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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,799 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,799
Reviews: 1,858
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 301
Gots: 311 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of GordonofSeattle
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark with a slight brown hue, rich. excellent lacing, excellent head

S: Smells faintly of dark chocolate and all spice.

T: When I think chocolate stout, this is what I want. An great balance between dark chocolate and malty beer flavors. It has a little coffee and almost a little burnt sugar taste too it, but not enough to throw off the chocolate/stout combo -instead it adds a bit of depth. Perfection

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth, rich, excellent

Overall: For it's style I can't think of any way this beer could be better so full marks. While not exactly inexpensive at $6.50 for 650ml it is worth every penny. If you love darker beers and/or chocolate you will love this beer. If you want a hoppy beer, look elsewhere -that isn't what this style or stouts in general are about. I'm going to have to add this to my list of favorite beers without a doubt.

Favorite beers (for comparison, after all taste preferences are subjective): Elysian's Daedalus Irish Stout, Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Allagash's White Ale, New Belgium's 1554, Full Sail's Wassail, etc. Beer styles I don't like: IPAs (with few exceptions)

Photo of jnolan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of TurtleCove
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fwrubel
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of keithmurray
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a mug

Appearance - dark brown, almost black colour with mocha colored head

smell - delicious milk chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate candy bar

taste - taste is similar to the nose, milk chocolate is most prominent, hops, expresso, malt

mouthfeel - medium bodied (almost thin), low carbonation, sweetness of the chocolate is upfront, balanced by the bitterness of the hops, easy to drink

overall - This was a good beer, definetly lived up to its namesake, my only gripe is that the mouthfeel is a bit thin, but otherwise, this is a good stout that I enjoyed

Price Point - $5.49/22oz bottle

Photo of jewellrunner
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of edwardprung
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Actionbastard
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of poogas
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A - Pitch black colour, 1/4 inch finger head, good film on top.
S - Melted chocolate, toasted oatmeal, booze, hint of vanilla maybe.
T - Bittersweet chocolate upfront, very bitter start to finish.
M - Good carbonation, full, thick.
O - Very bitter, dry stout. Not as sweet as I'd imagined, but the bitterness isn't overwhelming. Great paired with chocolate, or rich flavourful foods. Great for V-day!

Photo of mattenglish
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a near pitch black, with only the brightest of lights piercing through the edges to reveal a deep, dark brown. Head is a light coca, 3 fingers deep, and retention for days. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Chocolate is the first thing to catch your nostrils, with notes of roasted malt, faint toffee and a bit of bitterness.

Taste - Darkly roasted malts entwined with a varying array of chocolate layers, from milk to bittering baker's, and it all comes together and ends up tasting a bit like a tootsie roll in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body, which is light for a stout, but the light carbonation lends to a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall - By far the most complex, most satisfying chocolate stout I've ever had, and one of my all-time favorite beers. Everything about this beer is beautiful. If you're looking for sweet chocolate, then drink this one on the fairer side of warm; the bitterness is more predominant at colder temperatures.

Photo of ZayneInsane
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like chocolate milk with a hint of toffee.

Taste follows smell. Lots of chocolate milk flavor. Toasted malt is there. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is far too watery for me. Average carbonation.

Overall this was good but lacks complexity.

Photo of mbiscombe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TBear1605
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Had a deep, dark, almost black, color to it, which reminded me of used motor oil for some reason; not a bad color IMO. Solid head retention that had a milk chocolate brown hue to it.

S: Unbeliveable rich dark chocolate comes to mind first, followed by a subtle smell of coffee, which doesn't overpower. A slight smell of hops lingers towards the end.

T: Taste was a bit disappointing, considering how great it smelled. First the rich dark chocolate hit my taste buds, then an earthy, ground coffee taste followed...would have liked to taste a bit more hops for the finish, but I know that is normally not true to the style (I'm a hop head at my core)

M: Felt very thick, almost like a mollasses or syrup...a bit too heavy for my taste, but still enjoyable. A moderate amount of carbonation, which suits the beer well.

O: Overall an enjoyable beer, one that I would drink again in the near future, especially on a cold and rainy day. Couldn't drink more than a couple, as one feels like eating a full meal

Photo of Ash
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,799 ratings.