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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,509 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,509
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 196 | 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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Photo of CharlieMopps


3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brownish-black syrupy pour. Black body w/rich brown 1/4 in. head. No real lace to speak of.

S: Chocolate notes strong w/ coffee and malty aromas present, but not overpowering.

T: Heavier than expected coffee-like flavor, w/cocoa chocolate notes throughout. Toasty malt taste within, but not at the forefront. Smooth all-around, and similar in this regard to the hazelnut nectar.

M: Syrupy and sticky on the palate in the finish. Carbonation a little on the high side, but not bad for this particular brew.

D: Due to the sharper coffee notes, I might be inclined to keep it limited. Still, good for another, especially suited for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 07:40:55 | More by CharlieMopps
Photo of BigJTrucker


4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown/black color, as expected, with a foamy tan head that settles fairly quickly. Smell is all chocolate. Not really able to detect anything else, but that's okay. I love chocolate! Taste is also as expected heavy on the chocolate flavor, almost like they added chocolate syrup or copious amounts of cocoa to the beer. The cocoa flavor is very nice, gives it a kind of bakers chocolate flavor, without any noticeable roasted coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, possibly due to the oats used in the recipe, possibly due in part to Rogue's proprietary yeast. Whatever the cause, it is quite enjoyable. Drinkability is extremely high, unless you are just against chocolate flavor. Try it with ice cream as a float. It's delicious. Also, i've had the chance to try it on nitro before this, and i must say i prefer it from the bottle. Easily my new favorite beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 10:17:25 | More by BigJTrucker
Photo of AdmiralDiaz


4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: One of the most impressive features of the chocolate stout was the thick and long lasting head. It produced a head close to an inch think that stuck around for a good portion of the drink. I was surprised to see how dark and think looking this beer was, even when raised to light i couldn't see through it at all.

S: Roasted scents galore! the scent of roasted chocolate was a perfect indicator of what was to be enjoyed. A friend across the table told me i smelled like roasted chocolate!

T: Somehow tasted even better than it smelled. A very impressive taste of chocolate, roasted oats and barley the just the right amount of bitterness. The great taste keeps you enjoying every sip of this stout.

M: The only let down of the beer was that it wasn't as thick as i prefer, but that's just me, I'm sure many would find its thickness appropriate though. A smooth beer that allows for casual drinking.

D: A great stout that I look forward to buying again. I would have no problem having a couple of these tasty treats. This is my favorite Rogue beer to date, however I'm yet to try the Shakespeare Stout which i hear is just as impressive.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 07:32:53 | More by AdmiralDiaz
Photo of gskitt

New York

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black. I could see no penetrating light making its way through the bottle. A very dark head. A milk chocolate colored head. Smells of roasted malts, some bitter chocolate, honey even. Taste is a understated roasted malt combined with some charred notes. Has some carbonation which takes a little away for me. This is a very solid stout, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:13:57 | More by gskitt
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-28-2012 00:03:11 | More by Mdodge8837
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-06-2012 17:26:21 | More by vitters03
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger

New York

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

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. Pitch black in color with a thick rich head on top. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, and figs are on the forefront. Gulp. Thick in texture, creamy in a sort of way. The chocolate is the star and is not shy about it. One of the better stouts I ever had the pleasure of sipping. Very drinkable and very recommendable. Will try again soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 02:14:12 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
Photo of JamFuel


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-11-2012 08:17:28 | More by JamFuel
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-04-2012 06:20:14 | More by mantissa
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-21-2013 03:27:24 | More by FINLANDski_1619
Photo of bluegrassbrew


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

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black with a 1finger tan head that leaves great sheets of lace.

Smell is like chocolate milk.

Taste is loads of chocolate at first. Followed by some hoppy notes. Finishes roasty.

Solid mouthfeel.

Overall, a very tasty stout. Chocolate and roastiness make for a nice brunch beer or a tasty dessert. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2007 04:23:15 | More by bluegrassbrew
Photo of gonzo46and2


3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a tan head that lasted a while.

Aroma is sweet chocolate kind of like cocoa. Little bite of coffee in the background.

Taste is sweet and robust. Full of chocolate and coffee tones.

Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy sweet. Soft carbonation.

Great chocolate stout. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 00:35:46 | More by gonzo46and2
Photo of engagechad


3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was purchased as a single from Corks and Kegs in Richmond, VA - poured into a Victory tulip

This beer poured great with an incredible head and rocky foam. Lacing was sticky. Smelled of faint chocolate, I'm not getting the overwhelming amount of chocolate like others have. Head comes back after agitation. The aromas get sweeter as the beer warms closer to room temp but still very mild in my opinion.

Feels great. Smooth without feeling too thick. Quite drinkable but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 02:31:34 | More by engagechad
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-05-2012 02:07:00 | More by demgoth
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-09-2013 11:11:25 | More by smonice
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-18-2013 23:50:06 | More by OleDixie
Photo of Ahhdball


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this at my favorite grocrey shopping mega-plex, Jungle Jims. I waited a little while to try it with someone but he never came around (Rick!), ahh well, more for me.

It poured slowly and full of chocolate and coffee hints. The hint of the chocolate was stronger than the coffee but not overpowering. It left good lace around my glass as one drink led to another.

Better than most Chocolate Stouts but I am still having a tough time getting Chocolate and Coffee to taste good together. Don't get me wrong I liked this beer but I like a bit more stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2003 11:05:42 | More by Ahhdball
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-09-2011 22:29:03 | More by NHSTEVE
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2013 23:52:59 | More by NastyNate11
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-18-2013 07:59:23 | More by brewskis4drewski
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-31-2014 04:07:19 | More by AHeaston8
Photo of jwhawkins81


3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Aroma - Roasted malts like crystal malts to be specific.

Appearance - Dark brown with a brown tan head that quickly dissipated.

Taste - Roasted malt and then tons of bitter hops and chocolate. Maybe too much bitterness for my taste. I think I'm too sensitive to hops to enjoy this beer. Not enough of the roasted malts to redeem this for me.

Notes - Good mouthfeel with a decent level of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 18:26:54 | More by jwhawkins81
Photo of budsandsuds8


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-16-2014 15:38:41 | More by budsandsuds8
Photo of Pando


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-08-2012 20:03:41 | More by Pando
Photo of LincolnHawk


3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-27-2013 01:20:20 | More by LincolnHawk
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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