Beer: Double Chocolate Stout
Brewery: Rogue Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: 10 oz. snifter
Drinking Establishment: The Iron Monkey, Jersey City
Primary Consumer: Ally
Sight: Opaque, pitch black. Thin tan head that quickly recedes to a ring of creaminess around the edge of the glass, with some lacing.
Scent: Milk chocolate, with a slight note of alcohol. Kind of like walking into the chocolate factory in Hershey, PA.
Flavor: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. There is a slight roastiness, with perhaps a mild hop aftertaste–or more like the bitterness of semi-sweet chocolate.
Feel: Smooth, medium body. Low carbonation.
Oh my god. If chocolate milk and beer had a love-child, this would be it. The Rogue Double Chocolate Stout evolved from Rogue’s first rendition, the Chocolate Stout, and is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. It won a gold medal at the 2010 World Beer Championships, and it was well earned. The sweet aroma compliments the flavor well, but the mild bitterness prevents it from being too sweet. The result? The perfect beer for someone like me, with a sweet tooth the size of Russia.
Concluding remarks: A delectable, well-balanced brew that makes a great beer-instead-of-dessert kind of drink.