Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,795 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,795
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 300
Gots: 304 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark, black with red tints coming through at the edges when held up to light. A thin brownish, creamy head that disappeared fairly quickly and left a thin ring with a few bubbles.

Smell: A very recognizable chocolate character, a kind of milk chocolate with a definite roast barley smell as well. The blend of malts and barley is very well balanced, but as to expect with a chocolate stout the chocolate is the main character.

Taste: The chocolate again is leading the pack, although in taste it is much more similar to a dark chocolate than in the smell. The roast barley adds some balance as well, probably leading the pack in the flavor from the grain bill. A hop bitterness is present as well, it does feel a little separate from the chocolate and this beer would probably benefit from some limited aging, helping to merge the two into a nice bitter chocolate character. A very well balanced chocolate ale though.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little bit in your face in this beer, I feel it could benefit being toned down a bit. It gives the beer a thin feel, which does not compliment a desert style chocolate stout. The oatmeal does add some lovely smoothness however, and after the beer warms and loses some carbonation in my snifter, it does open up a lot more.

Overall: This is a very good stout, the chocolate character is superb, and overall it is quite balanced. I will say however that the mouthfeel does not compliment the chocolate as well as it could. Perhaps a beer like this would benefit more by having a thicker body, maybe even getting the Imperial Stout upgrade. That is getting picky though, I could drink a bomber of this no problem, and would surely be sad when I see the bottom.

Photo of sonicdescent
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black with one finger thick mocha head. Turns into a crown with light lacing.

Smell is like Hershey chocolate syrup. Unfortunately thats all there is there.

Taste is very nicely balanced, not overly chocolate like the smell could lead you to believe. Starts off sweet chocolate milk, takes a brief bitter turn, and ends with dark bitter chocolate.

Medium bodied and medium carbonated, nice mouth coating feeling.

Easy and good to drink, would buy again in a second. Very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Photo of halfP1NT
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle, this is a black beer! Thick, solid, tan head leaves some lacing on the glass. This beer is opaque; I held it right up to a light bulb and no light comes through whatsoever.

Smells like cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel.

Taste is immediately dark bittersweet chocolate, like natural unsweetened cocoa, then malty, roasted coffee. Nicely balanced with a hop finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, not to heavy, light to medium carbonation. Surprisingly light-bodied for such a dark beer.

This is a surprisingly drinkable beer for it's color! Taste is hearty without being too heavy. I could definitely sip on more than one of these in one night. Another great brew from Rogue.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Deep black color with a thick caramel head with good retention.
Aroma of milky chocolate and cocoa powder, it becomes quite interesting and stronger once it warms up.
In its taste, there is a bold chocolate flavor that shows upfront and with a good deal of hops to balance it. Also malty, yeasty and condimented. Dry and bitter aftertaste with its lingering taste.
Full body with good carbonation. A bit oily.
You really don’t fell the 69 IBUs. Great stout and well balanced, not overly complex, focusing on what is promising: chocolate. A must for chocolate lovers.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,795 ratings.