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Around The World In 80 Beers episode 177: Rogue Chocolate Stout
Rogue Chocolate Stout

Pours black and thick and opaque, like a very strong coffee. The head is tan, small and long lasting. No carbonation visible in the glass... not much of anything is visible in the glass, just black. A white LED behind the glass shows up as a faint ruby glow on the other side.

First sip: Heavy, slightly bitter chocolate and coffee flavours up front with mild malts. Nice hoppy bitterness that lingers. Mouth-feel is thick and creamy with a faint carbonation tingle on the tongue. The beer burp is very nice.

This stout is like washing down a mouthful of Lindt 90% cocoa-mass dark chocolate with a black coffee. But, unlike the Lindt chocolate which kills any chocolate cravings with one square, this is highly drinkable and more-ish. As the beer warms in the glass, the dark roasted malts become stronger and the bitterness decreases.* It is a little too heavy to drink on its own; it needs a munchy to go with the quaffing - crisps, or cheese, or toast. I had toast, with Vegemite of course. Oh my goodness, eat toast and Vegemite while you drink this!

Note to self: add some to chocolate ice-cream next time I buy some.

This is a yummy beer.

Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales, Oregon
5.8% alc/vol
650ml bottle (3.3 standard drinks, and I drank it all! AAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! *burp*)

Rogue Chocolate Stout

Same again, sir? OH YES PLEASE!

*or I became used to the bitterness.

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Whoa! Not only have you reviewed a beer I have seen, but I've actually *had* this one! lol

I must say, that's an unusually androgynous rogue on their label!

Ooooooooooooooooo .... yes please <3

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