This is a sexy beer. The name alone suggests a sultry kind of intrigue begging to be probed. We drank this beer as dessert after some awesome grilled steak and red bell peppers, and paired it with a lovely chunk of dark chocolate that I had hidden away for just such an occasion (wish I hadn't thrown the wrapper away before stashing the chocolate in wax paper, because it was GOOD and I want to buy it again!).
Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale
This Dark Ale pours a deep warm black-brown with a fluffy caramel head of foam. Piney hops and roasty malts create a comforting scent that makes me want to go camping and drink this while bundled up in jeans and a hoodie while sitting in front of a campfire. I taste rich dark mocha chocolate in the dark malty warmth and smooth pine-hop undertones swirl around my tongue, forming a lovely medium bodied black ale. At 6.9% ABV, this is a good after-dinner session beer. I seriously want to take a couple of bottles of Hop in the Dark up to my favorite camping spot. You should too.