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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,683 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,683
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 275
Gots: 259 | 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

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Ratings: 3,683 | Reviews: 1,847 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mrip
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mrip, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

oldvines, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.A: 1.5 finger head with tons of circumferential lacing on a jet black body.

S: excellent chocolate aroma, one of the best. Vanilla notes

T: lots of chocolate and vanilla on a roasted malt background.

M: full body, smooth, light to modErate carbonation.

Overall one of the best chocolate stouts I have had. Very drinkable and very smooth.

kylehay2004, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of agaloco9
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

agaloco9, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jskennedy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -3.8%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of iohann
5/5  rDev +20.2%

iohann, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of suspect
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Super dark brown beer. Aggressive pour leads to a full 2-finger fluffy espresso colored head that fades to a ring in about 5 minutes. Lacing seems thick and plenty.

S: Lots of chocolate. Not as much sweet-chocolate as Choklat but a lot of nice, bitter, good dark chocolate and nice cocoa flavors shine through. Roasted malts are well represented here as well.

T: Chocolate backs down a bit as the roasted malts step up their game. Definitely can pick up the different malts used as I breathe back out after the swallow. Very nice tasting beer. Cocoa makes its presence known in dark bitter cocoa flavor as well as lending bitterness.

M: Very nice creamy feel. Big bodied American Stout. A touch overcarbonated for my liking but not terribly so.

O: This is a solid chocolate stout. This happens to also be my first offering from Rogue. I'm not sure why I've not tried anything from them until now but that's how it goes. At $4.99, this is a good buy.

suspect, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of whalesandmore
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

whalesandmore, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev -3.8%

kew, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of BadLemur
4/5  rDev -3.8%

BadLemur, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of cld253
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

cld253, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Auror, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4/5  rDev -3.8%

rogerthegill, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark, black with red tints coming through at the edges when held up to light. A thin brownish, creamy head that disappeared fairly quickly and left a thin ring with a few bubbles.

Smell: A very recognizable chocolate character, a kind of milk chocolate with a definite roast barley smell as well. The blend of malts and barley is very well balanced, but as to expect with a chocolate stout the chocolate is the main character.

Taste: The chocolate again is leading the pack, although in taste it is much more similar to a dark chocolate than in the smell. The roast barley adds some balance as well, probably leading the pack in the flavor from the grain bill. A hop bitterness is present as well, it does feel a little separate from the chocolate and this beer would probably benefit from some limited aging, helping to merge the two into a nice bitter chocolate character. A very well balanced chocolate ale though.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little bit in your face in this beer, I feel it could benefit being toned down a bit. It gives the beer a thin feel, which does not compliment a desert style chocolate stout. The oatmeal does add some lovely smoothness however, and after the beer warms and loses some carbonation in my snifter, it does open up a lot more.

Overall: This is a very good stout, the chocolate character is superb, and overall it is quite balanced. I will say however that the mouthfeel does not compliment the chocolate as well as it could. Perhaps a beer like this would benefit more by having a thicker body, maybe even getting the Imperial Stout upgrade. That is getting picky though, I could drink a bomber of this no problem, and would surely be sad when I see the bottom.

Siriusfisherman, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kb2250, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

seeswo, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

redliner8, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: rich, chocolate brown color. Tan, 2 finger head that hangs around. Thick, sparkly lacing.

Smell: malts, chocolate, oats. Kinda soapy, astringent.

Taste: Clean. Expresso-driven. More coffee than chocolate in the taste. Complex. Smokey. It does have a chocolate truffle finish with a bit of hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium to thick. Powerful carbonation.

Overall: I was hoping for more chocolate taste, but it was a warm and inviting stout, nonetheless. Not overpowering. A fine sipper.

brewskifan55, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hopsandstouts, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

erlenmeyer, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bomber to pint glass. Sampled 8/26/11 - This bottle is about two years old at the time of this review.

A: Pours with a huge 5 finger head, foamy and bubbling, medium brown in color and very long lasting. The body is as dark as brown gets.

S: Chocolate, caramel and cookie. The nose is decent, but beyond the cocoa aromas, there is little left to be enjoyed.

T: Rather one dimensional - and offering nothing more than the simple nose.

M: The mouthfeel doesn't give the flavor a chance to shine. Very light and incredibly thin. Carbonation is lively and fizzy, but with the insubstantial body, it works as a detriment, lacking the fullness that is expected in a stout.

O: This will probably be my last review of a beer brewed by Rogue. Whether it's the quality of the brew, or the house yeast-strain, I know that they don't push my buttons.

FeDUBBELFIST, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Andrew4321, Jan 21, 2012
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,683 ratings.