Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a thick, black-brown color with a tan head that fills up the rest of my pint glass and then some!
S - upon first smell I get definite roasty black malt and roasted barley wafting up. No real hint of chocolate in the nose. But definitely what I expect for any stout.
T - Up front, I get burnt grains and coffee-like bitterness. The chocolate is not as prevalent as I expected, but I definitely don't have to search for it. It comes through nicely after the initial roastiness and becomes more noticeable as I work my way through the glass. Only downside is I get a lasting astringency at the end that is almost metallic in nature. Not enough to be unsettling, but different.
M - Not quite as thick as I would hope for a stout. I know that's not a do-or-die characteristic, but it's something I hope for! Nice bright carbonation that compliments the dark character of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 01:34:47 | More by rundocrun
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