Rogue Chocolate Stout
The Blurb Says: ‘Ebony in colour with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavour of oats, chocolate malts and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish.’
I had originally planned to use this as the base for a vanilla ice cream/stout floater but the other half is on a diet and as a result of being too crippled/lazy to cook my own food so am I!
This stout pours beautiful almost black with a fluffy tan cloud for a head, this combination always gets me excited because it is the quintessential uniform for stouts everywhere. The aromas remind me of a handmade chocolate and coffee shop near me (Margaret River Chocolate Factory) where the smells of milk and bittersweet dark chocolate fight with freshly made coffee to make this heavenly nose candy that makes me salivate. The body is watery with a lively carbonation, the taste is a nice balance between the sweetness of the chocolate malts and the bitterness of the hops resulting in one tasty beverage!
Score: 3.5/5 After having the Rogue Double Chocolate Stout last year the normal was exactly how I had imagined it was going to be, not as full on but very tasty none the less. After having this I cannot wait for winter to rock around here in the land down under, my wife makes the best stout, beef and mushroom pie!
The Crippled Brewer