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Beer and Chocolate

Saddleoflamb Dec 29, 2008 08:10 AM

Does anyone else like the combination of a good chocolate bar and a beer?
Once an a while I'd have a Toblerone and accompany it with a beer, or vice a versa.
Was wondering if this is abherant or is there some affinity with beer and chocolate.......
I enjoy well hopped brews (i.e. Bells Two Hearted, Stone's IPA, Sierra Nevada's, Lagunitas......etc).

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    phalanxausage Feb 19, 2009 08:16 AM

    One of my favorites if Rochefort 10.

    1. Faune Jan 13, 2009 01:56 PM

      Well I think you should try Leffe Brune With some chocolate. I believe that you will enjoy it since it has a bittersweet chocolaty flavor.

      here is a more in depth review of Leffe: http://keepyourspiritsup-faune.blogsp...

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        triggs73 Jan 3, 2009 12:54 PM

        Just paired some Old Rasputin with some Belgian Truffles.

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          chuckl Jan 4, 2009 01:04 PM

          how was it?

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            triggs73 Jan 5, 2009 06:43 AM

            orgasmic...can I say that???

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              BeerWeezil Jan 13, 2009 06:13 AM

              Really? Why am I thinking perhaps a Belgian triple with chocolate instead of a dark beer, porter or double bock, etc.

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                triggs73 Jan 17, 2009 07:19 AM

                Yeah...your suggestion sounds good too...I had mine with 20 people and they all thought it was a great pairing. Why would there be a question to it?

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          Kenji Dec 31, 2008 09:46 AM

          Good chocolate and good dark beers go beautifully together. My beerstyles of choice to accompany chocolate are strong stouts (such as Ipswich Oatmeal or Smuttynose imperial stout), baltic porters, and doppelbocks.

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            LauraGrace Jan 12, 2009 06:12 PM

            Yes. Yes. Oh, yes. Doppelbocks and chocolate.

            I had a Mahr's Weiss Bock on draught last night and was longing for a little square of snappy dark chocolate to go with it.

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            chuckl Dec 30, 2008 10:13 AM

            I'd go with an Old Rasputin Imperial stout and anything chocolate

            1. viperlush Dec 30, 2008 09:05 AM

              I do. Not a good chocolate bar per se, but in college I use to enjoy dropping a Hershey kiss in my beer. It gave the beer a slight flavor and was a nice treat at the end of the glass. Mainly did it with Guiness, Young's, and whatever Porter or Stout I had on hand.

              1. JohnE O Dec 29, 2008 05:32 PM

                Absolutely. I was watching Top Chef where they had to pair something with beer and I was thinking to myself, 'Just chuck a chocolate bar on the plate next to it'. I prefer chocolate bars over chocolate flavored fare (i.e., brownies or cookies).

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