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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,799 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,799
Reviews: 1,858
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 301
Gots: 311 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Black pout, huge broze head. The nose was chocolatey but not sweet. The taste was heavenly. Rich with cholcolate, both dark and unsweetened. A nice bitterness but not so much that it takes away from the chocolatley treat. Somewhat creamy. A nice rich finish that lingers long after. This is what a chocolate stout should be! A true classic of the style and of the overall beer world!

Photo of Mavajo
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one beautiful beer. Pours an almost black body with a huge, voluminous, fluffy light brown head. This thing sticks around longer than your inlaws. I sipped this bomber over the course of about two hours (two pours), and both pours still had plenty of head left when I finished. Might be the best head retention I've seen in a beer. Nice sticky lacing cascades down the whole glass. Gorgeous.

I tried this beer once before on tap and was left mildly disappointed. The great appearance had be hopeful, but once I got to the taste and aroma, I again felt a bit let down. The chocolate goes without saying, but there's also a surprising abudance of bitterness and hops here. It's not a smack in the tastebuds by any measure, but it was a surprise. Basically, this thing taste like chocolatey hops.

The mouthfeel I found oddly watery...but still fairly full bodied at the same time. Hard to explain that obvious dichotomy, but that was the sensation I experienced. Carbonation was fairly mild - maybe that lended to the "watery" sensation.

All in all, this is a good brew, but I don't think it lives up to the hype. That's not really the fault of the beer though. It's still a good beer; but in my opinion, it's simply another good beer - it doesn't do anything to disgtinguish itself, IMO.

Photo of wvbrewcrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ejw127
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of MJSJr
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a rich ebony with a creamy, caramel-colored head and exceptional lacing.

S: Mmmm...dark chocolate, powdered cocoa and a trace of vanilla.

T: Wow! Opens with a dark chocolate taste (think bittersweet truffle) that gives way to a lighter, powdered cocoa flavor. Earthy oats and hops mingle in the background. Hints of vanilla and malted milk round out the profile.

M: Mouthfeel is a tad thin and, possibly, a little overcarbonated. Alas, if only this had the body of an Irish Stout.

D: An amazing American Stout. The chocolate flavor is subdued and natural tasting - never in your face. Great stuff. Highly recommended.

Photo of Brunite
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a giant mug.

A: Dark black. Aggressive pour yielded one of the best heads to date. Nitro looking with the carbonation going on.

S: Decent smelling stout. Chocolate and roasted malts.

T: Subdued chocolate. Not bad but was expecting more, considering the rep here. This is my second go around with this beer hoping I would get more chocolate next time. Does not come close to the chocolate notes in last night's Old Raspy.

M: Light for a stout. Not much as far as body or chewiness.

D: Easy to drink but rather pedestrian to my tastes. Something shy of World Class IMHO.

Photo of Scott_McCool
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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

Poured from a pint bottle into my Sam Smith pint glass. Pours jet black with a chocolate-brown head. Black beers always look delicious.

Smell is malty & chocolaty.

Taste is is sweet with malty chocolate taste that lingers. Only drawback is that the beer is almost too sweet. Still very tasty.

Very smooth beer overall. Very tasty beer.

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

Poured an espresso brown with a dark rich head. Aromas were strong - especially the bitter chocolate. Flavors were rich dark malts, more bitter chocolate and subtle wood flavors. Full bodied flavors with a finish that lasts - this was a great one. Terrific dessert beer!

Photo of zachattack555
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bierleichen
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Realale
1.88/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Opaque black. No highlights. Small dark brown head.

Sweet, low-quality milk chocolate on the nose (someone at the blind tasting said Whitman's buttercreams and they were right). Definitely buttery as well. Quite nutty too. Cloying and gross.

Surprisingly light on the palate. Lots of bitterness, and a touch of burnt malt flavor. Needs body badly. Mouthfeel is OK, length is, unfortunately, average.

Tasted blind at the 12/14/03 St. Louis BA tasting.

Photo of schimschim
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SirBentham
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of irthesteve
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of qchic
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours the darkest brown. Couldn't convince myself it was black, though I saw no light get through. The generous frothy head started out light brown and faded to tan (hadn't really noticed this happening with other beers). Aroma is amazing, which is stating the obvious to anyone who has had this beer. Tons of creamy chocolate, rich malts, some tang from the hops, nuts, and smoke. The hops definitely come through more in the flavor, which is dominated by bittersweet chocolate. I do crave a bigger body in this beer, but as is, I find it too easy to drink the bomber. A rather good value, so don't hesitate to grab this one.

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

Poured this one from a 22oz bottle with no freshness date to speak of. Pours the blackest brew color I have witnessed so far. There is a very nice creamy brown head about a finger high that leaves wonderful sheets of Belgian lace on the glass sides.

The aroma is as expected from the name, very chocolatey, much like a candy bar. It is accompanied by a sweet caramel and buttery aroma.

The taste can only be described one way, chocolate followed by a mild and nicely added bitterness that is a combination of malts and hops. There is a slight hint of biscuit and bread in there as well. Overall, a very pleasant beer to drink and very well made.

Photo of whoneeds8
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium chalice black with a thick tan head, good retention and lacing all the way down. The scent is strong of cocoa nibs and dark chocolate. The taste is much similar to the scent. The cocoa leaves a bit of a rough texture to the mouthfeel and leaves an extra dryness to it at the end of the palatte.

Photo of rdilauro
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
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 robieobie1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ToddT
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark black color with a thin tan head, the head fades quickly to a ring and leaves a few spots of lace on the glass.

S- Bittersweet chocolate, with hints of floral hops and notes of roasted malt.

T- Nice notes of chocolate right away, slightly bitter to start then mildly sweet. Floral hops and roasted malt balance things out in the middle and the finish is a final note of bittersweet chocolate with a hint of hop bitterness.

M- More than medium in body and low in carbonation, a creamy and silky smooth texture to this one.

O- Great chocolate taste, no notes of coffee present just chocolate goodness. An easy drinker and at 6.0% ABV one that you could have more than one of.

Notes: Review is for a cask conditioned gravity pour firkin.

Photo of Dmann
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is dessert in a bottle! It poured a jet black color with a dark brown head that settled into a pillow of foam after about 1 min. The smell was all chocolate, just like sniffing the inside of a truffle. The taste was just amazing with a great chocolate sweetness and just enough hops to balance out the flavor. This is one that could be enjoyed with cake or ice cream or just by its self. What a beer!

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,799 ratings.