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Hardywood Mocha Belgique

Hardywood Mocha Belgique
Beer style: 
Belgian Chocolate Porter Brewed with Locally Roasted Coffee

With several talented artisan roasters in town, we invited Richmond’s beer and coffee lovers to vote in a blind taste-off on our collaboration partner for the 2012 Mocha Belgique. They selected Black Hand Coffee Company! Black Hand’s custom roasted Brazilian coffee melds artfully with chocolate and caramel malts, cacao nibs and the fluffy character bestowed by our signature Belgian yeast, for a beer that exudes mocha goodness.

Rich, dark auburn in color with a frothy cappuccino head, Mocha Belgique offers pleasant, fresh roasted coffee and cocoa aromatics with a hint of black currant. Chocolate character up front is enhanced with the fluffy mouthfeel imparted by our distinctive Belgian ale yeast. Black Hand’s well balanced coffee provides a lingering roasty finish.

Best with: 

Hardywood Mocha Belgique pairs masterfully with pastries, with spiced doughnuts and with all manner of sweet cakes. The chocolate character in Mocha Belgique embraces sweet cream- or chocolate-based desserts, while the beer’s pleasant city roast coffee bitterness provides a harmonious contrast. Perhaps the perfect complement to Mocha Belgique would be a Belgian waffle with warm chocolate sauce and a side of whipped cream and berries.

Strength (ABV): 
7.2 % ABV
Color (SRM): 
40 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 
31 IBUs
Late winter
Next release date: 
Sat, 01/05/2013
First release date: 
January 2012
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Nigel's picture

I am very excited to say that Outback Steakhouse on Huguenot Rd will be carrying this great new reserve brew and as always we will still serve the Singel. Both on tap!
eric.mckay's picture

That's great news - thanks, Nigel!
bob dickinson's picture

I was just at the the West Broad Outback, and I was very disappointed in their beer selection. I will head across the water the next time I go walk-about for a steak!
Nigel 's picture

Today we start serving the Hardywood Mocha Belgique on tap. Come down to Outback and drink a few! We are one of the first to have this on tap!
joel 's picture

Mocha Porter is quite tasty! It does have coffee in it...kept me up a bit late on Saturday evening! Nice talking to ya on Saturday Patrick...
Rob's picture

I bought a bottle of this and I was blown away!...This is #1 on my list. Bold flavor, Awesome combination!..A must have!
Jay Diener-Brazelle's picture

I just made a black and tan from this and the Singel just to see how it would turn out. It was great I highly recommend it!
Meg's picture

Just had the Mocha Belgique last night at the Camel and it was delicious! It definitely appealed to the coffee-lover in me. I will certainly be paying you a visit at the brewery. Thanks!
LE's picture