Valentine’s Day may be over, but The Ginger Man celebrates chocolate all year long. This establishment hosted the “Chocolate Event” in honor of this past sweet weekend.
At this event they offered different chocolate pint specials with house-made truffles for an additional price. They also offered a tasteful flight of four-ounce pours and three truffles. With almost a variety of 10 different chocolate stouts, I decided to go for the flight. The bartender gave me an assortment of their most richest chocolate beer to their lightest. She presented me with White Birch Indulgence Ale, Sixpoint Brownstone, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, & Southern Tier Choklate. Below, I described the beers and truffles in detail.
White Birch Indulgence Ale
Very Malty, Dark Chocolate & Coffee flavor notes. Bitter finish
Sixpoint Brownstone, a Belgian Brown Ale
Toasted Almond & Milk Chocolate flavor notes. Little to no carbonation
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Bittersweet Chocolate flavor notes. Full bodied. Smooth finish
Southern Tier Choklate
Sweet Dark Chocolate flavor notes. Heavy mouthfeel. Very carbonated.
Mocha Truffle w/ White Chocolate Drizzle
Dark chocolate top layer, gummy bottom layer [too much gelatin]. Cocoa powder dusted
White/Dark Cherry Truffle
White & dark chocolate combo with cherry center. Rolled in powdered sugar
Dark chocolate center sandwiched by two milk chocolate layers. White chocolate garnish
After tasting these four beers, the White Birch Indulgence Ale left a malty, bitter lingering taste on my palate, which I didn’t enjoy. The Southern Tier Choklate, my last flight I favored most. The sweet dark chocolate aroma drew me to the glass and the flavor was reminiscent of Hershey syrup in glass. If you are usually a light beer drinker like me and looking for a chocolate rush, I would recommend trying Southern Tier Choklate. Ironically, the White/Dark Cherry truffle which I favored most is also made with Southern Tier Choklate.
If you are looking for an array of craft beers, local brews, and seasonal favorites, The Ginger Man has it all! They offer a large variety of different bottled beers as well as 70 draught beers, all plugged into the back wall of their long mahogany wood bar. Their menu is very much beer-infused with favorites like the Guinness Stout Beer Stew. For more information, check out gingerman-ny.com
Cheers To The Ginger Man! Enjoy!