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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,684 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,684
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 275
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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Andrew4321, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jharkins07, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of GardenWaters
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a dimpled mug.

A: Pours dark and heavy with a big, dense, tan head. Some lacing present, but nothing overly impressive.

S: Wow, this brew smells absolutely delicious! Big bursts of chocolate rounded off by toasted malts and finishes with a faint, but noticable, hoppy presence.

T: Chocolate, toasted oats, more chocolate, and vanilla with a hint of hazelnut. This beer is not nearly as sweet as I anticipated, which made it all the more appealing. This brew really hides it alcohol well, and is probably the best-balanced stout I've ever tasted.

M: Medium-full bodied with the creaminess that is characteristic of the style. This stout is much more pleasing on the palate than many of the other stouts I've recently had, being it's not over-carbonated and maintains it's depth.

O: This beer feels good and goes down smooth. I would definitely buy it again. Hats off to Rogue on this perfectly-balanced brew!

GardenWaters, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of xenjoiii
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

xenjoiii, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of GNWBC
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


P: pours a think dark chocolate brown with a tan head that leaves decent lacing

S: chocolate, toffee, carmel, malt.

T: total chocolate blast, followed by some carmel malt and nice residual sweetness hangs around.

M: is nice and think just how i like my stout.

O: super awesome stout. love the chocolate blast!

GNWBC, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice black color, with about two fingers of tan head at the top,a sticky lacing around the glass.

S: Chocolate every were, slight notes of coffee but very minimal.

T: Nothing but chocolate like the nose, with a hint of coffee but nothing wild

M: Very thick brew, almost no carbonation, sticky.

O: Delicious, delicious, awesome beer! Loved it!

thedoubler55, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gtermi, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Gatordaddy, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
4/5  rDev -3.6%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

abeldiaz, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Clowerweb
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass. No visible date on the bottle.

After just having two Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stouts and an entire Stone Double Bastard bomber, I don't know how well the palate is holding up tonight. Let's give this badboy a shot.

A: Black. Black as midnight. Hold it up to the light, still BLACK. Put a flashlight under it, BLACK! I like it! HUGE five finger ebony brown head with respectable retention that stays throughout the whole session, and an amazing sticky lacing spiraling down the glass.

S: Has an indisputable chocolate coffee scent. Sweet caramelized sugar. Not too weak or too strong either. Very slight hint of booze, hops and bittersweet cocoa.

T: Chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, some subtly bitter cooking chocolate and hops laced throughout, earthy with a light hint of floral citrus, oats and buttered bread. Finishes sweet with that chocolate coffee goodness and leaves a perfectly subtle bitter hops and cooking cocoa aftertaste. Not too sweet, not too bitter, nice bold flavor and amazing balance. Couldn't ask for better!

M: Nice and full, moderate (perfect) carbonation tickles the tongue, slightly sticky and chewy, sticks to the tongue and walls of the mouth, never dry despite the bitter bite in the finish.

O: This leaves me speechless. It's perfect. It's almost like a dessert. I've been reviewing top beers according to reviews here, and buying what's available at the local stores around my area. I saw this one on the shelf and I'm glad I picked it up.

This stood up against tastings of Stone's Double Bastard and Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout today, and came out the best of these three titans of great beer today. A new favorite. I hope to experience many more times to come. I will buy this again and again. This will be nigh impossible to beat according to this palate.

Clowerweb, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

leediehr, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

tatums1984, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Hophead717
2.48/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A bomber, split with a friend, and poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Dark as the night, with a half finger mocha head that quickly dissipates.

S: Cocoa powder and more bitter chocolate malt dominate the nose.

T: A very sweet, light stout. Thin, fake chocolate flavor with bitter malts mid-sip. The finish is a very light chocolate, with a lingering bitterness.

M: Light, thin, highly carbonated...too carbonated.

O: Fairly unimpressive. It's pleasantly light if you're looking for a
light, sweet stout, but it pales in comparison to other chocolate stouts, such as SouthernTier Choklat.

Hophead717, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

bigeyedfish89, Jan 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

wrath98, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Boone1504, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of sfprint
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed Jan 8th, 2012

A: Engine Oil black/brown, thick, little visible rising carbontion but a solid 2 finger head, dark for ahead, tan w/ a tinge of crimson orange.
S: Chocolate soda, fairly sweet, I see they use real chocolate, thick creaminess.
T: A hair bitter, but certainly chocolately w. a milky sweetness, on the fence about the added chocolate. Feels like cheating, but I do appreciate it actually tasting like chocolate. Slightly strange chocolate flavor though.
M: Edge of tartness, carbonation gives it a sharper texture.
O: Good, nice balance.

sfprint, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

hippityhophead24, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

cosm, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Goobastic, Jan 13, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,684 ratings.