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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,629 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,629
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 270
Gots: 244 | 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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Joshpu, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ba Review #210
Served On: 08/15/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Grabbed this one at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA back on my birthday last year (December). The 22oz. bomber has been in my cellar until today.

Look: Poured a pitch black with a huge 3-finger rocky tan head. Carbonation level was undetectable through the black color. Overall appearance was fantastic.

Smell: Notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some earthy hops came through with some hints of juniper. A maple scent was also noticeable.

Taste: First was a sweet rustic character reminiscent of a burning pile of dry fall leaves. The middle was a smooth black coffee with a semisweet dark chocolate that lead into a dull roasted finish that eventually became more of a charred oak note.

This was a wonderful stout. I was expecting a little more sweetness, but the charred character was actually rather interesting. I can’t speak to what the cellar actually did for the beer, but it certainly didn’t seem to hurt anything.

CraftBeerTastic, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Mullinger1980
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mullinger1980, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

reyna311, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

northstar23, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Buttstallion, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Southernbrew
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as motor oil with a big beautiful brown soapy head, 2 fingers high. Just looking at makes me thirsty.

Strong chocolate odor, very, very sweet, like cocoa. Slight roasted aroma as well.

Beautiful thick body with a smooth mouthfeel, excellent. This is what a stout should be like. Delicious chocolate taste with the slightest bitterness, perfect. Leaves a very nice roasted aftertaste.

This is an awesome stout that I will definitely buy again. TRY IT!

Southernbrew, Mar 02, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Antnyd82, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of heebes
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint bottle

Pours black with a tan head which dissipates rather quickly. The nose is chocolate mostly with faint auromas of roasted malt and oat. Taste is a very smooth drinking delicious stout, some bitterness upfront then the expected chocolate in the middle followed by a somewhat dry finish. Creamy and heavy mouthfeel. Easy on the palatte and certainly drinkable.

heebes, Dec 03, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jono0101, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Morockm, Jul 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

billbeers, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Fugazme
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful beer. Pitch black with a dark tan head of 1/2" and staying power. Thick stick to the glass.

Aromas of dark chocolate and licorice. Hoppier than I expected it to be. Very roasted and and very chocolatey.

Tastes of coffee and cream. Of course it had chocolate in the flavor as well. Creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

Fugazme, Sep 11, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

mcaulifww, Dec 20, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like chocolate milk with a hint of toffee.

Taste follows smell. Lots of chocolate milk flavor. Toasted malt is there. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is far too watery for me. Average carbonation.

Overall this was good but lacks complexity.

TrappistJohnMD, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

johunnic, Feb 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

Scott_McCool, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Benvarine, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of 99bottles
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer has a dark brown-black body, completely opaque, and is topped with an inch of dark tan foam. Good head retention, a 1/2" stays the entire time.

Smell: This has a wonderfully rich nose of cocoa powder and lightly roasted malt; only the most faint touch of bitterness in the nostrils.

Taste: This is pure decadence. A well balanced malt profile gives this a rounded flavor, not an astringent one. Rich dark malts combine nicely with real chocolate? to elicit the cocoa flavor in the nose, and even a sweet coffee liquer flavor. So smooth and chocolately. Mmmm. Even though I don't match beer with desert, this could convince me otherwise. Roasted bitterness creeps in to finish, and keeps one honest.

Mouthfeel: Very nice, not thick and viscous like an Imperial, but not flimsy and weak like a dry stout. Just right.

Drinkability: I'd gladly have more than one. Delicious. I'm very happy to have found it on tap in my neck of the woods.

99bottles, Aug 20, 2004
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle.
Pours black with a 1 finger brown head. Milk chocolate and blackened malt smell with cinnamin and vanilla. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very chocolatey taste with toasted malts and vanilla in the background. Finishes bittersweet and smooth.
An excellent dessert beverage.

beerceller99, Apr 23, 2005
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid brown/black in color. Sloppy/foamy light brown head.

S - Extremely rich chocolate complex aromas. Dark chocolates, cocoa. Couldn't smell any better.

T - Musty, dry chocolate taste similar to powdered chocolate, disappointing after such a great smell. Java/malt finish.

M - Very smooth, the carbonation cleans off the palate and leaves it with a smooth thin chocolate coating.

D - Smooth and easy to drink, but the taste isn't what I was expecting.

Yesac, Nov 16, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gkoz, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours with a finger and a half of head of milk chocolate colored foam. Beer is black as night, nothing getting through this puppy!

Smell- Roasted cocoa malt and a touch of coffee.

Taste- First struck by a taste of tasty hops that quickly subsides to a delicious chocolate milkshake. I am not kidding, this tastes remarkably choclatey and is delicious, slightly bitter on the aftertaste but very much a chocolate lovers delight.

Mouthfeel- No what I would expect for a stout, surprisingly thin. A thicker brew here would go better with the heavier flavors.

Drinkability- On the flip side of a light stout it is more drinkable, one of the few stouts I could have more than one of.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Oct 24, 2008
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,629 ratings.