Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits presents Sriracha Hot Stout Beer. It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a stout brewed with Huy Fong Sriracha. They went all out on this beer. It looks like the iconic Huy Fong Sriracha bottle. It’s red, it has the rooster on it, and it even has a green bottle cap with its own little rooster. I spotted it while I was celebrating Beer Week at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco last night. The couple at the table next to me had it and I knew that I had to get it right away. I ordered a bottle for the table and we all went on a trip to flavor country. The aroma is of garlic, Sriracha, and chili peppers. It has hints of chocolate, roast coffee beans, maybe a little smoke, but the Sriracha flavor steals the show. It’s subtle at first and then the spiciness starts to sneak in, intensifying with each sip, just like Sriracha does. It lingers better than any other hot sauce. It’s good. I could drink a whole bottle, but I wouldn’t do two in a row. It’s a beer worth trying, so definitely grab it if you ever get the chance. It’s a cool beer and one that I will remember for a long time. I even kept the empty bottle (along with the cap) as a keepsake. It will look nice on my shelf and it’s a guaranteed conversation starter.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young