One of the beers we cracked open during the Superbowl last weekend was Bridgeport Black Strap Stout. Unfortunately, none of the Superbowl beers were anything to write home about. But neither were the Superbowl Bears, ha ha. *sniffle*
Bridgeport Brewery is in Oregon. They say the name of this beer comes from black strap molasses. Having licked molasses from a bottle once, I can understand why I don't like this beer all that much. (Tasting pure molasses isn't recommended, bleh. If you're going to lick bottles, stick to syrup... or vodka.) This stout sort of tastes like chocolate bread; you know the kind - it has cocoa in it but isn't sweet. Not like chocolate muffins - which are Satan's perfect baked goods of temptation - but more like a chocolate bagel, if you can imagine that. It has a wheaty aftertaste and a small tang. Pretty boring.