A friend of mine brought over a couple of bottles of this to a party we hosted on Saturday. I’m not a big fan of chocolate flavoured beers (I added the extra “u” to be pretentious) so I was a bit hesitant to try it.
But it actually surprised me. I was expecting an almost overwhelming chocolate taste or something on the coffee side. I don’t know why. But the chocolate in this bock is nicely understated. It’s very malty and meaty…not something you normally hear about a beer. But meaty was the first thing that came to mind. Maybe the slightest hint of hazelnut? I dunno. I’m pretty terrible at identifying shit like that. I really liked that it wasn’t bitter like so many chocolate beers I have had. In fact, I would say this is my second-favorite chocolate beer after Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. That’s a good beer, my friends.
As understated as it is, I still consider it to be a dessert beer. Certainly not a session beer. Maybe some fruit or some cheesecake to go along with it. Yeah…I could see that.
My Rating: 7 out of 10