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Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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3,897 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,897
Reviews: 1,874
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 337
Gots: 401 | 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: 3,897 | Reviews: 1,874
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Patrick2012
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in 16 oz. tulip glass

A: Pitch black with great big dark mocha colored head.

S: All I can honestly really smell is a strong cocoa aroma and maybe a little bit of hops. most of the scents are overpowered by the chocolate. its like smelling a bottle of hersheys syrup. not very complex but very good aroma

T: Bitter and hoppy that counters with a little sweetnes. the blend with chocolate gives it a bit of an espresso taste to it. Very nice. smooth and creamy. Love this a lot.

M: Hoppy bitterness and a bit of chocolate linger on my tongue. tastes very good.

O: delicious beer that I see myself picking up at bevmo every now and again. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jtell
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bomber. Pours a pure black with no light passing through. Got a lot of head out of a normal pour. Kind of surprised by that. Really liked the dark, rich look of the beer. Definitely has a liquid, dark chocolate look to it. One person commented that it looked like hot chocolate. Smell is pure chocolate. Taste is alcoholic chocolate milk. Picked it because we were having smores and it was a hit. Mouthfeel was rich and oily, in a good way. Really was just like a liquified chocolate bar. Drinkability is lower because it is really sweet and rich. Split the bomber between four people and it was a good amount. Could definitely replace dessert after a meal.

Photo of HatTrick
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Was a very nice and typical black with a creamy head. Reduced down quickly to a very thin fingernail.

S: Smelled like coffee, chocolate, and cloves.

T: Really strong chocolate - very bitter. Mild coffee flavor, weak on the malts. The bitter chocolate was very over-powering and kinda killed the normally yummy malts.

M: Was good mouthfeel for a stout. I liked the thickness of it.

D: Was pretty good with food. Wasn't that fantastic by itself.

Photo of Epicedion
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into an oversized wine glass.

A: Black. Poured a thin coffee-colored head that faded quickly. I suspect I need a more aggressive pour. Minimal lacing, but produces nice-looking fine bubbles whenever disturbed.

S: Chocolate all the way, but if you hold your mouth just right you can smell the hops behind it.

T: After the smell, I was surprised it didn't taste like chocolate. Instead, what I got was a strong hit of roasted oats and barley and then an upfront bitterness of (I assume) Cascade hops. But then, in the finish, and especially as I exhaled out my nose I got a long, heavy, dark chocolate. To be perfectly honest, I expected a very sweet beer, and that's not what I got. Except for a bit of the malt when you first take a sip, there's virtually no 'sweet' in this beer. This is a heavily hopped beer, with strong bitter flavors and maybe a bit of sour. Outstanding.

M: Medium-full, smooth, with good carbonation to keep it from being too chewy.

D: I don't know how much of this I could drink at once before wanting something lighter and crisper. But I can drink this whole bottle, easy.

Photo of t3hcho53non3
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark black color that is completely inpenetrable by light with a one finger brown head that quickly recedes.

S: Smells of roasty, chocolatey goodness with hints of bready malts

T: Chocolate smokiness dominates the tastebuds when it first hits the mouth and then fades off with a long and lingering dark chocolate taste.

M: Medium carbonation with a pretty light mouthfeel

D: Very drinkable. Not overly complex so the tastebuds are not needed to evolve much with this drink

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

look - big, fluffy, dark tan head. filled with huge, medium and small bubbles. almost pitch black body. completely opaque.

smell - chocolate and chocolate. and more chocolate. also a bit of a roasty character. maybe even a fruity scent?

taste - sweet chocolate up front. mostly dark chocolate, but the creaminess suggests a semi-sweet or milk chocolate as well. roasty malt in the middle and a bit of a bitter finish at the end.

feel - thinner than i would have thought. definitely a medium body, more towards the thick side...but i expected a thick, creaminess. a bit of a prickle from the carbonation. a bit sticky on the lips.

overall - i dig it. i've only ever had two chocolate stouts: this and young's double chocolate (which i didn't really like since it was one of the first beers i had ever had besides BMC)...i think if i went back to young's, i'd like it a lot more now. either way, not the biggest fan of stouts, but this one is pretty delicious.

EDIT: decided to pull out a dark chocolate fudge brownie to pair with it. holy crap...so freaking delicious. the bitterness of the beer begs for a bite of the sweet brownie, which then necessitates a sip of the brew. match made in heaven.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Butch
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is it. This is The Chocolate Beer. I just had a session with Young's Double Choc, Terrapin WakeNBake, Meantime Coffee Porter, and this. This one was head and shoulders better. More chocolate flavor, more chocolate aroma, better roasted malt flavor as well. Hops in perfect balance, understated (especially for Rogue) but adequate. If a beer this robust can be a stand-by session beer then this is the one.

Photo of Ryanbob
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer appears black and pours a thick head that doesn't last long, but leaves lace on the glass. It smells like Count Chockula or nestle quick mix, chocolatey goodness. The tastes are cocoa, oats, tons of malts, a bit of hoppy bitterness, and more chocolate. It finishes with a nice roasty, cocoa flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick, chewy, velvety, and tiny bubbles. My favorite chocolate stout so far, this beer is delicious, rich, and so smooth it can creep up on you.

Photo of steven9000
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pure black body with a brown mocha color head. About 2 finger head.

S- chocolate, roasted malts, Cigar tobacco and i also get some hops. FANTASTIC smell

T- dark Chocolate, coffee, tobacco,roasted malts,hops on the back end that gives it a nice bitter finish. Best chocolate beer ive had to date.

M- Medium to full mouth-feel

D- I must say this beer is exceptional. Very good and its a good price for what it is. This beer is very drinkable and tasty. This beer would definitely go fantastic with a streak or have it on its own for dessert or better yet pair it with chocolate cake.

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

Poured a nice black stout with a nice brown head.

This stout smells great. Cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts. I sat down to drink this, expecting to drink it alone. My wife (a wheat beer lover) smelled it decided to drink some with me. She never drinks stouts, but I guess that says a lot for the aroma of this beer.

The taste is very much like the nose. Great chocolate taste with roasted malts and a little coffee at the end.

I think the body is just right for a chocolate stout. Not too thin but not too rich with just enough carbonation.

The chocolate is more of a dark chocolate and not too sweet. I found that this added to the drinkability. I could have finished another bottle if I had another on hand.

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