Tonight I cracked open a bottle of Rogue‘s Chocolate Stout, one I’d been looking forward to since I picked it up at the World Market over a week ago. I love Rogue; they just never disappoint. Chocolate Stout is everything I hoped the Siletz Chocolate Porter would be and more.
Appearance: Thick black, with a luscious dark brown head of foam.
Smell: Cocoa. Dark chocolate. Seriously, you get a nose full of cocoa when you smell this beer.
Taste: Black stout dryness with dark chocolate rolling around the mouth. There’s a slight burnt flavor lingering at the edges, probably from the roasted barley. It’s a very good, classic dry stout, full of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Nice, but a little thin for a stout. The carbonation feels a bit higher when it hits the palate. You notice the dryness here too.
Bottom line: It’s excellent. Try at least one, if you can find it.