Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,797 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,797
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 300
Gots: 306 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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 BigBarley
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out thick, jet black, with a finger of tan, bubbly head, immediately recedes to foam tracings

S - Sweet, milk chocolate profile, with vanilla right beneath, malt profile of roasted nature sits boldly behind it all. Surprisingly sweet aroma, almost 90% pure chocolate scent

T - Bitter, roasty flavor comes out on top, sort of an oaky black character, with a chocolatey sweetness hovering behind it all. Roasted stout flavor all over, not as much chocolate as a dark coffee stout profile.

M - Plenty thick, somewhat syrupy, active foam carbonation. Good and chewy, doesn't disappoint on mouthfeel.

O - Good beer. Great beer, in fact. Just didn't deliver much on it's promise. Did it smell chocolatey? Oh yes. Did it taste chocolatey? ...perhaps. Same as most stout, it had that roasted, dark chocolate character. But unfortunately, it wasn't much of anything special. The smell was more exciting and new than the flavor, but the flavor still stood up as a strong, enjoyable stout. I will drink this again, but not when I'm in the mood for strong chocolate notes

Photo of hanco005
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have waited so long to try this. The bottle has a woman holding a mug of the brew and a big smile on her face. A red bandana adorns her neck and she smiles at me as she knows I am getting ready to enjoy it. The bottle boasts of being made with imported chocolate. The bottle also claims it is made with Pacman Yeast…I never was never any good at PacMan….but Ms. PacMan is another story. I know, shut up and review it for crying out loud.

650ml bottle into a pint glass, but not all at once, mind you.

A—dark brown and thick, 2 inch cocoa colored thick mushroom like head, which slowly fades into a thin dusting on the top. A massive thick lacing remains on the glass, like a cocoa cloud.

S—all I can smell is gourmet dark chocolate, very sweet and inviting. I am trying to smell other scents, but can’t.

T—strong bittersweet chocolate taste, not near as sweet as the smell. The bottle says “an earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish”…Yes, indeed (although I am not really tasting the oats). This is wonderful!

M—thick and chewy, mild carbonation.

D—Absolutely wonderful. The bittersweet chocolate flavors make this one great. Any more sweetness would ruin it. Outstanding! Couldn’t drink more than this bottle, though. It is incredibly thick. A great dessert brew!

Photo of budsandsuds8
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Dools9
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint...

A: Dark black in color, produces a creamy two finger light brown head. Leaves patchy lacing and retains very well.

S: Milk chocoalte, roasty malts, slightest coffee smell but predominantly sugary chocoalte. Smell is more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Bittersweet bakers chocolate, roasted malts, hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Extremly smooth and creamy.
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O: Wonderful tasting beer. Drinks more like a desert. A bit filling but very, very tasty. Definitely reccommended if you like your stouts

Photo of johunnic
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SirBentham
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice stout! This is probably the best brew I've had from Rogue overall.

Pours a deep and rich black with a thin dark brown head that fizzles into nothing after a bit but leaves a bit of a crown throughout. Smell is of dark chocolate, sweet and creamy smelling, malty, maybe a bit of cherry or molasses in the background. Taste follows suit but adds a bit of a coffee flavor along with a certain almost dairy flavor. A bit bitter, but in a good way I think.

Overall I'm very impressed!

Slàinte!

Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Anatole
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gspeer711
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

22 oz. Bomber

Very dark in color, with a creamy and lasting espresso-colored head. Smells of chocolate, nice and rich. Taste is full of milky chocolate, well-rounded and very, very good. Nice touch of hops, too, and their bitterness makes for a dry, almost dark chocolate like finish. Easy to drink, and prettty much wonderful. I'm a big fan.

This was a great dessert on Thanksgiving, too.

Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Pours a deep, beautiful, ink black with a rather active espresso colored head. Maximal lacing and good retention. Smells overtly of chocolate and coffee. This is shaping up nicely. Taste wise it is a home run. Huge waves of coffee, slightly burnt, and chocolate malt enbalm your mouth. This stuff is desert and that's just how I'm having it. Finshes slightly dry with a nice sweetly astringent quality to it. Mouthfeel is rather big but quite enjoyable. God help me if I ever find this on tap.

Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dbot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

What can you say about this one really. Smells like chocolate and tastes like chocolate. With that being said, nothing is really over the top. It also has other features that make it great.

It has the nice typical bitter punch from the highly roasted grains in a stout. Yet, there is an underlying earthiness that this beer has. It gives it a little extra special something between the upfront chocolate and the ending bitter bite.

The flavors get back a little as it warms. But could can wait for it to warm?

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of goz
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep opaque black, with a quickly diminishing small creamy tan head which leaves a minimum of lacing. Aroma is nice and full of dark bakers chocolate. Flavor is similar, with dark (maybe a semi-sweet) bakers chocolate being dominant, and a hint of hops bitterness in the end. Body is smooth, creamy, and slick. Goes down quite easy, great with desert, or maybe by itself for desert.

Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Stubbie1
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As all stouts do this one also pours a dark coffee color. A tan head meets the top of the glass and hangs for a spell then leaves no trace. Aroma of semi-sweet chocolate is dominate nothing more and nothing less. The taste was a surprise, I thought it would be over done as some other chocolate type brews but this was well balanced with the chocolate flavor. It was not as sick sweet but a bitter sweet. Maybe the malt and hops used blended this well. Bottom line …enjoyable but too much chocolate could drive me nuts after awhile so I couldn’t put this as a session brew but definitely in the desert category. If you have had other chocolate brews and did not care for them…try this one from Rogue, it may change your mind.

Photo of Daktyls
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark chocolate brown, with a finger and a half of head which is nice and foamy. A very thick foam which is nice and bubbly leaving a fine lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Let me just say, wow. This beer smells amazing. Smells like a very smooth chocolate with milky notes and a faint floral hoppiness. There is also a very slight note of coffee in the aroma.

T: To be honest, I was a little disappointed by the taste after being so delighted by the nose. The tastes are the same as the nose, but seemed to be a slightly watered down version of the aroma. Chocolate-y notes with again a floral hoppiness that is moderately apparent.

M: Feels good on the tongue, not overly smooth, medium to light carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, I will easily finish this bomber and then promptly wish I had another. As other reviewers have noted, this would probably make an excellent beer to combine with some ice cream to make a nice float.

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First off, $5.99/bomber and 6% ABV. OK priced, a little high. Pours a nice, opaque ultra-dark brown to black. Wonderful head, about 4 fingers high, springs up and persists, leaving excellent lacing. Aroma is oaded, almost too much so, with chocolate. Actually, once it settles and warms a touch, it smells like hot chocolate. Some faint espresso notes and also a touch of hops in there, but dominated, almost to a fault, by hot chocolate. Maybe a little cinnamon hint also.

Flavor is a confusing mix of hot chocolate and tangy chocolate malt. At first it wants to be malty, then the initial tang burst gives way, one-two punch-like, to a rich chocoalte flavor. This then washes away and is replaced by the tanginess of the malt and some nice hop bitterness. Not too sweet, but there is some in there. Finish is super long and bitter from both the hops and, I think, the chocolate flavoring used. Kind of a jumble and sort of a mess. Not worth the price but it is unique.

What I like most: The beautiful pour.

What I like least: The confused flavor profile.

Verdict: Unique and robust, but not worth the price. Novelty only.

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,797 ratings.