Coaster Critique: Rogue Sriracha Stout

Name: Sriracha StoutIMG_7961

Brewed By: Rogue Ales

Style: Chile Stout

ABV: 5.7%

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.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.