HAD 111: Chocolate Drinks
It's time to talk about chocolate, which is normally a solid. I guess we can melt it to drink. I guess we can do that to anything . . . someone stop Bob before he starts melting random stuff to drink. We’re going to talk about the history of it and what you can do to drink more chocolate. So get you some hot cocoa, and Have a Drink. . . Bob, no! You can’t drink melted plastic!
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WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:
Beverage: Hot Cocoa on Steroids
(3) packs of Starbucks salted caramel hot cocoa
(4) Hershey’s Kisses
2% Simple Truth Organic Milk
Also had some of Chris’s beer
Beverage: Hot chocolate
Brewery: Bob’s apartment:
Beer: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewing
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Beer Advocate Score: 4.15/5
Brewery’s description: This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.
Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long.
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