Chocolate Favored Beer

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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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