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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,472 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,472
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 243
Gots: 183 | FT: 4
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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n2pux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-05-2014 17:45:08 | More by n2pux
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snpub540

California

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured half of a bottle into my Duvel tulip. It pours a deep black hue that no light is getting through. Half a finger of light brown creamy bubbles makes up the head. Very light amount of lacing is left on the glass between sips.

Aroma is mostly toasted bread and sweey chocolate. There is also a hint of raisins and licorice. That's all I got out of this nose.

Taste is a nice roasty and bitter combination that has lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors. There is also some woody and coffee notes mixed in as well. A hint of sweetness right upfront but it is quickly gone.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Not a lot of carbonation and it adds to the smoothness of this beer. To me it is pretty mild but is still able to pack in a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 05:23:10 | More by snpub540
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CMW

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with a large off-white pillowly head. Retention is very good and nice lacing.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, and a slight whiff of coffee.

T - Very sweet, tastes like you just ate a king-sized chocolate bar. There are a few other flavors in there as well. Roasted malt and coffee are also present.

M - Very creamy and moderate carbonation.

D - While I quickily downed the bomber, I'm not sure if I could drink another. The sweetness is seriously strong.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 01:44:18 | More by CMW
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark brown/jet black color with a nice thick and creamy, two finger dark tan head that slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing.

S: Strong scents of chocolates and roasted malts (to be expected). Also has slight hints of hops, which are really covered up by the chocolate but they are subtle.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell, has massive roasted malt flavors followed up by the subtle chocolate feel. There seems to be very little hop presence in this beer. The finish has some chocolates but is mostly a smoky finish.

M: Medium/thick bodied with tingly carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

D: This beer is thick, creamy and very smooth. With the lower ABV I could drink this beer all day. The chocolate is nicely balanced with the malts and makes this a very delicious drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 01:30:56 | More by mavbrew
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Daktyls

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark chocolate brown, with a finger and a half of head which is nice and foamy. A very thick foam which is nice and bubbly leaving a fine lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Let me just say, wow. This beer smells amazing. Smells like a very smooth chocolate with milky notes and a faint floral hoppiness. There is also a very slight note of coffee in the aroma.

T: To be honest, I was a little disappointed by the taste after being so delighted by the nose. The tastes are the same as the nose, but seemed to be a slightly watered down version of the aroma. Chocolate-y notes with again a floral hoppiness that is moderately apparent.

M: Feels good on the tongue, not overly smooth, medium to light carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, I will easily finish this bomber and then promptly wish I had another. As other reviewers have noted, this would probably make an excellent beer to combine with some ice cream to make a nice float.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 23:51:59 | More by Daktyls
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Klym

California

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Watched the bartender pour this one from the tap and it came out like mud in comparison to the other beers he poured. Classic frothy nitro head. Beer is very dark-- really surprised this isn't an imperial stout.

S: Sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, grains, slightly curdled vanilla milk and a strong oatmeal character. Again really surprised this is a single stout, lots of aroma flowing from this.

T: Pretty much the same as the nose but less vanilla and the chocolate was a little more bitter than expected, which was actually welcome. Solid taste.

M: Like most nitros I kind of get torn because the head is so creamy it's hard for the body to match. Despite it being a common problem I really felt the beer itself was too watery for the taste and the head, it was really mismatching. Otherwise I thought the tastes spread well and it was pleasant to have in the mouth.

O: I honestly haven't enjoyed the vast majority of rogue beers I've had before but this one caught me off guard. It's not mind blowing, had some small flaws, and none of the tastes were entirely unfamiliar, but for a non-imperial stout I give this high marks.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-08-2011 05:39:26 | More by Klym
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reyna311

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-06-2014 19:19:30 | More by reyna311
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 04:46:56 | More by cackalacky
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted this 650ml bottle on July 13th 2007, best by 22/02/08.
It poured a luscious dark dark brown brew with a very nice tan head. No light coming through this one!
Smelled an inviting burnt coffee aroma. A very balanced (i.e. not overly sweet) chocolate flavour.
Very good smooth mouthfeel.
This fine beer deserves its reputation as a great chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 15:42:14 | More by JohnfromDublin
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 15:11:43 | More by shuajw
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-13-2012 23:21:38 | More by Tpsauer
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2012 01:18:47 | More by disemgrowler
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-01-2013 17:02:32 | More by kerry4porters
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-20-2013 03:22:30 | More by TwoForty
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-17-2014 18:02:23 | More by Keananmichael5
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Benvarine

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-12-2014 01:15:12 | More by Benvarine
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gunnerman

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bomber into a wheat glass, pours a jet black in color with a 2 inch foamy frothy carmel colored head, very impressive looking that leaves serious lacing on glass. Smell is of bitter sweet chocolate with hints of coffee thrown in there. Taste is just what I would expect, a chocolate coffee with a bit of bitterness thrown in, great after taste of strong espresso as well, very tasty and balanced. This is another fine drink from Rogue, I highly recommend this to any chocolate beer lover out there, two thumbs way up on this fine stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 23:07:36 | More by gunnerman
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craigmj7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-07-2012 12:29:05 | More by craigmj7
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2012 05:44:39 | More by KevdoggNasty
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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2012 00:02:26 | More by TerryB
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber with a chick holding a mug of Stout on the front. Poured a black brew with a deep brown head that didn't last long. The aroma is fairly mild with hints of roasted grains, chocolate, and herbal hops. The flavor is exceptional as this stout has a sweetness in the beginning just as chocolate itself has a sweet creamy inital flavor, while the beer then segues to a nice chocolate finish matched by roasted malt flavors. The mouthfeel is excellent in regards to carbonation but i believe that the body is a bit light. Very drinkable with spicy foods as an excellent contrast of flavors as the Stout cuts through the heat of the dish for the brief time that it is on your tongue then after you swallow the heat is back.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2004 04:33:17 | More by RenoZymurgist
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque black with a nice two finger caramel-colored head that dissipates slowly. Chocolate is evident in the smell, as it is in the taste. Just a fantastic experience. Creamy, smooth taste and the feel is lighter than one might expect, not dense by any stretch of the imagination. Totally drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 21:56:48 | More by techdiver
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ryanonline

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pitch black with a hue of ruby when held up to the light. a thin and rocky dark tan head and decent lacing.

smells strongly of dark chocolate and a bit of roastiness. sweet maltiness and maybe a hint of hops.

taste is the same with a bit more bitterness in the finish.

creamy on the tongue and a light spritz too.

good drinkability not very heavy, and doesn't destroy your palate, who could complain.

excellent example of a good stout. i haven't really decided whether or not i like rogue, I've had good and bad, but this is def one of the high points.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 03:13:19 | More by ryanonline
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle into a pint glass

A: 100% pitch black, though it looks like a little bit of a brown tone. Pours a huge dark beige head.

S: Dutch process cocoa, coffee, and a light cigar smoke aroma. Sweet chocolate syrup.

T: Brilliant. Light hop bitter finishes off what I can only describe as perfection. Toasty chocolate and nice malty depth. Flavor=perfect.

M: Rich but not overwhelmingly thick.

D: Nearly 100% perfect. Right there with Surly Coffee Bender and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 19:24:34 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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amart80

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-17-2011 02:32:09 | More by amart80
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,472 ratings.