Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout

Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout, Shannon Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout is a wonderful milk stout enriched with natural hazelnut goodness. This rewarding treat is almost black in color. The chocolate and hazelnut flavors blend perfectly to make this beer rich and smooth without being too filling or overly sweet. Tasting notes include chocolate, Nutella, coffee, and toffee.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
31
Served at: 
40 - 50ºF
Hops: 
Warrior, Williamette, First Gold
Malts: 
Two-Row, Crystal 20, Crystal 120, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Midnight Wheat, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout by Shannon Brewing Co. is a Sweet Stout with hazelnuts, judged as BJCP Category 30A, Herb, Spice, and Vegetable Beer. 

This beer's aroma is rich and chocolaty, right off the bat. There are no detectable hops. As it warms, it becomes very nutty, and there is a trace of cocoa powder. It pours a deep, dark brown color with tan head that doesn't linger. The flavor is characterized by a roasty richness, with a not-overpowering chocolate taste. It is moderately bitter and finishes strongly roasty. This beer has a medium-full body, and is carbonated slightly too highly. Overall, this beer is more complex than most other examples of the style, making it well worth a try.