Sankt Gallen Brewing is made in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan. The brewery has an international following for its chocolate beer, which is so popular that in January 2013 Sankt Gallen introduced a new combo set of a 330-milliliter bottle of its Imperial Chocolate Stout with an edible glass made entirely of chocolate. The chocolate cup is safe and specially designed to melt and dissolve in the mouth, not in the hand.
According to Sankt Gallen, the beer style was born in London in the early eighteenth ce ntury and almost vanished in the subsequent one hundred years. With the boom of American beer in the 1990s, there was a stunning revival.
Sankt Gallen’s Imperial Chocolate Stout is made using pale ale malt, Myunikku, Crystal 20° L, 60° L, and chocolate malts along with hops such as Chinook and Willamette. The beer pours dark brown in color and has a nose of slightly burnt malt and big chocolate. There’s some spiciness from the hops. At 5.5% ABV, the alcohol seems very light, and the beer is very drinkable.