Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Little Red Rooster Coffee Cream Stout is the best thing I’ve had from Starr Hill Brewery in Charlottesville. This stout pours dense, dark brown with a little bit of tan head. The aroma is sweet coffee, maybe a little chocolate in the background. The flavor is really sweet, smooth, rich, and delicious. There are caramel and coffee notes, and a little vanilla. The finish is a little watery, but that ends up working in the beer’s favor. Sweet beers can grow cloying before the last sip, but this one stayed smooth and enjoyable. It suggests a number of possibly damn good food pairings. I’ll have this again, hopefully at a restaurant.