Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a short-stemmed tulip. No idea on the date, but should be a fairly recent bottle.
A: Super black body with a frothy dark brown one-finger head. Good head retention.
S: Heavy chocolate...more of the milk variety than dark or semi-sweet. Cafe au lait. Faint alcohol. Maybe a tiny bit of pepper or anise.
T: A modest dose of chocolate up front. Not as much as you might think from the aroma. Mid palate has a pronounced smoke, pepper and woody/tobacco profile. Some bitter hoppiness in the finish.
M: A little on the thin side, but there’s just barely enough creamy mouthfeel to pull it off. Actually pretty easy to drink if you aren’t put off by the earthiness aspect (which I’m not).
O: This was quite a bit different than I expected. Not really a chocolate bomb like Choklat. I’d be more likely to pair it with a cigar than a dessert. I’m not in love with it, but I could easily see myself craving aspects of the flavor profile at some point down the road.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2012 02:23:10 | More by mjtiernan
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