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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 268
Gots: 241 | 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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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ImperatorScab, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -3.8%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of techdiver
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

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%

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 14, 2006
Photo of craigmj7
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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

KevdoggNasty, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

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%

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
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%

Bomber bottle into a pint glass

A: 100% pitch black, though it looks like a little bit of a brown tone. Pours a huge dark beige head.

S: Dutch process cocoa, coffee, and a light cigar smoke aroma. Sweet chocolate syrup.

T: Brilliant. Light hop bitter finishes off what I can only describe as perfection. Toasty chocolate and nice malty depth. Flavor=perfect.

M: Rich but not overwhelmingly thick.

D: Nearly 100% perfect. Right there with Surly Coffee Bender and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat.

ForWhatAlesYou, Feb 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

amart80, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of 4000qtrap
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.

4000qtrap, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of Liondiscs
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Liondiscs, May 31, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of koolk
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.

koolk, Dec 07, 2004
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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!

OlRasputin989, Sep 25, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NHSTEVE, Dec 09, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

JoninVT, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Osiris9588
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.

Osiris9588, Oct 03, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

JamFuel, Aug 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

McBraniel, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hopinista, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

gspeer711, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Troyone
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.

Troyone, Sep 19, 2005
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.