Friday, 25 May 2012
Choc Hops Chocolate Stout (Australia)
Choc Hops Chocolate Stout
Mildura Brewing Company
This is the first beer that I have tried from this Victorian brewery. They produce five permanent beers along with seasonal beers like this Chocolate Stout which is a limited release.
The brewery was opened in 2004 and so far the brewery has won 22 medals for their beers including Silver Medal 2010 Australian International Beer Awards for their Desert Premium, Sun Light and Honey Wheat beers. The brewery renovated an old historic theatre that they now run as a pub selling all of their beers on tap with some great food.
Immediately the chocolate comes through, a malty chocolate (almost chocolate milk like) aroma is present. The chocolate is not overpowering and infact works wonderfully. A dark, flat beer with a tan head which disappears quickly. The beer does has a dark chocolate flavour that is very bitter, roasted coffee comes through which compliments the beer. I would describe the beer to have no sweetness, nice bitterness, a perfect weight to the body with a smooth finish. I really enjoyed this beer I found it a great drop with not much to fault. If you don't mind chocolate give it a go, it really surprises you how well it works.