For my first beer of the week in 2011, I have chosen Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Brewed in London by Wells & Young’s Brewing Company Ltd, this great tasting stout combines pale, crystal and chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggle and Goldings hops, and real dark chocolate.

At a relatively low 5.2%abv, this beer has an rich, full bodied flavor that is very drinkable. The taste opens up with a soft butterscotch flavor and finishes with a rich chocolate flavor. The nitro widget in the can contributes to the smooth mouthfeel. This beer would pair well with a variety of foods and desserts. If you are fan of beers with chocolaty notes, you will probably be a fan of this one. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Cheers!