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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,594 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,594
Reviews: 1,840
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 262
Gots: 229 | 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:
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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of kornkid8600


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-08-2011 08:21:25 | More by kornkid8600
Photo of mpayne5


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-28-2013 02:15:38 | More by mpayne5
Photo of laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-20-2013 00:24:12 | More by laxer8811
Photo of nwatson


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-09-2012 03:56:36 | More by nwatson
Photo of Methical


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-04-2013 02:20:34 | More by Methical
Photo of biggmike


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured an attractive black color with brown head that lingered. Aroma is chocolate, but also of Cascade hops. Flavor is very chocolatey, but the sweetness is balanced well by by the hops. This was very tasty. Nice lacing on glass. If you like chocolate, do yourself a favor and try this. If you dont like chocolate this might convert you.

10-04-2007 17:21:38 | More by biggmike
Photo of gatorbreath


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Going to try this one again, and again, but for now...

App - Good, dark, brown head...resembles a heavy stout..

Smell - heavy on sweetness and chocolate, roasty/nutty malts to assist

T/MF - Heavy, slick, perfectly carbonated, chocolate tasting with maltiness and notes of nuttiness coming through the palate. This is very well-balanced.

Overall - all good, solid offering, wanna try a stout, grab one of these..


07-16-2011 13:50:18 | More by gatorbreath
Photo of Kingcurio


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2013 03:13:29 | More by Kingcurio
Photo of BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with leathery edges. A large cocoa colored head settles slowly and chaotically to a nice creamy cap, leaving some initial rings and sheets of lace.

S: Woah, strong bittersweet chocolate with a faint toasted malt aroma and some citrus hops. Absolutely fantastic aroma.

T&M: Sweet chocolate, citrus hops, and toasted black malt all make their appearance. Finish is long and lingering with all three primary flavor components, though a bit stronger on the roasted malt and chocolate. A medium/full body with slight amount of carbonation--helps those chocolate flavors stay smooth.

D: With so much flavor, it has to be drinkable. A smooth, creamy feel also adds enjoyability to the experience. Chocolate stout is one of the most unique beers I've ever drank, and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in beer.

06-13-2008 02:15:07 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 21:58:31 | More by Andy_Luft
Photo of SGToliver


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2013 06:38:19 | More by SGToliver
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 22:43:29 | More by Ragnarok88
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2013 04:39:36 | More by buddha5050
Photo of KYGunner


4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Black as coal and yielding no light there's a ton of carbonation that creates a frothy soapy brown head.

The scent has pure milk chocolate, creamy and sweet, but I'm reminded of hot cocoa with a layer of marshmallows floating atop. Bits of caramel or toffee with a graham crackery, marshmallow aroma fill the nose.

The taste is dry, chocolatey with a strong burnt maltiness. Touches of coffee mix with the chocolate and present an espresso creaminess. There's some watery tones that end with a metal like feel at the aftertaste but its not so off-putting as to keep one from enjoying a really good stout.

03-30-2013 23:37:51 | More by KYGunner
Photo of M_C_Hampton


4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, rich dark red brown almost black with a large dark tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: big chocolate nose, sweet, brown sugar, dark malt

T: cocoa, vanilla, cinnnamon, bitter chocolate taste up front that quickly fades into a malty middle, slight bitter hop on the finish

M: silky with lower carbonation and a lingering finish

O: the chocolate presence is there but more with flavors of cocoa than a candy bar, the dose of hops adds an interesting twist to the finish

04-24-2013 02:26:55 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of Mantooth

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

On recommendation from JdoubleA, I picked up a bomber of this fine beverage - poured it into a Samichlaus tulip glass.

A: Inky black body wearing a massive mocha-crown hat & superglue-sticky lacing.

S: Straight up coco - malted milk ball, y'all.

T: Ex-wife bitter coco explosion, good bit of roasted malt as well but the coco dominates, think of the bitterness of powdered hot coco.

M: Rogue brews all seem a little thin to me - this one is no exception, but the classic dry stout mouthfeel takes over quickly and pretty much makes up for it.

O: A damn good chocolate stout.

02-17-2012 16:00:38 | More by Mantooth
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New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Center pour into tulip produced a shiny, inky black body with dark tan foam a finger thick that trailed lacing as it receded

S: very mellow, smooth espresso and subtle chocolate malts

T: roastiness of barley and smooth mellowness of chocolate malts; moderate espresso coffee flavors; nicely bittered with a little bite on the finish, which made the beer vibe classy; roasty burnt taste on the mid-palate; dry bittersweet chocolate

M: medium-to-full bodied, slick across the tongue; some bitter tingle; gentle chocolate malt/roasty aftertaste

O: a very distinguished-tasting beer - forward in approach, embracing the style with a simple elegance.

11-18-2012 01:17:31 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of KingSlayer


4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

650 ml bottle poured into a beer pint.
poured a jet black untranslucent liquid, nice creamy dense tan 3 fingers persistent head, lots of lacing.
nose smells good but isnt that intense, composed of roasted malts, milk chocolate cocoa powder, and hint of aromatic hops.
intense palate of dark chocolate, dark roasted malty sweetness, bitter cocoa powder, surprisingly bitter (but not in a bad way) because i expected it to be very sweet.
full silky creamy body, lots of carbonation, alcohol well masked.
overall a very pleasant stout to drink, is heavy and creamy, the bitter cocoa powder flavor is marked and lasts in your mouth like a heavy mocha coffee. goes down easily, alcohol barely noticeable. this opens up as reaching towards room temp.

01-18-2013 00:26:07 | More by KingSlayer
Photo of Drinkerofales


4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A black beer, with brown and red on the edges, no light passes. A dense medium mocha head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell is as advertised, milk chocolate up front and bitter chocolate in the end.

Tastes of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, with a hint of the sweet in the middle. Well balanced.

Feels creamy and smooth, with a touch of bite on the tongue.

Very up front about the chocolate, and it delivers. Nice beer, I am planning a cake to be made from this stuff.


04-02-2012 02:56:29 | More by Drinkerofales
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New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A: This beer pours black with one and a half fingers of dark khaki colored head. The foam takes awhile to settle, leaving decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is Vanilla, milk chocolate, and a touch of marshmallow. Smells great.

T: This beer is nice and sweet. I get milk chocolate and vanilla right up front, but it's not overpowering. Sweet, but not too sweet. As it moves to the middle I get some roast and bitters on the back end. It's well balanced.

M: Full bodied beer. It's smooth, coating, but not too sticky. The sweetness hits the palate first but it transitions wonderfully into bitters as it fades.

O: Very nice beer. I didn't have a lot of expectations for this beer, so I am pretty darn impressed. The flavors are great, it's sweet but not overpowering, it's a great dessert beer. I would drink this again, and would recommend it to someone looking for a milder version of Southern Tier's Choklat.

05-16-2013 12:57:16 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of MDDMD


4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A-dark brown black color with a small tan head and slight lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, hints of bitterness

T-roasted barley, chocolate, nice bitter notes

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-delicious! Nice for sipping with dessert.

09-03-2012 16:23:59 | More by MDDMD
Photo of blitz134


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Black hole colored if I must say so with no light transmission. I do believe light is actually being sucked into this beer. There was ample brown head to begin with which reduced to barely a coating. Aroma was of toffee with hits of tootsie rolls and expresso. Flavors of ample toasted malts and a touch of smoke. Chocolate is definately a major player in this beer. There was also an unexpected touch of slightly citrus hops coming through. Almost like that orange flavored chocolate you get around the holidays. And at the very end was a tiny amount of coffee aftertaste. Mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, not really heavy at all. This is a good after-dinner beer that I'd gladly have a couple of and will revist again.

02-08-2005 04:40:06 | More by blitz134
Photo of warriorsoul


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottled 22oz. bomb thanks to Downtown Liquors in Somerville, MA.
Pours as black as night...two full fingers of light brown head. Lacing is tight, but thin and slowly recedes back into the brew.
Smell is milk chocolate, vanilla w/ a hint of sweet malts.
The taste is now dark chocolate, well balanced w/ the sweetness of the malt. A subtle touch of hops in the dry finish...mouthfeel is impressive, thick but not heavy.
Drinkability is high for its style...just 6% makes this a session brew if you like the type. I would, personally prefer Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout a bit more, but both are two of the best out there.

05-09-2005 23:56:54 | More by warriorsoul
Photo of NicholasCasber


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

A: This beer pours a dark, solid dark brown. Immediately you can smell the chocolate, but more on that in a minute. Once poured the head is a nice hazelnut color which seems to stay throughout the whole drink.

S: The chocolate smell is absolutely wonderful to catch wafting from the newly opened bottle. After the initial blast of chocolate, which, seems to be the perfect amount, comes the delicious smell of the hops, and the warm smell of the roasted barely. The overall aroma is very warm, and brings back good memories of chocolate as a kid.

T: The taste, is by far one of my favorites in my beer explorations. Leaps and bounds above some of the other stouts that I've had, it blasts your tongue with chocolate and just like the aroma, finishes off nice and smooth with an almost bitter taste, which leaves you wanting more.

M: This totally coats your mouth with a delicious taste, and doesn't feel overly heavy like most stouts. Completely impressed by this beer's feel.

D: If I could rate this beer low in any category, it'd be the drinkability. It's not that I don't think I could drink this beer often, it's just that I don't think I can drink this beer every day, and that's how I judge my drinkability. However, that's just my opinion, but still, a 4 is still darn high.

Overall, this beer is by far one of my favorites, and I'd recommend it to you and any of my friends. I wish you the best of luck on your beer endeavors and as always, Cheers.

12-10-2009 23:11:14 | More by NicholasCasber
Photo of magictrokini


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours black with a decent, thick brown head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, cream, caramel, and just a little cigarette smoke. Creamy mouthfeel. Blended taste of chocolate, caramel malts, and oatmeal. Some vanilla cream. The cascade hops give it a sharp finish. Somewhat watery for the style. Very nice.

12-16-2008 16:31:35 | More by magictrokini
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.