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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,741
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 284
Gots: 282 | 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 +2.4%

Pitch black pour with a creamy two finger beige head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is huge and really lives up to the name. Tons of cocoa and dark chocolate along with hints of milk chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste follows suit with the chocolate again dominating, but with a distinct bitterness. Hints of cocoa, caramel, leather, vanilla, oats, and roasty coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, this surprised me as I was expecting a sweet and syrupy artificial mess, but instead got a much more natural tasting chocolate stout.

beerdrifter, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A pretty dark stout color with a strong mocha colored head. The lace thin but very strong and stained the glass big time as I drank the brew down. Very nice to look at. Nose was (guess) chocolate, candied sugar, caramel nougat, and a little rum-like ester. All were appetizing to smell, but none were presented or combined in an impressive way. Taste was (guess) chocolate and candied sugar. Had a dry hoppy finish but of the bitter sort you'd find in good chocolate. Even better was its almost fruity espresso flavors in the middle of its flavor profile. The mouthfeel was thin with a fizz that came from the head and hops. A very straightforward beer but by no means boring and one of the better stouts out of the six famous and beeradvocate highly-ranked ones I've had recently. Simple and simply edible, this is a tasty stout I am welcome to return to. With a way too easy mouthfeel, and skilled brewing, its a beer version of milk chocolate.

WoodBrew, Aug 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance
Very dark brown, opaque. At the very edge of the glass a slight brown/ruby color can be seen. Soft, creamy looking head that dissipates nearly entirely, but clings to the edge of the glass. Left little to no lacing on my glass.
4/5

Aroma
Thick, and heavy with the smell of chocolate. Not a coco smell, but the smell of chocolate syrup. No hop aroma at all.
4/5

Flavor
Light, roasted barley with a slight crispness. Flavor is clean and free of esters. The chocolate flavor is not as overwhelming as the aroma would suggest. Carbonation is on the smoother side, pleasant, and not too abrasive. Has a smooth, creamy finish, and the roasted chocolaty flavors finish well with a pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste. Could have slightly more body in the flavor and mouthfeel, and perhaps just a hint of acidity or sourness to balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.
4/5

BJCP Style
Aroma 5/5
Appearance 4.5/5
Flavor 4/5
Mouthfeel 4/5
Overall Style 4.375/5

salvadorwill, Jul 07, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

teddyarrowhead, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Served in a Sam Smith pint glass.

Pour is black with maybe some brown mixed in when held to the light and has a frothy cinnamon colored head of about 1 finger that gives way to some nice lacing. Aromas of strong dark chocolate, roasted malts, marshmallow, fudge. Taste starts off with smooth creamy chocolate and ends dry and bitter with more lingering dark chocolate and roasted malts. Its almost like drinking a melted dark chocolate candy bar. The bitterness of the chocolate really sticks on your tongue! Mouthfeel is surprising light in body but perfect for this style.

If you like eating dark chocolate you will love this beer. A great example of style and a cult classic among beer nerds.

Cheers!

Vogie, Nov 13, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

InkedinRi, Nov 09, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a beer mug

A: Pours an opaque brownish black with a huge head of light brown foam. Head eventually settles to 1 finger in size and provides a perfect cap for the remainder of the beer. A good amount of lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Smell is of chocolate malts, with a bit of a toasty/nuttiness. Also clean, citrusy hops that stack up fairly well to the chocolate malts.

T: The taste is mainly chocolate maltiness with a good amount of citrusy hop flavors. Very good balance between the malts and hops.

M: Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth for the high amount of carbonation.

O: This is a very well balanced stout with good chocolate flavors and a clean, crisp finish from the hops. A good amount of malt and hop flavors that work together but don't overpower the other. I could see this being a staple in my fridge, and I will have to get more soon.

TheItalianStallion, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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