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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

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3,523 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,523
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 250
Gots: 200 | 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:
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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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-29-2012 20:38:36 | More by brewdude1982
Photo of comfortablynumb1


4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 650ml bottle into a Canada pint glass...

A - Poures black with a 3 finger frothy brown head. Good head retention, and lacing on this one...

S - Dark chocolate assaults the nose with a full on attack. This one smells of dessert. Also pick up faint notes of coffee...

T - Dark roasted malts followed by a chocolate bitterness. Not the most intricate beer I have tasted, but still very tasty...

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Was expecting a more thick and creamy mouthful. Was a little thin for my likings...

D - A definite dessert beer, and something I will be revisiting in the future...

Cheers to Rogue for coming through with another solid beer, and to all you Canucks out there for making exceptional glassware...


Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 23:15:37 | More by comfortablynumb1
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2.6/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown with a quite thick light brown head.

Aroma: Mild chocolate tones dominate. All other aromas are quite muted.

Taste: Lots of carbonation takes away from the chocolate(which is detectable) and any other flavors that might be present.

Mouthfeel: Unimpressive, IMO. Too much carbonation creates an unwanted, flavorless void.

Drinkability: Not at all excited about this one. Doesn't live up to the hype IMO. Won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2003 15:46:13 | More by winomark
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio. Poured from a 24 oz bomber into a standard pint glass.

A - Poured pitch black with a perfect creamy tan head. Plenty of lacing.

S - Dominated by roasted malts and dark chocolate, as expected.

T - Again, dominated by roasted malts and dark chocolate. Make that LOTS of dark chocolate! A small touch of hop bitterness came through in the finish.

M - Full-bodied, thick and wet on the palate. It left a slight aftertaste of dark chocolate, which I'm definitely not complaining about!

D - This is an amazing stout, and I'll definitely be having it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 17:51:18 | More by pwsoldier
Photo of haazer


3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bomber into my pint glass.

A- Motor oil black, thick pour. Chocolate and tan head that is very compressed with thousands upon thousands of bubbles. Almost 3 fingers worth of head. Leaves a little bit of lacing down the glass.

S- Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Slight hint of mint.

T- Burnt coffee beans up front. Big malty backbone that finishes the flavor. Chocolate? Chocolate, eh, maybe more in the smell then in the taste IMO. Still a good tasting stout but I was expecting more of a chocolate taste.

M- Good amount of carbonation, medium bodied. Fairly smooth. Low abv doesnt dry mouth out which is good.

D- Pretty drinkable, not overly thick, refreshing and good amount of carbonation. I've had better stouts. I've also had Rogue chipotle ale which I thought represented a "heat" taste more so than this "chocolate" stout. A good stout don't get me wrong, I just wish the chocolate was more evident.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 22:20:43 | More by haazer
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 04:46:56 | More by cackalacky
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-12-2014 01:15:12 | More by Benvarine
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured half of a bottle into my Duvel tulip. It pours a deep black hue that no light is getting through. Half a finger of light brown creamy bubbles makes up the head. Very light amount of lacing is left on the glass between sips.

Aroma is mostly toasted bread and sweey chocolate. There is also a hint of raisins and licorice. That's all I got out of this nose.

Taste is a nice roasty and bitter combination that has lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors. There is also some woody and coffee notes mixed in as well. A hint of sweetness right upfront but it is quickly gone.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Not a lot of carbonation and it adds to the smoothness of this beer. To me it is pretty mild but is still able to pack in a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 05:23:10 | More by snpub540
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with a large off-white pillowly head. Retention is very good and nice lacing.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, and a slight whiff of coffee.

T - Very sweet, tastes like you just ate a king-sized chocolate bar. There are a few other flavors in there as well. Roasted malt and coffee are also present.

M - Very creamy and moderate carbonation.

D - While I quickily downed the bomber, I'm not sure if I could drink another. The sweetness is seriously strong.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 01:44:18 | More by CMW
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark brown/jet black color with a nice thick and creamy, two finger dark tan head that slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing.

S: Strong scents of chocolates and roasted malts (to be expected). Also has slight hints of hops, which are really covered up by the chocolate but they are subtle.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell, has massive roasted malt flavors followed up by the subtle chocolate feel. There seems to be very little hop presence in this beer. The finish has some chocolates but is mostly a smoky finish.

M: Medium/thick bodied with tingly carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

D: This beer is thick, creamy and very smooth. With the lower ABV I could drink this beer all day. The chocolate is nicely balanced with the malts and makes this a very delicious drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 01:30:56 | More by mavbrew
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 23:51:59 | More by Daktyls
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Watched the bartender pour this one from the tap and it came out like mud in comparison to the other beers he poured. Classic frothy nitro head. Beer is very dark-- really surprised this isn't an imperial stout.

S: Sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, grains, slightly curdled vanilla milk and a strong oatmeal character. Again really surprised this is a single stout, lots of aroma flowing from this.

T: Pretty much the same as the nose but less vanilla and the chocolate was a little more bitter than expected, which was actually welcome. Solid taste.

M: Like most nitros I kind of get torn because the head is so creamy it's hard for the body to match. Despite it being a common problem I really felt the beer itself was too watery for the taste and the head, it was really mismatching. Otherwise I thought the tastes spread well and it was pleasant to have in the mouth.

O: I honestly haven't enjoyed the vast majority of rogue beers I've had before but this one caught me off guard. It's not mind blowing, had some small flaws, and none of the tastes were entirely unfamiliar, but for a non-imperial stout I give this high marks.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-08-2011 05:39:26 | More by Klym
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2012 00:02:26 | More by TerryB
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-12-2013 15:51:29 | More by kwkdmk
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-04-2013 23:46:38 | More by bcerv-ca
Photo of JohnfromDublin


3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted this 650ml bottle on July 13th 2007, best by 22/02/08.
It poured a luscious dark dark brown brew with a very nice tan head. No light coming through this one!
Smelled an inviting burnt coffee aroma. A very balanced (i.e. not overly sweet) chocolate flavour.
Very good smooth mouthfeel.
This fine beer deserves its reputation as a great chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 15:42:14 | More by JohnfromDublin
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 15:11:43 | More by shuajw
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-13-2012 23:21:38 | More by Tpsauer
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2012 01:18:47 | More by disemgrowler
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-20-2013 03:22:30 | More by TwoForty
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very enjoyable beer - full of milk chocolate goodness

aroma: not surprisingly, strong milk chocolate predominates - very nice!

taste: creamy milk chocolate with spice, oats and coffee/roasted barley notes. Also has a hint of citrus from the hops and I also detected slight vegemite. Aftertaste has a slight bitterness with chocolate mixed in.

A beer that is great by itself but I think it would excel paired with a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 10:12:29 | More by admiral
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-19-2012 21:49:16 | More by Wamba
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-26-2014 01:25:18 | More by BigGold
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bomber into a wheat glass, pours a jet black in color with a 2 inch foamy frothy carmel colored head, very impressive looking that leaves serious lacing on glass. Smell is of bitter sweet chocolate with hints of coffee thrown in there. Taste is just what I would expect, a chocolate coffee with a bit of bitterness thrown in, great after taste of strong espresso as well, very tasty and balanced. This is another fine drink from Rogue, I highly recommend this to any chocolate beer lover out there, two thumbs way up on this fine stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 23:07:36 | More by gunnerman
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-07-2012 12:29:05 | More by craigmj7
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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