I’ve never been a huge coffee drinker. I definitely go through spurts where I drink it all the time, but for the most part I can go for months without having a single drop. It’s probably been close to a year since I’ve had a cup, but when I grabbed my cold brew coffee maker (I use this one and it’s great) out of my cabinets a few weeks ago to make this drink, I remembered how much I loved it. There’s a smoothness to cold brew that you just can’t get with a normal hot brewed coffee, and not to mention that cold brew is less acidic. If you haven’t tried cold brew, you can either make your own (which is easy, you just have to have patience as you have to let it sit for 2-24 hours) or there are surprisingly many varieties popping up in grocery stores; they’re generally near the creamer section. While you could probably use iced coffee for this in a pinch, try to find the cold brew for this chocolate stout and cold brewed coffee – you’ll thank me later.
While I can’t remember exactly where I found it, I was stumbling online a couple of months ago and I saw a restaurant that served a similar drink on its menu and I thought, “how brilliant”. I’ve never been an after-dinner coffee person, but the combination of a stout and coffee seemed like it would be the perfect post-meal drink. You get a little pick-me-up from the coffee which is nice and the chocolate flavor really rounds everything out. This drink works the same way as recipes that call for a dash of espresso to bring out the flavors in the chocolate – we’re just bringing out the flavor of the chocolate stout. If you love a good stout and also love a nice cup of coffee in the evening after a big meal, this is your go-to drink.
- 1 12oz chocolate stout
- 4-6 oz cold brew coffee (you can either make your own or buy it at the store - if you get concentrate, be sure to mix it with water)
- Pour the chocolate stout and cold brew coffee into a large glass. Stir gently and serve.