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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,344 Ratings

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Ratings: 3344
Reviews: 1825
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3,344 | Reviews: 1,825 | Show All Ratings:
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Awesome overall beer. Not overly coffee-like, as many stouts are. Smooth chocolately goodness in every sip. Deep flavouring that leaves a smooth after taste. Just a hint of overall hoppage, but definitely noticeable throughout the sip. The only way to describe smell is to chock it up as a combination of a Starbucks and The Hershey Chocolate factory. Warming, smooth, and full bodied. Easy to drink, even for a heavy duty stout.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2011 02:37:17 | More by GoalieRon33
Photo of devinoconnor

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Simply put, a wonderful stout from Rogue.

Pours a dark brown color.

Scent is what's advertised: chocolate stout.

Perfectly balanced taste. Chocolate is just right, not overly powerful.

Goes down smooth. Perfect as an after-dinner drink with dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2011 19:22:45 | More by devinoconnor
Photo of bishopdc0


3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Novare Res, the beer pours dark bubbles forming a creamy head

The aroma is maltly full of chocolate malt, nice sweet cocoa aroma and hints of a coffee roastedness.

The taste starts with a slight carbonation. The carbonation builds to reveal a sweet velvet feel. A milk chocolate flavor with a roasted finisht showcases a great mouth on this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 20:01:28 | More by bishopdc0
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New York

2.28/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So it's officially my birthday now, but it was officially my coworker's birthday a few minutes ago when this beverage started to be consumed by him. Being that we have to be at work in about 8 hours, he decided, against my better judgment, that he needed to start making the walk up the hill to better prepare himself for the morning. I'm still not sure what this was all about. But, it was a free beer. As it sat for 23 seconds unmanned, I pondered my course of action. I was then able to determine that this was clearly an early birthday present from John Maier himself in some sort of misguided attempt to assuage me into liking Rogue beers. I obliged him. The milky chocolate dominates the beer, at first a delightful treat fading into a cloying sweet Nesquik chocolate drink. It smells great, thick chocolate rising into the air. But the chocolate is compromised somehow. It is no Theo's chocolate, a thing of pure glory. Sort of a fake chocolate luster. "Natural chocolate flavoring." What was wrong with chocolate? Too chocolatey? Not chocolatey enough? Whatever, it is what it is. Just a thick and sweet malty brew, not awful, not undrinkable, just not worth spending my money on. Sorry, John, I tried again..to be continued..(next season)

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2011 08:30:59 | More by dragonWhale
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Came in a tulip.

This beer did not show much head, but what little it did was a mocha brown, little lacing. The smell is all chocolate, sweet chocolate, not bitter. This literally tastes like a glass of chocolate milk, but way better. Minimal hop bitterness, sweet chocolate and some toffee malt. Mouthfeel is super creamy, almost no noticeable carbonation. This beer is very easy to drink and delicious. My favourite Rogue offering by far.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2010 19:29:27 | More by OakedCanuck
Photo of haddon


4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at flying saucer.

showed up like a good stout ought to: dark as night with a good mocha head on top. good lacing down pint glass

roasted malts and a bit of citrusy hops very lightly blended in. the chocolate presence is more hershey's milk chocolate than something darker

milk chocolate dominates with a bit of sweet berries, cherry and nuts.

this has an amazing feel in the mouth. thick and silky smooth but not too filling. the carbonation is hardly noticeable but just right.

be hard pressed to find a more drinkable stout. this beer is delicious and not too filling. one of the few stouts that I could have 2-3 pints in one sitting and the abv allows for that as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2010 05:02:14 | More by haddon
Photo of Rumplemintz


4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first Stout experience. Wow just a good good beer. The chocolate was a pleasent suprise, not too overpowering, but the way this brewer incorporates the sweet with the dark and full flavor is amazing. It is a strong beer, but the chocolate and carmel hints make it a truely unique experience.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2010 18:57:23 | More by Rumplemintz
Photo of Landfill21


4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours into a dark as night color with a half finger head that laces down the glass as you drink it.

Has an exceptional smell of rich chocolate, smells so good

Has a very great chocolate taste that just begs you to drink more.

Has a medium mouthfeel, not as heavy as it looks

Has a very nice drinkability.

This is definitely a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2010 05:05:05 | More by Landfill21
Photo of HURTemHIZZY


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome brew. Pours a very deep brown with a medium to dark tan head. Lacing leaves a bit to be desired. Smell is intense chocolate. Not like the typical dark and bittersweet chocolate. Those are there, but the star is big milk chocolate, sweet and rich.

Taste is also big time milk chocolate. Deliciously sweet, not over the top or cloying at all. There's also a bit of coffee to offset the sweetness a bit. No noticeable hops, completely hidden 69 ibu. Nice medium creamy mouthfeel. Touch of carbonation. This is delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2010 21:59:11 | More by HURTemHIZZY
Photo of ChrisPro


4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery on 6/28/09.

Pours solid black with mocha head, great lacing. Aroma is certainly dominated by chocolate, but gives way to smoke and coffee.

This is a straight up sweet, smooth, balanced stout with a great chocolate finish, and for the style, it's incredible. Will be looking for this on the east coast.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 03:38:21 | More by ChrisPro
Photo of Tucquan


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2010-01-29 at their Portland Brew Pub

A - Dark, dark, dark brown with a generous brown head.

S - Dark roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit

T - Amazing. I've had it in the bottle but fresh on tap is over the top. Dark chocolate, oats, blackberry, nutty, coffee, a dash of sweetness and a dash of bitterness perfectly balanced.

M - Lucious, rich, creamy with a medium body.

D - I had one after my meal for desert. Mind you it's not overly sweet but the richness of flavors sated my desert desires. It tasted so good, I went back the next day at lunch specifically to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 02:58:43 | More by Tucquan
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small, tan head of foam that settles quickly and leaves decent lace. The body is an opaque black color with just a hint of brown showing through around the edges.

S - A rich aroma of chocolate, nutty malt, honey, and dark bread.

T - Bitter chocolate and Turkish coffee up front with a little bit of roasted nut character. Very dry in the middle with a slightly acrid, burnt flavor that seems to be equal parts roasted grain and hops. Finishes with more coffee, and dark bakers chocolate as well as a surprising note of pine hops.

M - Medium-thick body with a coco-butter slickness, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Quite an interesting beer, the chocolate character is undeniable, but the lack of sweetness skews it toward nutty coffee in a way that I didn't expect. The mouthfeel stands out more that that of most beers, due mostly to the unique slickness that comes from the chocolate. The hops in the finish help keep the beer balanced and make the darker flavors stand out. A good beer overall, though I think it would benefit greatly from just a bit more residual sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 02:13:32 | More by nickfl
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap at the Bulldog on magazine st. new orleans
review is from quick notes.

poured a black body with a brown finger thick head.
smells beautifully of chocolate, seems like a mix of sweet and bitter chocolate smells, along with some caramel malt
Big chocolate taste, with coffee and caramel malts in there too.
the beer is smooth and silky, carbonation is just right
its a very drinkable beer. what a perfect dessert beer, can be a dessert on its own.

added note: now that i think of it, back about two years ago, i was introduced to craft brews for the first time by a future tulane track and field teammate. and he took me to a mix-a-six place. he told me to grab this. and this was the first craft brew to really get me into the world of craft beer. two years later, and almost a year as a BA, i finally revisit rogue chocolate stout and review it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2010 04:58:12 | More by JordonHoltzman
Photo of woosterbill


3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Willibrew into a shaker pint.

A: Pours a black body with ruby highlights underneath a half finger head of fine tan foam. Good retention and lots of tight lace. Nice.

S: Chocolate and alcohol are all I can smell. Not too bad, though.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, toasty, oaky malt, and a bit of hops bitterness on the finish. Interesting, but not quite amazing.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

D: Something about the way the hops and chocolate interact isn't really doing it for me.

Notes: This one disappointed me. It wasn't bad by any means, but the chocolate flavors just seemed artificial and cloying. I'm glad I tried a pint instead of buying a bomber.


Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2010 23:57:15 | More by woosterbill
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Served with 1/2 finger of creamy chocolate milk colored head. Fades to a thin layer. Some sticky lace left. Color is a dark chocolate.

Aroma: Some toasted malts and cocoa powder. Not to much for the nose, but decent.

Taste: Rich chocolate and cocoa powder. Very creamy with some roasted malts again. Some fresh earthy hops as well. A fairly straight forward beer, but decent none the less.

Mouthfeel: Very rich, smooth, and creamy. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends roasted and dry.

Overall, a decent beer. A ton of chocolate. Very thick like a milkshake. Pretty easy to drink a pint, but very filling. I dig it, but wouldn't buy it too often.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 03:04:56 | More by mothman
Photo of KrisPaulk77


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Keg and Barrel, Hattiesburg.

The beer was served in a standard pint glass, and was pitch black, with a big, creamy khaki colored head of foam. An absolute pleasure to look at.
The aroma was rich and full of big chocolate notes, both milk chocolate and bittersweet, faint roast notes, and sweet malts.
The taste didn't disappoint. The taste was aroma personified. Rich chocolate notes, creamy and full bodied, with hints of bitterness to help balance. Chocolate is the name of the game here. Tasty brew indeed.
This is a superb beer. I hate that it took me so long to get around to trying it, but now that I've found a pub with it on draft, Chocolate Stout has found it's way into my rotation. Excellent offering from Rogue.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2010 03:31:09 | More by KrisPaulk77
Photo of Okey


4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Dark creamy head. Head lasted from top to tail with a nice lace.

S:Chocolate aroma , light almost non existant hops

T:Very light chocolate...more coffe flavor

M:Smooth, rich , full.

D:Very drinkable, but how many stouts can you drink before your full!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 02:05:30 | More by Okey
Photo of OzarkElmo


4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap Feb 12, 2010. Pours black with medium tan head. Dark chocolate and other roasted malts on the nose. Very appealing aroma! More chocolate and coffee notes hit the palate with some bitterness in the finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is an awesome beer! One sweet stout! Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 20:20:44 | More by OzarkElmo
Photo of DNICE555


4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the B - Haven't seen this one on tap anywhere in the northeast before. Pumped for this one.

A - Dark Mahoganey - almost like a bunch of hershey bars were melted into a pint glass. Zero head with some bubbles at the top of my glass. No lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, citrus, grains, MMM. This smells amazing. I cannot wait any longer to dive in. It smells like the perfect desert beer to follow up my chili burger with.

T - Chocolate up front, but a nice smooth dark unsweetened chocolate almost like the kind used in baking. There is a malt presence but it is not overpowering. It provides a nice balanced sweetness. This is a very tasty chocolate stout. Almost perfectly done in my opinion.

M - Melted dark chocolate bars in a glass. Everything I could have imagined in a stellar chocolate stout and more. Little if any carbonation. My only complaint is it's a little on the thin side.

D - For the style, this is top of the class. I could not imagine a chocolate stout that is more drinkable. Perfectly smooth and balanced. Chocolate stouts aren't session beers. I finished my pint with ease and could have had another if I wasn't on my way out. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 20:58:50 | More by DNICE555
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint at Fat Heads. Although they make their own chocolate stout, I had to go with a better option.

Arrived in a pint glass. A black beer with cappuchino head lies waiting within.

Smells of bakers chocolate, cocoa. Mild hops as well, but they're just barely there.

Taste follows. Really nice powdered cocoa taste. Sweet without being too sweet. Really nice.

Mouthfeel was odd. Creamy but thin. Could use a bit more milkshake.

Nice beer overall, good drinkability and very enjoyable!

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2010 17:57:03 | More by jampics2
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was very dark, obviously being a chocolate stout. It had a fairly small head, but it lingered. I have to admit this was my first Rogue beer (also first chocolate) so I wasn't sure what to expect. There was a nice chocolate taste to the beer, but there was also a very strong after taste which was almost bitter. I'm sure this beer is worth a taste if you like chocolate flavored beers or if you're a fan of Rogue in general.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 04:44:21 | More by Cubsfan1087
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Rogue Ale House, Portland, Oregon.

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a rich dark chocolate aroma with elements of dry cocoa and chocolate icing.

The taste consisted of flavors of dark chocolate, dry coffee, cocoa powder and tootsi roll.

The mouthfeel was full and creamy.

Overall a very rich and accessible dessert stout.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2009 15:11:58 | More by plaid75
Photo of Eldalonde


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours nice & dark with a full head that lasts pretty good.

S - The smell of sweet chocolate is immediate and dutifully powerful.

T - Small notes of roasted coffee can be found among the striking flavor of rich chocolate truffel on the palate. The finish provides for a touch hops, but not too noticeable and brings a nice balance. This is a great stout with terrific chocolate flavor.

M - This is nice and thick, but not overly so like some impy stouts can be.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2009 20:55:16 | More by Eldalonde
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy


4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with a beautifully tanned head. The flow off of draft looks sturdy and oil rich. The frothy cap grew and grew until it grew out of my glass. The cap stayed for the full term and was left in the bottom of the glass. This brew has a great cocoa flavor with a nice bitter finish that is complimentary to the initial sweetness. This is a great chocolate and coffee representation in the aroma. This brew is missing a little of the toasty nuttiness in the flavor that I was expecting from the aroma. The mouth feel isn't as hearty as I had expected from the pour but far from thin and still properly bodied. The bitterness of the cocoa persists throughout jumping up and down on the pallet. This is no subtle brew and once you start don't plan on moving on, this one owns the pallet for quite a while.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2009 00:21:12 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, dark brown approaches black. Head lingers for several minutes and lacing is heavy.

Smell: Heavy on roasted malts and dark chocolate.

Taste: Chocolately in a noticeable, yet subtle way. Some sips taste like a shot of chocolate milk was put in this beer, others taste like premium dark chocolate was ground into a powder and dissolved in the beer. Despite these fine flavors, this is still a full-bodied stout, first and foremost; a stout's stout, as it were.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. There is a bitter aftertaste from the dark chocolate and roasted malts that lingers, but this is expected.

Drinkability: I finished my pint surprisingly quickly for a beer with so much flavor and body. Very drinkable for such a heavy stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2009 19:40:14 | More by Josievan
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