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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,903 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,903
Reviews: 1,874
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 338
Gots: 407 | 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: 3,903 | Reviews: 1,874
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark with a slight brown hue, rich. excellent lacing, excellent head

S: Smells faintly of dark chocolate and all spice.

T: When I think chocolate stout, this is what I want. An great balance between dark chocolate and malty beer flavors. It has a little coffee and almost a little burnt sugar taste too it, but not enough to throw off the chocolate/stout combo -instead it adds a bit of depth. Perfection

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth, rich, excellent

Overall: For it's style I can't think of any way this beer could be better so full marks. While not exactly inexpensive at $6.50 for 650ml it is worth every penny. If you love darker beers and/or chocolate you will love this beer. If you want a hoppy beer, look elsewhere -that isn't what this style or stouts in general are about. I'm going to have to add this to my list of favorite beers without a doubt.

Favorite beers (for comparison, after all taste preferences are subjective): Elysian's Daedalus Irish Stout, Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Allagash's White Ale, New Belgium's 1554, Full Sail's Wassail, etc. Beer styles I don't like: IPAs (with few exceptions)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a mug

Appearance - dark brown, almost black colour with mocha colored head

smell - delicious milk chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate candy bar

taste - taste is similar to the nose, milk chocolate is most prominent, hops, expresso, malt

mouthfeel - medium bodied (almost thin), low carbonation, sweetness of the chocolate is upfront, balanced by the bitterness of the hops, easy to drink

overall - This was a good beer, definetly lived up to its namesake, my only gripe is that the mouthfeel is a bit thin, but otherwise, this is a good stout that I enjoyed

Price Point - $5.49/22oz bottle

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Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A - Pitch black colour, 1/4 inch finger head, good film on top.
S - Melted chocolate, toasted oatmeal, booze, hint of vanilla maybe.
T - Bittersweet chocolate upfront, very bitter start to finish.
M - Good carbonation, full, thick.
O - Very bitter, dry stout. Not as sweet as I'd imagined, but the bitterness isn't overwhelming. Great paired with chocolate, or rich flavourful foods. Great for V-day!

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Appearance - Pours a near pitch black, with only the brightest of lights piercing through the edges to reveal a deep, dark brown. Head is a light coca, 3 fingers deep, and retention for days. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Chocolate is the first thing to catch your nostrils, with notes of roasted malt, faint toffee and a bit of bitterness.

Taste - Darkly roasted malts entwined with a varying array of chocolate layers, from milk to bittering baker's, and it all comes together and ends up tasting a bit like a tootsie roll in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body, which is light for a stout, but the light carbonation lends to a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall - By far the most complex, most satisfying chocolate stout I've ever had, and one of my all-time favorite beers. Everything about this beer is beautiful. If you're looking for sweet chocolate, then drink this one on the fairer side of warm; the bitterness is more predominant at colder temperatures.

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Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like chocolate milk with a hint of toffee.

Taste follows smell. Lots of chocolate milk flavor. Toasted malt is there. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is far too watery for me. Average carbonation.

Overall this was good but lacks complexity.

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