After years of bartenders blending Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar together, John Maier of Rogue Ales & Spirits has brewed up a beer that combines both of these beers. The result is Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous, a perfect blend of hazelnuts and chocolate.
“For over a decade, our hardest-core fans and loyal pub patrons have been drinking this blend, which they say tastes like a nutty chocolate candy bar,” states Rogue President Brett Joyce in a release. “We’re thrilled to share this secret menu item with the world.”
Hazelutely Choctabulous is described as dark and decadent, with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish. The beer sits at 5.7 % ABV and 51 IBUs.
Currently Hazelutely Choctabulous can be found in local taprooms but will see its full release nationally in 22-ounce serigraphed bottles and on draft starting in January 2017. To locate your favorite Rogue beer use Rogue’s own Beer Finder tool.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.