Choco Libre Nitro
WE RATE IT: 4.50 / 5
The name roughly translates as 'free chocolate', which is a notion that I think we can all get behind. Watch out though, because this one will kick back.
Brewed in Fraserburgh, Scotland by Brew Dog
03/03/2021

Choco Libre Nitro Review

The name roughly translates as 'free chocolate', which is a notion that I think we can all get behind. Watch out though, because this one will kick back.

Taking cue from the Mayan's, dark chocolate and chili form the backbone of this stout with a little vanilla and coffee thrown in for good measure.

Choco Libre Nitro - Can and Pour

It promises to wrestle taste to the canvas on the side of the can, which if nothing else is good enough reason to buy it.

Choco Libre Nitro: Taste Test

The can pop has that excitable fizziness typical of nitro beers that makes it seem like it's going to overflow and you'll end up with a can full of head, but with it comes a tingly, chili scent along with the rich dark chocolate aroma.

A little metallic at first but this is replaced with a creamy and rich flavour that's as smooth as milkshake with little carbonation, really allowing the bittersweetness of the dark chocolate to come to the fore.

Choco Libre Nitro Untappd Review Adam

The chili is more evident towards the back of the beer with a lip-tingling spiciness that almost leaves it with a dry finish, which combines wonderfully with the dark chocolate and hint of vanilla to bring more sweetness into the flavour.

Choco Libre Nitro: Can Notes

This is a very busy can. Both in colour and in text. It definitely jumps off the shelf at you, threatening to wrestle you to the ground alongside the flavour.

The can colours are very effective, with the bright Barbie-pink splashes of colour in background and text standing out wonderfully against the light blue background and writing that is in contrast.

Choco Libre Nitro - Can

It uses Brew Dog's shield design that features on all their beers, which works well to ground the can's business and brightness. Despite the brightness and vivid colour, it's not the most imaginative in can design, but it does the job.

Buy Choco Libre Nitro

If you want to check out this delicious, devilishly tingly stout for yourself then you're out of luck, as unfortunately it's no longer in production.

We got ours from Morrisons, so there's every possibility that your local one may have some still in stock, but once they're out, they're out.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
8.2%
Brewery
Brew Dog
Vessel
Can
Size
404ml
Beer Bio
Dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, vanilla, coffee
Style
Nitro Stout
IBU
25
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