DRAFT REVIEW: Chocolate Stout

This near-black brew sports a feathery tan head and emits a light aroma; faint espresso notes with a chocolate spike give away this beer’s added ingredient. Roasted coffee flavors sink into the tongue first, while chocolate notes emerge as the beer washes back. Roasted and hoppy bitterness scrapes through the mouth, drying out the palate, but leaving behind a lasting suggestion of chocolate. Overall, this beer could benefit from a bit more chocolate flavor, but as it is, the beer’s quaffable and subtle.