The first thing any body mentions with this beer from Dogfish Head is that it pours, against all odds, a clear golden (because logic would dictate a darker ale due to the cocoa nibs used in the making of this brew). It also has little, if any, head retention and the carbonation fades quickly. The notes one expects of the cocoa nibs and ancho chiles are muted but come through strong in the mouthfeel. The 9 percent ABV is unassuming but will deliver. I sampled this at room temperature and paired it with Thai food. Definitely a beer I’d return to again. And its got a good story behind it.
Posted January 10, 2011