The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Mac’s launches chocolate stout

Mac’s is launching its latest interesting brew – Mac’s Sweet Disposition chocolate stout (ABV 6.2%). In store in July, the beer been created alongside the artisan chocolatiers at the acclaimed Wellington Chocolate Factory.

A smooth stout base is combined with ethically-sourced organic cocoa powder from the Dominican Republic and single-origin Peruvian Criollo bean chocolate, along with organic Peruvian cacao nibs and husks, creating a bittersweet yet surprisingly refreshing brew that’s true to the Wellington Chocolate Factory style of chocolate.

Pouring a jet black colour with a creamy head of foam, this complex beer has roasted and caramelised flavours from specialty malts along with a natural bitterness from the top quality cacao. The aftertaste left behind is amazingly similar to finishing off some rich high quality dark chocolate.

“This is not ‘confectionary’ chocolate so don’t be expecting a chocolate bar in a bottle – this is stone ground, rich, bittersweet (70% cacao) [of] the highest quality – nothing but the best for our fans!” says Kurt Gross, brewer and Lion Beer Ambassador. “The Wellington Chocolate Factory are recognised as true craft chocolate artisans and Mac’s is proud to partner with them on this sensational brew, which has to be tasted to be fully understood.”

Mac’s Sweet Disposition will be available from July 10th in four packs for four months only, RRP $14.99. It will also be released on tap in Mac’s Brew Bars for the same limited release period.