Samuel smith organic chocolate stout

Kosher?

Ingredients : Water, organic barley malt, organic cane sugar, organic hops, organic cocoa, yeast.

Thanks!

Kosher

Here are the INGREDIENTS from Samuel Smith’s Web site on the Chocolate Stout:

“Ingredients; water, organic malted barley, organic cane sugar, yeast, organic hops, organic cocoa extract, carbon dioxide.”

Notice “…organic cocoa EXTRACT …” Doesn’t that REQUIRE a hechsher? After all, you can’t just eat ANY chocolate bar, which is cocoa powder (or liquid) and OTHER ingredients. Isn’t the extract a similar scenario?

The cocoa extract is ok too.