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Interesting; I like Yuengling’s other offerings, and one of our local brewpubs has a great chocolate porter, so I might just give this a shot. Thanks!
 
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Chocolate has no place in beer as pineapple has no place on pizza. But that's just one man's opinion. YMMV.
There is a more heavily roasted barley malt called 'chocolate.' It has absolutely nothing to do with the cocao plant. It would be used in the Porter that Foxbat was alluding to earlier as well as Guinness Stout. When I was brewing I used it a lot in all the darker beers I designed. It is an essential in Dunkel Dopplebock....
 

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There is a more heavily roasted barley malt called 'chocolate.' It has absolutely nothing to do with the cocao plant. It would be used in the Porter that Foxbat was alluding to earlier as well as Guinness Stout. When I was brewing I used it a lot in all the darker beers I designed. It is an essential in Dunkel Dopplebock....
I've been brewing for more than 3 decades. I understand what you are saying but many of the modern ales are, "infused" with flavors such as chocolate, coffee, fruit etc. It has nothing to do with the malt flavor/character. To me it tastes very artificial. But I'm not totally closed minded on the subject. I'm willing to try pretty much anything. Well.... except for pineapple on pizza... I approach that with a crucifix and garlic. ;)
 

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I've been brewing for more than 3 decades. I understand what you are saying but many of the modern ales are, "infused" with flavors such as chocolate, coffee, fruit etc. It has nothing to do with the malt flavor/character. To me it tastes very artificial. But I'm not totally closed minded on the subject. I'm willing to try pretty much anything. Well.... except for pineapple on pizza... I approach that with a crucifix and garlic. ;)
I once had pizza with pineapple on it. It also had anchovies and the pineapple was the only way it could get past my lips! :D
 

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I once had pizza with pineapple on it. It also had anchovies and the pineapple was the only way it could get past my lips! :D
I hear ya. Anchovies are kind of like girls with a ... Never-mind. Lets leave it at that. After all we were talking about beer/ale.
 
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To further derail the OT, there was once a pizzeria in town that had a Polish pizza: kielbasa, sauerkraut, special sauce, and cheese. It was amazing good, mostly because they used an authentic (i.e., non-commercial) kielbasa.

And since we’re talking pizza and beer, I found Lagunitas’ Dark Swan is a great go-with for most any pizza.
 
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To further derail the OT, there was once a pizzeria in town that had a Polish pizza: kielbasa, sauerkraut, special sauce, and cheese. It was amazing good, mostly because they used an authentic (i.e., non-commercial) kielbasa.
Mmmm... love real deal Polish kielbasa from the local neighborhoods in New York where I grew up. But I can say unequivocally that it doesn't belong on pizza either.
 

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All sold out here, as I dillydallied. When you snooze you loose. But....on EBay, guys are selling the empties, go figure.
 

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Well, I must admit I like Pizza with Pineapple, and I enjoy exotic flavored sodas (Pepsi Mango, Pepsi Berry, haven't been able to get Pepsi Pineapple).

Anyway, this topic reminded me that some years ago, I wanted to give this Chocolate Beer a try, but it was a very limited edition, and I wasn't able to get it.

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Well, I must admit I like Pizza with Pineapple, and I enjoy exotic flavored sodas (Pepsi Mango, Pepsi Berry, haven't been able to get Pepsi Pineapple).

Anyway, this topic reminded me that some years ago, I wanted to give this Chocolate Beer a try, but it was a very limited edition, and I wasn't able to get it.
I too like flavored sodas and pinapple (and ham) pizza. But chocolate flavored beer just sounds revolting. Maybe you were lucky.
 
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I too like flavored sodas and pinapple (and ham) pizza. But chocolate flavored beer just sounds revolting. Maybe you were lucky.

Maybe because I like some exotic flavors I would try a chocolate beer, but I'm not too much into going looking for one, therefore I've never tried one.

However I do have a big stock of flavored sodas, (lime, mango, berry, cherry, etc..)
 
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I bought a 6-pack of the Yuengling Hershey's beer awhile back and still have a couple in the fridge. It's good! I've had various craft porters on tap over the years with hints of chocolate in them. The chocolate taste in this Yuengling is probably a bit stronger. If you like porters and you like dark chocolate, I'd say you'll enjoy it.
 

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I get more coffee and bourbon from KBS than I do chocolate. I get a lot more chocolate from Founders Breakfast Stout, which has coffee and chocolate with no bourbon. Still more chocolate in the nose than on the palate though. Yuengling Hershey's Porter is very in-your-face with the chocolate, similar to Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout although I seem to remember this import being smoother than Yuengling when I tried it years ago.
 

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I get more coffee and bourbon from KBS than I do chocolate. I get a lot more chocolate from Founders Breakfast Stout, which has coffee and chocolate with no bourbon. Still more chocolate in the nose than on the palate though. Yuengling Hershey's Porter is very in-your-face with the chocolate, similar to Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout although I seem to remember this import being smoother than Yuengling when I tried it years ago.
I like their Breakfast Stout, along with their Porter, also.

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