Posted January 25, 2014 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts

Fifteen Chocolaty Craft Beers for Valentine’s Day

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Top Chocolate Flavored Craft Brewed Beers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to break open a bottle of chocolate flavored stout or porter. Craft brewers have embraced the use of cocoa and cacao nibs to flavor specialty dark beers, and fifteen of our favorite selections to celebrate Valentine’s Day with are listed below.

Foothills Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout (9.8% ABV)

This limited release beer from North Carolina is highly sought after, and only released once a year. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have a stash, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to break open a bottle. Look for notes of creamy chocolate, oak, and bourbon.

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (11%)

One of the most highly sought after craft beers brewed in America. Flavored with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and chiles. Limited release brewed in Tampa, FL.

The Bruery White Chocolate (14.5%)

Strong wheat-wine style ale flavored with cacao nibs and vanilla. Rich, smooth, and chocolaty. Brewed in Placentia, CA.

BrewDog Cocoa Psycho (10%)

An extreme Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout with a whopping 100 IBUs. Bold flavors with a very high bitter finish.

Prairie Bomb (14%)

Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout from one of the hottest new breweries opening in 2013. Exceptionally smooth and rich with intense chocolate and coffee notes. Flavored with cacao nibs, coffee, vanilla, and chiles.

Odell Brewing Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout (8.5%) 

Smooth and creamy stout, brewed in Fort Collins, CO, with milk chocolate and lactose milk sugar.

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout (8.8%)

Widely available Chocolate Stout brewed in Newport, OR. Flavored with imported bittersweet chocolate. Rich and smooth.

Tyranena Down n Dirty (6.5%)

Chocolate Oatmeal Stout brewed in Lake Mills, WI. Brewed with cacao nibs for chocolate flavor, and oats for a creamy texture.

Alpine Beer Company Elsie (5.5%)

Smooth, easy-drinking milk stout flavored cacao nibs. Brewed in Alpine, CA.

Harpoon Chocolate Stout (5.9%)

Flavorful Chocolate Stout brewed in Boston, MA. Chocolate flavor comes from cacao nibs.

Rogness Tenebrous Double Chocolate Stout (5.3%)

Special release Chocolate Stout available on draft in the Austin, TX area. Flavored with imported Belgian cocoa.

Bison Brewing Organic Chocolate Stout (5%)

Year round offering, brewed in Berkeley, CA. Brewed with 100% organic malts, and flavored with Peruvian cocoa. Smooth and chocolaty.

High & Mighty Two Headed Beast (4.5%)

Easy-drinking Belgian-Style Chocolate Stout. Flavored with raw cocoa, and fermented with Belgian ale yeast. Brewed in Holyoke, MA.

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout (10.8%)

Brewed in Salt Lake City, UT. Notes of dark chocolate, roasty malts, and coffee. Flavored with cacao nibs and coffee.

SanTan Sex Panther (6.9%)

Double Chocolate Porter brewed in Chandler, AZ, and seasonally available during the Valentine’s Day period. Flavored with cocoa.