A Cure For What Ails/Ales Ye: Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout
You know the feeling. The moodiness. That once-a-month feeling. Sometimes more, sometimes less. TMI, I know! But hear me out.
Truth be told, it was not PMS for me this weekend. But it was crabbiness and moodiness, in part due to the darkness and rain and being stuck inside and having a sore back. But there was light at the end of the tunnel.
First, my librarian gf clued me into Beer Book and I was amazed when I went to the library and a pristine copy was actually in the new nonfiction area. I snagged it so fast, amazed at my luck. This is like porn for beer lovers; it's a review 800 breweries around the world and looks at some of their sample beers. It's a fun book with tons of colorful photos and a bottle to represent each brewery.
Then I went for the Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout along with some delicious dark chocolate. You can see the picture, with the price tag tackily left on. When I had all this on the table I thought it would make a great photo but the head went down a bit while I searched for the camera. But still dark and purty! It smelled of very bitter chocolate. It drank of the same. It went with the dark chocolate very well. The 10% ABV helped too, as I lay on the couch playing video games. This is a cure to remember.
I've always enjoyed a beverage or two. But beer is something I have never really understood. Oh, I have drunk it. And I have enjoyed it. But to understand it...that is something else all together. See my "intro" entry from 10/17/08 for details.
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