Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Purchased from Frugal MacDougal, Nashville, TN.
I reviewed this once before on-tap, from memory, upon first trying it. This is a second review, taken with much more beer knowledge and with peace and quiet at home with a bottle. My opinion has changed slightly, and I taste things now that I didn't taste before, but largely I think I'm about even with myself.
A: Dark body, thick foamy tan head. Head seems to float on top of the beer like a chocolate malted, and leaves significant lacing on the glass.
S: Strong on hop presence, with dry roasty malt underneath, and an enveloping layer of chocolate. (This is the largest difference between my two reviews -- on-tap all I got on the nose was, "smells like the best mocha latte you've ever had", but experience has given me greater olfactory tools.)
T: Strong hop presence in flavor, nice velvety bittersweet cholcate afterwards. Lightly bitter and slightly astringent aftertaste.
M: Thick mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, about right for a stout.
D: Could down several of these -- a bomber goes down smooth.
Overall, I love this beer and buy it every chance I get. Is it better on-tap or from the bottle? Hmm, gonna need some more experimentation to find out.
02-18-2006 02:29:49 | More by danielharper
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,597 ratings.