Fresh Roast

Oregon
United States
Rogue beer fresh roast
Style Family: 
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Rogue Fresh Roast is made with Rogue Farms barley fresh roasted at the brewery. The barley is taken directly out of the roaster and rushed 273 feet over to the brew kettle. A dark, bold, roasty ale reminiscent of fresh-brewed coffee. Just imagine that smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air early in the morning.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
37
Hops: 
Rogue Farms Liberty and Rebel
Malts: 
Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Dare R-3™, Risk R-1™, Risk R-3™, Risk R-7™ and R-10™
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pours a beautiful, very clear, red-tinted deep mahogany with a medium head of fine, light tan bubbles that stays around. A nice caramel character with floral and woody notes leads the charge in the aroma, and a bit of honeydew melon is also apparent along with some clean ethanol and a bit of black licorice. This beer features big (but well-balanced) bitter chocolate and cocoa in the flavor, with lots of interesting complexity – a nutty note, some black raisins, and black pepper. The hops come across like a rustic log cabin and are impressively earthy. It is a pretty dry finish, slightly on the bitter side, but with a good support of caramel and chocolate malts. A medium-full body is balanced by moderate carbonation and just a touch of grainy astringency. There's also a nice clean alcohol warmth in the back of the throat that's very smooth. This is a really nice example of an American Brown Ale, with a more Northern Brewer hop profile (which works nicely with the chocolate and caramel) than an in-your-face hop bomb – so you'll get both the malt and the hops. Serve this with some turkey, mashed potatoes and brown sugar yams.