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Beer Man: Chocolate Sombrero comes up short

9:17 PM, Jan. 2, 2013
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero beer from Mercury Brewing Co., of Ipswich, Mass., is 9 percent ABV.
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero beer from Mercury Brewing Co., of Ipswich, Mass., is 9 percent ABV.
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I have a simple favorite homebrew recipe that involves light dry malt powder, five different kinds of hot peppers, cocoa powder, honey and flaked maize, with just token hops added.

I make a "tea" of the hot peppers by simmering them in water for an hour or two, which I save and put into the carboy after initial fermentation, so that the aromas and flavors stay in the beer.

I only put in enough peppers to tickle the back of the throat - not produce flames of glory. It's all about their flavor and the recipe results in an ale that has the aroma and flavor of freshly cut peppers, followed by the cocoa and honey ...

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