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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,786 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,786
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 295
Gots: 299 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark almost opaque brown with trace ruby rays as moves around the light. Pourous two finger vanilla head that disipates slowly with a moderate lace.
S - All kinds of chocolate milk, dark, and cream with a bit of a caramel accent.
T - Dispite the scent it is all deep dark chocolate in this one with a slight hop almost piney ending.
M - Lighter then I thought it would be but not a bad thing. Carbonation was in proper balance with the style, present but not overbaring.
D - Awesome brew and with the low alcohol content it makes a welcome addition to any session brew schedule.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark black, very dark indeed. Subtle mocha colored head which left traces on the glass. Smelled of cocoa, coffee, and smoke. Taste was not dominated by chocolate at all, which was a relief. Nice balance of malts, with the cocoa becoming noticeable after swallowing. I've had chocolate stouts before and was disappointed. Not with this. One of the best of its kind out there.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark, black with red tints coming through at the edges when held up to light. A thin brownish, creamy head that disappeared fairly quickly and left a thin ring with a few bubbles.

Smell: A very recognizable chocolate character, a kind of milk chocolate with a definite roast barley smell as well. The blend of malts and barley is very well balanced, but as to expect with a chocolate stout the chocolate is the main character.

Taste: The chocolate again is leading the pack, although in taste it is much more similar to a dark chocolate than in the smell. The roast barley adds some balance as well, probably leading the pack in the flavor from the grain bill. A hop bitterness is present as well, it does feel a little separate from the chocolate and this beer would probably benefit from some limited aging, helping to merge the two into a nice bitter chocolate character. A very well balanced chocolate ale though.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little bit in your face in this beer, I feel it could benefit being toned down a bit. It gives the beer a thin feel, which does not compliment a desert style chocolate stout. The oatmeal does add some lovely smoothness however, and after the beer warms and loses some carbonation in my snifter, it does open up a lot more.

Overall: This is a very good stout, the chocolate character is superb, and overall it is quite balanced. I will say however that the mouthfeel does not compliment the chocolate as well as it could. Perhaps a beer like this would benefit more by having a thicker body, maybe even getting the Imperial Stout upgrade. That is getting picky though, I could drink a bomber of this no problem, and would surely be sad when I see the bottom.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black with one finger thick mocha head. Turns into a crown with light lacing.

Smell is like Hershey chocolate syrup. Unfortunately thats all there is there.

Taste is very nicely balanced, not overly chocolate like the smell could lead you to believe. Starts off sweet chocolate milk, takes a brief bitter turn, and ends with dark bitter chocolate.

Medium bodied and medium carbonated, nice mouth coating feeling.

Easy and good to drink, would buy again in a second. Very nice.

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,786 ratings.