,cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, nice. More
approachable than expected. The flavor is more of the same. Likely the richest
beer I've ever had! The roast and chocolate blend terrifically with a gentle
sweetness and mild bitterness. Creamy and smooth the beer finishes with a
lingering milk chocolate flavor. Wee carbonated, very nice. Overall, this is a
serious treat! Very enjoyable!
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, located in Bloomfield, is Connecticut's local
brewery with a national reputation. One taste and you'll recognize why small
batch local brewing with quality ingredients produces a superior beer.
Built on the premise that small manufactures creating quality products are still
to backbone of this country, we are proud to be in our second decade of
producing great quality craft beers in Hartford County. We offer eleven unique
beers (7 ales and 4 lagers) that are highly respected and recognized for
consistency and quality. Recently named as the 73rd best brewer in the world by
RateBeer.com, and ranked number 15 in the top 50 American Micro Breweries by the
Beer Advocate, Connecticut should be proud of their small brewer with a huge
Our mission is to be the first choice among Connecticut's beer drinkers, thanks
to our award-winning taste, quality and freshness. At Thomas Hooker Brewing
Company we make beer the way it's meant to be made: hand-crafted from the finest
malts, hops and essential ingredients - and painstakingly true to style. It's
the time honored, age-old way of creating beer.
We believe that local products create local pride, and locally produced beer
tastes best when it's fresh from the source. The microbrewery concept isn't a
fad. Beer that's brewed, delivered and served locally is as fresh as it can
possibly be, and is increasingly the identifying signature of a location.