Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a 14 ounce snifter
Appearance - pitch black with a 2 finger tan head. no lacing on glass, head retention is quite lasting.
Aroma - dark chocolate and roasted malts. A sweeter milk chocolate does somewhat cut through on the nose with hints of vanilla making its mark.
Taste - I am more impressed with the aroma on this one. A bittersweet chocolate taste comes through with a semi lingering roasty finish. You do get some hints of vanilla in the middle of the tongue, but the aroma does come off a little sweeter. Not too overpowering of a roasted note to this one, and the bitterness in the finish is balanced enough with the malts that it does not plague the tongue with an overly bitter flavor.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation on this one. Not silky smooth by any means, but with a medium body and a semi creaminess to it, its not bad. Wish it were a little lighter on the carbonation and had a little bit more of a heavier/creamier mouthfeel.
Overall - Not bad. This is rated higher than southern tiers "choklat", but overall, i think choklat does a better job of nailing what i would want out of a chocolate beer. This is definitely better than a lot of stouts advertised as chocolate stouts, and for the price, its pretty damn solid. I do love the vanilla flavor that compliments the chocolate and the lack of overly bitter malts to give it that easy drinking feel. All in all, I would say this is definitely one to take a stab at.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 01:32:31 | More by ABisonEgo
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