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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,645 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,645
Reviews: 1,844
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 271
Gots: 248 | FT: 3
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.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ImperatorScab, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of winomark
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.

winomark, Dec 10, 2003
Photo of TerryB
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TerryB, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of dbattey
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dbattey, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of snpub540
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.

snpub540, May 07, 2011
Photo of CMW
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.

CMW, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of mavbrew
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.

mavbrew, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of Klym
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.

Klym, Jul 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Mdodge8837, May 28, 2012
Photo of Anatole
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Anatole, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of cfadams17
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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.

JohnfromDublin, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of shuajw
4/5  rDev -3.8%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Tpsauer
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Tpsauer, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -3.8%

disemgrowler, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of McBraniel
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

McBraniel, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -3.8%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Troublebar
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of techdiver
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque black with a nice two finger caramel-colored head that dissipates slowly. Chocolate is evident in the smell, as it is in the taste. Just a fantastic experience. Creamy, smooth taste and the feel is lighter than one might expect, not dense by any stretch of the imagination. Totally drinkable and enjoyable.

techdiver, Oct 14, 2006
Photo of gunnerman
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.

gunnerman, Aug 15, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of KevdoggNasty
4/5  rDev -3.8%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber with a chick holding a mug of Stout on the front. Poured a black brew with a deep brown head that didn't last long. The aroma is fairly mild with hints of roasted grains, chocolate, and herbal hops. The flavor is exceptional as this stout has a sweetness in the beginning just as chocolate itself has a sweet creamy inital flavor, while the beer then segues to a nice chocolate finish matched by roasted malt flavors. The mouthfeel is excellent in regards to carbonation but i believe that the body is a bit light. Very drinkable with spicy foods as an excellent contrast of flavors as the Stout cuts through the heat of the dish for the brief time that it is on your tongue then after you swallow the heat is back.

RenoZymurgist, Sep 13, 2004
Photo of ryanonline
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pitch black with a hue of ruby when held up to the light. a thin and rocky dark tan head and decent lacing.

smells strongly of dark chocolate and a bit of roastiness. sweet maltiness and maybe a hint of hops.

taste is the same with a bit more bitterness in the finish.

creamy on the tongue and a light spritz too.

good drinkability not very heavy, and doesn't destroy your palate, who could complain.

excellent example of a good stout. i haven't really decided whether or not i like rogue, I've had good and bad, but this is def one of the high points.

ryanonline, Dec 29, 2009
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,645 ratings.