stout

Breakfast Beer? Why certainly!

I hadn't ever been much of a fan of

Rogue

beer but recently have had a couple that tickled my tastebuds in a good way!  Another good "go-to" IPA would be their Rogue 7 Hop IPA.  I was hesitant at first because their Yellow Snow IPA was a flop in my opinion but was delighted to find it had a nice smooth taste.  It is rated an 89 on

BeerAdvocate

 and at a nice 8% ABV.  Actually rated a little higer on

Ratebeer

with a 98 overall.  Pretty cool it is brewed with all 7 hops grown on the Rogue Farm.  Try it out!

Next on the list of Rogue's good tasting brews is their Chocolate Stout.  First tasted this greatness at a little restaurant in town across from the beer store we buy our craft brews at.  Let me first say it is amazing on draft!  It is kept at the perfect temperature for this flavorful beer.  Temperature is important with craft beers.  Super cold is not always what you want.  Screw those "blue mountains!"  This beer has such a great aroma and so many great flavors.  

Ratebeer

gave this baby a 99!  It is listed as a sweet stout with a 6.3% ABV.    

Rogue's description:  Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. An earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish.

My description:  The chocolate and maple flavors hit your tongue and you will want to pour this beer over your pancakes on a Saturday morning!

If you buy a bottle off the dry shelf (not in a cooler) I recommend maybe a 10 minute chill in the freezer then opening and pouring.  At least that is what we did to try and get close to the temp it was on draft and it seemed to work the best.  

ALWAYS DRINK CRAFT BEER IN A GLASS!

Have you tried it? What did you think?

Cheers!