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Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer

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

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Fresh Ground Pepper

Fresh ground pepper is a great seasoning for practically any food. It makes almost any dish taste better. It definitely makes it more classy. And it’s a great way to improve the flavor without insulting the chef. It goes well on pastas, salads, and meats. I wouldn’t recommend it for fruit salads though. I’ve even enjoyed a pint of Stella Artois with a little fresh ground pepper sprinkled on top. It gives the beer a subtle kick. Fresh ground pepper is like Sriracha or bacon, it makes everything better. But fresh ground pepper might be the reigning flavor enhancer because Sriracha and bacon would taste better with a little fresh ground pepper. Then again, Sriracha and bacon would also make fresh ground pepper taste better. I don’t know what to think now. My taste buds are too conflicted.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Sriracha

Sriracha is one of the best hot sauces/condiments known to mankind. It goes great with everything, on anything, and with all types of cuisine. It’s spicy but not overly spicy compared to Tabasco or Tapatío. Sriracha is extremely popular right now. Most people know what it is, but most people don’t know how to pronounce it correctly. Seriously. There are YouTube videos instructing you how to say it properly. But everybody says it wrong and everybody says it wrong the same way, so you’ll be considered wrong if you pronounce it the right way. The most popular and recognized brand of Sriracha is made by Huy Fong Foods, Inc. It has a drawing of a rooster on the bottle, so a lot of people call it rooster sauce or cock sauce. Haha, cock sauce. If you haven’t experienced Sriracha yet, you are missing out on one of the best things in life. Sriracha should be a top priority on your bucket list.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

 

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Kettle Brand Sriracha Potato Chips

The Sriracha hot sauce phenomenon continues with the introduction of Kettle Brand Sriracha Potato Chips. Kettle Chips are my favorite potato chips and Sriracha is my go-to hot sauce, and this seems like a winning combination. When you open the bag, you’re instantly hit with an intense pepper aroma. It’s like a mild spraying of mace in your face. You can tell that it’s going to be hot right away. I took a chip, popped it in my mouth, chewed and swallowed it. It wasn’t that spicy at first, but Sriracha is deceptive and that’s why I love it. Just when you think that you’re in the clear, it creeps up on you. Your tongue starts to tingle and the fire starts to burn. Your eyes might water and you might start to sweat if you’re not used to spicy foods. And that’s just the first chip. If you’re an amateur, I would advise not shoveling a handful of chips in your mouth because you’ll regret it. The Sriracha flavor lingers and gets hotter and hotter well after the chip is gone. It’s like shotgunning beers. You think that you can handle it and then it suddenly hits you and you realize that you made a big mistake. These are damn good chips. I just wasn’t prepared for them and now I’m sweating like a motherfucker. Make sure you have something to drink when you eat them and that there’s a fire extinguisher near by.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Lay’s Sriracha Potato Chips

Lay’s Classic Potato chips are the stereotypical American potato chip. They are small and greasy and nothing special. Until now. Now they have a Sriracha-infused potato chip, it’s part of a customer contest that brought us a few other potato chip flavors, such as Chicken & Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread. The Sriracha flavor is probably the best of the bunch. The first chip you pop in your mouth tastes like a regular Lay’s chip. But as you start munching on more chips, they start getting hotter and hotter. The spicy flavor isn’t apparent at first, but it slowly starts building its intensity. It creeps up on you like a good sativa. The spiciness lingers long after each bite. You’ll be sweating after a handful. I think it’s the perfect amount of spicy. Less intense than Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but still hot enough for a jalapeno lover. Give them a try.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Mustard Stain

I like mustard but it doesn’t like me. It’s always trying to escape from my sandwich and attack my shirt. It usually succeeds too. You can tell whenever I had a sandwich or a hot dog for lunch by the enormous mustard stain on my shirt. It’s always mustard too. I don’t have these problems with mayo or ketchup or any other condiment. Mustard just has it in for me. Oh well, I’d rather have a mustard stain on my shirt than Sriracha is my eye.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Pho

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup and one of the most delicious things in the world. Pho is usually broth with rice noodles, herbs, and meat (typically beef or chicken). Lots of places also offer onions, jalapenos, bean sprouts, basil, lemons or limes to garnish your pho. Feel free to add Sriracha and other sauces too. Pho is an amazing dish, but it’s best experienced when you have a cold or a hangover. Pho might be the best remedy for a hangover. In fact, sometimes I intentionally get a hangover just so I have an excuse to get pho. And it’s always worth it.

Critically Rated at 17/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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