Back in October of last year, while I was still in Illinois in the process of selling my house, my wife got me a crowler of Chocolate Cupcake Stout from Angry Chair. I loved it. It was basically the liquid version of my father-in-law’s decadent chocolate cake. So when this bottle release was announced, well, needless to say I was in. My understanding is this is the beer Angry Chair opened their brewery with so let’s see how this batch (2019 Batch 1) turned out.
Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout pours black with a thick caramel head that dissipates to a nice ring around the inside of the glass. Swirling the beer in the glass briefly reinvigorates the head to recreate a slight foamy head before morphing back into that tan ring.
Well, this beer is straight chocolate cake on the nose. There’s some coconut sweetness in there as well, which is nice. I have fond memories of the Chocolate Cupcake Stout, and this smells different. Now I’m worried. Haha!
It’s a syrupy beer on the palate. Thick! So much chocolate on the tongue. It’s liquid chocolate cake. Good grief. This is stupid. There’s a hint of coconut in there, which adds even more sweetness to this. Angry Chair calls this beer the “Imperial version of German Chocolate Cupcake Milk Stout with coconut, Madagascar vanilla and cacao nibs.” I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
This is a decadent beer, sticky and viscous on the palate. As is typical with most Angry Chair stouts, this beer is sweet. It’s not overly sweet, like Simple Math or Multilayered, but let’s be honest, its based on chocolate cupcakes so…it’s sweet. This is a fantastic sweet stout from Angry Chair and definitely worth the hype. Cheers!
- ABV: 10.5%
- IBU: n/a
- Untappd Rating: 4.55
- # of Ratings: 4,911