During my Orange County brewery tour earlier this year, I fell in love with a beer. I tried a lot of awesome beers that trip, but there was one clear standout: Noble Ale Works’ Naughty Sauce. I’m salivating just writing those two sentences.
Here’s what you need to know about Naughty Sauce: Despite it’s golden blond color, it’s a coffee milk stout. With a 5.5% ABV, it has a coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and nuts. The taste is similar; it’s the perfect blend of lactose (milk sugar), coffee, and chocolate.
Naughty Sauce has a medium body and a creamy, smooth mouth feel. It’s reminiscent of iced coffee – which I drink most mornings – so that’s probably why I love it so much.
When I first saw that Naughty Sauce was a golden stout, I thought it was going to taste like Stone’s Master of Disguise imperial golden stout, but Naughty Sauce is sweeter, is only served on nitro, and has a lower ABV. I enjoy both of those beers, but if I had the choice, I’d go for the Naughty Sauce in a heartbeat.
I’ve found Naughty Sauce on tap twice in San Diego so far this year: once at Blind Lady Ale House and once at Bottlecraft in Little Italy. I use Taphunter to keep tabs on it.
Have you had Naughty Sauce? I’d love to hear what you think of it!