Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,792
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 300
Gots: 305 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On first poor the color is dark with a nice light tan head formation . The aroma is full of dark malt , coffee , with hints of underlying vanilla . The first sip leads to a cascade of great stout flavors chocolate coffee and roasted malts abound . By far one of the best stouts I have had for a while . The body is on point for the style . Drinkability is an issue though not because it isn't appealling but because it is to appealling and very potent .

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A - Pours a thick, black-brown color with a tan head that fills up the rest of my pint glass and then some!

S - upon first smell I get definite roasty black malt and roasted barley wafting up. No real hint of chocolate in the nose. But definitely what I expect for any stout.

T - Up front, I get burnt grains and coffee-like bitterness. The chocolate is not as prevalent as I expected, but I definitely don't have to search for it. It comes through nicely after the initial roastiness and becomes more noticeable as I work my way through the glass. Only downside is I get a lasting astringency at the end that is almost metallic in nature. Not enough to be unsettling, but different.

M - Not quite as thick as I would hope for a stout. I know that's not a do-or-die characteristic, but it's something I hope for! Nice bright carbonation that compliments the dark character of the beer.

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Pours thick black, almost like molasses with a fluffy espresso head.
Definite chocolate aroma backed by charcoal-like malt.
Excellent balance of chocolate/malt and slight hop bitterness which cut the sweetness perfectly.
Rich, full mouthfeel, flavor dissolves quickly after the chocolate fades.
Probably wouldn't go to the well to often with this but slowly sipping two glasses is very enjoyable.

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Pours black and completely opaque. A large inch and a half mocha colored head forms and lingers with excellent retention leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is nice, but more subtle than I would have assumed. Dark chocolate is definitely a dominant aroma, in addition to a touch of hops.

Taste is great. A really big burst of bitter dark chocolate dominates. A touch of that hop bitterness. Just a great beer.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, and creamy. This one has a nice carbonation tingle as well.

Drinkability is fairly high. Just great big bold flavor, and low alcohol makes this one easy to consume and enjoy.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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