Who else but Barleydine would pair a Snickers with a beer? Question is, “what beer do you pair with a candy bar?” I have just the beer, from a brewery near me in State College PA. Otto’s Jolly Roger Imperial Stout was the perfect beer for this candy bar. One would think that a candy bar is just a simple piece of candy. Although, some candy bars have incredible layers of flavor and complexity. Snickers is one of those bars, layers of caramel and nouget, peanuts and smothered in chocolate. Those layers need a beer with layers, crazy layers. Jolly Roger was just the beer with it’s incredible complex flavor layers. On initial smell, there are abundant aromas of chocolate, coffee, pepper and alcohol. It clears the sinus’ which is perfect before indulging in chocolate. The flavor repeats the same notes; chocolate, coffee, pepper and alcohol, it is unreal. Mouthfeel is heavy and abundant, giving a great compliment to the chocolate and other flavors from the Snickers. There is a sharp edge provided by the carbon dioxide. Draught, I believe would be smother, given it would most likely be served via nitrous instead. Next time, I’ll take my candy bar into the brewery and enjoy a Jolly Roger there. Be adventurous, next time you want a candy bar, have a beer with it. 

beer + food = Barleydine


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