Chilli beers can be hit or miss. Some breweries like to use them as something of a novelty on their lineup, usually breweries that only brew small batches and sell onsite. Occasionally, they're used to dramatic nature as a one-off or annual release – or something to catch people's attention over just 85ml at GABS. Sometimes, however, chillies are added to create one subtle element of a broader beer and that's the case here.
The Chocolate Sanchez winter seasonal from Tooborac takes chilli chocolate as its inspiration and turns that into a smooth, rich, chocolatey stout with only the faintest hint of roast. There's a suggestion of chilli pepper in the aroma that develops over time into a well-judged back palate burn.
- Chocolate Chili Stout