Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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93
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3,797 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,797
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 301
Gots: 308 | FT: 3
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of velosuds
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date apparent. Paid $4.99 at Capital Market.

A-Pours a black hue with a 3 finger dark tan head that recedes a little too quickly leaving only a small cap, but ample lacing.

S-This is a stout in all respects, but it is very definitely chocolate. Chocolate and roasted hazelnuts, but so much more. This is like the best chocolate milkshake imaginable since it is beer.

T-This is without question chocolate first, then stout. This is so amazingly rich that it is difficult to believe the ABV is only a modest 6% ABV. Rich chocolate with a nutty essence and hints of coffee. Very well done, Rogue.

M-Very smooth with a balanced complexion. It is surprisingly good, and usually associated with much bigger beers. This is close to delectable.

D-A very good American Stout, all the more so since the velvety smooth chocolate give this beer its character. I just wish Rogue wasn't so expensive compared to other Oregon micro breweries. This is the best I have enjoyed from Rogue.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber
This is the desert beer. so sweet, but it retained all its stout like qualities and was never overwhelmed by the chocolate. Poured stout black with a ruddy tan head. The smell was initially dominated by sweet chocolates and was rounded out by mollasses and brown sugar. The taste was tons of meaty, deep smooth chocolates and caramel with a malty middle and a huge Rogue like hop finish with plenty of bitterness. Kind of like Shakespeare stout with chocolate.

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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has long been one of my alltime favorites stouts. It's a breakfast beer. It's a dessert beer. It's chocolate. It's stout. It's fucking delicious.

I always use a chalice for this fine beer. It's beautiful - deep dark coffee color with a nice frothy cappuccino head, lace cascading throughout as I roll the glass about. The initial aroma is bittersweat chocolate followed by flavors of toast and roasted malt. The chocolate is in the forefront of taste too. What is truly remarkable about the taste is the high hop content. Hops are certainly not something that comes to mind when you think about a stout, no less a chocolate stout. Somehow the fine brewers of Rogue make this effortless and most importantly - truly delicious.

A phenomenal beer for any time.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark pitck black. It's like looking into the nightmares of a child. Even the head is a dark tan color. But then it all becomes a dream. The everlasting chocolate smell brings me back to my childhood. It's like unwrapping a Symphony dark chocolate bar and getting that magnificent odor. The taste is purely chocolate also. you can feel it melt on your tongue as it goes down. No beer has ever brought me back to my preteen years, except Colt .45, but that is a different story. Another A for rogue. Good times.

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3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pitch black with a fluffy/creamy 2 finger head.

S - Well, chocolate along with vanilla, coffee, & sweet malt.

T - Bitter chocolate. Coffee. Faint hops as well.

M - Bit too carbonated for me. Not as creamy as I'd like.

D - Fairly good. A bottle was no trouble.

You can taste the chocolate for sure. Would be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I love stout. I love chocolate. But this combo missed the mark for me.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful looking pour. Nice thick tan head that sticks around forever. Excellent lacing. Very dark beer. Smells and tastes of chocolate and some roasted malts. Creamy, milky. Very well balanced, nothing overpowering. A great session beer or one to enjoy for dessert.

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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

650ml bottle.

A: Opaque dark brown, almost black, with a tan 2-finger head. Very fluffy, perfect head that laces beautifully.

S: Chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel. Smells like a treat.

T: Sweet chocolate with a spiced background - cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg come through nicely! A little bit of coffee in the aftertaste. Chocolate sweetness stays though the end. It's like drinking a candy bar!

M: Medium-light bodied - a little more body would have been nice. Carbonation perfect. Very slight astringency, which is to be expected. Pretty good in this respect.

D: Though I would have preferred a little heavier body, the light body of this beer makes this extremely drinkable, especially for the style. I won't have a problem at all putting down this whole thing in 10 minutes.

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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Chocolate Stout. 650 ml. "bomber". 6% ABV

On the label:
"Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. An earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish."

Appearance:
Pours pitch black with a 1.5" bubbly light tan head that looks as soft as a down pillow. Thick chunky lacing leaves splatterings of foam on the side in abundance.

Aroma:
Dark chocolate, sweet malts and a tiny amount of bitter hops. The chocolate seems more pronounced than in most "chocolate" stouts I've had.

Taste:
Pretty mellow for a stout -- in a good way. I recently tasted the Rogue XS Imperial Stout, which was exceedingly bitter, and this is a nice change of pace. The flavor is lightly toasted malt, dark chocolate in abundance (though don't go thinking this will taste like chocolate milk) and a mocha background. The finish is mild: a little bit of sweetness followed by some residual bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter dark chocolate, though it doesn't stick around for long.

Mouthfeel:
Thick, substantial, and very creamy. It accentuates the milder aspects of this stout -- cradling the dark chocolate and mocha tenderly. Carbonation surprisingly peeks through toward the end, which is a nice touch to keep it from being too heavy.

Drinkability:
Mild flavor, 6% ABV, complexity, chocolate!, and a creamy, thick mouthfeel make this a pleasure to drink. Stouts tend to be less drinkable as a stand-alone beverage for me. However, this one did just fine. I think I would like it even better with a bar of chocolate and some soft bread.

Facts:
6% ABV
15° Plato
69 IBU
135.45° L
77 AA
made with imported chocolate

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in Boston the weekend of the AoBF...

Appearance: Pours an inky black with brown highlights. It's completely opaque, with zero light entering or leaving. A creamy, dark brown head starts out thick and creamy, then shrinks to a steady cap. Great lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is rich and inviting with a hefty dose of chocolate on top of a backbone of roasted malt. There's a faint suggestion of green hops, as well as a touch of licorice. Oh baby...

Taste: Starts out creamy and chocolately with notes of coffee and roasted malts. The chocolate isn't overpowering at all...it's just another facet of the flavor profile. After the rich beginning of malt and chocolate, the Cascade hops assert themselves with a firm bitterness and green freshness. The aftertaste shifts the focus back to the chocolate, with a hint of bitterness from the roasted barley. Very delicious!

Mouthfeel: Velvety and smooth with a medium thickness. The finish is a bit on the dry side.

Drinkability: While some may hold this one until dessert, I could enjoy it anytime. The chocolate flavor is well balanced and integrated. More please!

This black, deep brew is a fantastic accompaniment to Johnny Cash-American IV: The Man Comes Around.

Double your pleasure, Double your Black!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,797 ratings.