Everything is getting darker this time of year…the leaves, the sky (at least here in Ohio!), my sun-bleached hair, and our Sip With Us Saturday beers.  Last week we tested the waters with Warsteiner Dunkel.  This week we are going to go darker, thicker, and bolder with the craft classic, Rogue Chocolate stout.

This is a very well received beer, and rarely disappoints neither the seasoned beer geek nor the cautious neophyte.  Rogue is always gracious in revealing the contents of there beer.  As one becomes familiar with the ingredients and specifications of a recipe (i.e. PLATO, IBU, etc) they can somewhat predict flavor.  See if you can this week:
Malts: Northwest Harrington & Klages, Crystal 135-165, Beeston Chocolate, Rolled Oats & Roasted Barley.
Hops: Cascade.
Specialty: Imported Dutch Bittersweet Chocolate.
Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
Style: American Stout
Food Pairing: Beef, Desserts

This should be fairly easy to find, and will warm you up should the weather leave you chilly.