Alcohol by volume: 5% This particular chocolate stout has been kicking around since 1990 and is a huge favorite for one big reason: that 5% ABV. It's one of the few chocolate stouts that actively invites drinkers to have more than just one. In return, it rewards session drinkers with a sweet taste built on roasted chocolate malt and organic Peruvian cocoa powder. It pours as dark as a chocolate bar and its cocoa powder leaves behind a flavor and especially an aroma that few of its chocolate compatriots share. If you're not opposed to buying roses by the dozen this close to Valentine's Day, a 12-pack of this easy-drinking California offering shouldn't be out of reach either.