Salcombe Brewery Co is launching Maya, a chocolate stout, which will be available on draught at the end of this month, and in can from early November.
“We are very excited about this latest addition to our small batch range,” said Salcombe’s head brewer Sam Beaman.
“For the ancient Maya people, the cacao bean was sacred. They were obsessed with its rich, chocolate taste, and believed it was a gift from the gods. This was our inspiration for our new stout, which we have infused with organic cacao nibs to add depth and complexity.”
Maya (4.5% ABV) has been created by adding cacao nibs during the brewing process. The caramel and coffee notes from the malt blend with the rich chocolate flavour from the cacao nibs, resulting in a smooth chocolate stout.
It is a dark, warming beer, ideal for colder autumn nights, says the brewer, adding that it pairs well with braised or spiced meats and rich autumnal stews.