(Kansas City, MO) – Boulevard Brewing adds the latest to its Smokestack Series lineup.
Boulevard reported last month that Boulevard Chocolate Ale had been bottled and it’s now been nearly 45 days so this one is likely hitting shelves soon.
Label copy: “One of the brightest of Kansas City’s culinary stars, Christopher Elbow has earned a worldwide reputation for his handcrafted chocolate masterpieces. His sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual, sometimes surprising ingredients, and that adventurous spirit has left its print on this special ale. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.”
Here’s more info from The Wine and Cheese Place:
“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 recommend 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.”