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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,674 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,674
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 277
Gots: 257 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Rogue, Portland, OR

Poured a dark brown-black with a minimal tan head; no lacing to speak of. Milk chocolate in the aroma and a bit of roastiness. Taste of bakers' chocolate, sweet, but powdery, more subtle hints of coffee and nutshells, with a little bitterness in the finish to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel was smooth, but a little light for the style, I thought. Still a nice drinker overall.

Rifugium, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

effixx, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sukwonee, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Stumpy29er, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

brenjames, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev -3.8%

rob99er, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

webb534, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Shadowzz4
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours dark as cola syrup out of the bottle. Put right up to a halogen bulb its hue is impenetrable. If you dont watch what your doing you could end up with a 5 inch head.

Smell- The smell of this beer is probably its best attribute, caramel, cream and chocolate come across quick and smooth.

Taste- The taste is the same as the smell with this beer, except it comes through very quickly, as if a massively complex array of malty chocolate flavors are packed into a microsecond, after which those flavors quickly give way to a bitterness that remains.

Overall- This beer smells like... heaven... I mean the delicate balance of malt, sugar and creamy chocolate is incredible. However, the taste of the beer is comparatively average in my opinion. All that wonderful flavor is overwhelmed with a bit too much bite for my taste. The Hazelnut Brown Nectar is the exact opposite, not as rich or full of a smell, but a much smoother finish. Id recommend that over the chocolate stout any day.

Shadowzz4, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Bdel34, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of kchannel9
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new favorite beer, period. I absolutely love everything about it, it is a perfect chocolate stout. I usually favor high IBU India Pale Ales, specifically double IPAs. This beer has single handedly broadened my horizons and become my new favorite. Om Kali Ma

kchannel9, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

phamnett, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nuggetnectarfan, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

vitters03, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Codytucker13, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MyKroberts237, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of newsage
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ONE of the Best!! Anything by Rouge is quality, This is a once a week standard. :::))) :::)))>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

newsage, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BigCheese, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

midworken, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes, sampled 12/30.

22oz bomber split into Perfect Pint glasses with the wife.

A: Pours stout dark and opaque, with a big fluffy tan head with tight bubbles and decent lace.

S: Tons of chocolate, some sweeter dark malts, and a touch of vanilla and caramel.

T: Genuine, not artificial, silky milk chocolate from start to finish. A touch of roast bitterness that lets you know its still beer, and maybe a touch of lactose/lactose sugar.

MF: A bit thin and watery if I had to complain about something.

O: This is a champ, right up there with Choklat as my favorites. Bourbon barrel age this thing and it might be all 5's.

Scotchboy, Jan 04, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Jet black. Completely opaque. Mocha head but little retention. Nice sheets of bubbles clinging to the glass.

S: Swiss Miss.

T: Carob, ovaltine, roast barley. Really respectable. Not as candy toothed as I thought it would be. I sometimes shy away from flavored beers because I feel like I'm drinking a mediocre beer with some additives to mask it. This is a great stout, with chocolate in it.

M: Smooth and creamy, just the way a chocolate stout should be. Somewhat redolent of chocolate milk. A little sparkle of carbonation in there too, but not distracting from the silked out smoothness.

O: Very satisfying and steadying.

jkanavel, Jan 03, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,674 ratings.