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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,679 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,679
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 276
Gots: 259 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a tan head that disappates quickly. Strong aroma of chocolate, but with additinal notes of roasted coffee and licorice. Tatse of chocolate and hops which really shine through at the finish. Fairly well balanced. The chocolate malts are the highlight here, but the finish is bitter and lasting. One of Rogue's best beers.

RomanW70, Jun 01, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beers of Europe. At £7 something per bottle here in N Ireland, I won't be buying too many of these but had to try it out... A fair bit of body with this stout, frothy tan head with excellent lacing on the pint glass. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, bitter coffe, pepper, roasty walnuts evident. I get alot of the walnut taste with this, a little chocolate, very earthy and its getting more earthy / roasty as this pint glass ends. Aftertaste is fairly bitter and nutty. I expected this a bit sweeter but a fine beer to relax with and watch a movie. At 650ml per bottle, when you have finished your pint you have a few more litres to look forward to!! Very pleasent.

sevefan, Jul 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle pours black with a very thick, fluffy, brown head.

Aroma is of sweet chocolate roasty, toasty malt.

Taste is very chocolatey, malty, caramel, toffee, and slight licorice taste.

Mouthfeel is robust, full bodied and carbonated.

Very sweet, chocolatey and drinkable.

BillyB, Feb 26, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Roguer, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best looking beer I've ever seen. Pitch black with a big time brown cloudy head.

Smells great; roasty notes of chocolate fill the olfactories, some licorice in the background as well as smoke.

Taste is a cross between chocolate and coffee.

Exceptional head retention. Feeling on the palate is complex. It's sweet, it's bitter, it's smooth.

Goes down easy with only moderate alcohol, very drinkable.

RickS95, Jun 29, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from the Blue Max in Burnsville, MN.

Pitch black body, darkest American stout I've ever seen, look like a double or imperial stout. Tan/brown head with some lacing and a little head retention.

Smells like dark chocolate. Fairly strong aroma, but very complex tho. Tastes like dark chocolate too, and again, lacks complexity. No roasted malt flavors to be found. At 69 IBUs this beer is surprisingly balanced however.

Interesting mouthfeel, a bit heavy, but very smooth drinking. Big flavors, but not overwhelming. Easily the best Rogue brew I've had thusfar and best chocolate stout.

tempest, Dec 19, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

joelparker, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

M1ke, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DOCRW, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

frakina, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

falconxman, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kyroqz, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle

Pours black with a tan head which dissipates rather quickly. The nose is chocolate mostly with faint auromas of roasted malt and oat. Taste is a very smooth drinking delicious stout, some bitterness upfront then the expected chocolate in the middle followed by a somewhat dry finish. Creamy and heavy mouthfeel. Easy on the palatte and certainly drinkable.

heebes, Dec 03, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome brew. Pours a very deep brown with a medium to dark tan head. Lacing leaves a bit to be desired. Smell is intense chocolate. Not like the typical dark and bittersweet chocolate. Those are there, but the star is big milk chocolate, sweet and rich.

Taste is also big time milk chocolate. Deliciously sweet, not over the top or cloying at all. There's also a bit of coffee to offset the sweetness a bit. No noticeable hops, completely hidden 69 ibu. Nice medium creamy mouthfeel. Touch of carbonation. This is delicious.

HURTemHIZZY, Nov 14, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Keith_R, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Beergelden, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

erialbill, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HinghamRick, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out perfect stouty black with an off-tan into my stein. The smell is mainly roasted malts and chocolate, which should be expected for a beer like this.

The flavour of the beer starts off strongly chocolatey, this is probably the most noticeably chocolatey beer that I've had to date. In addition to that there is a soft roasted characteristic and the faintest addition of hops, but enough to add flavour. There is also a certain creamy aspect. Really balanced all the way around though, even though the chocolate is the strongest flavour it is still far from overwhelming. The finish is a nice bitter bit. I like it. As the beer warmed the initial chocolate hit up front became more pronounced, but it still didn't overwhelm, and I think I actually liked it that way a bit more.

The mouth is a little thin for my tastes, but is average for a standard style stout. Drinkability is quite good.

Overall, a nice, high quality stout by Rogue.

CortexBomb, Sep 06, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tony_Giangiulio, Feb 12, 2014
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,679 ratings.