Aroma and Appearance: It pours reddish brown with lots of tiny bubbles everywhere and a thin layer of persistent foam. The aroma was toffee, chocolate, cocoa, candy, booze and oddly enough fudge.
Flavour: It showcases cocoa, light roasted coffee, brown sugar, a fairly light body and nutty middle with a dry finish and a hot chocolate aftertaste.
Overall Impression: I think cellaring this by accident was a good thing, it wasn’t really a stout but still decent. More of an Imperial Nut Brown.
Rating: I give it an above average rating of 6/10, the internet hates this beer for some reason and although I did drop the rating a bit for being off style, it didn’t offend me enough to rate it bad. At the end of the day I still enjoyed it.
Food Pairing: Chocolate beers should be paired with either ice cream as a float or local organic chocolate like Denman Island chocolate.
Go see this one on rate beer, it’s crazy how low it is rated.