Double Dark Trouble: Celebrate National Chocolate Day Right (With These Chocolatey Beers)
Just like Chance the Rapper, we’re grown-ass kids. That’s why we still get overly excited for National Chocolate Day, which conveniently falls on Oct. 28, just ahead of Halloween. We love every variety of the cocoa-infused treat, from Hershey’s bars to M&M’s. We love chocolate so much that we even like to drink it in beer form. That’s why we’re extra stoked to pour a pint (or three) of these chocolate-based brews on this sweet food holiday. Check out some of our favorites sips below.
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Brewer approved: The Best Stouts For Fall Drinking
Boulevard Chocolate Ale
This 8.7 percent chocolate ale is made with Valrhona chocolate and Dominican cacao nibs in collaboration with Kansas City’s Elbow Chocolates.
New Belgium Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout
This Lips of Faith offering is perfect for fall as it’s yeasty, malty, and chocolatey, with the perfect amount of subtle saltiness.
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Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
If you like chocolate (specifically Hershey’s syrup), this beer is perfect for you. It’s dark, rich, and full of chocolate. Bonus: it’s high in alcohol.
This is a beer for people who only like a little chocolate mixed in with the other flavors in their beer. That’s because this Imperial Stout is aged on coffee, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut
Fans of Almond Joy candy bars (and who isn’t?) shouldn’t miss this coconut and chocolate-fueled beer this fall.
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Rogue Chocolate Stout
This rich, creamy 5.8 percent stout is like literally drinking a booze-filled glass of chocolate. What could be better than that?
Southern Tier Nitro S'Mores
This Imperial Milk Stout has everything a chocoholic could want, plus marshmallow and graham cracker flavors. Who wants s’more?
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Young's Double Chocolate Stout
This beloved stout is chock full of chocolate thanks to chocolate malt, chocolate essence, and real dark chocolate.