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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,756 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,756
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 289
Gots: 287 | 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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of beerdrifter
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Pitch black pour with a creamy two finger beige head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is huge and really lives up to the name. Tons of cocoa and dark chocolate along with hints of milk chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste follows suit with the chocolate again dominating, but with a distinct bitterness. Hints of cocoa, caramel, leather, vanilla, oats, and roasty coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, this surprised me as I was expecting a sweet and syrupy artificial mess, but instead got a much more natural tasting chocolate stout.

beerdrifter, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A pretty dark stout color with a strong mocha colored head. The lace thin but very strong and stained the glass big time as I drank the brew down. Very nice to look at. Nose was (guess) chocolate, candied sugar, caramel nougat, and a little rum-like ester. All were appetizing to smell, but none were presented or combined in an impressive way. Taste was (guess) chocolate and candied sugar. Had a dry hoppy finish but of the bitter sort you'd find in good chocolate. Even better was its almost fruity espresso flavors in the middle of its flavor profile. The mouthfeel was thin with a fizz that came from the head and hops. A very straightforward beer but by no means boring and one of the better stouts out of the six famous and beeradvocate highly-ranked ones I've had recently. Simple and simply edible, this is a tasty stout I am welcome to return to. With a way too easy mouthfeel, and skilled brewing, its a beer version of milk chocolate.

WoodBrew, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of salvadorwill
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance
Very dark brown, opaque. At the very edge of the glass a slight brown/ruby color can be seen. Soft, creamy looking head that dissipates nearly entirely, but clings to the edge of the glass. Left little to no lacing on my glass.
4/5

Aroma
Thick, and heavy with the smell of chocolate. Not a coco smell, but the smell of chocolate syrup. No hop aroma at all.
4/5

Flavor
Light, roasted barley with a slight crispness. Flavor is clean and free of esters. The chocolate flavor is not as overwhelming as the aroma would suggest. Carbonation is on the smoother side, pleasant, and not too abrasive. Has a smooth, creamy finish, and the roasted chocolaty flavors finish well with a pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste. Could have slightly more body in the flavor and mouthfeel, and perhaps just a hint of acidity or sourness to balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.
4/5

BJCP Style
Aroma 5/5
Appearance 4.5/5
Flavor 4/5
Mouthfeel 4/5
Overall Style 4.375/5

salvadorwill, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

T_Hass, Today at 03:31 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Was expecting more chocolate flavor. Strong chocolate smell.

Sungal, Yesterday at 10:25 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jdimento, Yesterday at 02:10 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

Shane_1324, Yesterday at 02:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

rodzm14, Tuesday at 07:25 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%

Rdc376, Tuesday at 01:51 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JScoot, Monday at 07:49 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

findango, Saturday at 10:17 PM
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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

REAL_Harrison, Saturday at 08:00 PM
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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TooGood, Saturday at 07:58 PM
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olradetbalder, Friday at 01:18 PM
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

Raymond855, Nov 19, 2014
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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,756 ratings.