Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.63/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle purchased at whole foods in union square.
Poured into a pint glass. very dark toned and opaque, brown-to-black coloured. The head is ephemeral, but leaves behind a brownish chocolatey lacing and thin film topping the beer.
The smell is nice, dark chocolatey and with an underlying congnac-key feel making it sort of truffle-ish. some hoppiness can be felt but the smell is certainly sweeter.
The taste however wasn't so pleasant. It was a bit too dry for my taste, rather having a very simple grainy sensation at first which is quickly and clearly taken over by the bitter feel. At a point it feels smokey and somewhat like some seriously barrel aged scotch. it's not bad but there's much less of a sweet, chocolate sensation than one would expect. it is also quite alcoholicky, or at least feels so as it goes down the throat. It is also fairly full bodied, making it hard to go much further than 1 or 2 pints.
Overall not a bad beer but doesn't stand much chance against nicer chocolate stouts such as convict hill.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 23:09:13 | More by Andreji
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