Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
From notes, sampled 12/30.
22oz bomber split into Perfect Pint glasses with the wife.
A: Pours stout dark and opaque, with a big fluffy tan head with tight bubbles and decent lace.
S: Tons of chocolate, some sweeter dark malts, and a touch of vanilla and caramel.
T: Genuine, not artificial, silky milk chocolate from start to finish. A touch of roast bitterness that lets you know its still beer, and maybe a touch of lactose/lactose sugar.
MF: A bit thin and watery if I had to complain about something.
O: This is a champ, right up there with Choklat as my favorites. Bourbon barrel age this thing and it might be all 5's.
01-04-2012 15:43:53 | More by Scotchboy
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Jet black. Completely opaque. Mocha head but little retention. Nice sheets of bubbles clinging to the glass.
S: Swiss Miss.
T: Carob, ovaltine, roast barley. Really respectable. Not as candy toothed as I thought it would be. I sometimes shy away from flavored beers because I feel like I'm drinking a mediocre beer with some additives to mask it. This is a great stout, with chocolate in it.
M: Smooth and creamy, just the way a chocolate stout should be. Somewhat redolent of chocolate milk. A little sparkle of carbonation in there too, but not distracting from the silked out smoothness.
O: Very satisfying and steadying.
01-03-2012 21:59:51 | More by jkanavel
3.28/5 rDev -21.2%
Reviewed January 1, 2012. Poured a 650 mL bottle into a mug.
A: This poured quite an interesting head, the head was thickly carbonated with over 4 fingers in size. This poured black, but it seemed almost like a black molasses color. Laces quite amazingly.
S: This has a strong chocolate malt smell. The head that stays strong is odd in the smell that it adds because its almost bubbly (to an extent soapy). The chocolate malt oddly comes in strongest during the swallow of the drink.
T: This carries an odd taste in that it's not really sweet. This was a drink that I've heard praise about its chocolatey goodness, but it's not at all what I was hoping for. This carries like a powdery chocolatey taste, extremely malty almost like a fountain malt shake.
M: This hits the tongue heavily carbonated (almost like a soda), but then it transforms into a full bodied thick drink. This definitely carries a nice creamy thickness.
O: I'm not quite sure that this is rated as high as it is. This as a decent taste and all, but it doesn't really feel like a beer. The taste are simply to simple in this.
01-01-2012 12:29:22 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
A - Black with dark brown at the edges, beneath two fingers of brown foamy head and then webs of lacing.
S - Milk chocolate, raisins and dark berries. Earthy and enticing.
T - Bitter dark chocolate on the palate with nuts and roasted malt. Quite smoky also.
M - Dry and dusty. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O - Thoroughly enjoyed after dinner with a snickers.
01-01-2012 05:09:07 | More by dansmcd
4.72/5 rDev +13.5%
Drinking Date: 12/31/11
Appearance: Pitch black with foamy, bubbly brown head that leaves thick lacing behind as sip through the brew.
Smell: At first sniff a zesty, floral/citrusy hop smell was the heart of the aroma. However, as the head got thinner, Milk chocolaty notes asserted themselves for a mild, but pleasing smell.
Taste: A sharp cocoa flavor was foremost that was immediately accompanied with a roasted character; hops shone through and provided a zesty but balanced bitterness; then sweet chocolate comes in that reminded me of desert; These flavors play around in every sip; As it comes up to room temperature, the sweetness and roasted notes become more pronounced; finishes surpisingly clean with some bitterness, which allows the next sip to be met with a fairly clean palate. Wonderful...
Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth and rich; crisp and clean on the end.
Overall: The taste is perfect...It's got variety, depth, and complexity all wrapped in deliciousness. Great Brew and Highly Recommended!
12-31-2011 23:33:33 | More by BeerMeInMS
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
A-a very dark chestnut brown with lots of visible carbonation bubbles and a fingers worth of rocky tan head
S-the smell is dominated by rich milk chocolate, roasted malts, and a light bitter hop bitterness
T-the taste is very rich and creamy. Very similar to the smell but the hops are more present than the smell. The chocolate still makes a large appearance along with some roasted coffee and caramel.
M-full body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy
Overall this is a great beer and one of the best chocolate beers I have tasted.
12-31-2011 00:25:22 | More by ksimons
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass
A-dark brown/black with no light even coming through the edges had about a 2 finger tan head that faded to a nice cap with a lot of lacing
S-chocolate dominates the smell not much else comes through unless you want to try to differentiate dark chocolate, milk chocolate and cocoa
T-much like the smell no room for any other flavors
M-a little thin but not bad if it was a little creamier it would be like a chocolate candy bar but not as sweet
O-this is pretty good and I will probably pick up some more when they are on sale
12-29-2011 01:47:05 | More by tvv375ia
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Super dark pour with a nice deep tan head. Smells overwhelmingly of chocolate, in a fantastic sort of chocolate-factory type of thing. Tastes just like you'd expect, rich and amazingly chocolate in nature, super thick. That's pretty much the dominant flavor, so if you're not looking for that steer clear. Lasts quite a while on the palate, fantastic brew.
12-29-2011 00:05:03 | More by Kranders
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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