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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,473 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,473
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 245
Gots: 183 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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allenson21

New York

2.98/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber to pint glass

Had a LONG week of work and couldn't wait to drink this for the first time.

A - Cracked it open and poured (with a slightly heavy wrist) into my pint glass. Looks good. DARK brown - almost black - even in the light. Not much head (1/3 inch even with the slightly agitated pour) but a nice tan color.

S - Maltiness... Chocolate.... Nuttiness... Coffee? In that order. hmmmm, let's see how it performs

T - I left a little dinner on my plate, skipped desert, and passed on sweats all day for this?!? Where's the chocolate? I taste an average-stout, with average maltiness, and some hints of chocolate and nuts. A little too hoppy.

M - Oily / watery stout. Slightly under-carbonated. Not exactly pleasing to the palate.

Look, I understand the paradigm that chocolate stouts should not be over-chocolatey, however, this is will be a disappointment to anyone looking for an even-slightly sweet treat. It was drinkable, but boring. According to the website, this stout is:

"Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bitter-sweet finish."

-Color was ebony, but the creamy head was not.
-Oats? No.
-Chocolate malts and real chocolate? Meh, malts and a hint of chocolate.
-Too much hops making the beer more bitter than sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 01:16:06 | More by allenson21
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boogles

Kansas

2.98/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I did not enjoy this beer. Purchased in bomber form, the beer poured nicely, but my hopes began to wane when I sniffed it. Too much chocolate. The chocolate nose reminded me of chocolate syrup for lattes, which is never as good as Hershey's syrup--which isn't very good. The taste was more offensive--like someone dumped a bunch of flavoring into what could have been a good beer. Well, someone did. Although I did not like the strength of the chocolate, it was the synthetic characteristic that I couldn't get past.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 23:49:00 | More by boogles
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-09-2013 02:09:56 | More by iemailjack
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Bwig218


3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-16-2012 19:28:46 | More by Bwig218
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Skabiski

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: it looks a stout though a non-descript one.
Smell: chocolate (duh). Not bad but nothing like I was expecting.
Taste: again, chocolate and enjoyable but nothing outstanding IMO.
Based on rep I thought this one would drink like a chocolate shake so to speak. Full disclosure, after kbs and to a lessor degree southern tiers chokolat, maybe I'm ruined. Still with less alcohol I anticipated a quaffer. A tasty stout but no standout IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 21:13:14 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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mfgreene

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-02-2012 18:57:47 | More by mfgreene
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fwrubel

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-11-2012 21:01:26 | More by AWS2111
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bastu

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-16-2011 19:28:37 | More by bastu
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-16-2012 23:52:19 | More by skiit13
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Orchids

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-07-2012 04:09:31 | More by Orchids
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-21-2011 23:36:35 | More by VikeMan
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czeiders12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-03-2012 11:34:38 | More by jonathaniler
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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pooogy

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-27-2013 01:20:20 | More by LincolnHawk
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cherche

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-15-2014 00:17:47 | More by cherche
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,473 ratings.