Finally, a stout I adore! O’Hanlon’s Ruby Stout, enriched with Ruby Port Wine. I am not a huge stout drinker but when learning of the delicious parings of Ruby Port Wine and chocolate I thought I would give this stout a go. I was impressed with its smoothness and soft texture. Smells like red fruit and roast malt. Tastes are complex and similar to the smells also with some woody and chocolate flavor.
Pairs excellent with our DoubleChocolate Truffle. A semi-sweet chocolate ganache and a dash of vanilla, encased in a bitter-sweet shell. This crowd favorite is splatter painted with colored coco butter.
I am anxious to try this beer also with our Raspberry truffle, I believe the fruit notes would compliment each other nicely.
Always remember proper paring procedure entails first tasting the beer on its own. Beer Tasting Specs
Then tasting the chocolate on its own. Chocolate Tasting
And Finally tasting the chocolate again and letting it melt on your tongue slowly but not fully, next take a sip of the beer and swirl them together around in your mouth. Remember to breathe while doing this to enhance the flavors.