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It’s Freaking Cold And I Need A Beer To Warm Me Up – Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

November 14, 2010

Stouts make me warm

We turned our clocks an hour back.  The days are shorter.  And, man it’s so damn cold outside.  Naturally, I need a beer to keep this frail body of mine warm.  My beer of choice is Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout.  Why?  Read on.Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout falls under the hip category of a Russian Imperial Stout.  What the heck is that, you ask?  Think of a Guinness and BAM, kick it up a notch.  More alcohol, more of that dark coffee, chocolate and roasted/burnt taste, and more malt.  The liquid is thick too.  An interesting tidbit is that this style of beer was brewed for the Russian imperial court.  We know how much Russians like their alcohol.

I like this beef for one reason.  When you drink it, it warms up your body. Oh, and it tastes like chocolate.  That’s the 10% ABV of this beer, which you can taste right after that chocolate complexity fills your mouth.  It’s a great beer to grab if you’ve been trekking through the snow to meet your peeps at a bar.  Pick one up and get warm.

Where did I get this beer? Whole Foods Market – Bowery

I would like this beer if:

  • Chocolate makes me happy
  • I like tasting alcohol in my beer
  • I’m cold
  • I’m a descendant of Russian loyalty

I would not like this beer if:

  • Thick liquids make me gag
  • Alcohol, bah
  • I hate chocolate (really?)
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