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Second Draught: a beer with a hint of chocolate, literally

Chocolate and coffee are two of the easiest words to use when describing the flavour of a beer made from dark malts. All three have different beginnings as tree seed, plant seed, or grain but since the roasting process is similar it’s not surprising that drinks made from all three share similar flavours.

For a few years now Guelph’s Wellington Brewery has pulled chocolate off the bench that is the beer writer’s thesaurus and called it into play as an actual ingredient. There’s also milk sugar on the ingredient list to make the Chocolate Milk Stout name official. No need to worry though that this is an over-sweet, kid’s beer; the chocolate flavours are dark and slightly bitter and the lactose only adds a touch of balancing sweetness.  (more…)