Black Chocolate Stout: Chocolate and Beer – What could be better?

Brooklyn Brewery's Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery only makes their seasonal Black Chocolate Stout once a year. Generally, it’s released before Thanksgiving, with enough stock to last until Christmas. With the beer’s popularity, however, it can be hard to get past Thanksgiving.

The beer has a rich, full, taste – and the chocolate flavor and aroma. For some it may be overpowering, I thought, it had a great balance. Just beware, the beer is about 10.5% alcohol per volume – eat it with a heavy meal or you’ll be very tipsy and sleepy. Try the Stout with a meal of duck or roasted chicken, with potatoes (mashed or roasted), it also works well with soups (pumpkin, for instance). I’ve also used 1/2 a cup of the Stout in brownies for an extra kick. You can also use the stout in cupcakes  and cakes.

Check out Thom’s beer blog, lots of great info about beer: http://thomsbeerblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/321-324-new-york-city-brooklyn-brewery.html

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