This little bottle of stout has been sitting on a shelf in my local shop for as long as I’ve been going in.
I’ve looked at it on more than one occasion, but never bothered putting it in my bag.
Then a week or two ago someone, somewhere in the twittersphere mentioned how good it was.
I decided I needed to give it a go.
Oh, and I’m glad that I did.
Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout pours into the glass with the distinct smells of rum and raisins.
Once in the glass it sits there looking at you all puppy-eyed and inviting.
You can see how good it’s going to be.
To drink it’s full of intensely thick dark chocolate – that’s real honest to goodness high quality chocolate, not just hints of Cadbury’s Bournville.
Sitting plumply in the middle of this cocoa heaven are black cherries, black forest gateaux, rich coffee, almonds, and a distinctly warm and wonderful whisky heat.
Now this is what a stout should be.