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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,825 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,825
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 320
Gots: 341 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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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Photo of brendaniel
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an espresso brown with a dark rich head. Aromas were strong - especially the bitter chocolate. Flavors were rich dark malts, more bitter chocolate and subtle wood flavors. Full bodied flavors with a finish that lasts - this was a great one. Terrific dessert beer!

Photo of zachattack555
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Realale
1.88/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Opaque black. No highlights. Small dark brown head.

Sweet, low-quality milk chocolate on the nose (someone at the blind tasting said Whitman's buttercreams and they were right). Definitely buttery as well. Quite nutty too. Cloying and gross.

Surprisingly light on the palate. Lots of bitterness, and a touch of burnt malt flavor. Needs body badly. Mouthfeel is OK, length is, unfortunately, average.

Tasted blind at the 12/14/03 St. Louis BA tasting.

Photo of whoneeds8
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium chalice black with a thick tan head, good retention and lacing all the way down. The scent is strong of cocoa nibs and dark chocolate. The taste is much similar to the scent. The cocoa leaves a bit of a rough texture to the mouthfeel and leaves an extra dryness to it at the end of the palatte.

Photo of Dools9
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint...

A: Dark black in color, produces a creamy two finger light brown head. Leaves patchy lacing and retains very well.

S: Milk chocoalte, roasty malts, slightest coffee smell but predominantly sugary chocoalte. Smell is more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Bittersweet bakers chocolate, roasted malts, hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Extremly smooth and creamy.
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O: Wonderful tasting beer. Drinks more like a desert. A bit filling but very, very tasty. Definitely reccommended if you like your stouts

Photo of abcsofbeer
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one from a 22oz bottle with no freshness date to speak of. Pours the blackest brew color I have witnessed so far. There is a very nice creamy brown head about a finger high that leaves wonderful sheets of Belgian lace on the glass sides.

The aroma is as expected from the name, very chocolatey, much like a candy bar. It is accompanied by a sweet caramel and buttery aroma.

The taste can only be described one way, chocolate followed by a mild and nicely added bitterness that is a combination of malts and hops. There is a slight hint of biscuit and bread in there as well. Overall, a very pleasant beer to drink and very well made.

Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of johunnic
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of robieobie1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tappangordo
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ToddT
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark black color with a thin tan head, the head fades quickly to a ring and leaves a few spots of lace on the glass.

S- Bittersweet chocolate, with hints of floral hops and notes of roasted malt.

T- Nice notes of chocolate right away, slightly bitter to start then mildly sweet. Floral hops and roasted malt balance things out in the middle and the finish is a final note of bittersweet chocolate with a hint of hop bitterness.

M- More than medium in body and low in carbonation, a creamy and silky smooth texture to this one.

O- Great chocolate taste, no notes of coffee present just chocolate goodness. An easy drinker and at 6.0% ABV one that you could have more than one of.

Notes: Review is for a cask conditioned gravity pour firkin.

Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Dmann
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is dessert in a bottle! It poured a jet black color with a dark brown head that settled into a pillow of foam after about 1 min. The smell was all chocolate, just like sniffing the inside of a truffle. The taste was just amazing with a great chocolate sweetness and just enough hops to balance out the flavor. This is one that could be enjoyed with cake or ice cream or just by its self. What a beer!

Photo of splendidsplinter
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BigBarley
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out thick, jet black, with a finger of tan, bubbly head, immediately recedes to foam tracings

S - Sweet, milk chocolate profile, with vanilla right beneath, malt profile of roasted nature sits boldly behind it all. Surprisingly sweet aroma, almost 90% pure chocolate scent

T - Bitter, roasty flavor comes out on top, sort of an oaky black character, with a chocolatey sweetness hovering behind it all. Roasted stout flavor all over, not as much chocolate as a dark coffee stout profile.

M - Plenty thick, somewhat syrupy, active foam carbonation. Good and chewy, doesn't disappoint on mouthfeel.

O - Good beer. Great beer, in fact. Just didn't deliver much on it's promise. Did it smell chocolatey? Oh yes. Did it taste chocolatey? ...perhaps. Same as most stout, it had that roasted, dark chocolate character. But unfortunately, it wasn't much of anything special. The smell was more exciting and new than the flavor, but the flavor still stood up as a strong, enjoyable stout. I will drink this again, but not when I'm in the mood for strong chocolate notes

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of hanco005
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have waited so long to try this. The bottle has a woman holding a mug of the brew and a big smile on her face. A red bandana adorns her neck and she smiles at me as she knows I am getting ready to enjoy it. The bottle boasts of being made with imported chocolate. The bottle also claims it is made with Pacman Yeast…I never was never any good at PacMan….but Ms. PacMan is another story. I know, shut up and review it for crying out loud.

650ml bottle into a pint glass, but not all at once, mind you.

A—dark brown and thick, 2 inch cocoa colored thick mushroom like head, which slowly fades into a thin dusting on the top. A massive thick lacing remains on the glass, like a cocoa cloud.

S—all I can smell is gourmet dark chocolate, very sweet and inviting. I am trying to smell other scents, but can’t.

T—strong bittersweet chocolate taste, not near as sweet as the smell. The bottle says “an earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish”…Yes, indeed (although I am not really tasting the oats). This is wonderful!

M—thick and chewy, mild carbonation.

D—Absolutely wonderful. The bittersweet chocolate flavors make this one great. Any more sweetness would ruin it. Outstanding! Couldn’t drink more than this bottle, though. It is incredibly thick. A great dessert brew!

Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of budsandsuds8
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice stout! This is probably the best brew I've had from Rogue overall.

Pours a deep and rich black with a thin dark brown head that fizzles into nothing after a bit but leaves a bit of a crown throughout. Smell is of dark chocolate, sweet and creamy smelling, malty, maybe a bit of cherry or molasses in the background. Taste follows suit but adds a bit of a coffee flavor along with a certain almost dairy flavor. A bit bitter, but in a good way I think.

Overall I'm very impressed!

Slàinte!

Photo of Buggies
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can you say about this one really. Smells like chocolate and tastes like chocolate. With that being said, nothing is really over the top. It also has other features that make it great.

It has the nice typical bitter punch from the highly roasted grains in a stout. Yet, there is an underlying earthiness that this beer has. It gives it a little extra special something between the upfront chocolate and the ending bitter bite.

The flavors get back a little as it warms. But could can wait for it to warm?

Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,825 ratings.