Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,962 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,962
Reviews: 1,890
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 353
Gots: 448 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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
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Ratings: 3,962 | Reviews: 1,890
Photo of Ryanm1
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With such a chocolate smell upon first sip of this you'd think you were eating a piece of 70% cacao. Pitch black in color. Overly sweet smell but dry taste. This might be the base malts for the voodoo donut brew they make.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This was one of the better bombers I've had in a while. tasted very very fresh. I enjoyed it a lot. Stuff pours a little lighter then an IMP with a larger toffee colored head that keeps its shape. Taste has lots of coffee, didn't get any tobacco notes. feel is awesome, not slippery but more coarse. overall the bottle i has was fresh and i really really enjoyed it!

Photo of winningwes91
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Much worse than its double counterpart. Too bitter and not enough chocolate for a beer called chocolate stout

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good chocolaty stout with tobacco notes.

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

another great beer from Rogue!

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick oily black. Looks like burnt, 60 weight motor oil in my glass, I love it. Pours an easy and incredible 2 finger head with no vigorous pouring, leaves whispy lacing on the glass. Head is a dark tan color, looks like I'm pouring a cherry Coke.
S - Smells EXACTLY like a caramel macchiato, very strong caramel, coffee and dark chocolate notes in the smell with a slight bock aromas backing it all up.
T - Imagine when you were a kid drinking Nesquick chocolate milk. Imagine if they made a more adult, dark chocolate powder, this beer has that taste. This may come off unspeaking but it is a very good think, extremely delicious with hints of coffee and caramel. Extremely long finish, flavors stay resident in the mouth for quite some time. O - Absolutely a 5 star stout in my book. You next to a fireplace on a winter day with this stout in hand.
V - Good Value.

Photo of Lak9ers
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It's a year since I've seen my girl. My lips missed your feel, tongue your taste.2 inch head is all you need, dark as night, smooth as water.

Photo of Jasonkyeager
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exactly everything I look for in a chocolate stout.

Photo of NeubTube
2.92/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too bitter for my palate. Hops seem to overpower the chocolate and roasted flavors.

Photo of goosebot
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Whoa that's a lot of chocolate! Nice, smooth, and flavorful, makes a nice sipping beer.

Photo of Lini
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Amazing chocolate stout with great hop under notes

Photo of Sungal
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Was expecting more chocolate flavor. Strong chocolate smell.

Photo of findango
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

- low but tingly carbonation, sweet chocolate middle, drying finish
- improved as it warmed up

Photo of Vogie
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Served in a Sam Smith pint glass.

Pour is black with maybe some brown mixed in when held to the light and has a frothy cinnamon colored head of about 1 finger that gives way to some nice lacing. Aromas of strong dark chocolate, roasted malts, marshmallow, fudge. Taste starts off with smooth creamy chocolate and ends dry and bitter with more lingering dark chocolate and roasted malts. Its almost like drinking a melted dark chocolate candy bar. The bitterness of the chocolate really sticks on your tongue! Mouthfeel is surprising light in body but perfect for this style.

If you like eating dark chocolate you will love this beer. A great example of style and a cult classic among beer nerds.


Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a beer mug

A: Pours an opaque brownish black with a huge head of light brown foam. Head eventually settles to 1 finger in size and provides a perfect cap for the remainder of the beer. A good amount of lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Smell is of chocolate malts, with a bit of a toasty/nuttiness. Also clean, citrusy hops that stack up fairly well to the chocolate malts.

T: The taste is mainly chocolate maltiness with a good amount of citrusy hop flavors. Very good balance between the malts and hops.

M: Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth for the high amount of carbonation.

O: This is a very well balanced stout with good chocolate flavors and a clean, crisp finish from the hops. A good amount of malt and hop flavors that work together but don't overpower the other. I could see this being a staple in my fridge, and I will have to get more soon.

Photo of DHarv
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Thick black, Strong chocolate flavor. I thought it tasted like NesQuick with a drop of Liquid Smoke,

Photo of TheCondor
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

This was the last of the beers I picked up at the liquor store the other day on my super special beer run. I drink Coors on a day to day basis, but drink the good stuff like this when the mood strikes me. Needless to say, I was sad this was the last one I had. Side poured with mild aggression from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful deep brown color with a magnificent, two finger caramel color head that lasts a few minutes and actually leaves a little lacing. Standard Rogue packaging, which is always good. Beautiful looking presentation.

Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, deliciousness, vanilla, and sweetness. The smell is right up front, no deception here.

Taste - Almost like an alcoholic chocolate milk. The delicious roasted malts and chocolate balance each other out nicely, keeping the sweetness from getting too out of control. Other flavors such as vanilla play bit roles on the palate, but the malts and chocolate are primary. And they are delicious

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, and thick. The same qualities I like in a woman I like in a beer, and this has it.

Overall - Drink this beer immediately, preferably with your buddies or by yourself in front of a fire on a cold night. It is excellent.

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance - Pitch black with a nice foamy head which laces the glass very well

Smell - I just smell the sweet chocolate.

Moutfeel - Very smooth, light carbonation.

Taste - The chocolate taste is first but it is not as overwhelmingly sweet as i thought it would be. It actually had a nice balance to it with a little bitterness.

Photo of PhillyJ
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Great go to chocolate stout. the new rebel hop really gives it a bitter finish that isn't quite as subtle as the discontinued 9 ingredient cascade hop version. I think the ibu on this new version is underrated but this stout is great being as it's not an imperial/double stout it has a slightly thin mouthful and a modest 6%abv but it makes up with chocolaty goodness from beginning to end.. I recommend this beer and I believe it shines as it warms as do most stouts I recommend a slight chill our pull it out of the fridge and let it sit and warm a bit I enjoy it from a balloon so it warms in my hand.. the slight complexity that is there can be easily missed if it's to cold and it will really mask the bitter chocolate taste...

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber into a pint.

A: Pours black, with a creamy tan head. Very nice head retention. Decent lacing. No visible activity.
S: Chocolate and roasty malt. Quite sweet (chocolate) in the nose, some oats and vanilla.
T: Roasty, and very chocolatey. Enough bitterness to finish and balance out the sweetness, but definitely not overpowering.
M: Medium bodied. Drinks smooth. Coats the mouth very nicely. A moderately dry finish. Expected it to be fuller bodied. Carbonation is also a little more present as an after taste tingle as opposed to the initial.

Overall: Very nice, but not necessarily what i expected. The chocolate aspect i thought was phenomenal, but lighter bodied and too one sided for my liking. Very good though.

Photo of xboxhueg
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours pitch black, no light getting through whatsoever . BIG chocolate and roasted smell. Taste is drier than the smell led me to believe, but that is nice since this is so rich. Mouthfeel is heavy as $^!@, super thick like a shake. Thick, dense, creaming head that sticks around forever and coats the entire glass as you drink. This is a great chocolate stout, around the same enjoyment as Samuel Smith's for me.

Photo of seedyone
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

02/21/15 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great, great stout. Listed as a sweet stout, but I don't find that. The chocolate is prevelant, but since it's bittersweet, the kids won'tbe licking the chalis. If you appreciate the newer take on stout (bless Guiness & their legacy) you should find this a treat.

The color is black as pitch. The aroma is all chocolate, but more nibs than Hershey's. Taste is great balance of sweet & adult stuff...not masking a bitter or burn...just well rounded. Respectable mouthfeel that adds to the overall enjoyment. The only peeps that will be frowny faced are those that need a head/lacing to validate.

Pull up a stool, ask for a pint, grab the glass & just let this take it where it will. Just keep an open mind & there will be no regrets. Promise.

05/09/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Had as black & tan w/Rogue Hazelnut Brown. Need to try au natural.

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Very solid chocolate stout. Not too sweet from the cocoa, not too bitter like some stouts. Middle of the road alcohol content makes this a very easy to enjoy beer. Thumbs up to this one for sure.

Photo of AUGRAD06
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Great beer. Very dark and full of flavor. Rogue beers never seen to disappoint.

Photo of BastardKing24
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a dark black, with a 1 finger tan head that leaves lacing. Not overcarbonated looking like some beers where the head is just huge.

Smell is a sweet chocolate and molasses note. Very sweet cocoa-ish, some roastiness. Kind of one dimensional smell, however it is very nice.

Taste is very clean and robust. Lots of chocolate in this one, however not sweet like youngs double chocolate stout. Excellent.

Feel is real good, nice carb, right in the middle of the road.

Overall I like this beer, for when I have an extra 2 bucks to toss at a bomber. 6.50 is kinda steep, but is it oh so good.

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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