Winter is here and so are the days of darker beers. Rogue Ales & Spirits has unveiled a number of stouts for the cold days ahead.
“Don’t get us wrong, stout season is year-round for many of us, but we just love cozying up with some of our favorite dark, roasty beers this time of year,” says Amanda Zessin, Rogue communications director. “This winter, we’re bringing back fan-favorites with a unique twist and new packaging. Enjoy these satisfying stouts on a cold night at home by the fire, or crack one open for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day with your loved one.”
On shelves this season are Rogue’s Chocolate Stout Nitro, the fan-favorite Shakespeare Stout with a nitro twist, the 2021 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, 2021 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout finished in Chipotle Whiskey Barrels, and Double Chocolate Stout in a new 16-ounce can format.
Chocolate Stout Nitro adds a nitro charge to Rogue’s classic Chocolate Stout, blending chocolate and malt flavors into a smooth creamy chocolate experience, the company says. 5.8% ABV, 69 IBU. Available year-round in 4-pack 16-oz. cans and draft.
Shakespeare Stout Nitro is a classic oatmeal stout with nitro, adding a depth of flavor, with rolled oats, roasted barley and malt sweetness, the company says. 5.7% ABV, 75 IBU. Available year-round in 4-pack 16-oz. cans and draft.
The 2021 version of Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout aged for nine months in Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age Dead Guy Whiskey. 13.5% ABV, 41 IBU. Available in 500-ml. bottles with limited distribution, February through May.
Rolling Thunder Imperial Chipotle Stout is a twist on the traditional Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, finished in barrels previously used to age Rogue’s Chipotle Whiskey. 13.9% ABV, 41 IBU. Available in 500-ml. bottles with through limited distribution, February through May.
Double Chocolate Stout is an evolution of Rogue Chocolate Stout, made with twice as much bittersweet chocolate. It’s a creamy stout with intense chocolate and dark roasted malt notes, the company reports. 9% ABV, 68 IBU. Available in 4-pack 16-oz. cans and draft, January through February.
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