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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: 268
Gots: 241 | 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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With some brews, Rogue is overpriced. But a $7 bomber? That doesn’t seem too bad for a pretty big beer. I hope it has the quality of other $0.30/ounce beers I’ve had, at least. Let’s find out…

A: Deep, rich brown with a silky, oily chestnut head. The body is opaque, but looks light and a tad shiny. Possibly due to the fizzy nature of the retention, the bottom of the head looks darker than the top; it’s as if the head is a soft piece of bread, with a soggy darkening on half of it after it’s been dipped into soup. Lacing is here-and-there, webbed and chunky.

S: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and just the way I had hoped: no waxy, chalky cocoa powder, just rich brownie fudge, chocolate pie filling, and German milk chocolate (Kinder bars come to mind). Hazelnut, caramel, and toffee ooze from the malts, whose sweetness is only put off by a slight crisp aroma of oat. Smells a lot like a chocolate/hazelnut wafer (like Knoppers, overall, going back to German candy).

T: Familiar Rogue malts are right up front, showing their light spice and mouthfuls of grain. The chocolate is just like the nose: palpably sweet, but not chalky at all. It grounds the palate in earthiness, but not in a sugary, overwhelming way. The hops are like nothing I’ve ever had: they come off as lemon-rind bitterness and some cools bitter, like peppermint. Thank you Rogue Micro Hopyard for the new flavors! They work well in this palate. It finishes with more hazelnut and chocolate syrup, and even a smoky hint of mocha. Smooth flavors all around.

M: Mouth-coating, but not to an obnoxious extent. It still has that wateriness of a 6% brew, which does well to keep it drinkable. Very little fizz to be found.

O: This is one of the best uses of chocolate in a beer I’ve had, especially in the nose. Though light and smooth, this stout is as rich and filling as ever. $0.30/ounce? I’d say that’s the perfect price for beer like this.

BarryMFBurton, Feb 25, 2012
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This is bar far the best stout I have had, and everywhere I go I make an attempt to try any stout I find. The beer pours up with a monstrous tan head, maybe 2-3 fingers, with a pitch black body. The mouth feel is very creamy like, fairly thick but good. Taste is what you would expect, dark chocolate, coffee, the smokey aftertaste, not too much though. I have had many "chocolate stout" beers and this one is one the the few I have had that really has the feel taste of chocolate. Overall this beer is one of my go to stouts anytime, awesome beer!

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This is going to be a very unorthodox review.

I poured a 22oz chocolate stout into a soft drink cup in the gas station where I got it because I wanted to instantly drink it and Starkville has a 0 tolerance drinking-in-the-street law.

The color was very dark and rich - motor oil.

The smell was quite strong, extreme chocolate.

The taste was what I expected from the smell, almost like a chocolate malt from your local creamery.

For a stout this was surprisingly drinkable. I could probably drink three before I felt like I ate a loaf of bread.

I was wearing a big red cat head, and in order to keep my anonymity I drank this through a straw. I couldn't tell it was a beer, it tasted exactly like a chocolate malt.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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