Review: Rogue Ales & Spirits Chocolate Stout | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Rogue Ales & Spirits Chocolate Stout
86 out of 100
Rogue Ales & Spirits Chocolate Stout

Style: Sweet Stout

ABV: 5.8 IBU: 69

86/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Rogue Ales & Spirits Chocolate Stout

What the brewers say

“Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. An earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Rich sweet chocolate with a high malty sweetness. Reminds me of malted chocolate balls. Covers the spectrum of chocolate aromas. Moderate cherry sweetness as well. Other roast characters are present (slight toast, roasty notes), but they sit behind the intense chocolate aroma of this beer. Slight piney American hops.”

Flavor: “With the aroma, I expected a higher sweetness from the flavor. The first hit is a rich-dark-chocolate-bar bitterness. As it sits on the tongue, the sweetness of the chocolate comes out but fades into an assertive bitterness with citrus and pine American hops. Finished dry with bitterness that lingers.”

Overall: “This beer was full of intense chocolate flavors that dominated both the smell and taste, but so much potential in the amazing aroma doesn't all translate when you taste the beer. The aroma and flavor are like-able separately, but the aroma sets up an expectation that the flavor deviates from.”

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