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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,787
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 295
Gots: 302 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.A: 1.5 finger head with tons of circumferential lacing on a jet black body.

S: excellent chocolate aroma, one of the best. Vanilla notes

T: lots of chocolate and vanilla on a roasted malt background.

M: full body, smooth, light to modErate carbonation.

Overall one of the best chocolate stouts I have had. Very drinkable and very smooth.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Super dark brown beer. Aggressive pour leads to a full 2-finger fluffy espresso colored head that fades to a ring in about 5 minutes. Lacing seems thick and plenty.

S: Lots of chocolate. Not as much sweet-chocolate as Choklat but a lot of nice, bitter, good dark chocolate and nice cocoa flavors shine through. Roasted malts are well represented here as well.

T: Chocolate backs down a bit as the roasted malts step up their game. Definitely can pick up the different malts used as I breathe back out after the swallow. Very nice tasting beer. Cocoa makes its presence known in dark bitter cocoa flavor as well as lending bitterness.

M: Very nice creamy feel. Big bodied American Stout. A touch overcarbonated for my liking but not terribly so.

O: This is a solid chocolate stout. This happens to also be my first offering from Rogue. I'm not sure why I've not tried anything from them until now but that's how it goes. At $4.99, this is a good buy.

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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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: rich, chocolate brown color. Tan, 2 finger head that hangs around. Thick, sparkly lacing.

Smell: malts, chocolate, oats. Kinda soapy, astringent.

Taste: Clean. Expresso-driven. More coffee than chocolate in the taste. Complex. Smokey. It does have a chocolate truffle finish with a bit of hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium to thick. Powerful carbonation.

Overall: I was hoping for more chocolate taste, but it was a warm and inviting stout, nonetheless. Not overpowering. A fine sipper.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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