- Jan 2, 2022
- Reaction score
- Western Washington, USA
I dislike beer intensely, so have to rely on DH & kids for information. I'm assured that dark beers would not typically have a hoppy flavor. The beer is chosen for the way it compliments and enhances the chili rather than drinkability. But the chili is outstanding with the Stout too. A hoppy beer would not be recommended (in DH's opinion).Beer might be a good idea for my tastes. I'm not so sure about a hoppy flavor. It wouldn't be a Porter ...
The oatmeal stout I mentioned is one of DH's favorites. When I went to purchase some for the chili (at a local produce stand owned by an orchardist/wine maker, which also has a wine-tasting room and wide selection of micro-brewery beers), the owner recommended that particular Porter when we were chatting about using beer in chili. When I say "recommended" that is an understatement. It was like being pulled aside for secret insider information being whispered into your ear ...and she was right! It is outrageously good in the chili, even for someone that hates beer.