Beer and chocolate are two of the most complex foods on earth, so it’s no surprise that brewers looking for an extra kick have integrated the treat into their ales and lagers. Stouts in particular are a natural fit, thanks to the cocoa-like notes of their dark-roasted grains. In fact, all the beers on our list are variations of the stout, and often strong ones at that. We passed over the cloying, overly sweet brews that don’t much taste like beer, or chocolate worth eating. These 11 beers, rather, are a celebration of dark beer and the cocoa bean.
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