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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,901 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,901
Reviews: 1,874
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 337
Gots: 403 | 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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Ratings: 3,901 | Reviews: 1,874
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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 reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Corburk
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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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 travolta
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: black with a tan head. Head form and retention was like a root beer float. Rocky and thick.

Nose: Milk chocolate, creamy vanilla bean

Taste: Spring greens, earthy, oats, lite sweet chocolate, smotth truffle.

Notes: This was a very good stout. I love the chocolate as being an aftertaste. This chocolate was not over powering, but right where it needs to be. I was not impressed with the price, but I was impressed with the quality and taste.

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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  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick oily black. Looks like burnt, 60 weight motor oil in my glass, I love it. Pours an easy and incredible 2 finger head with no vigorous pouring, leaves whispy lacing on the glass. Head is a dark tan color, looks like I'm pouring a cherry Coke.
S - Smells EXACTLY like a caramel macchiato, very strong caramel, coffee and dark chocolate notes in the smell with a slight bock aromas backing it all up.
T - Imagine when you were a kid drinking Nesquick chocolate milk. Imagine if they made a more adult, dark chocolate powder, this beer has that taste. This may come off unspeaking but it is a very good think, extremely delicious with hints of coffee and caramel. Extremely long finish, flavors stay resident in the mouth for quite some time. O - Absolutely a 5 star stout in my book. You next to a fireplace on a winter day with this stout in hand.
V - Good Value.

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!

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 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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,901 ratings.