1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,896 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,896
Reviews: 1,874
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 336
Gots: 401 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

12 Ingredients:
Great Western 2-Row, Crystal 135- 165, Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Rebel Hops, Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavoring, Free Range Coastal Waters & Pacman Yeast.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,896 | Reviews: 1,874
Photo of truthcontortion
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jahred
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with a medium-sized, beautifully tan-brown (chocolate-milk colored?) head that quickly disappears, leaving nice lace on my goblet.

The scent is of sweet, malty chocolate milk, with perhaps a hint of caramel as well (this scent got stronger as the beer warmed).

The initial taste is of bitter chocolate at the front, followed by burnt malts and a burnt, creamy, slightly hoppy aftertaste. After a few sips, I wasn't incredibly impressed - the chocolate was a bit more subtle than I expected. But as the beer warmed a bit, it got easier to drink, with the chocolate tastes devevloping even more and mixing wonderfully with the burnt, sludgy malts. The mouthfeel isn't overly thick, but enjoyable nevertheless.

I enjoyed my last few sips with a few hershey kisses lying around here - what a fantastic combination! Or maybe the taste developed because of the alcohol - I'm still not sure how much was in the bottle.

Photo of mgbickel
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was once one of my top stouts...times have changed over 10 years!

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. Split with my wife (as this was part of her Valentine's Day present!). The aggressive pour yielded a large, 2 finger, milk chocolate colored head. Some lacing present as the foam dissipated. The body is solid and black. I tried to force light through...not happening.

The nose is what you would expect from a chocolate stout...lots of cocoa aromas dominate. You can also pick up some roasted malts and a subtle, milky-cream aroma.

The flavors are right in line with the nose. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of bitter coffee toward the finish. Really good flavor, but everything is a little on the weak/subdued side...

The mouth feel is on the thinner side (especially for a stout), slightly watery and moderately carbonated.

This is very drinkable. Like I mentioned above...was one of my favorites before I developed a taste for bigger, stronger stouts. I will always keep this in my cooler though!

Photo of RelentlessLefty
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Benvarine
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Lsmith316
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have read so much about this beer that when I spied a 22 fl.oz. Bottle recently whilst out beer-shopping, it was immediately purchased without the merest thought.
It poured a lovely a deep black color. The head races up the glass as I poured the beer, forming a huge deep brown mass that looks like it belongs in Starbucks. I noted that intense chocolate aromas were already building up into quite a nose before the beer had even finished pouring. The frothy head soon settled to a thin creamy looking brown collar that laced well as it collapsed. Aromas are not surprisingly, of chocolate, but these smells are dominated by cocoa powder and cooking chocolate.
First tastes are overwhelmingly of chocolate – real chocolate – which is quite astounding, and this is what differentiates this Chocolate Stout from other “wannabes”. As the beer reaches its middle the chocolate is dark and strong and lingers. I was expecting this beer to be overtly sickly, it is not, it is not in fact sweet at all. Putting the chocolate tastes aside, the beer has quite a dry bitter finish which I like. Mouthfeel is silky, milky and smooth, it positively coats the mouth. Nicely put together, this is certainly no 10 cent Hershey Bar, but more of a hand-made dark Belgium chocolate.

I am not a huge chocolate fan, my own tastes are spicy rather than sweet, and I am not sure just how much of this I could drink to be honest.
One of the better Chocolate Stouts.

Photo of jdimento
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of kbrown
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Xtent
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of AndresR
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Definately Jet black with a one and a half brown foamy head that left TONS of lace down the sides.

S: Roasted and burnt chocolate, smells delicious
T: Chocolate flavors of course, both burnt and roated with a distinct Nestle Chocolate sauce aftertaste. First couple of sips were good, but got much better after that.
M: Mouthfeel is nice and silky smooth. Tons of chocolate! Not much carbonation on this allows you to savor the flavors.
D: I only had one of these and would have another if I could on tap. amazing.

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Ravenacht
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of twenty5
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jimmah120
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Jdub2839
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Domingo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color that I've only seen in imperial stouts before. In fact, this might be even darker and more opaque than 99% of those, too. Pours easily and has a medium to average size brown head.
Smell is well...chocolate. Not the "kind of chocolate" flavor most dark beers have, but more of a baker's chocolate or of a nice european candy bar. I'd call it REAL chocolate, which I guess it contains.
Taste is very smooth and silky. It starts off tasting a little like an irish dry stout, but then the chocolate kicks in. Again, like the smell, this isn't a "chocolate-like" flavor but very much the real deal. At the same time, it's a darker chocolate flavor, which I really enjoy.
Mouthfeel's perfect. Thin enough to drink regardless of season, but still maintains a lot of flavor that would wash away if it were too thin.
I could drink several of these, although because of the flavor, it seems like some of the depth decreases a bit as you drink more. I found that chocolate overpowering the other flavors a little after about 1/2 the bottle.
Still - this is a GREAT beer. By far the best chocolate brew I've had, and the price is cheaper than most of the others, too.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,896 ratings.