Beer Journal

A quasi-daily examination of beer and things related to beer.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Rogue Chocolate Stout

Style: Chocolate Stout
Brewer: Rogue Brewing Company
Location: Newport, OR, USA
Alcohol: 6.3%

A limited-release beer only available in 24-ounce bottles, Rouge's Chocolate Stout is rather unique in more ways than just the distribution. First off, it's chocolate flavor is very prominent, even at the first sip. Unlike many chocolate stouts whose flavors are accentuated when accompanied by a something sweet to eat, Rogue's version of the brew is almost a dessert in and of itself, even though it is not overwhelmingly sweet.

A second aspect you may notice when serving yourself a pint is the overall light feel of the stout in your mouth. Most beers of this kind, (especially the chocolate variety), have an often misleading "heavy" feel. (Kind of like Chinese food, where you don't have to eat a lot to feel full, stouts often deceive the drinker into thinking that they've consumed more beer and alcohol than they actually have.)

Overall, this is a very good brew, and I would recommend it especially to those who do not consider themselves fans of dessert-style stouts.

Rating: 8.5