21
Jan

How About A Chocolate Beer?

Chocolate BeerSunday’s are pretty much a leisurely time around our home, especially in the evenings. We usually are finishing off our homemade pizza from Saturday night and watch some TV such as Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Masterminds.

This Sunday evening we had our leftover pizza with chocolate beer. Occasionally I try an exotic beer, or stout as it is properly called, that we get at Downtown Produce in the beer and wine section. This store sells not much more than produce, meat and beer and wine from all over the world. As I was perusing the beer section one day I happened to find a chocolate beer and decided to give it a try. It turned out to be absolutely delicious and is somewhat of a treat for us since it costs about $3.69 for a 17 ounce bottle.

The beer is known as Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and gets rave reviews over at BeerAdvocate.com except for an occasional weirdo that doesn’t like chocolate. Now, if you’re thinking chocolate beer would be gross, this isn’t. It doesn’t taste like chocolate milk or a candy bar, it’s more like a bitter coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at first, thinking it would be sweeter, but it turned out to be very good.

As you can see below it has a nice dark rich look and the flavor is as heavy as it looks.

Young's Couble Chocolate StoutI like my beer ice cold (cold enough to make your teeth hurt) so we usually put it in the freezer along with a couple of heavy glasses 30 minutes before it is to be consumed. Unfortunately this time the beer only got about 5 minutes in the freezer because I was busy writing another blog post and forgot about it before the pizza was being heated up. It was still delicious though.

We’ve tried other chocolate beers before, but Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is definitely the best. I don’t remember what the other one was, but the flavor was wimpy compared to this. If you find this anywhere or get a chance to try it in a restaurant you should. Make sure you ask for a frosty mug.

Cheers!

Alan
PS – This hardly fits in the Healthy Dining category, but I didn’t know where else to put it.

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