Mark and Julie went to Port Huron a few weeks before Christmas to finish their shopping, and while they were there, of course they stopped by Wal-Mart to grab beer. It just so happened that they had lots of tasters packs. From past experiences with Wal-Mart and their beer, Mark made sure to check the BB date on the pack. This one was good until 2015, so he grabbed it.
He brought it over to the Christmas open house…well, he brought 11. As he was walking out his front door, the bottom of the box gave way and all the bottles fell. Only one broke, but it was enough to anger the giant. He carries beer cases from the bottom now.
This was the first beer from the pack that we all wanted to drink. It poured out black and smelled like brown cow syrup. I know, I’ve said that before for Chocolate Manifesto, I have vivid memories of that stuff. I love it when beer doesn’t smell like beer.
It tasted different, but in a good way. It wasn’t a stout or a porter, like most chocolate beers seem to be, it’s an ale, so it’s thinner (?) and a lot smoother. The chocolate flavour was fantastic, you would almost forget that you were drinking a beer if it weren’t for the lingering malt booty.
People started to show up as we were drinking, so I was in mingle mode. By the time I had gotten back to it, it was a lot warmer, but you know what? It was great cold or warm.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 5.5%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle