Beer and chocolate are two of the greatest vices ever created. They are also perfectly paired together to create a taste explosion. Well, not all beer and chocolate. An IPA and a chunk of dark chocolate would be fairly repulsive. But a dark, roasted stout and a hazelnut chocolate bar? Now we’re onto something.
What if someone decided to combine the two? You’d likely think this mad scientist was involved in some sort of dark, evil magic. That would just be too good to be true. Well, the happily off-kilter folks at Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits announced they have decided to combine their popular Chocolate Stout with their Hazelnut Brown Nectar to create Hazelutely Choctabulous, which is pretty much the closest thing to a candy bar in beer form. Check it out:
“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,” says Rogue President Brett Joyce. “We’re thrilled to share this secret menu item with the world.”
This isn’t the first time the famed craft brewery has decided to try its hand at the sweeter side of brewing. They collaborated with Portland-favorite Voodoo Doughnuts to create Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla and Voodo Doughnut Mango Astronaut Ale. This is also the brewery that gave the world Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout and Beard Beer, a beer that was actually brewed using yeast found in their Brew Master’s beard. Guys, you’re keeping Oregon a little too weird!
This rich, dark beer will be available in 22-ounce bottles and drafts around the country. Sadly, it won’t be available for Christmas or even New Year’s. Look at it this way, you can open a whole new present next month. It’s reason enough to keep your Christmas tree up and decorated until at least February.