Beer Review: Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout

Name: Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout20150904_222507

Style: Chilie Stout

IBU: 55

ABV: 5.7%

“Rogue Siriacha Hot Stout Beer, made from Huy Fong original hot chili sauce and sun rippened Rogue Farm ingredients, is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you’d like to wash down with a spicy kick.”

I feel like I have done a good deal of IPAs and Belgian beers, since I started this blog and I want to change that. I know many beer drinkers who enjoy the darker beers such as stouts and porters (I am looking at you Pardo), so I want to carter to all beer drinkers. To expand on this, if there is something you want me to review, please let me know. For this review, the beer is a chili stout from Rogue Brewing in Oregon. The beer is brewed using a popular hot sauce many of you have probably tried, seen or at least heard of called Siriacha. The bottle even looks like a Siriacha hot sauce bottle just to remind you.

The beer pours a blackish brown with a nice brown one inch head. The nose is very unique, giving off the scents of chocolate toasted malts, salt and chilis. The taste is complex; both leading and finishing with the chocolate malts while the chilis come in midway through the sip and continue to linger well after the sip is over. You also get the signature salty garlic flavor from the Siriacha. The beer is full bodied and drinks extremely smooth with a lingering heat.

Overall, this beer is a good chilie stout giving off medium heat while remaining well balanced with the sweet chocolate malts. It should be prefaced that if you don’t like heat I wouldn’t recommend this beer for you as the chilis are definitely prevalent throughout. However, if you do like some heat and darker beers, this might be right up your alley. It is a great beer to pair with a spicy dish.

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