Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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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
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured half of a bottle into my Duvel tulip. It pours a deep black hue that no light is getting through. Half a finger of light brown creamy bubbles makes up the head. Very light amount of lacing is left on the glass between sips.
Aroma is mostly toasted bread and sweey chocolate. There is also a hint of raisins and licorice. That's all I got out of this nose.
Taste is a nice roasty and bitter combination that has lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors. There is also some woody and coffee notes mixed in as well. A hint of sweetness right upfront but it is quickly gone.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Not a lot of carbonation and it adds to the smoothness of this beer. To me it is pretty mild but is still able to pack in a lot of flavor.
05-07-2011 05:23:10 | More by snpub540
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
A - Dark brown with a large off-white pillowly head. Retention is very good and nice lacing.
S - Roasted malt, chocolate, and a slight whiff of coffee.
T - Very sweet, tastes like you just ate a king-sized chocolate bar. There are a few other flavors in there as well. Roasted malt and coffee are also present.
M - Very creamy and moderate carbonation.
D - While I quickily downed the bomber, I'm not sure if I could drink another. The sweetness is seriously strong.
03-03-2009 01:44:18 | More by CMW
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Pours a very dark brown/jet black color with a nice thick and creamy, two finger dark tan head that slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing.
S: Strong scents of chocolates and roasted malts (to be expected). Also has slight hints of hops, which are really covered up by the chocolate but they are subtle.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, has massive roasted malt flavors followed up by the subtle chocolate feel. There seems to be very little hop presence in this beer. The finish has some chocolates but is mostly a smoky finish.
M: Medium/thick bodied with tingly carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.
D: This beer is thick, creamy and very smooth. With the lower ABV I could drink this beer all day. The chocolate is nicely balanced with the malts and makes this a very delicious drink.
01-14-2011 01:30:56 | More by mavbrew
3.95/5 rDev -5%
A: Watched the bartender pour this one from the tap and it came out like mud in comparison to the other beers he poured. Classic frothy nitro head. Beer is very dark-- really surprised this isn't an imperial stout.
S: Sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, grains, slightly curdled vanilla milk and a strong oatmeal character. Again really surprised this is a single stout, lots of aroma flowing from this.
T: Pretty much the same as the nose but less vanilla and the chocolate was a little more bitter than expected, which was actually welcome. Solid taste.
M: Like most nitros I kind of get torn because the head is so creamy it's hard for the body to match. Despite it being a common problem I really felt the beer itself was too watery for the taste and the head, it was really mismatching. Otherwise I thought the tastes spread well and it was pleasant to have in the mouth.
O: I honestly haven't enjoyed the vast majority of rogue beers I've had before but this one caught me off guard. It's not mind blowing, had some small flaws, and none of the tastes were entirely unfamiliar, but for a non-imperial stout I give this high marks.
07-08-2011 05:39:26 | More by Klym
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Tasted this 650ml bottle on July 13th 2007, best by 22/02/08.
It poured a luscious dark dark brown brew with a very nice tan head. No light coming through this one!
Smelled an inviting burnt coffee aroma. A very balanced (i.e. not overly sweet) chocolate flavour.
Very good smooth mouthfeel.
This fine beer deserves its reputation as a great chocolate stout.
07-18-2007 15:42:14 | More by JohnfromDublin
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
Pours an opaque black with a nice two finger caramel-colored head that dissipates slowly. Chocolate is evident in the smell, as it is in the taste. Just a fantastic experience. Creamy, smooth taste and the feel is lighter than one might expect, not dense by any stretch of the imagination. Totally drinkable and enjoyable.
10-14-2006 21:56:48 | More by techdiver
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured bomber into a wheat glass, pours a jet black in color with a 2 inch foamy frothy carmel colored head, very impressive looking that leaves serious lacing on glass. Smell is of bitter sweet chocolate with hints of coffee thrown in there. Taste is just what I would expect, a chocolate coffee with a bit of bitterness thrown in, great after taste of strong espresso as well, very tasty and balanced. This is another fine drink from Rogue, I highly recommend this to any chocolate beer lover out there, two thumbs way up on this fine stout.
08-14-2006 23:07:36 | More by gunnerman
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
22 oz. Bomber with a chick holding a mug of Stout on the front. Poured a black brew with a deep brown head that didn't last long. The aroma is fairly mild with hints of roasted grains, chocolate, and herbal hops. The flavor is exceptional as this stout has a sweetness in the beginning just as chocolate itself has a sweet creamy inital flavor, while the beer then segues to a nice chocolate finish matched by roasted malt flavors. The mouthfeel is excellent in regards to carbonation but i believe that the body is a bit light. Very drinkable with spicy foods as an excellent contrast of flavors as the Stout cuts through the heat of the dish for the brief time that it is on your tongue then after you swallow the heat is back.
09-13-2004 04:33:17 | More by RenoZymurgist
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
pitch black with a hue of ruby when held up to the light. a thin and rocky dark tan head and decent lacing.
smells strongly of dark chocolate and a bit of roastiness. sweet maltiness and maybe a hint of hops.
taste is the same with a bit more bitterness in the finish.
creamy on the tongue and a light spritz too.
good drinkability not very heavy, and doesn't destroy your palate, who could complain.
excellent example of a good stout. i haven't really decided whether or not i like rogue, I've had good and bad, but this is def one of the high points.
12-29-2009 03:13:19 | More by ryanonline
4.72/5 rDev +13.5%
Bomber bottle into a pint glass
A: 100% pitch black, though it looks like a little bit of a brown tone. Pours a huge dark beige head.
S: Dutch process cocoa, coffee, and a light cigar smoke aroma. Sweet chocolate syrup.
T: Brilliant. Light hop bitter finishes off what I can only describe as perfection. Toasty chocolate and nice malty depth. Flavor=perfect.
M: Rich but not overwhelmingly thick.
D: Nearly 100% perfect. Right there with Surly Coffee Bender and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat.
02-20-2011 19:24:34 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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