Ontario Chocolate Beers We’re Loving Right Now

Good things happen when two great things come together. We’re looking at you, chocolate beer!

It’s no secret that chocolate and beer (or in this case, chocolate in beer) make for a delicious pairing. The perfect sipper for the winter season, chocolate beer is often made by adding cocoa or some form of chocolate to the beer during the brewing process. But not all chocolate beers use chocolate as an actual ingredient. Chocolate malt (darkly roasted malted barley) combined with other ingredients can also mimic the flavour of chocolate in beer. While great on its own, chocolate beer pairs well with berries, creamy desserts, shellfish and strong cheeses.

We’ve rounded up some of the best chocolate beers that you can order online and enjoy with your bubble – or on your own as these decadent brews are too good to share!


Perth Brewery

Perth, ON

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Mocha Stout

Smooth espresso brewed from locally roasted fair trade organic beans, natural chocolate and pure Madagascar vanilla come together with Perth Brewery’s Midnight dark stout to create this wonderfully indulgent beer.

 

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Bobcaygeon Brewing Co.

Bobcaygeon, ON

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Starry Night Chocolate Stout

Over 100 lbs of hand-roasted cocoa nibs go into every batch of this decadent brew.  With aromas of roasted malt and flavours of intense chocolate and a touch of coffee, this full-bodied stout has a rich, smooth mouthfeel.


Cowbell Brewing Co.

Blyth, ON

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Lorna Bray Fly Girl

This pitch black silky-smooth stout with dense mocha foam is brewed with loads of cookie-like oats and dark chocolaty malts. It has notes of oatmeal cookies, dark chocolate and cappuccino and is bold and courageous – just like its namesake.


The Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Barrie, ON

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Chocolate Manifesto Triple Chocolate Stout

A luxurious beer with not one but three kinds of chocolate (raw cacao nibs, cacao powder, and chocolate malt), The Chocolate Manifesto has a velvety mouthfeel, creamy chocolate and earthy espresso notes and a welcoming 10% ABV of bittersweet warmth. A dessert by itself, this unique milk stout also pairs well with chocolate cake, crème brûlée, and fruity cheesecake, or add a scoop of ice cream to make a delicious beer float!


Big Rig Brewery

Ottawa, ON

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Midnight Kissed My Cow Chocolate Milk Stout

This big velvety Milk stout with Belgian chocolate and sweet milk sugar has deep cocoa flavours, intense aromas of mocha, cocoa and roasted grain and lots of character, just like its name. Pours an opaque black with a thin head.


Bandit Brewery

Toronto, ON

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QAWA (Imperial Stout W/ Coffee & Chocolate)

Qawa has strong aromas of a Cafe Mocha and incorporates chocolate from local chocolatier Chocosol and coffee from Propeller. Expect a hit of luscious dark chocolate, espresso and fudge, a rich body and a warm roasty finish. Pours syrupy and dark.

 

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Blue Elephant Brewery

Simcoe, ON

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Dark & Stormy Black Lager

With tasting notes of coffee, caramel, chocolate and tart cherries, this German style black lager is light bodied and goes well with grilled meats and dessert.


The Publican House Brewery

Peterborough, ON

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Hazelnut Coffee Stout

Light bodied with a rich and nutty flavour and notes of lightly roasted coffee, hazelnut, coffee and chocolate aromas and a subtle malt finish, this smooth stout from Publican House took home the Bronze Medal for Flavoured Stout/Porter at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards.

 

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Cured Craft Brewing Co.

Leamington, ON

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S.O.S Oatmeal Stout

This full-bodied, velvety smooth Southern Ontario stout is enjoyable all year round, and has notes of dark chocolate, oats and stone fruit, and aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Pours black with a thick creamy tan coloured head.


vling Brewery

Toronto, ON

avling.ca

Geist Stout

A clean, crisp, stout with campfire vibes. It’s got bitter chocolate, cocoa and dark fruit flavours, roasted notes, a hint of smoke, and an elegant, hop-tinged finish.


Black Oak Brewing Co.

Toronto, ON

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Nut Brown Ale

This mahogany, one of a kind, English-American hand-crafted brown ale carries notes of chocolate and roasted hazelnut and has a light dry finish. From bonfires to snowshoeing, this well-balanced, easy-drinking brew is the perfect sipper to have around and is available year-round.


Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Burlington, ON

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Cheeky Bastard

This light-medium body stout pours dark but remains incredibly smooth and packs an aromatic punch of rich chocolate and hints of coffee. Pleasant notes of lightly roasted and sweet malts and a crisp finish make this a great beer for relaxing evenings.


Collective Arts Brewing

Hamilton, ON

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Stranger Than Chocolate & Coconut Porter

The brewery’s Stranger Than Fiction porter gets an infusion of sweet cacao in this limited release brew. Loads of toasted coconut lends a whole new level of flavour and creaminess to this full-bodied beer.


Sawdust City Brewing Co.

Gravenhurst, ON

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Viva La Stout – Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Stout

Built around the flavours of a Canadian cookie, this delicious imperial stout has notes of chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker and raspberry – making it the perfect dessert beer!

The Second Wedge Brewing Co.

Uxbridge, ON

thesecondwedge.ca

Rain Maker porter

A porter-style beer, with a deep roast character and loads of dark chocolate and espresso flavour, Rain Maker has a refreshing, brisk edge and a dry, never-cloying finish. This great year-round sipper pairs well with grilled meats, cured ham, steak and dark chocolate.

 

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Clifford Brewing

Hamilton, ON

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Clifford Porter

Clifford Brewing’s multi award-winning porter is dark and complex, with flavours of chocolate and coffee, combined with rich roasted malts. It has a balanced bitterness with the subtle earthiness of Fuggle hops in the aroma.

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