I just tried a beer truffle that was in a molded shell without reducing the beer, and unfortunately, I'm only getting a very slight taste of the beer (Guinness). How much of a reduction did you do to get the beer flavor coming through?
Coppeneur Germany produces a dark ganache filled chocolate bar made with beer brewed by the "Neuzelle Kloster" Brewery. It's a "Schwarzbier" or "Black Abbot" beer. The brewery is located on the grounds of a 12th century Catholic Monastery. Coppeneur has produced this bar for more than 6 years.
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i tried to infuse hops into cocoa butter. It worked pretty well but it gave my chocolate too much of a bitter hoppy finish. I want the hops up front and tail off into chocolate sweetness.
I was toying with the idea of putting a thin layer of hop cocoa butter into my mold first, let it set, then try to pour chocolate over it. That way, the hoppy cb would melt first and let me finish with the aforementioned chocolate sweetness. The problem is that I think it will look horrible.