Rogue Ales are from Newport, Oregon.
This stout with natural flavor is 9.0% ABV. It pours thickly and densely black, with a can't-see-your-hand-in-front-of-your-face darkness. There is a half inch head of dark brown foam, thick and somewhat creamy. The aroma is intensely chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate, somewhat nutty, hazelnut, like a melted candy bar. The taste is also intently chocolate, both sweet milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate. The finish is dry and quite bitter. There is a subtle, but intense fine carbonation. This is the most intensely chocolate beer I have ever had. It is both compelling, yet slightly off-putting at the same time; I'm not sure where I stand on this beer.