I bought this Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn, NY's Brooklyn Brewery after a wine tasting at the Wine Source. It was recommended in that newsletter they always have at the wine and beer tasting table. The brewery actually uses cocoa in its brewing, and I could taste it. It also seems to have more of a kick than most stouts. It should - it's 10.1% alcohol by volume. I would get it again. So would those folks at the Beer Advocate.