Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured a dark black with no translucent edges to be seen. Dark mahogany head that was about half finger and foamy; did not retain well.
Smell was pure malt chocolate, with roasted cookies and raw cocoa in there.
Taste was better still, with dark chocolate followed by a milky cocoa, which was then balanced by a nice happy middle that kept the beer from becoming alcoholic nesquik.
Mouthfeel was thick and smooth, although a bit thinner than the other stouts I've reviewed recently. Drinkability was phenomenal, as the abv somehow yielded so much taste that I don't know how they did it. Really awesome, affordable beer.
02-07-2011 03:36:23 | More by madvermin
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
Kind of surprised with this one. Was expecting a creamier brew. This one is a standard American stout, done very well, but for me it doesn't totally live up to the name. The chocolate is there, but it's very bittersweet. I say baker's chocolate and really high percentage cacao bars. A whole different kind of bitter compared to hops, but quite bitter. No doubt it's a unique one, and a very good one, but as far as chocolate stouts go, Young's handily beats this one because it is brewed in the milk/sweet style, which I think lends itself better to the chocolate. I feel like I'm kind of underscoring it, but you get my point.
08-18-2012 06:53:37 | More by TheRealBigC
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Nearly black body. Magnificent tan head is creamy and uneven on the top and large-bubbled on the bottom. Yeasty aroma with a deep noseful of chocolate.
Burning, thin, and raspy in the mouth, with just a slice of cool creaminess coming through before you swallow. Interesting mixture of sensations. I would prefer a bit more thickness in the mouth, but I cannot find it in me to condemn this beer because of that wonderful mixture of raspiness and cream.
This is definitely a beer that you will not want to serve too cold. It just got better and better as it warmed.
11-25-2003 15:35:25 | More by Darkale
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
A=deep dark opaque brown, with little 1/2 finger head that laces well
S=cocoa and chocolate on the nose, some hops crispness in the back
T=again cocoa and chocolate, with bitterness and crispness on the finish
M=crisp carbonation, very tight, with some slight oiliness on the finish
D=not real drinkable for me due to the sweetness and chocolaty flavors, but good for the designed taste.
11-21-2009 04:53:53 | More by jacobseyb
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
One of my absolute favorite desert beers. This is pure chocolate. It pours a nice thick black with a very creamy tan head. Smell is full of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste was initially super chocolatey but later other flavors came out to play. I get faint notes of coffee and a general roasted flavor out of this as well. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is great as this is thick and creamy. Drinkability suffers a little as just 1 of these leaves me completely satiated.
04-17-2004 22:16:32 | More by soper2000
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a dark brown that its almost black. A huge chocolate milk head that dies slow with spotty lacing. Nose is a chocolaty as I have ever smelled. Huge on chocolate and cocoa, roastyness comes through with a nice bitter hop finish but a chocolate linger. Silky smooth in the mouth and not thick like an impy. Drinkable but more than one of these treats would be much. Absolutly the best chocolate stout I have had.
11-01-2007 03:49:09 | More by franksnbeans
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Bomber to tulip.
A: Chocolate Stout pours black, with dark brown around the edges. There's a large tan head with decent retention.
S: Wow. One of the best smelling beers out there. Milk chocolate dominates (as opposed to the dark chocolate you usually get in these stouts). It's complimented by coffee, a light but distinct hoppiness, and a slight musty aroma. Outstanding.
T/M: Not as legendary as the aroma, but still very nice. The sweet milk chocolate still dominates, but this beer is far more bitter than I'd expect. It's a combination of roasted grain and hoppy bitterness. The sweet and bitter play together nicely at first, but the bitterness combined with the mouth coating end up being a bit much by the end of the bomber.
D: It's nice to find a stout with so much flavor and aroma that's this (relatively) low in ABV, but the bitterness and mouth coating make the last bit of the bomber somewhat difficult.
12-24-2010 14:00:53 | More by CharlatanSin
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
06-07-2010 23:51:59 | More by Daktyls
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Sampled at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio. Poured from a 24 oz bomber into a standard pint glass.
A - Poured pitch black with a perfect creamy tan head. Plenty of lacing.
S - Dominated by roasted malts and dark chocolate, as expected.
T - Again, dominated by roasted malts and dark chocolate. Make that LOTS of dark chocolate! A small touch of hop bitterness came through in the finish.
M - Full-bodied, thick and wet on the palate. It left a slight aftertaste of dark chocolate, which I'm definitely not complaining about!
D - This is an amazing stout, and I'll definitely be having it again.
07-25-2008 17:51:18 | More by pwsoldier
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from 650ml bottle into a Canada pint glass...
A - Poures black with a 3 finger frothy brown head. Good head retention, and lacing on this one...
S - Dark chocolate assaults the nose with a full on attack. This one smells of dessert. Also pick up faint notes of coffee...
T - Dark roasted malts followed by a chocolate bitterness. Not the most intricate beer I have tasted, but still very tasty...
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Was expecting a more thick and creamy mouthful. Was a little thin for my likings...
D - A definite dessert beer, and something I will be revisiting in the future...
Cheers to Rogue for coming through with another solid beer, and to all you Canucks out there for making exceptional glassware...
09-03-2010 23:15:37 | More by comfortablynumb1
2.6/5 rDev -37.5%
Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown with a quite thick light brown head.
Aroma: Mild chocolate tones dominate. All other aromas are quite muted.
Taste: Lots of carbonation takes away from the chocolate(which is detectable) and any other flavors that might be present.
Mouthfeel: Unimpressive, IMO. Too much carbonation creates an unwanted, flavorless void.
Drinkability: Not at all excited about this one. Doesn't live up to the hype IMO. Won't try again.
12-10-2003 15:46:13 | More by winomark
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured a bomber into my pint glass.
A- Motor oil black, thick pour. Chocolate and tan head that is very compressed with thousands upon thousands of bubbles. Almost 3 fingers worth of head. Leaves a little bit of lacing down the glass.
S- Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Slight hint of mint.
T- Burnt coffee beans up front. Big malty backbone that finishes the flavor. Chocolate? Chocolate, eh, maybe more in the smell then in the taste IMO. Still a good tasting stout but I was expecting more of a chocolate taste.
M- Good amount of carbonation, medium bodied. Fairly smooth. Low abv doesnt dry mouth out which is good.
D- Pretty drinkable, not overly thick, refreshing and good amount of carbonation. I've had better stouts. I've also had Rogue chipotle ale which I thought represented a "heat" taste more so than this "chocolate" stout. A good stout don't get me wrong, I just wish the chocolate was more evident.
10-06-2010 22:20:43 | More by haazer
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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