JP Casper White Stout. Stevens Point Brewery-Stevens Point, Wisconsin. American Stout. 6% ABV.
This one jumped out to me at the store given its self-proclaimed status as a White Stout, as the box boasted that the beer was brewed with white chocolate. I probably should have read some reviews before buying it, but I decided that it was worth giving a shot because I had never heard of a white chocolate stout.
The JP Casper pours a golden brown hue with a white head – basically indistinguishable from your typical pale ale. The beer smells of white chocolate, cherry, and maybe even a hint of almond. Given the way it poured into the mug, it came as little surprise that the beer felt like a lightly carbonated ale on the palate and tasted as such with some subtle notes of white chocolate and cherry. If I learned anything from trying the JP Casper, it’s that I should always check reviews on my phone before buying a new beer and that a true white chocolate stout, as the name might suggest, probably doesn’t exist.