Rogue Chocolate Stout

Tonight’s beer was Rogue’s Chocolate Stout.  Finally, a beer in a bomber that I could share with Susan (she loved it by the way).  The beer pours a thick opaque black with a thick tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.  It smells of chocolate and roasted malts with perhaps a slight hint of caramel malt and hops for balance.  The flavor is big on the chocolate and roasted malts but has a nice balance to it with the hops, though they’re very understated and used just for the balance.  The beer is much better than any other chocolate stouts I’ve had (specifically Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, which is more of a dessert beer with its chocolate sweetness).  I think I found one of my favorite stouts tonight.  I’ll definitely be buying this one again (as I’m sure Susan will want me to).  According to the bottle, it’s best paired with beef or dessert.  I had it with pork, but I’m not really big on making sure I pair my beer and food properly.  The beer was still excellent and gets two thumbs up from me.  This was another fine beer from Rogue.

Rogue Chocolate Stout brochure (PDF)

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