Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Chocolate Beer: The Latest in Chocolate
I hate beer. But this one kept calling to me from the shelves of Trader Joe's and Raley's/Nob Hill Foods. I finally caved in and bought some Boatswain's Chocolate Stout. Then, I drank some. I ~hiccup~ have no regrets. It's really good! Don't just take my word for it. A friend, who we'll call Closet Al Coholic, says it's good too. I also asked a woman at the supermarket what she thought of it --she was pointing it out to her husband when I eyed this bottle. She gave it a "thumb's up." I'm sure she's a booze expert, as are most of my neighbors in California's far North. Thus, with three votes in its favor, you can't go wrong.
I'd describe Boatswain Chocolate Stout's taste as light, yeasty (i.e., it tastes like beer), refreshing and with a subtle tinge of dark chocolate. It's made with cocoa powder and contains 5.4% alcohol. This stuff's really good. I recommend it, even if you generally hate beer. I forget the cost, maybe $6 or so for a 6 ounce bottle.
In sum, Boatswain's Chocolate Stout is a treat and a novelty. I give it a 9 out of 10.
PS Don't drink and drive.
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