Mallinsons is a microbrewery up in Yorkshire but I came across its fabulous Chocolate Stout at The Cask Pub and Kitchen in Pimlico, London. I must admit I was blown away!
There’s a roasted, smoky malt nose which almost smells like mocha coffee. It looks a little like an espresso in a pint, though. It’s pitch black in colour and there is a lovely light bubbly head that stays on for the duration.
So it looks and smells great, but how does it taste? Luckily, as good as it looks! There’s a really light and fluffy texture, although it’s pretty full bodied.
There’s a magnificent long coffee and chocolate taste which lingers on the tongue. It also repeats well as if to remind you how very good it was and how you should go buy another. I might just do that next time I’m at The Cask…
Good work, Mallinsons!
Colour: Black with a lovely grey-white head
Nose: Roast malt, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Complex coffee and chocolate
Our verdict: Wonderful. Like drinking alcoholic mochachino!Tweet