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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,867 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,867
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 330
Gots: 379 | 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:
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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Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a thick brown relentless head thats there to stay. Exceptional lacing. Smells like espresso with chocolate undertones. Like drinking cold dark coffee no sugar no cream. Bitter like 72% dark chocolate. It does have a little sweetness to it. Excellent mouthfeel. So smooth. Im now in love with this beer. One of the best American Stouts Ive had in awhile.

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with leathery edges. A large cocoa colored head settles slowly and chaotically to a nice creamy cap, leaving some initial rings and sheets of lace.

S: Woah, strong bittersweet chocolate with a faint toasted malt aroma and some citrus hops. Absolutely fantastic aroma.

T&M: Sweet chocolate, citrus hops, and toasted black malt all make their appearance. Finish is long and lingering with all three primary flavor components, though a bit stronger on the roasted malt and chocolate. A medium/full body with slight amount of carbonation--helps those chocolate flavors stay smooth.

D: With so much flavor, it has to be drinkable. A smooth, creamy feel also adds enjoyability to the experience. Chocolate stout is one of the most unique beers I've ever drank, and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in beer.

Photo of ATXRyan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Scott_McCool
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Brian700
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours black with brown head. The head stuck around for a little while but slowly faded into a ring around my glass. The nose is amazing. It smells like chocolate mixed with maple syrup. The flavor is also very chocolatey with sort of a maple flavor thing going on in there as well. I also detect some coffee flavor. This is the best stout I have had in a long time. Great mouthfeel. Nice and creamy with a full body. Very drinkable beer. A must try.

Photo of AudioGilz
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle...
The immediate smell as soon as I popped the cap off was bakers chocolate. It poured with a medium sized chocolate milk colored head.

Appearance is super dark like an imperial stout. A stout's appearance doesn't get any better in my opinion.

First taste and yummy! The chocolate taste is coupled along with a slight bitterness and it's very candylike. The chocolate didn't last long in the aftertaste, but the bitterness did without being overwhelming. I pretty much think it tastes like Shakespeare with added chocolate, simple as that. I wasn't much for Shakespeare Stout so I definitely like the smooth chocolatey taste of this one.

The mouthfeel is enjoyable but not quite what I look for in a stout, something like creamy and syrupy it lacks a little bit.

I enjoy the stronger chocolate taste than say Young's Double Chocolate where I thought it wasn't strong enough.

Photo of chugamugofsud
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours dark with a little dark creamy head. The smell is amazing, perhaps the best part of the stout, it is very chocolatey with a roasted malt sneaking in behind. The beer is tasty and isn't too grainy from the chocolate but becomes hard to drink. Have one but plan on sharing the bottle with a friend or two so that you don't have to drink so much chocolate.

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on reserve for sometime now. Not a chocolate lover at all. However, I do enjoy a sweet blast once in a while. I had very high expectations for this one. It does have a hot chocolate flavor to it, almost like a powdered chocolate. The most distinguished characteristic is its dry aftertaste, I have yet to find this in a stout. Unfortunately I think it taste artificial, good, but fake.

If you like chocolate this is the one for you. A nice one off for me.

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.

Photo of mater
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Arborescence
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black, pours a massive, creamy head.

Aroma: Chocolate, unsurprisingly. Malt, light toasty notes. And some more chocolate!

Taste: Well, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I taste some chocolate… It’s a rather milky combination of chocolate and malt though, rather than the very dark, roasted chocolate flavour that you get with some Chocolate Stouts (I have Young’s Double Chocolate Stout in mind in particular). The beer supposedly packs a lot of hops as well, but I can’t really taste them, the chocolate and malt are overwhelming. Perhaps there is a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste, but that as well is dominated by notes of roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full and quite soupy.

Overall: This is my first sampling of the Chocolate Stout, and I was expecting not to be disappointed — I wasn’t! The beer is rated extremely highly, but there are some very valid competitors in this category...

Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Vengeance526
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber...

Pours to a dark, completely opaque color with a 1 finger tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

As for the smell, well what else can really be said here but roasted chocolate. Some roasted malt in the background.

A definite taste of chocolate that comes through especially well if you breathe through your nose a bit while sipping. A faint sweetness but nothing overpowering. Also some hints of coffee and hops in the aftertaste.

This is an extremely smooth beer that goes down easy and something I could easily have a few of throughout the night. Reviewed this a week after the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock (which I did enjoy for the most part) but personally there's no competition here, Rogue wins this battle hands down. More smooth and full flavored at less than half the price. Not a beer to pass up if you haven't tried it yet.

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Thedaver4220
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep dark black with a 1.5 finger head, and beautiful lacing. The smell is smooth chocolate with mild roast on the back end. It's easy on the mouth with smooth chocolate taste, with a little roasted bit bite at the end. This is a very good chocolate stout with repeat drinkability. If you don't like stouts or never had one this is a must.

Photo of ndekke39
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a 22 oz bomber, poured into a tulip glass. Pours a thick, opaque black - no light getting through. Big, reddish-brown head. Great retention - lots of lacing. Smell is dominated by a sweet, dark chocolate. Hints of toasted grain, too. Tastes of the chocolate, too. Little bit of bitterness, like dark chocolate or roasted coffee. Good balance between the sweet and bitter of the tastes. Medium mouthfeel - perfect for this type of stout, although I wouldn't mind it being thicker. Overall, a wonderfully drinkable stout. Nice use of the chocolate without being too one-dimensional. Another strong offering from Rogue.

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

bomber poured into SN imperial pint glass. I dug this bottle out of the back of the DBF, so not sure how fresh it is.

Appearance is a deep cola syrup black with plenty of creamy tan head that lines the tumber. Nose is dominately chocolate with hints of the smell of baileys irish cream, bitter hops, and the usualy coffee stout aroma. Lots of bitter dark chocolate hits the palate. Malts and dark roasted coffee linger. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Very good chocolate stout from an always dependable brewery.

Photo of ricke
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black with a surprisingly big, brown head that settles into great looking lacings.

S: Basically just sweet chocolate mixed with distinct yet not overly powerful roasted malts. Some chocolate syrup, chocolate powder and a faint milky note. Not bad, but certainly not very complex.

T: Very distinct flavor of sweet chocolate from start to finish. The chocolate flavors aren't that luxurious though, they taste more like cheep dark chocolate, milk chocolate and chocolate syrup. Some dark toffee. Just a hint of dark fruits (plums?). Plenty of roasted malts, not very powerful though and they certainly are overshadowed by the chocolate. In the finish coffee flavors make a fairly good attempt at balancing the sweet chocolate flavors and gives the beer somewhat of a mochaccino edge to it. Some very gentle chocolate bitterness and mild grassy hops in the finish as well, and of course more chocolate. Unfortunately, the finish came out a bit short and boring to me, nothing really takes the lead and the taste just fades away too quickly.

M Medium body, actually thinner than I had expected. Quite a lot of carbonation. However, it seems like some time in the snifter serves this one well since it gets a little rounder and and the mouthfeel gets somewhat smoother after a while.

D: A good beer, but I don't think it managed to live up to my expectations. Indeed, there is a lot of sweet chocolate flavors going on here and that's the way it should be, but it would have been nice with a little more complexity and a bigger body. Still recommended, though.

Photo of 9InchNails
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: a dark brown very foamy head. Kind of looks like a cappuccino. Beer is black, makes sense for a chocolate stout.

Aroma: smells almost exactly like milk chocolate and coffee. Smells very sweet. Chocolate is very pronounce.

Mouth feel: light in carbonation and quite smooth for a stout. When I swish it around seems to thicken up a bit.

Taste: tastes like a chocolate cappuccino with a beer flavor. Leaves a very pronounced after taste of a coffee-like flavor. When I breathe out heavily through my nose I taste more of the chocolate taste, quite interesting.

Drink ability: its good but I think 22 ounces is enough for this type of beer.

At the very end of the beer you can see tiny specs of chocolate, not a whole lot but enough to notice. It does add a few points for me in the appearance column.

Photo of dragomni
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of lehueve
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of packetknife
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

(Big) bottle with a characteristic Rogue illustration on it. Poured dark brown with a massive dense light-UPS-brown head that laced well. Organic chocholate and caramel on the nose, plenty of coffee too, something like burnt wood lingering too. Tastes just the same as it smells with the addition of one of the best feels (you just want to let it linger and caress your tongue) I've had. Given the stye I think the feel is not improvable. I can't say it's too drinkable though, although I'd certainly go for it, because it is a bit sensory overwhelming. Kinda of like the feeling I get when I have a nice Scotch with a fresh chocolate cookie.

Photo of seanwhite
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,867 ratings.