Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,795 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,795
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 300
Gots: 304 | 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  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Fugazme
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful beer. Pitch black with a dark tan head of 1/2" and staying power. Thick stick to the glass.

Aromas of dark chocolate and licorice. Hoppier than I expected it to be. Very roasted and and very chocolatey.

Tastes of coffee and cream. Of course it had chocolate in the flavor as well. Creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like chocolate milk with a hint of toffee.

Taste follows smell. Lots of chocolate milk flavor. Toasted malt is there. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is far too watery for me. Average carbonation.

Overall this was good but lacks complexity.

Photo of 99bottles
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer has a dark brown-black body, completely opaque, and is topped with an inch of dark tan foam. Good head retention, a 1/2" stays the entire time.

Smell: This has a wonderfully rich nose of cocoa powder and lightly roasted malt; only the most faint touch of bitterness in the nostrils.

Taste: This is pure decadence. A well balanced malt profile gives this a rounded flavor, not an astringent one. Rich dark malts combine nicely with real chocolate? to elicit the cocoa flavor in the nose, and even a sweet coffee liquer flavor. So smooth and chocolately. Mmmm. Even though I don't match beer with desert, this could convince me otherwise. Roasted bitterness creeps in to finish, and keeps one honest.

Mouthfeel: Very nice, not thick and viscous like an Imperial, but not flimsy and weak like a dry stout. Just right.

Drinkability: I'd gladly have more than one. Delicious. I'm very happy to have found it on tap in my neck of the woods.

Photo of beerceller99
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle.
Pours black with a 1 finger brown head. Milk chocolate and blackened malt smell with cinnamin and vanilla. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very chocolatey taste with toasted malts and vanilla in the background. Finishes bittersweet and smooth.
An excellent dessert beverage.

Photo of Yesac
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid brown/black in color. Sloppy/foamy light brown head.

S - Extremely rich chocolate complex aromas. Dark chocolates, cocoa. Couldn't smell any better.

T - Musty, dry chocolate taste similar to powdered chocolate, disappointing after such a great smell. Java/malt finish.

M - Very smooth, the carbonation cleans off the palate and leaves it with a smooth thin chocolate coating.

D - Smooth and easy to drink, but the taste isn't what I was expecting.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.16/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of swizzlenuts
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Chocolate Stout

A: Looks like oil being poured out of the bottle. It has a lot of carbonation, and a nice brown head on top.

S: It smells of dark roasted malts, with a hint of chocolate.

T: The carbonation hits your tongue, and while you are letting the beer roll around on your tongue, the beautiful roasted malts come out. The malts are quite nice and refreshing; however, the chocolate rests on your tongue and it begs you to drink more. I figured there would be more chocolate in this beer, but it's still god damn tasty.

M: Thick as fuck. This feels like you can eat it with a spoon!

D: Incredibly drinkable considering it's thickness. I'm sure that after 2 or 3 pints, I'll be full, but I'd still want another!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of naterock
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass, Deep black and opaque. Thick head to begin with and slowly dissapates to a thin but lasting head. Quite sexy

smell is rich chocolate and a strong malt sweetness. a Lingering hop is way in the background.

Taste is incredibly sweet malt but bitter chocolate. The finish is bitter but the approach is smooth and creamy. the hops are even present but very faint.

mouth is smooth and creamy and a bit oily. finishes bitter and leaves me wanting more. Drinks very slow but easy. Good and one of the best chocolate stouts around.

Photo of r0nyn
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a mug.

As is typical of most stouts, the look of the Chocolate Stout in the clear mug is something else as it is impossible to see through the inky blackness. Good sized initial head that dissipates into about a half inch sized frothing. Lacing really sticks to the side of the glass. Smell is a little bit malty with the titular dark chocolate aroma mixed in.

The taste surprised me a little bit at first, as I could definitely identify the bitterness first. I guess I was expecting chocolate straight away, so it took me by surprise. Once I let it swirl around a bit, however, the chocolate character made itself known. Mingled with the hoppiness and maltiness, it results in a complex flavor that finishes off like it started, with a bitter, yet smooth feel. There is a tiny lingering bitterness after the swallow that fades away after a few moments. For a stout, it's about middle-of-the-road in terms of body and the carbonation is just right, meaning it goes down pretty easily.

This is a fine beer, no doubt about that. I would have rated it higher on the drinkability scale if it were just a tad less bitter, but it's still a drink that is very easily and enjoyably imbibed.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,795 ratings.