Boulevard's Chocolate Ale

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AVAILABILITY

Official Release on January 28, 2019

DESCRIPTION

One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been handcrafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than fifteen years. In that time, the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients. In that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale.

Full of surprises, this distinctive copper-colored ale returns from a three-year hiatus. Medium bodied and effervescent, the aroma evokes dried fruits, earth and cocoa, with just a hint of spicy hops. Mouthwatering flavors of Valrhona chocolate from Dominican cacao nibs weave seamlessly between layers of honey, brown sugar, caramel and nutty malt, deftly harmonizing and rounding into a luscious, lingering finish.

CHARACTERISTICS

8.7% ABV | 24 IBUs | 41 EBC

FOOD PAIRINGS

Ginger cookies, fresh berry crème brulee, fried plantains, smoked gouda, creamy brie and in the words of Christopher Elbow, “a glass.”

FLAVOR PROFILE

  • AROMA - Deep, rich cocoa accented by honey and caramel malt notes

  • MALT - Supporting flavors of toffee and caramel with slight sweetness

  • HOPS - Balancing

  • BALANCE - Chocolate/malt

  • BODY - Medium