Style: Flavored Stout
ABV: 7.3 IBU: 25
Smuttynose Brewing Company Rocky Road
What the brewers say
“Ooey-gooey Fluff amazingness and the rich goodness of cacao nibs are blended into a full bodied sweet stout beer that is aged on amaretto-soaked oak chips.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, slight fresh oak. Crisp roast malt softened by caramel, light cocoa with a slight touch of pipe tobacco, mild earthy hops.”
Flavor: “Bitter roast malt and coffee followed by soothing sweet chocolate. Full bodied and filling. Bitter coffee flavors linger in the aftertaste (not a bad thing). Lots of oaky tannins in the finish. Finishes quite dry for how sweet this starts. Slightly sweet (caramel swirl), some chocolate but it’s cut with some tart grainy acidity.”
Overall: “Almost a desert beer because of the sweetness, but the strong roast helps cut through giving a lively palate sensation. Alcohol helps prevent the beer from being cloying. A touch of vanilla from the marshmallow adds sweetness.”
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