Do you want to score a 10 with your craft-beer-loving lover on the most romantic day of the year? Then, you need to treat her or him with a brew that really scores. Look no further, for the best Valentines Day beer recommendations are right here.
These three beers each score the elusive 100 (top score) on ratebeer.com and have been Brew Studs approved to satisfy your nerdy Valentine. In addition to that, you should have little trouble locating each on your last-minute shopping run.
The best thing about having one of these brews on your fanciful date is that they’re each shareable, clocking in at what we call higher gravity level. So, sip together, be safe and enjoy.
It is billed as Evil Twin’s famous Imperial Biscotti Break, “dry-doughnuted.” Reviewers have described it as imparting a glaze to coat your mouth the same as eating an actual doughnut. Get ready for the flavors of sugar, bitter sweet almonds and coffee you would expect from Biscotti Break, topped off with insane amounts of doughnuts.
Should you drink it for your Valentines breakfast or brunch? Well, beer in the morning is a common practice in some parts of the world, and some say that doughnuts are an aphrodisiac.
Style: Imperial Porter
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co, SC
Double Chocolate Stout is a Romanticization of Rogue Chocolate Stout, which is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. The winner of three World Beer Championships Gold Medals, it includes: 4 different malts, Rogue Farms Rebel™ Hops, rolled oats, roasted barley, honey, chocolate, free range coastal water and Pacman Yeast.
The red bottle alone is enough to get your lover excited about tasting, and out of the three this is the brew we recommend most for pairing with dinner.
Style: Imperial Stout
This is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer. It’s a titanic, immensely viscous stout loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee that hide a hefty amount of hops underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.
We’ll call this your best option for the morning after beer. The can is no frills, but images of mountains and the sun rise may make you want to get back under the sheets for some quality Valentines snuggling – or whatever.
Style: Imperial Stout