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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 270
Gots: 242 | 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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Photo of mfreire212
5/5  rDev +20.2%

mfreire212, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NHSTEVE, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of quine
5/5  rDev +20.2%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Anew
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of phenomenologian
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I opened this and poured into an oversized wineglass. not the correct glass I know.

Upon pouring a little smoke comes out. It pours with a one to two finger head that laces and settles. The body color is blackish brown but very very dark and opaque. The color of the head is a creamy light brownish.

It smells of chocolate, some hops, and some grain. The chocolate smell is not too dominating or robust that all you smell is chocolate. You can smell hops and grain too. However, the other two smells are faint in the disguise of chocolate. Not like drinking chocolate syrup or milk by any means. It still tastes of beer.

It tastes of chocolate and grain, and a bit of hops. The beginning taste is of chocolaty hops and grain, but the aftertaste is a nice overtone of milk chocolate in a sort of sweet/bitter way. I really enjoy this chocolaty taste in this beer.

The mouthfeel is a smooth feeling but its sticky at the same time. It is still very drinkable.

Overall this is a great beer. Its pricey but worth the money. The chocolate tones in this beer make it a great buy. I highly recommend it.

phenomenologian, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of anwo56
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

anwo56, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of melonpocky
5/5  rDev +20.2%

melonpocky, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -3.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of UnderPressure
5/5  rDev +20.2%

UnderPressure, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

StoutFest, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of tubeman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tubeman, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of imintune2
3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: poured jet black (maintained when held up to a light) with an inch of caramel-colored head (minute settle). some sticky, globby lacing but that settled quickly.

S: nesquik chocolate syrup (dominating the olfaction), roasted grains, and just a slight undertone of rottenness that's reminiscent of the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator after a few weeks of neglect.

T: given the potent chocolate smell, i was expecting an overwhelming chocolate-milk taste, but the taste was actually a little underwhelming. there's a slight nose of chocolate but that's about all i'm getting.

M: rather light. again... leaving something to be desired. a bitter-tinge down the middle of the tongue and it's gone.

O: despite what sounds like a negative review, i didn't hate this beer. it had an enjoyable, unique smell (one of the most chocolaty smellin' beers i've ever had) and an easy-on-the-palate taste; the appearance and smell just got my hopes up. i was expecting a trip down memory lane when i used to put entirely too much chocolate in my milk when no one was looking.

imintune2, Dec 07, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber served into a mug

pours a dark brown with a monstrous creamy head

if leinenkugels is the fruity pebbles beer, this one is cocoa pebbles. cocoa, dark chocolate, and some roasty toasty malts in the nose

taste hits you with a chocolate jab, followed by a chocolate straight, and finished off by a chocolate right hook.

pretty damn crisp and and sweet but not too overpowering

ikantspel, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of brendaniel
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an espresso brown with a dark rich head. Aromas were strong - especially the bitter chocolate. Flavors were rich dark malts, more bitter chocolate and subtle wood flavors. Full bodied flavors with a finish that lasts - this was a great one. Terrific dessert beer!

brendaniel, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Admittedly not at all a fan of Rogue but I'm very impressed with this brew.

A - Black, nice mocha head and solid retention, swirls in the glass bring it back up no problem. Very nice.

S - Best aspect of this brew, especially upon semi-aggressive swirls. Huge chocolate blast, semi sweet chocolate, and dark chocolate. Good roastiness backing it up and notes of vanilla but you have to look for it. Reminds me of a chocolate forward Sierra Nevada Stout.

T - Chocolate forward Sierra Nevada Stout is the best example to give or relate to. The chocolate is forward but not as forward as the nose suggests. Great roastiness...textbook stout focusing on chocolate. Very nice.

M - smooth, crisp, and no problem killing this bomber solo.

O - Perfect for a stout fix. Not many I would take over this at this ABV range.

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

PhatAtUT, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

heresy22, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AlexChillton, Dec 04, 2011
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.