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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,745 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,745
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 285
Gots: 283 | FT: 3
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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jk3, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of frogships
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pilsner glass.

A: Pours a jet black with a hue on the bottom where light barely gets through of the darkest brown possible. there is a 2 finger foamy/bubbly head that goes down after about a minute or two but does retain a small half finger of bubbly head for a few more minutes. Minimal lacing, but some circulated throughout the glass.

S: Sweet chocolate, like sticking your nose in a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Rather pleasant.

T: Dark chocolate. Sweet but a tad bitter, like dark chocolate. It is a nice tasting stout that is dominant in the chocolate taste of course, but tastes like a stout nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: pretty full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth like a stout should be but heavier than anything i would call medium bodied.

O: I am not overly impressed with the stout. It is a nice chocolate stout, a sweet smell and dark chocolate taste provides some complexity and uniqueness, but it lacks something that I can't quite put my finger on. I just didn't love it and I would consider it a tad overrated given the scores on this site, but I would recommend giving it a try for sure.

frogships, Feb 22, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't often drink Rogue beers. I'm...not really sure why. Maybe because they're just a tad more expensive than other beers and I've had most of what they've had to offer. However, I've not had their Chocolate Stout. All of Rogue's stouts are rated very highly. I found their Shakespeare Stout to be fantastic. It's Fat Tuesday so I will indulge myself in something chocolate. Now it's time to see how this beer fares.

This beer pours out the darkest of brown. Only when held up to the light can you make out the faintest of transparency and a slight ruby color. The head forms slowly and thick, about three fingers high. It's creamy and a light brown. Though it fizzes out pretty quickly, it does leave some good lacing.

This smells delicious. Rich chocolate, like smelling a bag of cocoa powder almost. It's definitely on the milk chocolate side, however, instead of a cocoa-rich dark chocolate smell. Oats and some coffee bitterness make themselves known as well. Sugary sweet chocolate. Honestly, this is just straight up chocolate. Chocolate bomb! The smell isn't complex...but damn does it smell awesome.

This is definitely a beer that tastes much better when let warm a bit. At first mostly what I got was cocoa and coffee bitterness, but now all of the flavors have showed up for the chocolate party. First to the tongue is the sugary sweetness and luxurious chocolate flavors. There's some noticeable hoppiness that adds some bitterness but it's not too strong. Following the milk chocolate goodness, although I wouldn't say this beer has a lactose taste to it, is cocoa and coffee that bring more of a full flavor and bitterness of their own. In the end roasted oats show up that lingers well with the cocoa and chocolate.

This is on the heavier side of medium-bodied...or on the lighter side of full-bodied with medium carbonation. Although I wish it had a bit more body, it's exceptionally smooth and creamy as well as drinkable. It's a bit dry overall but I'd say it's just a tad sticky from the sweetness.

If you like chocolate then this is an obvious choice for a beer to drink. It's so chocolatey that it's almost like drinking some milk chocolate, though without the lactose taste. This beer just screams, "Delicious chocolate!" I do prefer stouts to have more body and more complexity in smell and taste but in this case the Chocolate Stout excels so well in being a CHOCOLATE stout.

BeardedRiker, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jlove5, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

cincybranr, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

OregonMicrobrew, Feb 19, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes, second time tasting it but first time reviewing.

A - Completely dark, as you cannot see any light through it. Pours a little dark brown head with no lace afterwards.

S - Delicious chocolate, like smelling a freshly unwrapped bar of fine chocolate. Sweet chocolate, raisins and dark fruits.

T - Coffee, toffee, dark chocolate (unlike the chocolate you can smell, it may be kind of surprising it tastes like dark chocolate), roasted malts and smoked flavors.

M - Carbonation is the first thing that comes to my mind, then the bitterness in the back of your mouth and tongue. Nonetheless, it also feels smooth.

Overall, an excellent stout with the kind of chocolate taste I like: Smooth and quite a complete body while not being too complex. I would have it again and again, but it's still not the top on my list.

Pexkool, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mantooth, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mrkinnex, Feb 16, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black, pours a massive, creamy head.

Aroma: Chocolate, unsurprisingly. Malt, light toasty notes. And some more chocolate!

Taste: Well, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I taste some chocolate… It’s a rather milky combination of chocolate and malt though, rather than the very dark, roasted chocolate flavour that you get with some Chocolate Stouts (I have Young’s Double Chocolate Stout in mind in particular). The beer supposedly packs a lot of hops as well, but I can’t really taste them, the chocolate and malt are overwhelming. Perhaps there is a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste, but that as well is dominated by notes of roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full and quite soupy.

Overall: This is my first sampling of the Chocolate Stout, and I was expecting not to be disappointed — I wasn’t! The beer is rated extremely highly, but there are some very valid competitors in this category...

Arborescence, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ninner00, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

silversumo, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mgoode, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

hoserking, Feb 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bluerabbitbell, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

johunnic, Feb 12, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,745 ratings.