Beer of the Week: Commonwealth Marvoloso Variant 2 Imperial Chocolate Stout

WASHINGTON — Thinking about having breakfast for dinner? Then grab a glass and a can of this.

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Commonwealth Marvoloso Variant 2 Imperial Chocolate Stout for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts: 

  • Brewery: Commonwealth Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Brewery Description: A decadent bourbon barrel-aged imperial chocolate stout on nitro. This feat of liquid sorcery melds complex malts, oats and freshly dumped bourbon barrels into a blissful union of the smoothest dark chocolate, roasted malt and warming spirits.
  • ABV: 11.6 percent
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Desserts of all kind; waffles, crepes and pancakes; bacon and eggs; Thai and Indian curry dishes; Chinese food like Kung Pao chicken.


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