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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,874 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,874
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 332
Gots: 385 | 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:
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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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BigBarley
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
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 mrjez
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

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 budsandsuds8
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
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
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
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 jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Very dark in color, with a creamy and lasting espresso-colored head. Smells of chocolate, nice and rich. Taste is full of milky chocolate, well-rounded and very, very good. Nice touch of hops, too, and their bitterness makes for a dry, almost dark chocolate like finish. Easy to drink, and prettty much wonderful. I'm a big fan.

This was a great dessert on Thanksgiving, too.

Photo of rabiddawg
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of yankeeheel
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, beautiful, ink black with a rather active espresso colored head. Maximal lacing and good retention. Smells overtly of chocolate and coffee. This is shaping up nicely. Taste wise it is a home run. Huge waves of coffee, slightly burnt, and chocolate malt enbalm your mouth. This stuff is desert and that's just how I'm having it. Finshes slightly dry with a nice sweetly astringent quality to it. Mouthfeel is rather big but quite enjoyable. God help me if I ever find this on tap.

Photo of Joshpu
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of heresy22
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Pours a jet black color with a minimal, finely textured tan head. Aroma of chocolate cocoa with a light hoppiness. Very thick and creamy looking which follows onto the palate as well. Lush body coats the tongue with a pleasant, not overbearing chocolate flavor. Slight hints of toasted malt lend a smoky, burnt overtone to the flavor. Not overly sweet with a fairly dry finish. A very nice brew to relax and sip. I'd definitely buy this one again.

Photo of HungarianCount
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Dbot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Morockm
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SpecialK088
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a willy

A-Dark black, doesn't get any darker than this one. Nice head holds the top the whole time, smooth and creamy in the middle and slightly thinner to the edges

S-Chocolate sweetness domainates as expected but you can also get some hop rich malt notes.

T-Bitter dark chocolate front middle and finish, nice and bitter and extremly rich

M-Medium body and may be even a tad overcarbonated but overall very smooth and easy to drink

D-Easy to drink and at 6.99 for the 750 I could easily see me picking this up every once in a while.

Photo of APH
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of goz
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep opaque black, with a quickly diminishing small creamy tan head which leaves a minimum of lacing. Aroma is nice and full of dark bakers chocolate. Flavor is similar, with dark (maybe a semi-sweet) bakers chocolate being dominant, and a hint of hops bitterness in the end. Body is smooth, creamy, and slick. Goes down quite easy, great with desert, or maybe by itself for desert.

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,874 ratings.