Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Glarus Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey

I received a bottle of New Glarus Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from RealStormKing in a beer trade. The beer pours a dark brown color with a frothy beige colored head that leaves some slight lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, raisin, fig, and caramel. The taste is smooth and chocolaty, similar to hot chocolate, with a solid base of chocolate, fig, caramel, and toasted malts. The finish is rather bubbly, and the after taste leaves some earthy and grassy hops linger behind in the mouth. The alcohol content is not available online, but I wold estimate it to be about 8.0% ABV. The chocolate additions to this Belgian dubbel was overly enjoyable. It provided a great dry and chocolaty accent to the sweet flavors of raisin and fig.

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