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Chocolate Ale brewed by Boulevard Brewing - Kansas City, Missouri
Chocolate Ale brewed
by Boulevard Brewing - Kansas City, Missouri
the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures,
Christopher Elbow has been handcrafting masterpieces in chocolate
for more than ten 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.
In developing this beer, Elbow and Boulevard brewmaster Steven
Pauwels sought to harmonize the interplay of chocolate and malt,
with each supporting and enhancing, but not overwhelming, the other.
Just the right chocolate was essential. Elbow recommended a rare
variety from the Dominican Republic, prized for its robust flavor
and aroma, and a personal favorite. More than a mere flavoring, the
chocolate — in the form of nibs, or crushed, roasted beans – was
incorporated into the brewing process itself.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance - Burnt Orange / Pumpkin in color...more bubbles than
most ale style beers...not much head on a careful pour...no
substantial head remains after first taste
Aroma - Creamy smooth, but more caramel to the nose. Only subtle
chocolate undertones. Not as much chocolate as anticipated...and
that's a good thing.
Taste - Carmel washes over the tongue similar to other american
strong ale styles and fades into subtle chocolate bliss. I was
concerned the chocolate would be overbearing, and this was certainly
not the case. Unlike Young's Double Chocolate Stout, the flavor is
Mouthfeel - Much more carbonated than anticipated and a little more
than I would have liked. Very crisp considering the breed and
flavor. However, at 9.1%, the warming of the mouth on a cold
winter's day is a welcomed and pleasant sensation.
Overall:This is a highly sought after, limited batch brew that will
most likely sell out in a week or less in the KC metro area.
Christopher Elbow is a local artisan chocolateur that teamed up with
Kansas City's hometown brewery, Boulavard, to make one of the best
chocolate ales ever made.
Boulevard Brewing Company
Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the
largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Our mission is simple: to
produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional
ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.
Boulevard beers, known for their full flavor, distinctive character,
and unsurpassed quality, are currently available throughout
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Massachusetts
with partial distribution in Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois,
Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, and Utah. The GABF® Gold Medal-winning
Unfiltered Wheat Beer remains our most popular offering. An
easy-drinking American-style wheat beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
is the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.