Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake is a 9% imperial stout from Two Rabbits Brewing, based in Omihachiman, in Shiga, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup and is also part of their winter lineup of beers. Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake is brewed using Columbus and Vic Secret hops, as well as it containing cacao nibs and syrup – though what syrup is unknown.
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 9%
- Style : Imperial stout
- Hops : Columbus and Vic Secret
- IBU : 60
- Availability : Winter seasonal
- On Sale : From January 2022
- Size : 360 ml
- Price : From 715
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Rich dark and bitter chocolate aroma with light cacao nose and creaminess. Light roasted malt aroma with low alcohol and slight cherry notes.
- Notable Tastes : Medium bitterness with bitter chocolate body and light cacao taste. Light roasted malt with sticky body. Slight caramel notes when warm with smokiness.
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake : Aroma and Taste
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake poured out a pitch black colour with a large amount of frothy tan head that left some streaks down the edge of the glass. The aroma began with a rich dark and bitter chocolate nose with some light cacao notes and a touch of creaminess present. As Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake began to warm up, some more aromas developed with a light roasted malt aroma which learnt a slight caramel aroma to the beer, along with a subtle fragrant cherry nose appearing alongside a slight alcohol warmth, reminding me a little bit of kirsch – a German brandy that is sometimes used in cooking.
The body began with a medium bitterness – nothing face curling like a double IPA – but the bitterness did remind me of some high cacao chocolate, of which I am not a fan of, as it has a very distinctive taste. Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake followed that up with a light roasted malt, again with a slight touch of caramel being present as the beer warmed up, alongside a sticky body, which while sweet, was not cloying, like an actual Black Forest Gateau – I’m sorry but there is only so much chocolate that I can handle. There was a smidgen of smokiness to Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake as it warmed up, heading the beer in a slight different direction as to what one would expect but it was a nice twist.
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake : The Bottom Line
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake is a good twist on a style of cake that thankfully doesn’t go the full pastry stout avenue. Easy to drink more than one too.
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake : Where to Buy
Two Rabbits Black Forest Chocolate Cake can be bought online at the following places: