Chocolate and Beer Pairings – Combination #3
Moving to a bit of a darker beer and the third pairing in this set of five pairings, the next beer up is one that is made locally and probably not going to be found anywhere outside the area but if you ask your local beer expert, they will most likely be able to find something with a similar profile.
Switchback Dooley’s Belated Porter (5.8% ABV) and Lake Champlain Chocolates’ 54% Dark Chocolate
Upon first tasting this beer, you note the roasted malt. Based on its dark color, you expect the smoky notes found within as well but a truly nice surprise is the slight bit of sweet you also get. With its strong, smooth flavor, it’s perfectly paired with our clean and pure 54% dark chocolate – both being slightly sweet with baked and roasted notes. When combined, it’s as if the flavors work together to increase your experience exponentially where as other pairings may work by contrasting flavors.
While you might not find this exact beer in your area, don’t be afraid to try other dark, malty porters with dark chocolate. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Trust me. Really.