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  1. #31
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    Re: Rogue Chocolate Stout

    Oh - my - gawd... This beer had one of the darkest heads I have seen next to their imperial stout. It says it has real imported chocolate in it but I didn't really detect much a chocolate nose or taste in it. I am sure beer heads or those who have a more discernative palate will pick it out, but I didn't. Towards the end I thought I did, but I still say it was just my mind playing tricks on me telling me it was there. I have had a stout or two before I liked but this one just didn't do much for me. Which was very disappointing because I really though I would like it. A bit too overpowering in roasted/burnt flavoring for me. There was some hop bitterness present as well so for those who like stouts and hops this one may probably be more for you.
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    Re: Rogue Chocolate Stout

    So Mark, with all of these Rogues you've been tasting, which one do you like best? And I know that Mark won't like this one, but for all of you other hop heads out there, has anyone tried Stone IPA?? It is very hoppy and very yummy!

    Bob

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    Re: Rogue Chocolate Stout

    Honestly Bob, so far it would have to be a toss up between the Honey Cream Ale and the Morimoto Hazelnut Ale. Those 2 are my favs so far, and after them I really likes the American Amber Ale that we had when you were over. One thing I have noticed so far is that Rogue, compared to other micro brewers, tends to use more hops. That's good I guess because so many people love hops plus it is slowly teaching me to appreciate the bitterness they add more.

    Oh yeah, I still haven't had those Stone brews yet Bob, but from what I have read, I think I got in WAY over my head by buying taht Arrogant Bastard ale! Check out their website for Arrogant Bastard here.

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    Re: Rogue Chocolate Stout

    If you need help dealing with that Arrogant Bastard, I'm willing, and able, to help!

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    Re: Rogue Chocolate Stout

    Not to worry Bob, I had already decided that that will be a bottle I'm going to open when we get together again! I think, no scratch that, I know it's a beer you can appreciate more than I.

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    Re: Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine

    After trying 2 other Barleywines and really liking them alot, I was really thinking and hoping that this one would be right up there with them. By them I mean Brooklyn Brewery's Monster Ale Barleywine and Old Foghorn from Anchor Steam. Well, sad to say, this one was disappointing. I think it has to do with Rogue really liking to hop their beers more than your average beer. Maybe for those of you who really enjoy hoppy beers, go and buy several Rogues, you will probably love them. This one had no head at all (ok fine who cares), your typical barleywine aroma and thick cloudy brown looking color but was lacking the semi sweet taste I liked in others I have had.
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    Re: Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

    I had dinner last Sunday at the Rogue brewhouse in Issaquah, WA (suburb of Seattle). The rogue brewery purchased this brewhouse a while back and you can purchase most Rogue products to go as well as order 21 different beers on tap. I tried the Imperial India Pale Ale. IPA are always high in Alcohol %. The waitress said it was 12.5%. Paired with their "American Kobe" burger; it was a good meal after spending 3 hours out hiking.

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    Re: Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

    Man, you're lucky to have a Rogue brewouse near you like that... I wish I did because they make many brews that are available omly at them. For example, to celebrate their 15th anniversary they have been doing monthly special bottlings for several months now and the only way to try them and buy bottles of them is at their brew houses. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, great food and enjoyed their IPA!

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    Re: Rogue Morimota Soba Ale

    Much lighter in color than the Morimota Hazelnut brew and much lighter in flavor. Not a whole lot of flavors going on and not much, if any, hop bitterness. It is quite malty and a very smooth drinker thats for sure. I think this one said it paired best with chicken or seafood whereas the Hazelnut went with chicken, pork, beef and seafood. Still a decent beer if in the mood for something a little lighter, glad I bought it.
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