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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,903
Reviews: 1,874
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 338
Gots: 407 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
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Ratings: 3,903 | Reviews: 1,874
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Chocolate Stout. 650 ml. "bomber". 6% ABV

On the label:
"Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. An earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish."

Pours pitch black with a 1.5" bubbly light tan head that looks as soft as a down pillow. Thick chunky lacing leaves splatterings of foam on the side in abundance.

Dark chocolate, sweet malts and a tiny amount of bitter hops. The chocolate seems more pronounced than in most "chocolate" stouts I've had.

Pretty mellow for a stout -- in a good way. I recently tasted the Rogue XS Imperial Stout, which was exceedingly bitter, and this is a nice change of pace. The flavor is lightly toasted malt, dark chocolate in abundance (though don't go thinking this will taste like chocolate milk) and a mocha background. The finish is mild: a little bit of sweetness followed by some residual bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter dark chocolate, though it doesn't stick around for long.

Thick, substantial, and very creamy. It accentuates the milder aspects of this stout -- cradling the dark chocolate and mocha tenderly. Carbonation surprisingly peeks through toward the end, which is a nice touch to keep it from being too heavy.

Mild flavor, 6% ABV, complexity, chocolate!, and a creamy, thick mouthfeel make this a pleasure to drink. Stouts tend to be less drinkable as a stand-alone beverage for me. However, this one did just fine. I think I would like it even better with a bar of chocolate and some soft bread.

6% ABV
15° Plato
69 IBU
135.45° L
77 AA
made with imported chocolate

Photo of Topher78
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of TheCondor
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

This was the last of the beers I picked up at the liquor store the other day on my super special beer run. I drink Coors on a day to day basis, but drink the good stuff like this when the mood strikes me. Needless to say, I was sad this was the last one I had. Side poured with mild aggression from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful deep brown color with a magnificent, two finger caramel color head that lasts a few minutes and actually leaves a little lacing. Standard Rogue packaging, which is always good. Beautiful looking presentation.

Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, deliciousness, vanilla, and sweetness. The smell is right up front, no deception here.

Taste - Almost like an alcoholic chocolate milk. The delicious roasted malts and chocolate balance each other out nicely, keeping the sweetness from getting too out of control. Other flavors such as vanilla play bit roles on the palate, but the malts and chocolate are primary. And they are delicious

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, and thick. The same qualities I like in a woman I like in a beer, and this has it.

Overall - Drink this beer immediately, preferably with your buddies or by yourself in front of a fire on a cold night. It is excellent.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MJR
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in Boston the weekend of the AoBF...

Appearance: Pours an inky black with brown highlights. It's completely opaque, with zero light entering or leaving. A creamy, dark brown head starts out thick and creamy, then shrinks to a steady cap. Great lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is rich and inviting with a hefty dose of chocolate on top of a backbone of roasted malt. There's a faint suggestion of green hops, as well as a touch of licorice. Oh baby...

Taste: Starts out creamy and chocolately with notes of coffee and roasted malts. The chocolate isn't overpowering at all...it's just another facet of the flavor profile. After the rich beginning of malt and chocolate, the Cascade hops assert themselves with a firm bitterness and green freshness. The aftertaste shifts the focus back to the chocolate, with a hint of bitterness from the roasted barley. Very delicious!

Mouthfeel: Velvety and smooth with a medium thickness. The finish is a bit on the dry side.

Drinkability: While some may hold this one until dessert, I could enjoy it anytime. The chocolate flavor is well balanced and integrated. More please!

This black, deep brew is a fantastic accompaniment to Johnny Cash-American IV: The Man Comes Around.

Double your pleasure, Double your Black!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gaddabble
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Brunite
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a giant mug.

A: Dark black. Aggressive pour yielded one of the best heads to date. Nitro looking with the carbonation going on.

S: Decent smelling stout. Chocolate and roasted malts.

T: Subdued chocolate. Not bad but was expecting more, considering the rep here. This is my second go around with this beer hoping I would get more chocolate next time. Does not come close to the chocolate notes in last night's Old Raspy.

M: Light for a stout. Not much as far as body or chewiness.

D: Easy to drink but rather pedestrian to my tastes. Something shy of World Class IMHO.

Photo of Popsinc
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black pout, huge broze head. The nose was chocolatey but not sweet. The taste was heavenly. Rich with cholcolate, both dark and unsweetened. A nice bitterness but not so much that it takes away from the chocolatley treat. Somewhat creamy. A nice rich finish that lingers long after. This is what a chocolate stout should be! A true classic of the style and of the overall beer world!

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3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one beautiful beer. Pours an almost black body with a huge, voluminous, fluffy light brown head. This thing sticks around longer than your inlaws. I sipped this bomber over the course of about two hours (two pours), and both pours still had plenty of head left when I finished. Might be the best head retention I've seen in a beer. Nice sticky lacing cascades down the whole glass. Gorgeous.

I tried this beer once before on tap and was left mildly disappointed. The great appearance had be hopeful, but once I got to the taste and aroma, I again felt a bit let down. The chocolate goes without saying, but there's also a surprising abudance of bitterness and hops here. It's not a smack in the tastebuds by any measure, but it was a surprise. Basically, this thing taste like chocolatey hops.

The mouthfeel I found oddly watery...but still fairly full bodied at the same time. Hard to explain that obvious dichotomy, but that was the sensation I experienced. Carbonation was fairly mild - maybe that lended to the "watery" sensation.

All in all, this is a good brew, but I don't think it lives up to the hype. That's not really the fault of the beer though. It's still a good beer; but in my opinion, it's simply another good beer - it doesn't do anything to disgtinguish itself, IMO.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium chalice black with a thick tan head, good retention and lacing all the way down. The scent is strong of cocoa nibs and dark chocolate. The taste is much similar to the scent. The cocoa leaves a bit of a rough texture to the mouthfeel and leaves an extra dryness to it at the end of the palatte.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of mjpolzin
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid beer and it definitely delivers on it's chocolate taste but it wasn't quite complex enough for me. Just a chocolate beer by itself leaves me feeling like something was lacking. I also have to say that I would like a little higher abv with a beer like this and it only checks in at 6 percent.

Photo of Dools9
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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.
O: Wonderful tasting beer. Drinks more like a desert. A bit filling but very, very tasty. Definitely reccommended if you like your stouts

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a rich ebony with a creamy, caramel-colored head and exceptional lacing.

S: Mmmm...dark chocolate, powdered cocoa and a trace of vanilla.

T: Wow! Opens with a dark chocolate taste (think bittersweet truffle) that gives way to a lighter, powdered cocoa flavor. Earthy oats and hops mingle in the background. Hints of vanilla and malted milk round out the profile.

M: Mouthfeel is a tad thin and, possibly, a little overcarbonated. Alas, if only this had the body of an Irish Stout.

D: An amazing American Stout. The chocolate flavor is subdued and natural tasting - never in your face. Great stuff. Highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Bouder32
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jdubjacket
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle into my Sam Smith pint glass. Pours jet black with a chocolate-brown head. Black beers always look delicious.

Smell is malty & chocolaty.

Taste is is sweet with malty chocolate taste that lingers. Only drawback is that the beer is almost too sweet. Still very tasty.

Very smooth beer overall. Very tasty beer.

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