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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,864 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,864
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 330
Gots: 375 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Appearance- Super dark brown with lots of tan head. The head dissipates but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell- Chocolate is dominant. Sort of a dark chocolate smell except there is a sweet scent that is hard to place.

Taste- Tons of chocolate and some dark roasted malts. There is a bit of bitterness at the end which makes me think of coffee but I don't think it actually is. A little alcohol creeps in at the end.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, silky, awesome.

Overall- A very nice chocolate stout. It's not something I'd want everyday but when I'm in the mood I wouldn't hesitate to get it again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of KellyL
4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter, poured from a bomber.

Appearance – Dark brown, almost black. Faint amounts of light penetrated only the very edges. Poured straight into the middle of the snifter. Thick tan head formed quickly and faded slowly to just the edges. Very minimal lacing.

Smell – Big hints of chocolate, slight roasted malt and very minute hop aroma. It almost smells like toll house chocolate chips.

Taste – Nice roasty flavor up front. Big chocolate notes in the middle and finish. The roasted malt blends perfectly with the chocolate. Slight residual sweetness, but overall it is reminiscent of semi-sweet chocolate. At the very end a slight toffee flavor finishes the sip off.

Mouthfeel – Creamy. Lends a nice character to the beer, almost like drinking dark chocolate milk... But better.

Overall –An almost perfect example. Perfectly balanced. A little more head retention would make it perfect. Rouge has done yet to make a beer that I can't appreciate. It's apparent to me as a home brewer that they spend a lot of time on recipe formulation before releasing a beer. This is my second time having this beer and my tasting notes are almost identical (glassware was different).

Serving type: 22 oz bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown color with a very small light tan head. The head faded very fast leaving almost no lacing.

Smell – A nice aroma of chocolate with some roasted malt notes mixed in are the biggest. These create a slightly semi-sweet chocolate smell when mixed with a lighter sweeter aroma of toffee and milk.

Taste – The taste is of a roasted malt with a good deal of dark chocolate up front. As the taste advances it sweetens some with the toffee flavors coming to the tongue. This toffee creates a more milk chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate bar like flavor in the middle of the taste which, as time advances further continues to strengthen. It is a very satisfying flavor that carries to the end, where some coffee flavors bitter the taste a bit and leave a very satisfying coffee infused dark chocolate flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the lower side. Both suit the flavor profile of the beer quite well and allow all the chocolaty flavors to be sensed by the tongue.

Overall –A very nice chocolate stout that is very easy to drink. Rouge has done a nice job with this one and I would recommend.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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