1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,604 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,604
Reviews: 1,841
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 261
Gots: 233 | FT: 4
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chocolate Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,604 | Reviews: 1,841 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thedoubler55
thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

A: A nice black color, with about two fingers of tan head at the top,a sticky lacing around the glass.

S: Chocolate every were, slight notes of coffee but very minimal.

T: Nothing but chocolate like the nose, with a hint of coffee but nothing wild

M: Very thick brew, almost no carbonation, sticky.

O: Delicious, delicious, awesome beer! Loved it!

01-18-2012 22:41:59 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of danjohn1234
danjohn1234

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2012 22:11:18 | More by danjohn1234
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-18-2012 18:32:12 | More by acurtis
Photo of gtermi
gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-18-2012 07:40:35 | More by gtermi
Photo of Gatordaddy
Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2012 05:04:13 | More by Gatordaddy
Photo of nmeiborg
nmeiborg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-17-2012 19:32:22 | More by nmeiborg
Photo of edwardkersh
edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-17-2012 16:42:27 | More by edwardkersh
Photo of abeldiaz
abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-17-2012 07:21:54 | More by abeldiaz
Photo of Clowerweb
Clowerweb

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass. No visible date on the bottle.

After just having two Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stouts and an entire Stone Double Bastard bomber, I don't know how well the palate is holding up tonight. Let's give this badboy a shot.

A: Black. Black as midnight. Hold it up to the light, still BLACK. Put a flashlight under it, BLACK! I like it! HUGE five finger ebony brown head with respectable retention that stays throughout the whole session, and an amazing sticky lacing spiraling down the glass.

S: Has an indisputable chocolate coffee scent. Sweet caramelized sugar. Not too weak or too strong either. Very slight hint of booze, hops and bittersweet cocoa.

T: Chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, some subtly bitter cooking chocolate and hops laced throughout, earthy with a light hint of floral citrus, oats and buttered bread. Finishes sweet with that chocolate coffee goodness and leaves a perfectly subtle bitter hops and cooking cocoa aftertaste. Not too sweet, not too bitter, nice bold flavor and amazing balance. Couldn't ask for better!

M: Nice and full, moderate (perfect) carbonation tickles the tongue, slightly sticky and chewy, sticks to the tongue and walls of the mouth, never dry despite the bitter bite in the finish.

O: This leaves me speechless. It's perfect. It's almost like a dessert. I've been reviewing top beers according to reviews here, and buying what's available at the local stores around my area. I saw this one on the shelf and I'm glad I picked it up.

This stood up against tastings of Stone's Double Bastard and Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout today, and came out the best of these three titans of great beer today. A new favorite. I hope to experience many more times to come. I will buy this again and again. This will be nigh impossible to beat according to this palate.

01-17-2012 02:36:12 | More by Clowerweb
Photo of leediehr
leediehr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-17-2012 02:04:06 | More by leediehr
Photo of rocklibster
rocklibster

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-16-2012 15:23:42 | More by rocklibster
Photo of tatums1984
tatums1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2012 13:38:30 | More by tatums1984
Photo of Hophead717
Hophead717

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -40.4%

A bomber, split with a friend, and poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Dark as the night, with a half finger mocha head that quickly dissipates.

S: Cocoa powder and more bitter chocolate malt dominate the nose.

T: A very sweet, light stout. Thin, fake chocolate flavor with bitter malts mid-sip. The finish is a very light chocolate, with a lingering bitterness.

M: Light, thin, highly carbonated...too carbonated.

O: Fairly unimpressive. It's pleasantly light if you're looking for a
light, sweet stout, but it pales in comparison to other chocolate stouts, such as SouthernTier Choklat.

01-15-2012 04:03:49 | More by Hophead717
Photo of bigeyedfish89
bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2012 20:40:25 | More by bigeyedfish89
Photo of wrath98
wrath98

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-13-2012 20:43:58 | More by wrath98
Photo of Boone1504
Boone1504

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2012 19:49:26 | More by Boone1504
Photo of sfprint
sfprint

Germany

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

Reviewed Jan 8th, 2012

A: Engine Oil black/brown, thick, little visible rising carbontion but a solid 2 finger head, dark for ahead, tan w/ a tinge of crimson orange.
S: Chocolate soda, fairly sweet, I see they use real chocolate, thick creaminess.
T: A hair bitter, but certainly chocolately w. a milky sweetness, on the fence about the added chocolate. Feels like cheating, but I do appreciate it actually tasting like chocolate. Slightly strange chocolate flavor though.
M: Edge of tartness, carbonation gives it a sharper texture.
O: Good, nice balance.

01-13-2012 18:27:47 | More by sfprint
Photo of hippityhophead24
hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2012 05:49:20 | More by hippityhophead24
Photo of cosm
cosm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-13-2012 03:59:13 | More by cosm
Photo of Goobastic
Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2012 01:13:44 | More by Goobastic
Photo of JazzIPA55
JazzIPA55

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-13-2012 00:15:26 | More by JazzIPA55
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2012 21:18:02 | More by FirstBrewsoon
Photo of ZPB
ZPB

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-12-2012 16:11:28 | More by ZPB
Photo of tbeq00
tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2012 05:27:14 | More by tbeq00
Photo of lccrunchy
lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-11-2012 23:00:36 | More by lccrunchy
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,604 ratings.