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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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outstanding

3,825 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,825
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 320
Gots: 342 | FT: 3
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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Photo of heresy22
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of UA8
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep and rich and dark brown, with a light brown head.

S- Kicks in with a huge Swiss Miss hot chocolate scent. There's a slight backing of yeast notes and dark roasted malts.

T- Lead with big hot cocoa taste, moves on to rich toasted, and finished with bitter herbal hops.

M- Moderate viscosity, could be quite a bit more dense. Carbonation is low with a fine texture.

D- A very nice chocolate stout, which if it were just a touch more viscous could be great.

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

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a ruby-red-tinted black, opaque, with significant highlights when held up to the light. Topped by a large foamy and creamy tan head.

Mouthwatering aroma of chocolate truffles dominates the nose, to the point that it's difficult to get much of anything else out of it. But the chocolate aroma is so good, I don't care. Very minimal roast; color of the beer is about the only thing telling me this is a stout.

Chocolate, of course, on the palate, with a touch of minerality hinting at a dry Irish stout. Finishes with a light bitterness closely associated with cold hour-old medium-roast coffee. Sweet on the whole, but thankfully not cloying. Thinnish in body, but not watery; somehow, the thinness seems associated with the "natural chocolate flavoring added," but I can't specify why that is. Very drinkable, regardless. Indeed, doesn't taste like a beer with natural flavor added.

Not the best chocolate-infused stout I've had, but a solid offering, especially since this isn't an imperial.

Photo of elcrawl
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of crowbar540
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AApparel
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheCondor
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

This was the last of the beers I picked up at the liquor store the other day on my super special beer run. I drink Coors on a day to day basis, but drink the good stuff like this when the mood strikes me. Needless to say, I was sad this was the last one I had. Side poured with mild aggression from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful deep brown color with a magnificent, two finger caramel color head that lasts a few minutes and actually leaves a little lacing. Standard Rogue packaging, which is always good. Beautiful looking presentation.

Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, deliciousness, vanilla, and sweetness. The smell is right up front, no deception here.

Taste - Almost like an alcoholic chocolate milk. The delicious roasted malts and chocolate balance each other out nicely, keeping the sweetness from getting too out of control. Other flavors such as vanilla play bit roles on the palate, but the malts and chocolate are primary. And they are delicious

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, and thick. The same qualities I like in a woman I like in a beer, and this has it.

Overall - Drink this beer immediately, preferably with your buddies or by yourself in front of a fire on a cold night. It is excellent.

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bible black as a fluffy frothy long lived sculptured head wells up from the surface. The tan-brown head reminds me of a meringue and indeed it's atop what's close to a dessert.

The nose pours forth with an avalanche of chocolate or cocoa. It reminds me of the smell of Hershey's cocoa-- the main ingredient in "hot chocolate". But it's not just cocoa-- the nose wells forth with wafts of hops, toasted malt, raisin flavor and caramel.

Flavor is memorable-- from now on every time I see the bottle the full bodied "up front and center stage" flavor will come to mind. Tons of everything- hops bitterness, but in style, chocolate of course, sweet malt, raisin and caramel. But the flavor isn't just a cavalcade of the above ingredients. It's rounded and well balanced so that all of the flavor ingredients work together to build the overall mouthfeel.

Mouthfeel is like swallowing velvet. It's extremely smooth and slides down- I love oysters on the half shell.. if you do too you'll know what I mean.

Drinkability -superior, the comparatively low ABV coupled with the "warm fuzzy blanket" like flavor profile make this a beer that I could enjoy for the entire evening- only to notice I've put down a half gallon!

Be warned-- this beer should be enjoyed on it's own. I can't think of a dish, besides chocolate mousse that this beer would complement.

Photo of Harkrank
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of travolta
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: black with a tan head. Head form and retention was like a root beer float. Rocky and thick.

Nose: Milk chocolate, creamy vanilla bean

Taste: Spring greens, earthy, oats, lite sweet chocolate, smotth truffle.

Notes: This was a very good stout. I love the chocolate as being an aftertaste. This chocolate was not over powering, but right where it needs to be. I was not impressed with the price, but I was impressed with the quality and taste.

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 Seanstoppable
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug a jet black with a finger's worth of thick chocolate colored head. Soft chocolate smell, like an Aero bar, as opposed to a thicker, darker, sweeter chocolate. Taste is creamy smooth chocolate. Again I am reminded of Aero. No bitterness, excessive sweetness or anything else off putting. Surprisingly light and smooth, I wouldn't guess this is a stout if I tried it blindfolded. Overall very delicious and the best chocolate stout I have had.

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of diamondc
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First off.. the aroma of this beer is heavenly. Dark chocolate with macadamia nuts and pieces of orange zest come to mind. My friend who doesnt really dig beer at all loved the smell of this one. The appearance was very nice with fluffy head and hardly any lacing. The taste was great.. chocolate as expected with a little bitterness. This beer is basically a dessert in a bottle. Not sure if I'd drink this all night, but after a three course meal this would be perfect.

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of edwardkersh
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hopsaplenty
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, no date info

Pours with a thick, latte-colored head of mixed-size bubbles that slowly settles to a skim coat leaving a single line of lacing. Deep, dark black with mahogany highlights at the edges. The smell is thick and inviting, filled with roastiness and a sweet chocolate aroma similar to a warm brownie or Hershey's syrup. The taste is roasty bitterness up front that gives way to clear as a bell chocolate, slightly bittersweet bakers chocolate, but with a touch of milk chocolate sweetness. There is a creamy creaminess present as well. The roast chocolate notes linger in the mouth. Full bodied and also surprisingly light, with almost no carbonation, but this works. Perhaps not a session beer, this one is highly drinkable and is a wonderful accompaniment with rich desserts.

Photo of DESTRO
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
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
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
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
3.35/5  rDev -19.3%
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
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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 NOLANDMAN
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of corywalston
3.16/5  rDev -23.9%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,825 ratings.