We’re heading into winter ale season, and I have a few brews in mind to talk about, but before we dive into winter ales, let’s take a quick look at two specialty chocolate stouts. Beer + Chocolate – really, what could be bad?
Many brewers call a stout chocolate because the malt used is a chocolate malt, and its roasted until it acquires a chocolate color. Some brewers add actual chocolate, giving the stout a distictive aroma and subtle chocolate flavor.
The pour is dark brown, with a thick, long lasting mocha colored head.
It smells nutty, with a hint of dark chocolate.
This stout has a roasted malt flavor with chocolate notes and a dark fruity sweetness.
Overall, I think this is a fine stout, smooth and creamy lovely to sip by a fire.
Its not big chocolate flavor as the name would imply, but it is a nice stout.
This stout has the big chocolate flavor I was hoping for from the Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence.
The pour is black, with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
The smell is bitter dark chocolate with a touch of malt.
The chocolate taste is full and satisfying, like carbonated chocolate milk with dark roasted espresso.
This is an outstanding chocolate stout, right now this is my favorite.
If you know of a better chocolate beer, don’t keep it to yourself – comment on it!
The next time you’re in the mood for a rich, creamy brew – go chocolate. With these stouts, the chocolate hides the high alcohol content flavor, so maybe you should share a bottle. Or not.
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