Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Quick review - dark and heavy stout with all the flavor, body, and uniquness you could ask for.
Color - in the light of the bar, this stuff is dark as the night. I have a feeling it's still a dark, dark brown in the light of day. I re-poured it to get a glimpse of the head. ALL of the head. Light brown, leaving more lace than clean glass on the walls of my pint glass as the head dissipated to about 1/4".
Smell - a roastedness that makes me think of faded coffee with some fruit behind it (wtf?). I am expecting chocolate, but what I smell isn't the chocolate I'm expecting. Maybe I'm thinking like hot chocolate/milk chocolate.
Taste - like nothing else. It's like a rather dry coffee with added cocoa powder and something with a bitter finish that complements the chocolate perfectly, but is likely the hops. I can't taste fruit discernably, but the smoke here has clogged my nose a bit. If I take a sip with some air, I get a bit of fruit with it: maybe cherry. Cherry would be fitting.
Mouthfeel - this beer is surprisingly light in the mouth. I'd call it a medium thick at best, but I'd expect molten chocolate by the looks. A swish in the mouth lightens it up a lot, not sure if it's th CO2 or the alcohol.
Sessionable? Maybe if you're sasquatch.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2009 12:11:08 | More by TeeCee
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