1,000 Years of Silence
Fort George Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
The dark beer pros at Fort George Brewery capture the complex flavors of authentic Mexican style chocolate in their 1,000 Years of Silence Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout with a spice catalog that goes way deeper than usual. They add additional aromatic spice with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, then amp up the Imperial Stout even further with Pasilla and Ancho Chile Peppers. The result is a richly saturated Mexican chocolate sipping experience in a silky nitro-like body and a warming 10.5% ABV.
You’ll taste notes of chocolate-covered raisins from the Pasilla Peppers. You’ll get some smoky sweet earthiness and a touch of coffee from the Ancho Peppers. Cardamom adds a hint of citrus, while the nutmeg and cinnamon weave together with a ginger snap-like spice. Like a dark chocolate bar, there’s a mellow sweetness and it finishes dry as cacao powder.
To make authentic Mexican chocolate, first you must toast whole cacao beans, cool and grind them. Add some cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla, and then shape the mixture into a mold to set. Sure, it sounds flavor packed and delicious, but waaay too time-intensive for most of us. With all of its exciting ingredients and unique flair, we’d rather leave it up to the pros at Fort George and pop open a bottle of 1,000 Years of Silence instead.