Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.5%
Price: unknown, samples provided
This week’s Malt Monday Beer Review of the Week is Penn Brewery’s Chocolate Meltdown Stout. I was away in Europe last week but returned home to find a nice delivery from Penn Brewery which included their Chocolate Meltdown Stout.
A seasonal variety, offered in January and February, Chocolate Meltdown Stout would have been the perfect beer for Valentine’s Day had I been in town. Made with real Betsy Ann brand chocolate, a local Pittsburgh chocolate, and a healthy dose of lactose sugar give this dark, full-bodied brew a rich milk chocolate flavor. According to the wonderful folks at Penn Brewery, “Chocolate Meltdown is made with Perle hops and a wonderful blend of several malts – black, caramel and chocolate, along with roasted barley and flaked barley.”
Chocolate Meltdown is a beautiful, dark, smooth stout with a long-lasting mocha head. The flavorings
were true to a stout, but not heavy and filling. More of a dessert beer, this beer would pair nicely with chocolates and it can even be used in favorite dessert recipes. Penn Brewery even has a recipe using Chocolate Meltdown Stout in this brownie recipe. I will definitely be giving this brownie recipe a try, as well as sipping another bottle. I’ll let you know how my brownies turn out.
Chocolate Meltdown was DE.LIC.IOUS and I am way to happy to say this beer is GGG approved. xoxo
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Disclaimer: Samples were provided by Penn Brewery. The purpose of this beer review is to offer GGG readers an objective opinion so they can make an informed decision before buying this beer. This beer review was based on quality, flavor and overall taste. GGG will always deliver an honest and unbiased opinion.