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- Brewery: Rogue Ales
- Website: rogue.com
- Country: United States
- State: Oregon
- Style: Spiced / Herbed / Vegetable Beers
- Malts: Great Western 2-Row, Crystal 135- 165, Chocolate, Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts
- Hops: Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Rebel Hops
- ABV: 6.0%
- IBUs: 69
- Tasting Notes: Oats, chocolate, bitter-sweet
- Preferred Glass: Pint or snifter
- Food Pairing: Beef, desserts
- PHM Grade: A+
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Written by Noel
So…beer is pretty good stuff. You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t think so yourself. And if you’re like most people, you probably like chocolate, too. Just throwin’ that out there. I apologize if you’re not one of those people; maybe you’re allergic (horrors!). Or maybe you’re just crazy and really don’t like the way beer and/or chocolate taste. It’s ok … you can stop reading now.
For the rest of you, it’s time to kill two birds with one bottle. Rogue Chocolate Stout. Boom. Your beer- and chocolate-craving birds just got annihilated. This brew keeps it simple and rocks your face off. I can’t be positive, but I’m fairly sure this is the process brewmaster John Maier follows:
Step 1 – Make a killer stout.
Step 2 – Import some Dutch chocolate.
Step 3 – Combine the two using magic powers.
Step 4 – Stop.
Step 5 – Drink.
Step 6 – Smile.
Step 7 – Sell.
Truly, it’s a singular experience that your eyes, nose, mouth, and stomach need to experience to believe. In my opinion, never have chocolate and beer combined so effortlessly. It pours pitch brown, it smells like freshly baked brownies … and it tastes like chocolatey beer (or, perhaps, beery chocolate) … because that’s what it is. 69 IBUs of smooth bittersweet gold, with hints of oat, coffee, and even citrus (Cascade hops). What more could you ask for? A nice tan head? Done. A low ABV? Sure thing. Pure joy? Easy. It’s delicious, it’s nutritious*, and it’s available year-round. I’m beginning to wonder why you’re still reading this, and why I’m still writing…
*This may or may not contradict the Surgeon General.Rogue Chocolate Stout,