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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,519 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,519
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 250
Gots: 199 | 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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

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dauss

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful and pitch black color. Fairly large dark tan head with good staying power and good lacing. Smells faintly like dark chocolate. Smooth and almost creamy. Lots of roasted malts and hoppiness. A very tasty stout thats full of chocolate flavor. Another wonderful brew from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2004 16:30:12 | More by dauss
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soper2000

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my absolute favorite desert beers. This is pure chocolate. It pours a nice thick black with a very creamy tan head. Smell is full of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste was initially super chocolatey but later other flavors came out to play. I get faint notes of coffee and a general roasted flavor out of this as well. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is great as this is thick and creamy. Drinkability suffers a little as just 1 of these leaves me completely satiated.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2004 22:16:32 | More by soper2000
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Olorin

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Simply amazing, looks like chocolate syrup coming out of the bottle.
Has the darkest head I've ever poured - albeit somewhat uneven bubbles. Chocolate Mocha aroma, very nice. Thick creamy deep roasted flavor. A very moving moment. Hops asserts itself, beautifully balanced and deeply satisfying. This is what I'd hoped to experience with Rogue. Silky and velvety on the tongue and all the way down. Wish I owned a case or two. Extremely fine Brussels Lace. Rogue claims to use Imported Chocolate when making this brew and it must be said it is done with a restrained hand. It is the quintessential chocolate stout. A rare find.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 06:06:58 | More by Olorin
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Holden

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black in appearance, it has a small but continuing head. Upon smelling, a roasty cocoa aroma is quite evident. The chocolate was pleasant, went well with the roasted notes, but was not overwelming. This beer has strong bitterness that does not dominate, but works well with the roasty chocolate flavors. There is a pleasant finish. A very drinkable stout!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2004 00:42:28 | More by Holden
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Skidz

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown with a big brown head on top, some lacings. Sits jet black with a tiny bit of crimson showing through, but barely any.

Smells of raisins, dark chocolate (powdery) and malts. Not to much to the nose besides chocolate. Tastes extra strongly of chocolate....ooooh, finished with the taste of burnt marshmallow, packed inside two grahm cracker squares and a chunk of Hershey's chocolate. The should call this "S'more Stout" seriously...I want more. Deeply roasted grains, a slight taste of coffee and a bit of cascades top it off. Slightly bitter, but leaves my mouth feeling empty, but thirsty for more.

Medium bodied at best, packs a punch in terms of carbonation, which I suppose is for the better, otherwise, you might get sick of the burnt sweets. Not a bad beer, but it is really sweet. I'd like to drink this sitting around the campfire, in lew of eating s'mores. 22 oz. bomber does the trick for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2004 04:01:33 | More by Skidz
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Edwin

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Kclinger's Publik House

Appearance - Dark as night. Black with caramel-like head on top. Head didn't stay along for the ride, but initially this was a total prom queen of a stout.

Smell - Yum. Nutty, chocolaty with some coffee notes and roasted hints. This made my stomach growl. Very nice arome to this one.

Taste - Wow. Very nice. The cocolate is the front-runner here with the roasted and coffee flavors coming in a quick second and nuts pulled in with the bronze. A very nice array and balance of differing flavors.

Mouthfeel - Silky smooth and as comfy as an old recliner. This beer just "fits" on the palate. A welcome guest.

Drinkability - If I wasn't trying to accumulate passport stamps, I would have camped out on this one all night. Very drinkable.

Overall - This one is a truly remarkable brew. If you do see this one, pick it up and enjoy it. It is worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2004 16:57:12 | More by Edwin
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

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

Had on tap at Redbones. Pour was dark as night, low head dissipated quickly. Aroma was all about rich chocolate. I thought the taste was mostly dark chocolate with some roasted notes. A very nice and tasty stout that does exactly what was expected. Would get again, no problems.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2004 15:33:45 | More by PatandDavid
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours like motor oil. I am not exagerating at whatsoever. Thick and black, light absorbing, with the darkest brown head I have ever seen. Smells like, guess what? Chocolate! I work at a bakery and it smells just like chocolate hazelnut bagels. Sweet and smooth smelling. Taste is like many stouts, chocolate and coffee, but you can definitely taste the belgian chocolate (i think) that was used to make this stuff. I can't believe how much like bitter chocolate this stuff tastes (that is why i gave it a 5, it tastes exactly like the style it was shooting for). Very delicious dessert beer. Worthy of being ranked so high, and having the Rogue brand name.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2004 02:06:22 | More by TastyTaste
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BeerAngel

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very viscous and dark brownish-black used motor oil look with a massive rocky tan head. The smell of the expected chocolate and some roasted malt and hops make your mouth water. The ultra silky smooth taste consists of bitter-sweet chocolate with a nice rich malty roast, spicing that seems like nutmeg, and perfectly blended hops round out this fine brew! This is a heavy bodied brew that is as creamy as it gets. Very nice!

Notes: This is a dessert in a bottle and I'd take this over any actual dessert any day. A very smooth yet complex brew that is the epitome of a chocolate brew! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2004 04:02:56 | More by BeerAngel
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Moan and Dove, Amherst, MA, presented in a pint glass.

Delivered with a nice head on top of a dark brown/near black brew. Chocolate and roasted malts scream out at the nose, and the taste buds are not disappointed. Bitterness tempers the sweetness excellently, almost like a mouthful of bittersweet chocolate. Hearty, smooth, imminently drinkable. Get it if you can...

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2004 03:35:36 | More by ppoitras
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MrNuggets

Oregon

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blacks as night with a thick head with a deep brown colour. Heafty brown lace around my glass. Smells of sweet malty chocolate. Blasted with sweet chocolate, then malt. Leaves me with a bitter chocolate taste. Very chewy, like taking a bite of a top notch chocolate bar. I could drink this everyday, all day, for the rest of my life. A 5 Star brew from rogue.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2004 06:44:12 | More by MrNuggets
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kmcnair

California

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my glass a deep black motor oil color and leaves a thin brownish head. Leaves a moderate lacing down my glass during consumption. Looks rather good, though the head was a bit thin.

Smell is delicious, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate.

Taste is quite good, more bittersweet chocolate and roasty character. The hops are there as this one is rather spicy.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and warming as it goes down. Leaves a thick coating on the throat.

This is a tasty brew, definitely drinkable, near perfect for after dinner. Rogue did a nice job with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 05:32:19 | More by kmcnair
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Southernbrew

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as motor oil with a big beautiful brown soapy head, 2 fingers high. Just looking at makes me thirsty.

Strong chocolate odor, very, very sweet, like cocoa. Slight roasted aroma as well.

Beautiful thick body with a smooth mouthfeel, excellent. This is what a stout should be like. Delicious chocolate taste with the slightest bitterness, perfect. Leaves a very nice roasted aftertaste.

This is an awesome stout that I will definitely buy again. TRY IT!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2004 01:06:51 | More by Southernbrew
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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

2.38/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of this beer. I don't like the overt chocolate flavor. I don't think chocolate belongs in beer...except Young's Double chocolate which seems to be much less overt in the chocolate department but I know they add chocolate to that beer. In the Rogue beer they add chocolate flavoring...tastes and smells like Nestlea Quik to me actually. Really quite an artificial tasting beer to me. The mouthfeel is quite thin too. Not quite sure how this is top ranked...#19???? better than Thomas Hardy's? Hennepin??? Celebration? Man...crazyness in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 02:34:36 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber served at cellarish temperatures in a pint glass.

Appearance: Jet black topped by a huge thick brown head. An omnipresent small layer of bubbles remained all throughout consumption. Decent-sized globules of foam were left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Rich smell of a dark milk chocolate (but not one with high cocoa content). Strong vanilla aromas and mild whiffs of light roasted coffee. A hint of sprucy hops at the end. Nice.

Taste: Rich roasted malt and oatmeal sweetness. Light mocha flavors. A lingering bitter hop finish. Not as chocolately as I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel: Full and hearty. Very robust, nice and chewy, like a stout oughta be.

Drinkability: A rather delicious taste treat. Very smooth, but a stronger chocolate presence would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2004 16:04:35 | More by ManekiNeko
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, almost black liquid, with a tan foamy, almost creamy head. What a great smell of bitter chocolate, and roasted dark malt. Immediate taste is of the roasted malt, with good bitterness. Then it hits, this may be the best finish of a beer I have ever had. The finish is of a cocoa powder and milk chocolate flavor. Wow! This beer has just about anything you could ask for in a chocolate stout. Good mouthfeel, maybe not a great session beer. This is a good, special occasion beer. Another winner from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 16:10:10 | More by Bierguy5
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jtfest

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep chocolate-black, opaque in the glass, with a 1" frothy coffee-mocha head. Chocolate and chicory form the aroma. Not to be redundant, but the flavor is chocolate, with a nice bitter finish reminiscent of bittersweet chocolate. Even the mouthfeel is thick and creamy, like melted (say it with me) chocolate. All of this, however, is contained within the context of a very satisfying stout. You like chocolate? You like stouts? You'll love this. You probably wouldn't want to drink it all night, but as a treat or a desert beer, it's really good.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 04:22:16 | More by jtfest
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 22 oz. bomber. The color is black, with a foamy tan head. The smell is like powdered cocoa. The taste starts with the sweet chocolate taste, and then the malt takes over, and the aftertaste is a bitter chocolate taste. Mouthfeel is average. Drinkability-wise, could have a few.

An interesting chocolate offering from Rogue, especially for those who appreciate a more dry chocolate taste. This is something I'd likely have again. Smells simply fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 02:52:48 | More by beergeek279
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jahred

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with a medium-sized, beautifully tan-brown (chocolate-milk colored?) head that quickly disappears, leaving nice lace on my goblet.

The scent is of sweet, malty chocolate milk, with perhaps a hint of caramel as well (this scent got stronger as the beer warmed).

The initial taste is of bitter chocolate at the front, followed by burnt malts and a burnt, creamy, slightly hoppy aftertaste. After a few sips, I wasn't incredibly impressed - the chocolate was a bit more subtle than I expected. But as the beer warmed a bit, it got easier to drink, with the chocolate tastes devevloping even more and mixing wonderfully with the burnt, sludgy malts. The mouthfeel isn't overly thick, but enjoyable nevertheless.

I enjoyed my last few sips with a few hershey kisses lying around here - what a fantastic combination! Or maybe the taste developed because of the alcohol - I'm still not sure how much was in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 01:46:02 | More by jahred
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel like Homer Simpson right now. Mmm.... Chocolate. The first smell after opening the 22 oz bottle was a bit hoppy with a hint of coffee, similar to the Shakespeare Stout. A deeper breath and the smell of Chocolate broke through quite clearly. When poured in a pint glass, it looked the part with an opaque brown body topped with a rough brown head. The taste is dominated by the presence of chocolate. Because of the strong flavoring, other tastes are a bit hard to distinguish. I can detect a bit of coffee, and burnt toast. Quite dry and a tad too harsh in the mouthfeel department, I think. It left me wishing for more maltyness and a smoother and sweeter body. This is definitely not to be chugged, but sipped and allowed to coat your throat and tongue as it goes down.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 04:26:19 | More by rajendra82
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pheurton

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at isaac newton's: inky black with an increidibly dark brown bubbling head, that retreated for the most part. on the nose...oh man, what a nose...this had to be one of the best smelling flavored stouts i've ever come across....deep dark milk chocolate covered roasted barley smell. i can't stress enough how good this beer smells. a tad bit too much carbonation thins out medium body. hints of chocolate and smoke at first sip, followed by a massive roasted flavor and quite strong (for the style) leafy hop flavor. this beer smells alot more chocolatey than it tastes. a great sippin' brew, though i don't think that i'd want more than one in a sitting. a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2004 18:04:11 | More by pheurton
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chaduvel

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome. Pours out like a can of motor oil. Two inch dark brown head not unlike the top of a chocolate milk shake. Is this a chocolate milkshake...besides the chocolate aroma the touch of hops and strong malts tell me that this is in fact a beer. Taste is incredibly smooth. Big malts up front with a pronounced hop bitterness in the middle with a finish of sweet chocolate goodness. Overall flavor is almost of baking chocolate. This is the best chocolate beer I've had yet, and one of the best stout's to boot.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 15:08:55 | More by chaduvel
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sparkydoyle

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color, with a velvety dark brown head. Even the head tastes like chocolate. Nose is chocolate, and discernable well-roasted barley notes. Flavor is intense--chocolate and chocolate malt notes dominate with counterpoint of floral hops, and a cherrylike fruity note. No sweetness or sourness in the profile. Highly drinkable--mouthfeel is not thick, low carbonation.

Having had it many times over a few years, I find it amazing how consistant this beer is, regardless of whether it is served on tap or bottle. There is really nothing that the brewer could do with it to make it any more enjoyable. Great with a big slab of chocolate cake for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 13:24:33 | More by sparkydoyle
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MobBarley

Oregon

4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled most recently on 1/15/04. Transcribed from notes.
Oh my! Simply put it doesn't get much better than this (from a bottle anyhow). Pours black as an accountant's soul with a burnt umber shard at the bottom. A luxurious, frothy cacao colored head that is tenaciously stubborn tops the brew and gives it a regal look. The smell is initially sweet like hot chocolate before moving onto more bitter, toasted notes of chocolate and creamed coffee. The taste is outlandishly appealing. Chocolate upon chocolate with the hops and alcohol more apparent when warmed. It is sweeter and more complex, not to mention more enjoyable, when allowed to warm a bit. It has a unique finish which is both green and creamy. Mouthfeel is great. Chewy, complex and mildly carbonated...perhaps slightly thin for the style. There is a lot going on here. Drinkability is perhaps a little too good. More?

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2004 21:45:12 | More by MobBarley
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filabrazilia

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a brilliant pitch black with a beautiful brown head. Good lacing sheets the glass.

Aroma - delightful milk chocolate and sugar greet the nose along with the Cascade hops.

Taste - Delicious chocolate and hops dance in the mouth in a sensory experience that is surprising and fun. This is a great tasting beer that is not too sweet but wonderfully chocolate and hoppy.

Mouthfeel - Not as thick as I would have liked. I was expecting a little more body from this beer. This was the only disappointing feature of this otherwise spectacular beer.

Drinkability - A truly drinkable beer that has changed my mind about stouts. The chocolate and hop balance make this one of the better beers I have sampled lately. The creativeness of this wonderful brew makes me proud to be a beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2004 17:28:44 | More by filabrazilia
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93 out of 100 based on 3,519 ratings.