Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,792
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 300
Gots: 305 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of DESTRO
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ive been looking for this forever, the day has come, my panties are creamed, and here she is in all her glory. pitch black baby. small bubbly brown head that dies down to a ring, leaves a nice lace. huge cocoa smell, dark chocolates, just damn wonderful. taste? huge chocolate everywhere, dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, roasted/burnt malt, a decent amount of bitterness from the hops, the aftertase is pure joy, leaving the sense that you just had an iced expresso. a little creamy and really smooth, but it finishes crisp and a bit dry. interesting mouthfeel indeed. a down right awesome brew. just like the name says, its a chocolate beast, so dont expect anything different. this one gets a goat thrown \m/. a head bang AND an "ace of spades" dedication.

$3.49 a bomber.

Photo of Loki
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a 650 mL bottle with a lovely lady on the front and great ingredient and other info printed on the bottle.

Smelled exactly like chocolate whoppers candy. That's all I got, whoppers candy through and through.

Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, and oats. Exactly like whoppers candy, the label says chocolate truffles, but I've never had chocolate truffles so I say whoppers candies. Also had tastes of oatmeal and hops.

Medium-high body with decent, but not great mouthfeel. A beautiful chocolate stout and a chocolate lovers wet dream.

Photo of tayner
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle

Poured dark, dark brown with tan head

Smelled of chocolate (as the name would imply) and roasted malts.

Tasted of bitter chocolate, earthy hops, and roasted malts. fairly good balance, although slightly bitter for me.

fairly thick, but not oily and not too tongue coating.

Drinkability at 6% is very good, alcohol not dominant, but i am not a huge fan of the bitterness in this one.

Photo of thetomG
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very nice dark brown pour with gorgeous layer of tan head that lingers slightly but leaves very little lacing behind.

Smell is dark baking chocolate. Flavor is similar but tastes a bit more like chocolate milk/cocoa powder. Also just enough hoppy bitterness in the finish to balances out the sweetness.

Could be just a tad more thick & creamy, but other than that the mouthfeel is very nice. I would probably drink this again.

Photo of rabiddawg
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours with a finger and a half of head of milk chocolate colored foam. Beer is black as night, nothing getting through this puppy!

Smell- Roasted cocoa malt and a touch of coffee.

Taste- First struck by a taste of tasty hops that quickly subsides to a delicious chocolate milkshake. I am not kidding, this tastes remarkably choclatey and is delicious, slightly bitter on the aftertaste but very much a chocolate lovers delight.

Mouthfeel- No what I would expect for a stout, surprisingly thin. A thicker brew here would go better with the heavier flavors.

Drinkability- On the flip side of a light stout it is more drinkable, one of the few stouts I could have more than one of.

Photo of m1ked
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finished my Easter festivities (read: eating) with this and some Scharfenberger chocolate.

A- Pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Lace clinging to the high edges of the glass, leaving lace rings around the glass as the volume goes down. Looks something like a lake drying up leaving rings along the way down.

S- Roasted coffee/espresso mingled with dark chocolate. Smokey wood with chocolate, makes me think of camping and S'mores.

T- Bittersweet dark chocolate with that smokey woodiness. Ends with a creamy chocolate milkiness.

M- Smooth, creamy. great carbonation that is crisp and soft in the same swallow.

D- This is one of my favorite styles, and this is a great representative. I could easily drink many of these any time, any place. And with the Scharfenberger, I am telling you!

Photo of TLove
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the best winter stouts I have had to date. The complexity is there, the flavor is there, and the taste is therre.

Appearance is very dark brown. Looks like motor oil in the glass but, as pouring, has a very murky quality to it.

Smell is very complex. The chocolate is there, but one has to search beneath the roasted oats, the tumeric and nutmeg, and the bitterness of mature hops to get at it.

The taste is very very good. The longer it sits in the mouth, the more the flavors mix, roll, and come out. The spices, the sweetness of brown sugar, light smoked meats, the bitter dark chocolate, and the round oats combine for an incredible flavor.

Very drinkable. Heavy, but the finish is just as complex and full as the rest of the beer.

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

Pours the colour of night with a light mocha head which sat and lingered like froth on a cappucino. Smell is of roasted malts and Chocolate almost like an Ovaltine gone Adult. The taste is of Roasted malts at first then the chocolate slides in and dominates, just enough hops come in to dry out the palate and keep everything in line. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with the flavours lingering around long enough to keep the smile on your face. Drinkability is good although they could fill you up quick. Overall a killer Chocolate beer. I give it the edge over the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock because the chocolate character is more subtle and refined.

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with moderate to light carbonation and a nice, dark tan head. Good retention.

Aroma is very chocolately, with a bit of creamy, vanilla scent and just the faintest hint of hops. Very pleasant.

Taste is sweet with vanilla and chocolate flavors dominating. A touch of roasty malt and just a bit of hops at the finish to give a nice, slightly bitter and dry finish. The best chocolate flavored beer I have ever had.

Mouthfeel is very nice and creamy, but not too thick. Just carbonated to give it a little life.

This is an excellent stout that captures all I have been looking for in a chocolate stout with complex flavors and oat creaminess. Delicious!

Photo of infi
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 22 oz. bomber (eek!)

Poured into a nonic pint.

Pours a typical stout color with some hints of ruby red, especially when held towards the light. A nice frothy tan head emerges from the brew with incredible head retention and leaves copious amounts of stringy lacing all over the glass. Very impressive. The nose is predominantly hit with huge waves of cocoa powder and chocolate syrup. All of the Cascade hops seem to have been completely overpowered in aroma.

How does a 3-year old bottle of Chocolate Stout taste? Let's find out..

Niiice. A nice shallow hop bite at first, but eases into this incredibly smooth and bready chocolate goodness. The cocoa powder on top makes this very reminiscent of NesQuik, my preferred drink as a kid. Surprised to find that there's still an boozy characteristic towards the end, even after all that aging. Still very appeasing overall.

Mouthfeel is more light-bodied and carbonated than I would have liked, but still goes down smoothly. Drinkability is probably higher than what it would be at its genesis in 2007. The hop bitterness is unnoticeable and the amplified chocolate and cocoa makes for a beautiful smoothness. Definitely dispelled all my apprehension about buying this bottle, especially due to its brewing year, but now I'm glad to have been proven wrong. Quality!

Photo of wcintula
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully black with a big chocolate colored head that's makes good use of the oats in the beer and sticks all the way down the glass. The smell is a strong chocolate/cocoa smell, enjoy it, don't look for much else. The taste is pretty light, as is the body, which is an unfortunate surprise after seeing and smelling it. It's a chocolate taste, with the roasted malts very noticeable, finishing bitter. This beer is very good, but isn't quite perfected yet.

Photo of tln13
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Doyle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of drh1382
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of wembly13
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ba Review #210
Served On: 08/15/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Grabbed this one at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA back on my birthday last year (December). The 22oz. bomber has been in my cellar until today.

Look: Poured a pitch black with a huge 3-finger rocky tan head. Carbonation level was undetectable through the black color. Overall appearance was fantastic.

Smell: Notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some earthy hops came through with some hints of juniper. A maple scent was also noticeable.

Taste: First was a sweet rustic character reminiscent of a burning pile of dry fall leaves. The middle was a smooth black coffee with a semisweet dark chocolate that lead into a dull roasted finish that eventually became more of a charred oak note.

This was a wonderful stout. I was expecting a little more sweetness, but the charred character was actually rather interesting. I can’t speak to what the cellar actually did for the beer, but it certainly didn’t seem to hurt anything.

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Black as motor oil with a big beautiful brown soapy head, 2 fingers high. Just looking at makes me thirsty.

Strong chocolate odor, very, very sweet, like cocoa. Slight roasted aroma as well.

Beautiful thick body with a smooth mouthfeel, excellent. This is what a stout should be like. Delicious chocolate taste with the slightest bitterness, perfect. Leaves a very nice roasted aftertaste.

This is an awesome stout that I will definitely buy again. TRY IT!

Photo of Antnyd82
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of heebes
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle

Pours black with a tan head which dissipates rather quickly. The nose is chocolate mostly with faint auromas of roasted malt and oat. Taste is a very smooth drinking delicious stout, some bitterness upfront then the expected chocolate in the middle followed by a somewhat dry finish. Creamy and heavy mouthfeel. Easy on the palatte and certainly drinkable.

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sweisel80
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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