The Craft Beer All Star Showdown lets City Paper readers choose between two Charleston beers in our weeklong showdown. Check out the full bracket below. Today’s second match-up is Coast’s Blackbeerd vs. Frothy Beard’s Choco-naut.Voting for this match-up ends at 9 p.m. TODAY.
Blackbeerd by COAST
Russian Imperial Stout, 9.3% ABV
One of Charleston’s cult brews, COAST’s Blackbeerd is as legendary as its namesake pirate. First, it’s a super strong beer (the strongest in the state when it was first released in 2007), and, second, it was the premiere commercially released barrel-aged beer in 2009. How does it taste? Well it depends on which batch you’ve tried. The latest round was aged in 3-year-old Willett Rye barrels, and it’s a dark, sweet, rich blend with chocolate, bourbon, and rye notes from the barrel.
Choco-naut by Frothy Beard
Oatmeal Stout, 4.8% ABV
If you like your beer like you like your cereal, sweet and chocolatey, Frothy Beard’s Choco-naut might be for you. The dark pour results in a tan head and offers subtle chocolate notes mixed in with some hints of coffee and biscuits.