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

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
Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout
87 points
Dark walnut color. Aromas of chocolate covered raspberries, cedar shavings, and mint tea with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and an even, intriguing, medium-length fruit punch, grape soda, chocolate covered espresso bean, and acai finish. A sweet, berry inflected stout to serve well-chilled.
Pagosa Brewing Company Caramel Stout
86 points
Ebony color. Fruity aromas of dried blueberry, chocolate-orange, fresh flapjacks, and spiced tea with a chewy, bright, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length apple compote, blackberry, charred nuts, spiced pears, and tres leches cake finish. A toasty, fruit-forward stout with a sweet sensibility.