Sriracha Hot Stout | Rogue Ales

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Sriracha Hot StoutSriracha Hot Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-25-2014

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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of ChrisBrewz
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was hoping for more pepper heat.
Lots of malt and a little pepper at end.
Very pleasant drink.
Would be great to cook with. Am going to use it in a few recipes.

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.53/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours black with a relatively small head. The aroma is roasty and with a hint of pepper. The taste is bitter from the roasted malts with very little balance offered from anything else in the grist. The finish is fairly hot from the sriracha. The combination of the flavors offered by the Maillard reaction and the sriracha gives you the impression you're eating cooked meat with hot sauce.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
1/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timmy2b
2.16/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Large bottle. Poured a dark brown with about a finger of head. Smell was of old chili peppers and had an acidity to it. Taste was of a mild stout with the sriracha heating up my throat in the aftertaste. I did not find this to have balance and the nose was terrible, would not recommend.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stout with spicyness. No new tastes.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Always sold singely in a bright red bottle with Huy Fung rooster logo on the front. Could not find a commercial description, but the basics of this beer is an American stout with real sriracha sauce.

L - super dark brown color; no light passing through, dark as hell; ligght brown foam; light lacing

S - pure sriracha sauce on the nose with hints of chunks of dark chocolate. Can't really go farther than that

T - milk to dark chocolate, like dark chunks, black coffee, roasted coffe grounds; sriracha spicy taste follows immediately after. Very little actual pepper taste but the spicy finish gives away the clue.

F - full bodied, little creamy, Roasty dark chocolate gives a dry black coffee feel with spiciness developing at the end.

O - i knew this beer was not going to disappoint. Sriracha sauce is undetected in the taste until the finish which means you are not mixing hot sauce with chocolate, but the sauce is in the aroma which is exactly what you want. Must try for stout fans, spicy fans, or just regular beer fans. Cheers!

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trott31
4.41/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You definitely have to be in the mood for this beer. For what it is, Rogue does a good job. I love stouts. This looks and has the feel of a traditional stout. There is a nice bite at the back end of each drink. The sriracha is very present in the smell. Its a great beer around a campfire on a chilly night.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is solid black, head is tan, fine bubbles, presents 1/2 inch thick.

Smell is prototypical chile stout - lightly vegetal, hints of chile pepper spice, moderate roast backbone.

Taste is similar with a light heat that presents at the start and lingers, moderate roast flavors, hint of neutral malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light sweetness, lingering spiciness.

Overall a good beer - even with a bit of aging - spiciness is not overdone, flavor is not too vegetal but the spiciness is solid and lingers well.

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Photo of fisherbray
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sometimesibreathe
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RandyCongdon
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best bottle ever. The aroma is of a very good stout, with typical coffee tones. The taste is also of a very good dry stout. You can discern coffee and chocolate, and the pepper follows in the back of the tongue and throat. It is just subtle enough to work. Overall, those who, like chocolate and chili together will probably enjoy this one. It is a bomber, though, so probably a bit much to drink without a partner. It is more for sipping than gulping.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andy712
2.47/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I'l keep this short: That bite of Sriracha on the back end ruined this for me. Just not what I look for in a beer, and I like spicy food. This is one I won't repeat.

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Photo of wilfonzo
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rw_0121
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Let's start off by saying that this reviewer likes Sriracha and spicy food generally. Your view on hot food will greatly influence your views on this beer.

Look is what you would expect for the typical stout. Here, it's on the carmel-looking side, not extremely dark and not too thick-looking.

Smell is, in and of itself, pleasant to me. A mix of stout and Sriracha sauce. It smells like a hot curry and a dark beer sitting beside one another. Even if you don't like the taste, it's still a nice smell.

The taste starts off a little bit thin, then you sense some nice dark malts, and then the heat kicks in. For me, it's not too hot, but my tolerance might be hotter than yours. The aftertaste is-no surprise here-peppery. Though thoughts on spicy tastes can vary, I don't feel that this brew is so spicy that it would scare you away.

I will give a 4 on taste. Because this is different from most beer, it's hard to rate, but I personally like, though maybe they could have taken it in a different direction. Even then, it's still hard to say what would be the best way to balance this. I feel it could use a little more maltiness, but maybe that would throw it off. Try it with pizza!

Feel is a little more thin than I would prefer, but it makes up for it in flavor.

Overall, I will go with a 4. This is an interesting experiment, and I think it works. Would suggest that you try it once. While I wouldn't want it all the time, I have come back to it again after my initial purchase.

If you like stout and you like spicy food, don't pass this up. If you don't go for hot flavors, you should probably avoid it.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nate139
4.39/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I don't like chili pepper/spicy hot stouts, but I do love sriracha. Couldn't pick up any sriracha in the aroma, maybe the bottle was a bit old. The first sip went down nice and smooth, delivering the classic flavors of a stout; roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a little raisiny sweetness, I was sitting there thinking "what kind of bullshit beer is this? dressing up a beer like a sriracha bottle so all the hipsters will suck it down like a fancy PBR and serve it with their vegan eggs for breakfast. This is just a stout with a cool ass bottle, there ain't even any srira..." BOOM. The sriracha hits. Rolling up to the party fashionably late with a black leather jacket and raybans on a beautifully restored 1966 Honda CA77 Dream. Super smooth, with a bit of lingering heat that keeps you coming back for more. It complements the roasted, slightly smokey, chocolatey flavors of the stout well while not being overpowering, like sriracha can easily be. I split this bomber with some buds, so I had about 5 oz for myself but definitely could have put away a few more OZs. Worth a try, even if you're not keen on spicy foods.

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Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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