Sriracha Beer – Review of Rogue Ale’s Sriracha Hot Stout
I add Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce to everything, so I was excited to learn that Rogue Ales produced a Sriracha beer. Why not! In an age of mashups, why not make a chile beer with Sriracha made with OG Huy Fong hot chili sauce. This post is a review of the Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout.
Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Info and Notes
Style: Chili Beer
Alcohol by Volume: 5.70%
Company: Rogue (Oregon)
Format: 750 ml bottle. The bottle is in the design of the the Huy Fong Sriracha bottle, complete with a green cap.
Tom’s Foodie Blog Tasting Notes
This beer smells of dark coffee, charred malts and peppers. Overall pleasant. 4/5
There is an upfront dark roasted coffee taste, with a note of dark chocolate on the nose. When you swallow you get the toasted chili aroma. The taste and flavor of the sriracha chili is very subtle, although the more you drink the more intense it becomes. 3.5/5
A creamy mouth feel with a moderate amount of carbonation. The sting of the chili does not kick in until the tail end of the taste and can be felt at the back of the mouth and throat. The burn builds up slowly and becomes stronger on the back of the throat when you are half-way through the glass. 4/5
Light foam with some lacing of bubbles to form a slight brown head. The color of the beer is pitch black.
Tom’s Verdict of Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout
This is a good beer and I was able to drink about one glass of it without my palate becoming shocked by the heaviness of the beer and slow crescendo of Sriracha spiciness. It has good flavors and the right amount of subtle spice builds up. It is very similar to most chili beers, but has the flavor of the rooster sauce in the profile. A great novelty beer that is enjoyable to drink.
This is a sharing and tasting beer. I was able to pleasantly enjoy one glass of Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout. Would I enjoy more than one glass? No.
Would I recommend it to my readers? This is a tasty beer, but only folks who like dark stouts and chili beers will enjoy more than a couple sips.
Is it worth the $14.95 price tag?, Maybe.
I think this beer is slightly overpriced. While I was shopping at BevMo for this beer, the entire line of folks behind me gave a collective gasp, when the the price showed up as $14.95. The guy behind me, put his bottle of Sriracha beer down after he sw the price. With that said, it is definitely worth a try.
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