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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,476 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,476
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 245
Gots: 183 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2012 01:53:19 | More by Mlawrence
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-12-2013 15:51:29 | More by kwkdmk
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-27-2013 01:20:20 | More by LincolnHawk
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-15-2014 23:42:35 | More by alostplot
Photo of YonderWanderer


4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown/black color with a thick tan head. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of bitter cocoa in the nose. Very appealing.

T: Outstanding. Delicious chocolate flavors run amok throughout this one, balanced by some nice roasted grains. This is damn tasty!

M: Smooth, almost creamy, with an excellent finish.

D: This is one of the finest chocolate stouts I have ever had, far and away. Tasty, and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 22:05:49 | More by YonderWanderer
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-08-2012 03:41:01 | More by meltroha
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2012 01:44:05 | More by yaksurf
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-11-2012 08:17:28 | More by JamFuel
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-09-2011 22:29:03 | More by NHSTEVE
Photo of BeefyMee


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Appearance: Black as night. Darkish head that retained fairly well.

Smell: Mmmmm, chocolate.

Taste: No surprises here, just a thick, huge chocolatey flavor. Not overdone, although it tastes like massive amounts of chocolate were used in making the beer. A well balanced beer is evident behind the chocolate, especially in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Like no other. So rich and velvety that I was taken aback at first sip. Try the beer for this, if nothing else.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Dangerously drinkable. I just don't think I can take so many of these in a row.

A fantastic beer and a very unique flavored stout. I will definitely buy this again, even though it lightened the wallet a little.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2004 05:52:33 | More by BeefyMee
Photo of Douglas14


4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Poured from a 22oz bomber about 99% completely black. The head is a full thick brown that stays pretty well and leaves good webbing.

Smells intensely like a fine dark chocolate bar.

The taste is exactly what you expect it to be - chocolaty, very, very chocolaty! Hints of coffee come out as well and possibly some fruit? (raspberry's???) It is very creamy and smooth. This is exactly what i wanted in a beer.

Easily in my top 3 favorite beers of all time. Highly recommended to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2007 23:37:15 | More by Douglas14
Photo of EvilKeith


4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, dark brown. In the glass it could easily be mistaken for being black in color. Light is not capable of passing through this one.
The head is mocha in color and would look right at home on a rootbeer float. The lace hangs in sheets.

Smell is unsweetened cocoa, dark roasted malts with smoky and toasted notes.

Taste is all about the chocolate. Not sweet, more of a dry cocoa flavor. Cocoa flavored aftertaste, not unpleasant.

Full bodied, potentially a meal all by itself. Creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is rather subdued.

I have tried other chocolate stouts, to date none have been in the same league as this one by Rogue. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 01:19:12 | More by EvilKeith
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-17-2011 04:46:56 | More by webbcreative
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-02-2013 19:45:58 | More by Metz
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2013 04:39:36 | More by buddha5050
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-31-2013 05:19:41 | More by CaptainPancakes
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-02-2013 22:44:38 | More by imperiallibations
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a very thick, black color with a monstrous dark-brown head.

Aroma obviously consists of chocolate, but mixed well with coffee. Not as strong as I expected it to be since it is showcasing Chocolate so much.

This could easily replace my morning coffee. Oh, if only real life didn't get in the way! The chocolate flavor of this beer is the kind you might find in your coffee: A nicely melted, milky chocolate with lots of bitterness. Mix that with coffee, or maybe espresso, and you have this beer. The aftertaste is quite bitter which works great for this combo, sine you're not sure if it's bitter chocolate, bitter coffee, or both you're tasting.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, silky smooth like silk milk, and kind of sticky in the aftertaste, but it's full of taste that has you smacking your mouth trying to suck the flavor out.

Drinkability is quite high. A surprisingly under-the-top flavor-wise, but extremely enjoyable. So many times I have tasted chocolate or cherry-chocolate beers that taste fake & powdered. This one tastes real and is controlled, balanced, and enjoyable. Yet the price of not being overwhelming is to be somewhat boring. I've had beers with more chocolate before that weren't showcasing chocolate as the main ingredient. I was expecting more then from this one.

There is some small print on the bottle that brags of imported chocolate. I'm not sure if they should of bothered. I couldn't tell the difference since the chocolate wasn't a very strong component.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2007 05:05:04 | More by terrabyte
Photo of kajerm


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bomber with a woman drawn in the typical Rogue style. Pours brown-black with a fluffy off-white head and gobs of lacing; the head and lacing make it look like a black IPA.

The immediate aroma is a strong cocoa note, along with some roasted malts. There is a clear Cascade hop smell that contrasts interestingly with strong sweetness of the chocolate.

The flavor profile, like the aroma, is bimodal-- lots of early overpowering sweetness and chocolate flavor which gives way to citric hop flavor and bitterness. The typical pacific northwest hop-everything-to-death approach works really well here-- the strong and slightly artificial cocoa flavor would become sickening and cloying after two sips without the hops. With them, this is one of the more interesting tasting beers I've had, and one of the first really hoppy stouts that I've liked.

My only real beef with this beer is the same one I had with Shakespeare Stout-- the mouthfeel is way too thin. I like my stouts to be chewier and more substantial, especially when they have such a strong chocolate flavor. Even looking at this as a stout/APA hybrid (which, in a way, it is), I still need more weight, and I think this can only really be delivered at 7+% ABV.

On the upside though, it's hugely drinkable-- I drank a bomber of this stuff without blinking once.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 02:26:50 | More by kajerm
Photo of chilly460


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with red highlights. Huge puffy tan head, three fingers. Great retention and lacing.

S: Good nose. Real rich dry chocolate smell, smells like shaved chocolate. Not much complexity on this one, but who cares when it comes through this pungent.

T: Pure chocolate here, rich, dark and milk varieties. Some roastiness as well.

M: Oily and thick, very nice.

O: Great introduction to anyone saying they don't like "dark" beers. Easy drinking and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 21:51:11 | More by chilly460
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-03-2013 02:59:48 | More by Cris4545
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2012 03:49:58 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle. Almost opaque black with a lasting frothy light brown head. Nice looking. Pretty light on the aroma side. The chocolate comes of like obvious extract to me. Theres some slight coffee, and a good punch of hops in the flavor. Palate is okay. easy to drink. Not something I'd want to drink again though.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 17:52:32 | More by tjthresh
Photo of Onibubba


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with a short mocha brown head. Agood swirl brings it back up and releases the aroma. Intense bittersweet chocolate and malted milk. Smells really delicious. Interesting...The taste is not as overly sweet as the smell would lead you to believe. Reminds me of more of a milk chocolate than a bitter darker one. There are some welcome bitter notes on the finish though. Mouthfeel is good, very smooth. Carbonation does not make itself too noticeable. Very drinkable. The alcohol is low enough that it is a non issue. Delicious and filling beer. Very solid.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2007 12:25:13 | More by Onibubba
Photo of Spica66


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

What a surprise to me!!! I open a beer claiming to be a chocolate stout- and I smell chocolate! The aroma is that of a Tootsie Roll. Beautiful dark color, decent head. I figured there was no way this was going to taste as good as it smells. I was wrong. To quote my friend who was tasting it with me "Who needs a fudge bar when you could have this?" The body is a little thin, but for only $6 a bomber, this will be a common dessert beer at my house from now.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 14:44:32 | More by Spica66
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