Paired with: Chocolate from TCHO
Staff Review: When this package arrived, eyebrows went up. A lager with a chocolate? We decided to give it a go. We served the Boston Lager at room temperature thinking it would provide a lot of character. As soon as the bottle was opened the air filled with the aroma of hops and a spicy nose.
The chocolate had a slight burnt quality, then got dry and tangy. Maybe with a hint of orange. When the beer follows the chocolate the effect is very subtle with the bitter of the chocolate sliding in under the bitterness of the hops. They went well together. When the chocolate follows the beer, however, there is a stronger sense of them working together. Not so much a compliment as adding another layer. Like a partner in crime. The mouthfeel really kicks up into something slightly bigger than medium. All in all, two very good products that work very well together. Not such a big wow, but very enjoyable.