Decided to clean out the fridge today, and discovered a bottle from a couple months ago – A Rogue Farms brew made using freshly roasted barley – as in they roast it and then shuttle it 273 feet (according to the back of the bottle) into the brew kettle. Despite having been lost in the chill-chest for a little while, it still tastes really fresh. I didn’t expect much, as you know I’m way more of a hop fiend, typically leaning away from malt-heavy brews.
This one has an incredibly fresh finish to it, not something I’ve ever encountered with a malty beer. Usually they’re kinda heavy all the way through, leaving a serious “film” on the palate, making a bomber hard to finish. Rogue has, yet again, come up with something incredible, and I couldn’t be happier.