Tasting- ROUGE's Chocolate Stout with Beer on Mars
I love outer space. Geek of many things as I am (huge Carl Sagan fan!) and if I wasn't so addicted to beer culture on Earth then I would sign up for the Mars One Project and place myself as the first brewer on Mars! Have no idea what beer has to do with intergalactic travel?
Check out Beer on Mars, where I explain the million ways that beer goes to infinity and beyond.
And it's not just Nitch!
Moon dust meets beer with Dogfish Head's latest small batch release Celest-jewel-ale (5% ABV and 25 IBUs), exclusively served at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub.
"Celest-jewel-ale is made with lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust, then steeped like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest. These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, helping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness. (Or is it mooniness?)"
Since I couldn't get my hands on any moon dust beer, I went with something the resembles a black hole. It sucked me in and I sucked it up!
ROGUE Chocolate Stout 6%ABV 60IBUs
A: Stout dark- black, black, black with a thick huge head
S: Chocolate, duh. Bitter sweet chocolate and other chocolatey smells. Maybe a coffee note? Could just be the brain playing tricks after seeing that coffee black body.
T: Brings a smile to your face. Taste is in line with the smell. Roasted chocolate malt leaves a slight coffee note and a surprising alcohol pitch on such a low ABV beer. The bittering hops are apparent as well in the bitting finish.
M: Not as creamy or as thick as you would expect with the appearance, but smooth.
O: Out of this world! Or at least, out of France. Rogue nails this stout head on stout with all the elements posted on the bottle. Big chocolate notes and a bakers chocolate bitter finish posted to a medium body stout. I love the bomber size bottles (share, share, share or be selfish like me and don't) and, of course, am simply smitten to be seeing native Oregon beers making their way over to France.
Everyone and their martian mother has had this stand alone stout, so check out some of my fellow beer reviewers if you'd like some audio words on what Rogue's Chocolate Stout is all about:
VideoBeerReviews Gregsbeerreviews ChadzBeerReviews The Master of Hoppets Joe D. Albino Rhino Ryan Reschan
Ever had Rogue's Chocolate stout? I bet you didn't have it while contemplating space travel!
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