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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,597
Reviews: 1,841
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 262
Gots: 230 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-10-2012 03:31:20 | More by headyhopzhead
Photo of madvermin


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
Photo of TheRealBigC


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
Photo of UnderPressure

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-07-2011 16:00:55 | More by UnderPressure
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-05-2014 00:04:46 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
Photo of Darkale


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
Photo of jacobseyb


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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2013 03:37:11 | More by tgatort
Photo of soper2000


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
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-16-2014 15:38:41 | More by budsandsuds8
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-04-2013 23:46:38 | More by bcerv-ca
Photo of franksnbeans


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
Photo of CharlatanSin


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
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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
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2012 20:36:32 | More by GeoCait


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-06-2014 03:38:09 | More by NOLANDMAN
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-29-2012 20:38:36 | More by brewdude1982
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 04:46:56 | More by cackalacky
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-20-2013 03:22:30 | More by TwoForty
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-08-2014 21:35:48 | More by Jotora
Photo of pwsoldier


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
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-16-2013 03:56:01 | More by doowhat
Photo of comfortablynumb1


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
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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
Photo of haazer


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
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