Chocolate Stout • 4.5 % ABV • Aberdeen, Scotland
Over the last bank holiday weekend, I had an opportunity to delve into my beer collection and try a range of chocolate (Cocoa) inspired beers from Fierce Beer with a couple of collaborations to boot.
I did have a variation in bottle but the sneaky bottle decided to go for a secondary fermentation which made things a little to carbonated and excitable.
Striving for the perfection I normally get from a Fierce Beer brew, I sorted out a fresh variation for a fairer review.
The first of my Fierce Beer trio was the more traditional Moose Mousse in can form.
A milk stout loaded with cocoa nibs, described as being “Velvety and smooth yet light and easy drinking”
|Appearance||Moose Mousse in rich, luscious and black, through & through.
Completely opaque, even with a light shining from behind the glass.
The head is formed of foamy brown bubbles helping to give Moose Mouse a velvety looking texture.
The head settles fairly quickly but sits on the edge of the glass.
|Aroma||Full on chocolate and malts, enough said!
It really is difficult to say anything else about the aroma.
You get a little roast from the dark malts right at the back, then at the forefront is sweet and rich chocolate.
|Flavour||Less sweet than I was expecting and airing more on the dark chocolate with the darker malts kicking things off and leading to a subtle dark cocoa towards the back.
A grown up chocolate flavour for adults!
|Mouthfeel||A medium bodied stout with a light level of carbonation.
Surprisingly light for the style of beer and my expectations.
The tight bubbles that form help to push the rich texture.
You get a little malt bitterness on the back of the tongue.
|Overall||A triumph of a stout in chocolate form and shows that you don’t have to load it up with the sweeter elements to get the chocolate to scream it out loud.
Surprisingly light, packed full of stout goodness and the additional of cocoa nibs, what’s not to like.
Salt and vinegar flavoured crisps pairs really well with Moose Mousse, though it sounds like it shouldn’t.
If you have had an opportunity to try a can then visit @hop_pilot and let me know what you thought of Moose Mousse.