Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Clowerweb:
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass. No visible date on the bottle.
After just having two Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stouts and an entire Stone Double Bastard bomber, I don't know how well the palate is holding up tonight. Let's give this badboy a shot.
A: Black. Black as midnight. Hold it up to the light, still BLACK. Put a flashlight under it, BLACK! I like it! HUGE five finger ebony brown head with respectable retention that stays throughout the whole session, and an amazing sticky lacing spiraling down the glass.
S: Has an indisputable chocolate coffee scent. Sweet caramelized sugar. Not too weak or too strong either. Very slight hint of booze, hops and bittersweet cocoa.
T: Chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, some subtly bitter cooking chocolate and hops laced throughout, earthy with a light hint of floral citrus, oats and buttered bread. Finishes sweet with that chocolate coffee goodness and leaves a perfectly subtle bitter hops and cooking cocoa aftertaste. Not too sweet, not too bitter, nice bold flavor and amazing balance. Couldn't ask for better!
M: Nice and full, moderate (perfect) carbonation tickles the tongue, slightly sticky and chewy, sticks to the tongue and walls of the mouth, never dry despite the bitter bite in the finish.
O: This leaves me speechless. It's perfect. It's almost like a dessert. I've been reviewing top beers according to reviews here, and buying what's available at the local stores around my area. I saw this one on the shelf and I'm glad I picked it up.
This stood up against tastings of Stone's Double Bastard and Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout today, and came out the best of these three titans of great beer today. A new favorite. I hope to experience many more times to come. I will buy this again and again. This will be nigh impossible to beat according to this palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 02:36:12 | More by Clowerweb
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3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich chocolate, a little coffee, and roasted malt.
The taste is nice and chocolaty with some mild coffee bitterness in the background to balance it out.
The texture is crisp with some smoothness on the side and moderate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 04:51:24 | More by Fatehunter
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,351 ratings.