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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,501 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,501
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 194 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-12-2013 15:51:29 | More by kwkdmk
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

US Trip Aug-Dec 04

Deep and dark and brooding black with hints of brown. Head was fluffy and dark tan. Steady carbonation.

Wow, nothing but choc on the initial sniff...dark melted sweet sexy chocolate...yum! On closer inspection there are some traces of hops and some roasty grainy notes, but that chocolate kicks all of their arses.

Again on the palate the choc dominates but the more 'stouty' flavours come through - roast/toast malts and some green leafy flavours. Well balanced (bitter sweet flavours worked well together) and incredible round and drinkable, this is a ripper of a chocolate stout.

Wow, another killer from Rogue, this boys are doing some great things.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2004 01:55:01 | More by koolk
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 16oz Schlafly nonic pint

A: dark, opaque brown-black beer with a nice, cappucino colored head of tight foam. leaves strips and spots of thin lacing.

S: Very rich! a delicious chocolate pudding aromas

T: hot cocoa, roasted nuts, and spicy citrus flavors. finishes with chocolate and tart citrus flavors. alot hoppier than i had expected this one to be, but i'm liking the richness of flavors, balance and complexity

M: a medium-full bodied stout. entry is dry and a slightly oily. has a long astringent like dry finish.

Overall: If you like stouts, then you'll love the Rogue Chocolate Stout! The chocolate aromas are excellent and the complexity and balance in the flavors were really unexpected!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 02:57:12 | More by OlRasputin989


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

02-27-2013 01:11:18 | More by JoninVT
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's an opaque black, topped with a creamy, milk-chocolate head--solid retention and decent lacing.

The smell consists of toasted malt, coco, and chocolate. It tastes like a big glass of chocolate milk, except better. Oats, roasted malt, coco, cream, and just a touch of bitterness from the hops, results in a tasty treat of a brew.

The mouth is mellow and creamy on the front, and the dryness of the malt and coco, followed by the assertion of hops, results in a delightfully bittersweet finish. A truly enjoyable stout.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2006 00:35:05 | More by Osiris9588
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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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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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a hint of a dark brown hue, some light brown head, and can not see if there is any carb action.

Has a milk chocolate and roasted caramel malt smell and a sweet flowery pine hops aroma.

Moderately sweet/bitter, milk/dark chocolate, coffee, and a roasted almost burnt malt taste with an orange/grapefruit hops flavor.

Medium bodied, dry and creamy almost watery texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic almost astringent finish.

I thought this might be good since it's rarely seen on the shelves. The initial balance is good and very drinkable and the finish has an initial strong but balanced metallic, grapefruit, and astringent smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2005 07:19:48 | More by Troyone
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is a 22 oz. , with a white woman holding a contrastingly brown glass of chocolaty goodness.

Poured out opaque , dark black with a creamy ,light brown, thick, 2 inch head. Lots of creamy lacing left spotted on the glass.

Smell is chocolate truffle mania! Some instant cocoa aroma with a little dairy, and dark malt. Mainly choclate though.

Taste is a hearty ,creamy blend of oats and dark malt for a second , then nothing but dark chocolate goodness. Followed by a bit of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a slightly dry finish.

This is a chocolate lovers delight. Such nice, natural chocolate smells and tastes. Very drinkable! Not at all to thick or rich.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2006 05:14:13 | More by Byeast
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

finally got my paws on this brew...

Apperance: beautiful creamy tan head with nice bold dark body
Smell: like chocolate
Taste: hints of oats, dark chocolate...nice bit like dark chocolate...very complex and well done
Drinkability: good beer to relax with

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Nice rich dark brown color with a dark brown head that stays for a while.

S - Nice rich chocolate scents.

T - Nice chocolate flavor, a little thin.

M - Good flavor and medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer, good flavor, best chocolate stout second only to Brooklyn's black chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 01:16:16 | More by jeffmonarch
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brownish-black syrupy pour. Black body w/rich brown 1/4 in. head. No real lace to speak of.

S: Chocolate notes strong w/ coffee and malty aromas present, but not overpowering.

T: Heavier than expected coffee-like flavor, w/cocoa chocolate notes throughout. Toasty malt taste within, but not at the forefront. Smooth all-around, and similar in this regard to the hazelnut nectar.

M: Syrupy and sticky on the palate in the finish. Carbonation a little on the high side, but not bad for this particular brew.

D: Due to the sharper coffee notes, I might be inclined to keep it limited. Still, good for another, especially suited for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 07:40:55 | More by CharlieMopps
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown/black color, as expected, with a foamy tan head that settles fairly quickly. Smell is all chocolate. Not really able to detect anything else, but that's okay. I love chocolate! Taste is also as expected heavy on the chocolate flavor, almost like they added chocolate syrup or copious amounts of cocoa to the beer. The cocoa flavor is very nice, gives it a kind of bakers chocolate flavor, without any noticeable roasted coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, possibly due to the oats used in the recipe, possibly due in part to Rogue's proprietary yeast. Whatever the cause, it is quite enjoyable. Drinkability is extremely high, unless you are just against chocolate flavor. Try it with ice cream as a float. It's delicious. Also, i've had the chance to try it on nitro before this, and i must say i prefer it from the bottle. Easily my new favorite beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 10:17:25 | More by BigJTrucker
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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