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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,750 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,750
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 286
Gots: 285 | 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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Ratings: 3,750 | Reviews: 1,854 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Number45forever
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Excited for this one, Rogue is great and this beer comes highly recommended.

A gentle pour into my 2012 KATE THE GREAT SNIFTER gave a one finger dark hkaki head. Faded to a nice coating of tan bubbles on top of a black beer.

Smell is a hint of dark chocolate, some floral hops too. Very nice, a bit sharper than I expected. But nice.

Taste immediately hits you with VERY dark chocolate accentuated by a slight burst of hops. Fades into a creamy, milky chocolate. There is NO DOUBT that this is a chocolate stout. I'm currently drinking this one a bit too cold...

After letting this thing warm in the glass for 15 minutes, it's slightly creamier with a milkier chocolate finish. Goes down easy.

Moutfeel is slightly lighter than ideal. If this was thicker, I'd be in love. Still, for a 6% ABV beer this is what it is: easy to drink and quite choco-riffic.

This was a good beer. It's not the best thing I've ever had, but I'd be happy to drink this again.

Number45forever, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of DrGonzoDDS
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

DrGonzoDDS, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown cola color with a two finger frothy khaki colored head. The head stays for a decent amount of time and leaves some lines of lace on the glass. The aroma is of a roasty malt backbone with the aroma of bitter chocolate coming through as well. The taste has a roasty malt backbone with a bitter chocolate taste up front and in the middle. The back end has a milk chocolate sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and lowly carbonated. Overall it is a decent stout, not best in class but it is good for what it is suppose to be.

goblue3509, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of leodarko
4/5  rDev -3.6%

leodarko, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of datphoo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

datphoo, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Antnyd82
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Antnyd82, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev -3.6%

zonker17, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Heff19
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Heff19, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 2" head of nice deep mocha, and with longer lifespan than you usually see in a dark beer. The body is black as coffee. Smell had roasted malt up front and chocolate more in the back. Taste was the reverse, rich on cocoa. There's a long bitter aftertaste more akin to unsweetened dark chocolate than bitters or roasted malt. All in all a quality chocolate product, and a decent beer.

MoreThanWine, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Beezee, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Beerboi1123
1/5  rDev -75.9%

Beerboi1123, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of pschul4
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

pschul4, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Garrett
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Garrett, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Chisfinest84, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Josh
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark, silky looking, two fingers of thick brown head. It takes several minutes for the head to subside, but a residual "slick" of head stays on the top. As you drink, head-like residue coats the side you are not sipping.

S - The smell came in waves for me. First I smelled bitter unsweetened chocolate, followed by a sweet smell that reminded me of thick drinking cocoa, and finished with a slight burn of alcohol.

T - Starts out slightly bitter, which is quickly overpowered by slightly sweet chocolate (not too sweet for a beer though), then slowly fades to a perfect bitter.

M - It starts out with slight carbonation, and goes down silky smooth like 2% milk.

Josh, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, deep brown, essentially black color with a very small, chocolate brown head that is quickly gone. Head leaves a little foam patch that is there the whole drink.

S- All sweet malts and chocolate on the nose. Deep malted grains with possibly a hint of a black licorice scent in there. This smells simply delicious.

T- Huge dark chocolate and malt flavors. Chocolate tones are all very dark and deep with little sweetness to them. Maybe slight hints of coffee intermingled with all the burnt malts. Slight tart bite on the end from the not-so-sweet chocolate. Gets better with every drink. Not terribly complex, but very delicious.

M- Relatively light and easy to drink. Somewhat high carbonation for a stout, but doesn't detract from the beer.

Overall, a very good chocolate stout. A little sweeter flavor would be preferable, but a very enjoyable brew. Great way to venture into Rogue's offerings.

boilermakerbrew, Feb 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mercatonero, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

beermaned, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

MJLatimer, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Syr
1/5  rDev -75.9%

Syr, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

The1WineGuy, Feb 26, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,750 ratings.