For this series, I have picked five recipes from a compilation book of recipes TDAC had published last year but you can also find them on TDAC.com. I have picked one breakfast-y recipe, one salad, one appetizer, one main dish and one dessert AND paired each recipe with one and sometimes two different beers!
Classic Tiramisu by Laura Mayes
I found this great, one minute long beer description by Dogfish Head's brewmaster Sam Calagione. So instead of reading my longwinded interpretation of this beer, I am gonna let him explain HIS beer to you.
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Examples: Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Deschutes Obsidian Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout
Serving Temp: 45°- 50°
Glassware: Pint Glass, Mug
Aroma: Will be full of roasted malt, which gives it a coffee-like aroma. There may also be hints of chocolate or cocoa as well as American grown hops.
Appearance: The beer will pour jet black and opaque with garnet highlights around the edges with a thick and a long lasting tan head.
Flavor: You can expect a lot of roasted malt flavors of burnt coffee or bittersweet chocolate. The burnt flavors shouldn’t be unpleasant and are often quickly replaced by a much smoother and sweeter chocolate flavor. Citrus or resiny hop flavors can be present.
Mouthfeel: You can expect a well-carbonated, medium to full bodied beer with a dry and slightly astringent finish due to the roasted barley that was used in the brewing.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: Barbecue. Cheese: buttery, earthy. Dessert: chocolate. Meat: beef, shellfish, smoked, grilled, game.
HopHeadSaid: Beers in this beer style can span a wide range of body and flavors but this almost ensures you will find that perfect American stout to suit your tastes or food pairing. I suggest pairing your favorite stout with a chocolate dessert. The sweetness in the deserts will help balance the roasty flavors in the stout and the stout will keep the dessert from becoming to cloying. The coffee-like roastieness is often a pleasant layer with sweets, as well. If desserts aren’t your thang, then try breakfast foods! Consider replacing your morning coffee with a stout, it has a similar flavor profile as the coffee and its carbonation will help to scrub those savory or sweet flavors off the palate. I won’t even get into the slight warming sensation you get with the stout.