Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by RichScherle:
5/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - as black as a moonless night in BFE country. beige luxurious head that bubbles like a witches cauldron
S - Massive chocolate notes on the nose. Roasty barley, citrus hops in the background.
T - Wow, is this exceptional. This chocolate stout nails it on the head for me. Its so chocolaty but in a totally natural and not-cloying way. Its also got a nice roasted malt component but not so much to where it begins to make the brew harsh. It simply complements the general theme adding a bittersweet note. this is like mainlining pure dark chocolate but in a way that's pleasurable and not overthetop sweet. Rather dry and a hop bitterness is featured surprisingly strongly thoughout the mid and backend - but very refined and nicely (think orange zest mixed with the finest quality cocoa). Superb. Makes my heart giddy.
M - awesome texture - relatively full bodied with the right amount of booze and everything else to make this texturally phenomenal as well as delicious on taste. the tastes become richer and more intriguing with every additional sip you take.
D - awesome. I really could drink this and not be overwhelmed at all.
Overall, a solid brew and my favorite stout (and beer)from rogues
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2011 22:21:31 | More by RichScherle
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very dark brown, opaque. At the very edge of the glass a slight brown/ruby color can be seen. Soft, creamy looking head that dissipates nearly entirely, but clings to the edge of the glass. Left little to no lacing on my glass.
Thick, and heavy with the smell of chocolate. Not a coco smell, but the smell of chocolate syrup. No hop aroma at all.
Light, roasted barley with a slight crispness. Flavor is clean and free of esters. The chocolate flavor is not as overwhelming as the aroma would suggest. Carbonation is on the smoother side, pleasant, and not too abrasive. Has a smooth, creamy finish, and the roasted chocolaty flavors finish well with a pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste. Could have slightly more body in the flavor and mouthfeel, and perhaps just a hint of acidity or sourness to balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.
Overall Style 4.375/5
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 00:39:16 | More by salvadorwill
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,476 ratings.