Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chocolate Stout, Need I Say Any More?

I don't need to, but I will.

A few years back, Young's Double Chocolate Stout was the first chocolate stout I'd ever had.  Now it makes its way onto my winter shopping list every year.

This chocolate stout is one of those guilty pleasures that I enjoy when I'm going through a "I'm on a diet and can't eat any chocolate!" phases.  I mean, technically, it's a stout, so, I can keep my hands off the Nestle and Cadbury, and keep my sanity.

This sweet, UK chocolate stout is my favourite chocolate stout that I've had to date.  I usually pair it with brownies, chocolate cake, or decadent cookies, but for a contrasting effect, I've been known to have it with a rich Camembert or creamy blue cheese.

I'll leave the fine wine's to the sommelier's, but try pairing this 5.2%er with some of your favourite creamy cheeses and let me know what you think.

While on the note of pairing, give this chocolate stout a go while listening to some classical music. Preferably, piano focussed.

My Recco's
Food: Rich, creamy Camembert or blue
Music: Chopin