Monday, January 19, 2009

BEER - Young's Chocolate Stout UK

One of my favourite winter beers is the Double Chocolate Stout from Young's of the UK and available by the bottle here in BC for $3.50 (500ml) Just looking at the bottle reminds me of Cadbury and Quality Street chocolate wrappers.

This blend of chocolate, pale, and crystal malts along with Fuggle and Golding hops plus the addition of real chocolate produces an ale with 5.2% ABV which pours dark black with a nice thick tan head, nice cascading and lacing, small carbonation bubbles, and aromas of chocolate and malted biscuit. On the palate it is medium-bodied and full of toasted chocolate, malt, and coffee. Nice way to finish the evening without dessert or possibly a dark chocolate fondue with cherries and dark berry fruits.

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