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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,676 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,676
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 276
Gots: 257 | 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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KZE80, Aug 01, 2012
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TheNightwatchman, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hootie159, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dark33, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tgatort, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Edwin
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.

Edwin, Apr 01, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

mpayne5, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

laxer8811, Feb 20, 2013
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nwatson, Oct 09, 2012
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Methical, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an attractive black color with brown head that lingered. Aroma is chocolate, but also of Cascade hops. Flavor is very chocolatey, but the sweetness is balanced well by by the hops. This was very tasty. Nice lacing on glass. If you like chocolate, do yourself a favor and try this. If you dont like chocolate this might convert you.

biggmike, Oct 04, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going to try this one again, and again, but for now...

App - Good, dark, brown head...resembles a heavy stout..

Smell - heavy on sweetness and chocolate, roasty/nutty malts to assist

T/MF - Heavy, slick, perfectly carbonated, chocolate tasting with maltiness and notes of nuttiness coming through the palate. This is very well-balanced.

Overall - all good, solid offering, wanna try a stout, grab one of these..

Roots

gatorbreath, Jul 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kingcurio, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with leathery edges. A large cocoa colored head settles slowly and chaotically to a nice creamy cap, leaving some initial rings and sheets of lace.

S: Woah, strong bittersweet chocolate with a faint toasted malt aroma and some citrus hops. Absolutely fantastic aroma.

T&M: Sweet chocolate, citrus hops, and toasted black malt all make their appearance. Finish is long and lingering with all three primary flavor components, though a bit stronger on the roasted malt and chocolate. A medium/full body with slight amount of carbonation--helps those chocolate flavors stay smooth.

D: With so much flavor, it has to be drinkable. A smooth, creamy feel also adds enjoyability to the experience. Chocolate stout is one of the most unique beers I've ever drank, and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in beer.

BamaBeerBuff, Jun 13, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Andy_Luft, Mar 29, 2014
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SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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Ragnarok88, May 31, 2013
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buddha5050, Sep 29, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black as coal and yielding no light there's a ton of carbonation that creates a frothy soapy brown head.

The scent has pure milk chocolate, creamy and sweet, but I'm reminded of hot cocoa with a layer of marshmallows floating atop. Bits of caramel or toffee with a graham crackery, marshmallow aroma fill the nose.

The taste is dry, chocolatey with a strong burnt maltiness. Touches of coffee mix with the chocolate and present an espresso creaminess. There's some watery tones that end with a metal like feel at the aftertaste but its not so off-putting as to keep one from enjoying a really good stout.

KYGunner, Mar 30, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, rich dark red brown almost black with a large dark tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: big chocolate nose, sweet, brown sugar, dark malt

T: cocoa, vanilla, cinnnamon, bitter chocolate taste up front that quickly fades into a malty middle, slight bitter hop on the finish

M: silky with lower carbonation and a lingering finish

O: the chocolate presence is there but more with flavors of cocoa than a candy bar, the dose of hops adds an interesting twist to the finish

M_C_Hampton, Apr 24, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On recommendation from JdoubleA, I picked up a bomber of this fine beverage - poured it into a Samichlaus tulip glass.

A: Inky black body wearing a massive mocha-crown hat & superglue-sticky lacing.

S: Straight up coco - malted milk ball, y'all.

T: Ex-wife bitter coco explosion, good bit of roasted malt as well but the coco dominates, think of the bitterness of powdered hot coco.

M: Rogue brews all seem a little thin to me - this one is no exception, but the classic dry stout mouthfeel takes over quickly and pretty much makes up for it.

O: A damn good chocolate stout.

Mantooth, Feb 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Center pour into tulip produced a shiny, inky black body with dark tan foam a finger thick that trailed lacing as it receded

S: very mellow, smooth espresso and subtle chocolate malts

T: roastiness of barley and smooth mellowness of chocolate malts; moderate espresso coffee flavors; nicely bittered with a little bite on the finish, which made the beer vibe classy; roasty burnt taste on the mid-palate; dry bittersweet chocolate

M: medium-to-full bodied, slick across the tongue; some bitter tingle; gentle chocolate malt/roasty aftertaste

O: a very distinguished-tasting beer - forward in approach, embracing the style with a simple elegance.

Greywulfken, Nov 18, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bottle poured into a beer pint.
poured a jet black untranslucent liquid, nice creamy dense tan 3 fingers persistent head, lots of lacing.
nose smells good but isnt that intense, composed of roasted malts, milk chocolate cocoa powder, and hint of aromatic hops.
intense palate of dark chocolate, dark roasted malty sweetness, bitter cocoa powder, surprisingly bitter (but not in a bad way) because i expected it to be very sweet.
full silky creamy body, lots of carbonation, alcohol well masked.
overall a very pleasant stout to drink, is heavy and creamy, the bitter cocoa powder flavor is marked and lasts in your mouth like a heavy mocha coffee. goes down easily, alcohol barely noticeable. this opens up as reaching towards room temp.

KingSlayer, Jan 18, 2013
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,676 ratings.