About Flavored Stout

About Flavored Stout
Flavored stouts are brown to dark brown and average between 6.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Double Chocolate Stout, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and New Glarus Coffee Stout.

Top Picks for Flavored Stout

4 Hands Brewing Co. Zellige Moroccan Coffee Stout
96 points
Opaque dark brown color. Spicy, exotic aromas of floral incense, moroccan spice cake, turkish cola, and spicy roasted carrots and yams with a round, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, massive, very long spiced Turkish coffee and chai, gingerbread, and menthol tobacco finish. An intriguing and exotically spicy Turkish bazaar of a flavored stout.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Beer
4 Hands Brewing Co. Madagascar Vanilla Bean Imperial Milk Stout
94 points
Opaque ebony color. Attractive, creamy aromas and flavors of coconut cake with vanilla buttercream, s’mores, salted caramel, and ruby port with a creamy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish evoking accents of caramelized nuts, fruitcake, delicate spices, and sweet pipe tobacco finish. A fantastically decadent and flavorful vanilla stout of the highest order.
4 Hands Brewing Co. Chocolate Milk Stout
93 points
Nearly opaque brown black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of raisinettes, reese’s peanut butter bar, and chocolate sundae with a silky, crisp, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length finish with touches of honey roasted nuts, mocha milkshake, and arugula finish. A very appealing and crushable chocolate stout.
4 Hands Brewing Co. Absence of Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout
93 points
Opaque brown color. Aromas and flavors of reese’s peanut butter cup and butterfinger bar with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, long finish with elements of roasted nuts, hazelnut coffee, and spiced apple and pear finish. A delicious, wonderfully flavored peanut butter and chocolate stout.
Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout
93 points
Opaque brown black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint and halva and alpine herbs with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of chocolate dusted nuts, Swiss chard, grapefruit marmalade on dark pumpernickel toast, and root beer float finish. A wonderfully balanced hoppy chocolate stout that is sure to please.
Lift Bridge Beer Company Irish Coffee Stout
90 points
Opaque brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered fruits, buttery almond toffee, and artisan coffee custard with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, very long finish with touches of spiced coffee and coconut creme brulee finish. A decadent and delicious chocolate coffee stout; try as dessert.
JP’s Casper White Stout
90 points
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate mousse and peach cobbler a la mode with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, long finish with nuances of latte with cocoa powder, roasted nuts, and dried apricot finish. A fun, artfully flavored and balanced white stout that really works.
Potosi Brewing Company Shot Tower Espresso Stout
90 points
Dark brown black color. Roasted, smoky aromas of dark roasted coffee and fine cigar ash and wrapper with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long baking chocolate, smoked nuts, and fireplace finish. A rich and purely flavored coffee stout with attractive smokiness; try with cigars.
Argus Brewery Golden Prairie Maple Stout
89 points
Dark opaque walnut color. Aromas of coffee with cream, dried jerky, Tootsie roll, and roasted cherry with a creamy, soft, spritzy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, charming, medium-length cola nut, balsamic reduction, peanut shell, and smoked maple syrup finish. A lively and engaging lightly flavored stout that lets the beer do the talking.
Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout
89 points
Ebony color. Roasted aromas of char-roasted coffee beans, frosted danish, hazelnut spread, and ganache with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length pine resin finish. A rich and toasty coffee stout to buzz about.
Awards: 2018 Best Flavored Stout