AMERICAN CRAFT BREWS
Young's "Double Chocolate Stout"
Roasted barley malt is often called “chocolate malt” for the bittersweet cocoa flavors that emerge in blackened grain. Young’s of London goes one step further, adding real dark chocolate to the signature brew they dub “Double Chocolate Stout.” Despite its moderate alcohol, so typical of British beers, and a mere hint of perceptible sweetness, this warming brew will light up a chocolate lover’s pleasure sensors like a pinball pro. The ample chocolatey aromas are as heady as a trip to Hershey, while the flavors remain dry enough to flatter cheese and meats, like pure dark cocoa butter melted on whole grain toast. “Double Chocolate Stout” strikes a deft balance between richness and refreshment, an adult’s fantasy version of their childhood’s chocolate soda.