Steph’s New Brew Review: Organic Chocolate Stout

Steph’s New Brew Review: Organic Chocolate Stout

Bison Brewing’s Organic Chocolate Stout, a 5% ABV American Stout with organic malts, hops and Peruvian cocoa

Bison Brewing was founded in 1989 in Berkeley, California. They brew balanced, drinkable beers with an interesting twist. Their brews are certified organic, which promotes sustainable agriculture and green living.

Bison leads by example, educating that you don’t have to sacrifice life’s pleasures to “go green.” Bison also promotes the Meatless Monday movement, encouraging others to give up meat on Mondays to reduce their carbon footprint.

Did you know? When just one 15.5 gallon keg of organic beer is sold per week, a farmer converts one football field of farmland from conventional to organic agriculture.

Bison Brewing says,

Like Barry White’s voice in a bottle, Bison’s Chocolate Stout is a dark, slow-pouring aphrodisiac of the smoothest proportions. Rich and roasty with charismatic flavors of dark chocolate and espresso, and creamy, dry finish.”

Appearance

Dark brown/black, opaque with tan head

Aroma

Dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, hazelnuts

Taste

Sweet up front; bittersweet chocolate; lingering coffee bitterness

Mouthfeel

A bit thin; much more carbonation than expected, slightly prickly; finishes creamy, yet very dry

Overall

I found this beer easy to drink. I especially liked the “zing” from the carbonation. This is a nice change from the heavier, sweet chocolate stouts I’ve had in the past. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. I could see myself drinking this beer with a huge stack of vegan pancakes at breakfast.

Looking for a stronger drink? Check out this recipe for a Chocolate Stout S’more! Also, don’t forget to check out Bison’s own Ashley Routson, the Beer Wench on her site, Drinking with the Wench.

Wanna pick this one up? Chocolate Stout is available year-round in 12 oz. 6-packs and draft. For more information on how to locate or order Chocolate Stout, contact info@bisonbrew.com.

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