Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bison Brewing Company - Organic Chocolate Stout

Who doesn't love chocolate?
I've got plenty of beers in the fridge tonight, but nobody is interested in sharing them with me, except the Wonder Beagle, of course. She's not allowed to drink the stuff--only sniff it--so she's not much of a drinking buddy. Plus, the dog is farting up a storm, which isn't adding to the ambiance. Let's just say it's hard to drink with my t-shirt pulled up over my nose.

My second beer of the evening is Bison Brewing Company's Organic Chocolate Stout. The brew boasts that it is brewed with organic Peruvian cocoa and comes with an ABV of 5.0%.

The beer poured into my shaker pint a solid, dark black color with a full finger of creamy, mocha head. The head dissipated quickly and left very little lacing behind.

Aroma was coffee, cocoa and toasted malt. Some light scents of over-ripe, dark fruit present in the background.

Taste is bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Roasted, earthy malt flavor. A nice chocolate malt flavor is left on the palate after every sip.

Medium mouthfeel and medium to low carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

This is not an Imperial Stout, nor is it aged in any kind of barrel. Anybody expecting that kind of bang from this brew will be disappointed. That said, it is a very drinkable, tasty stout. I like that it isn't too sweet but still delivers the chocolate it promises on the label.

I enjoyed this stout and would definitely drink it again. I'm giving it a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 crushed cans out of 4.

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