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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,758 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,758
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 289
Gots: 287 | 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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Ratings: 3,758 | Reviews: 1,855 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mantooth
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
Photo of mrkinnex
5/5  rDev +20.5%

mrkinnex, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Arborescence
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
Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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

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

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

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of mgoode
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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

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

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

johunnic, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of dhall18
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

dhall18, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of tirlzx
4/5  rDev -3.6%

tirlzx, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from my notes:
22 oz bottle poured into tulip glass
Poured a dark coffee with a mocha head of two fingers that slowly fades to a heavy patchwork lacing through out the experience. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee on the nose followed by taste of expresso beans in dark chocolate surprisingly not very sweet but a dry cocoa and rich maltyness. Also present in the mouth very rich with out the unnecessary sugars. One of the best overall chocolate stouts.

muskiesman, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of HOMEPL8
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

HOMEPL8, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of iabeerbaron
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to try this beer and it didn’t disappoint. Black, thick pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, coffee. Chocolate flavor with some coffee and it is very smooth. Highly enjoyable! This is a mainstay in my fridge; enjoy it on all occasions.

iabeerbaron, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pours jet black with a milk chocolatey head that holds good retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Aromas are cocoa, chocolate Twizzlers, kind of musty, with hot chocolate powder. Tastes are chocolatey again, with molasses, oatmeal cookie, chocolate Twizzler again, with some hop on the finish that prickles the tongue. Mouth-feel is full-bodied, smooth and creamy, with a slight dryness on the finish with some dark cocoa powder. Overall, I have wanted to try this for years, but never did. It's good, but I'm not big on the artificial chocolate flavors I'm picking up here. Luckily it has so many other things going for it, that they can be ignored to a degree.

barnzy78, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

bigorange, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

GreatPumpkin, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -3.6%

RichH55, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of subtledream
2/5  rDev -51.8%

subtledream, Feb 08, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,758 ratings.