Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
Source/Serving: 22oz. Bottle
Smell: chocolate syrup with a bourbon/alcohol edge. A very rustic, earthy cocoa scent. Very faint caramel.
Taste: Brilliant dark chocolate flavor with some prominent hop bitterness of the grassy variety as well. Background is full and grainy. Has a rich flavor that hints at ripe, dark fruits but they aren't quite perceptible - though it definitely adds to the nice complexity of flavors in the beer. Alcohol seamlessly blends in and adds to the overall picture. Finish is dark chocolate with a bitter tinge that makes in coffee/mocha-like in character. There is even some bready/grainyness in there too. Very nice.
08-13-2010 03:34:30 | More by 4000qtrap
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
12-07-2004 01:55:01 | More by koolk
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
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!
09-25-2009 02:57:12 | More by OlRasputin989
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
10-03-2006 00:35:05 | More by Osiris9588
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
09-19-2005 07:19:48 | More by Troyone
4.68/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
02-28-2006 05:14:13 | More by Byeast
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
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
06-25-2009 00:34:40 | More by eagles22
3.95/5 rDev -5%
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.
12-25-2007 01:16:16 | More by jeffmonarch
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
10-14-2006 07:40:55 | More by CharlieMopps
4.68/5 rDev +12.5%
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!
10-10-2007 10:17:25 | More by BigJTrucker
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. Pitch black in color with a thick rich head on top. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, and figs are on the forefront. Gulp. Thick in texture, creamy in a sort of way. The chocolate is the star and is not shy about it. One of the better stouts I ever had the pleasure of sipping. Very drinkable and very recommendable. Will try again soon.
01-11-2009 02:14:12 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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