Name: Sriracha Stout
Brewed By: Rogue Ales
Style: Chile Stout
Pours a deep black color with a thick, milk chocolate colored head.
Smells of dark roasted grains with hints of chocolate, roasted red peppers. Smells spicy but not overwhelming.
At first sip I’m met with a roasty, grainy malt profile, coffee and a slight chocolate note. Mid sip I find roasted red peppers, the finish is dry and spicy. I don’t find the spiciness on the finish overwhelming but between sips there is a lingering heat and a vegetal flavor.
Overall not as spicy as I expected. I’m not a Sriracha fanatic, truthfully I’ve never had it before, I’m a Tabasco guy so I picked up a bottle of Sriracha to compare the flavor. I think Rogue fell short on the Sriracha flavor, the beer has a similar red pepper flavor but comes across more vegetal than the hot sauce does, I also find that the dark malts mask flavors that makes Sriracha taste like Sriracha. That said the beer isn’t horrible, I have a hard time believing a true Sriracha fan would think they nailed the flavor but it’s an OK Chile beer in the end.