There are many ways to create fun beer blends using Rogue Chocolate Stout, but I wanted to take it to the next level and make my own signature beer cocktail for Valentines Day, so I chose the Stout Diplomat as the base (created by Yanni at Nopa in SFO) and tweaked it. Here is my recipe for the
Rogue Diplomat Gone Nuts!
1 ounce Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum
1/2 ounce Pedro Ximenez Sherry
6 ounces Rogue Chocolate Stout
Stir, but do not shake. I recommended you chill the bottles prior, since no ice is used in this cocktail... unless you use whiskeystones. For those who don't like the flavor of Hazelnuts, try Rogue Spirits Dark Rum.
The sweet, nutty and roasted flavors of this beer cocktail pair beautifully with spicy foods, anything grilled, big cheeses (Rogue Creamery blues, esp the Smoky Blue, aged cheddars or goudas (Boerenkase), and bloomy rind cheeses), and of course desserts like creme brulee or a slice of apple pie and ice cream! Sip and enjoy!