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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,827 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,827
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 322
Gots: 342 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

2002 release. Thick black liquid decorated with a creamy, puffy dark tan head. Mouth watering! Stays well too. Bittersweet aroma of hops, cocoa, and dark chocolate. With a taste, first comes hop bitterness, then it evens out with some dark chocolate and roasted grain. Bitter in the middle, but really sweet on the edges of the tongue. Leafy hops in the back. It leaves that leafy character on the tongue as well, I like that. Very smooth and creamy. However, at the end of 22 oz. of this, it gets kind of cloying, so that cuts down on the drinkability. Rogue really put the chocolate in chocolate stout! Using real chocolate was a good idea. Great effort. Too bad this is only seasonal (or is it going year-round now?). Also, thanks to Rogue beers, it's easy for me to identify cascade hops now. I'm not usually a huge fan of cascades used in profusion, but they're nice in this one. Anyway, I definitely want more of this soon!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of drxandy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz to tulip glass, pours a deep dark opaque blackish brown, creamy brown head retains nicely then fades

smells of roasty chocolate bitterness, oats, slight hops, nice chocolate scent

taste is roasty bitter hops blending with smooth chocolate malts and chocolate, niiice - reminds me of a lesser version of southern tier's choklat but hopped heavier, nice smoothness from the oats, easy drinking, loads of flavor - excellent!

mouthfeel is bitterly creamy, oat-y smoothness, and very very chocolatey - a great stout from rogue, would love to get 6 packs of this instead of bombers but quality comes at a price, very nice

Photo of BrandonOakes
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sycodrummer
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, been waiting on this one for a while. Watched many friends quaff this one down and now I've finally had the chance to do the same. Poured from the 22oz. black bomber into a mug the beer was jet black in colour with a thick, frothy, chucky, light brown three-finger head. The head on this beer was darker than most beers can claim to be. The head died down to about one-finger and remained there for the entire length of the sample. Big rings of lace formed all the way down the sides of the glass.

Chocolate just overpowered the nose of this beer. It's called chocolate stout and you get what you pay for: an intense dark chocolate smell of cocoa and candy bars. A semi-bitterness to the smell like rich dark chocolate. Perhaps some faint mocha as well and fudge like smell.

Taste is everything it's proclaimed to be. A rather (but appitizingly) bitter dark and burnt chocolate and coffee flavours upfront. The darkest of dark chocolate with a chicory like bitterness to every sip. A deep burt roast flavor like a coffee shop on fire and an almost slightly sweet fruit smell, like chocolate covered raspberries. A bitterness to each sip that's quickly balances by a malty smooth creamy finish. My only complaint would be the the chocolate is too overpowering here. I prefer a bit more subtle chocolate flavour such as that found in Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

Thick on the palate with almost no carbonation. Better, IMO a little on the colder than warmer side.

Wonderfully filling and very drinkable. Skip the dessert menu this beer will be far better than anything else there. Although perhaps a little too heavy in chocolate flavour, this is a great beer and one to revisit often.

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

Again, my wife, Sandy purchased this for me... no special occasion.... just because she's GREAT!

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into my pint glass to produce a thick, creamy tan head of about 2". The beer is a nice ebony color and TOTALLY opaque when held to light.

The head settled down to 1/4" and stayed to the bottom of the glass leaving thick clumps of lacing.

The aroma is wonderful... heavy on chocolate sweetness and a bit of roasted malt.

The taste: Very nice! The roasted malt and dark chocolate dominate early and then just a touch of bitterness follows. A very nicely balanced stout that I will have again and again.

Mouthfeel: Nice aftertaste and mouth coating. Carbonation is about right.

Drinkability: Highly recommended. 22 oz bomber was quaffed readily without any ill-effects. PROST!

Photo of Converge
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark cola hue with slight red highlights while going into the glass, but once in there it looks completely black. Big billowy dark tan head of large bubbles. Excellent head retention and sticky chunks of foam cling to the glass on all sides.

S - Certainly a chocolate stout! Cocoa nibs, bittersweet and inviting give it a big chocolatey character, with hints of caramel malt and vanilla in the background. Not quite as rich or complex as I had anticipated, and there are some crisp hops that feel a tad out of place. The roast is there, but mild, and certainly doesn't hint to 70 IBU. Still, this is a nose to behold, with as much chocolate character as any beer I've had before.

T - Well, there were definitely some IBUs hiding in there somewhere after all. Profile starts of with lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a hint of vanilla at the front of the palate, then soon gives way to a more robust, bitter mid-palate and finish. Roasted barley, charred malt, and coffee roast all come through and last into the finish, along with some subtle, earthy hops. Not quite the chocolate punch the nose had me believe, but a great, well-rounded and balanced brew.

M - Body is medium weight and lively with carbonation, a little too lively for my liking in fact. The bubbles feel overly large, detracting from the smoothness. Typically if a stout is going to have this much carbonation, I like to see finer bubbles to keep the texture smooth and creamy.

D - Enjoyable chocolate stout, but probably not my first choice for the style. Overall it was certainly worth trying, but I'd still put it below DDC's Aphrodisiaque. Another solid beer from the folks at Rogue; good stuff.

Photo of LouDogg114
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Scott_McCool
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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

Pours very dark with a brown head. Decent lacing and head retention throughout. Aroma is dominated by the scent of sweet chocolate. Big unsweetened chocolate malt flavor, some roasted notes. Nice touch of hops as well give the beer some balance and a little bitterness. Sweetness intensifies as you get further into the beer. Flavors aren't too intense like some chocolate stouts. Nice drinkability as well.

Photo of rdilauro
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This had to have one of the best pours of any beer I have had recently. Jet black with a chocolate brown creamy head.
You didnt even need to be close to this one to pick up the chocolate aroma. Once you got it next to your mouth, the chocolate was coming right at you.
The first sip was very big and full, almost creamy. The chocolate taste was balanced with the beer itself. I did wish, however, that the ABV would be somewhat higher so I could also enjoy the stout itself. The chocolate was the ruling king when it came to tasting this beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,827 ratings.