This is the dark side of Palomar! I love this beer! It has the smokey pepper and lime character of the regular Palomar but punched up in a darker malt base and pure chocolate extract added to it. To finish it off, we Nitrogen charge this beer to add to the creaminess and to take the edge of the otherwise overwhelming combination of flavours in there. Lime, chipotle and chocolate–now that’s a real Mexican flavour combo that will just make you happy in February in Ottawa when you’ve just about had it with winter!
This big, bad brother of the Palomar Ale is brewed with six malts and chipotle peppers, lime juice and chocolate extract. This Mexican-influenced dark ale is a truly unique combination of flavours that will leave you wanting more. Nitrogen-charged to give a creamy overtone to the finished beer, it is a luxurious winter warmer that is a strangely perfect foil to cold Ottawa winters at our brewpub on the river.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate nose with smokey pepper and lime juice on the palate along with roasted malts and a complex and lingering spice heat and chocolate aftertaste.
Appearance: Mahogany with light fawn Nitro head
Aroma: Chocolate and smoke with slight fruitiness
Serving Suggestions: Chocolate desserts or roasted red meat and game and spicy Thai and Mexican food
Hops Variety: English Fuggles
Malt Variety: Pale, munich, wheat malt, chocolate malt, caramel malt
Yeast: American Ale
Glassware: Shaker Pint
Style: Flavoured Dark Ale
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C