Wednesday evening was spent at Mr. Goodbar, enjoying brews from Rogue, paired with ham and black eyed pea soup, Cajun Stout BBQ pulled pork and Mocha Porter brownies.
Which Rogue offerings did we enjoy? Here’s a list:
- Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Ale
- Dead Guy Ale
- Juniper Pale Ale
- John John Juniper
- American Amber Ale
- Brutal Bitter Ale
- Captain Sigs Northwestern Ale
- Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
- Mocha Porter
- Double Mocha Porter
I’m always a fan of stouts and porters, so the last three tastings were right up my alley… not to say that I didn’t enjoy most of what I had. The standout for me that night, however, was the Brutal Bitter Ale. Sometimes I’m just in a hoppy mood and this American IPA certainly delivered.
It poured a cloudy, medium orange-brown color with a finger of head that stuck around for a bit. I expected even the aroma to hit me with hops, but it was rather malty-sweet smelling. The taste, however, is straight-up bitter hops, backed by sweet, bready malt in the dry finish. The malt in no way balances the brew, leaving the hops as the star. It was medium-bodied and smooth. Quite delightful.
While I didn’t win another 6-pack last this month like I did in April, two of my friends did; Mocha Porters all around. Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself.
Wonder what next month’s Good Beer Club will bring…
[techtags:BEER CLUB, BEER REVIEWS, ROGUE, ROGUE ALES]