Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
After seeing how highly rated this offering was, I had to try one. My only other experience with chocolate stouts was Young's, which I enjoyed a lot.
poured out pitch black with a very dark brown head that didn't really last very long and also did little in the way of lacing. It still freaks my neighbors out when they see me drinking something that resembles motor oil and I call it "beer".
It smelled much like a chocolate stout should. Kind of a toasted chocolate combination.
Not as sweet as I was expecting, definitely not as sweet as Youngs, and a bit more bitter as well. It had a definite hop flavor toward the end as well.
it seemed a bit thin to me, not as thick and creamy as I would have liked, but not bad at all.
I can see me drinking this once in a while, but probably not on a too regular basis.
10-21-2006 19:07:17 | More by DieselSnorter
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
Wow what a surprise to try this Chocolate craft ale! It is quite similar to some interesting desert ales that I tried in Prague once.
a - dark with nice foam
s- here is where you get salivating. It is quite a chocolaty aroma.
t- bold, flavourful and rich
a- leaves you with a nice feeling afterward.
This would be something you would serve at the end of the night after dinner. I probably would serve this to newbies on holiday events.
12-28-2008 03:00:09 | More by chipachu2
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Beautiful dark/rich color coming out of the bottle with about 1 - 1.5" creamy head. The chocolate/coffee like aroma is strong but not overbearing. As soon as you take your first sip, the thick texture fills your mouth and the great flavors follow. Strong chocolate malty flavors that are really fulfilling.
I only had Pale Ales & IPAs in my fridge and I was filling something thicker. I went out to get this and it is really satisfying my palate right about now. Not the first or last time I will have this great beer.
07-24-2010 02:27:18 | More by ssalgado
4.65/5 rDev +11.8%
This was my first Stout experience. Wow just a good good beer. The chocolate was a pleasent suprise, not too overpowering, but the way this brewer incorporates the sweet with the dark and full flavor is amazing. It is a strong beer, but the chocolate and carmel hints make it a truely unique experience.
12-09-2010 18:57:23 | More by Rumplemintz
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
A - Excellent 3 Finger head, light brown/caramel color. Dark opaque black appearance. This is what a stout should look like.
S - Rich Chocolate malt, slight caramel hint as well.
T - Wow. Just how it should be. sweet dark chocolate taste accompanied by subtle hop bitterness. this beer really stands out of the competition.
M - Creamy goodness. light carbonation makes it impressively smooth and coats the pallet well.
O - I have had better stouts. but as far as a chocolate stout, this is coming up first. the amount of chocolate used was perfect and allowed the beer stay true to what a stout is all about.
Bottle poured into pint glass.
12-26-2011 05:50:01 | More by zakyj
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
Pitch black in appearance, it has a small but continuing head. Upon smelling, a roasty cocoa aroma is quite evident. The chocolate was pleasant, went well with the roasted notes, but was not overwelming. This beer has strong bitterness that does not dominate, but works well with the roasty chocolate flavors. There is a pleasant finish. A very drinkable stout!
04-04-2004 00:42:28 | More by Holden
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured very black with a big head that subsided over time. Retention was not impressive.
Nose: Roasted chocolate, milder than I would have thought from reading other reviews, and faintly alcoholic. Slight coffee bean aroma.
Slick smooth mouth feel- not chewy. A lot lighter than I would have thought for a stout. Malts predominate along with a mild chocolate, which could have been more pronounced. Moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness of hops emerges more as the brew warms.
08-09-2007 19:08:27 | More by rgdgerard
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
I had this from a 22oz bomber bottle. Poured an almost black liquor with a one finger off white head that dissipated almost immediately. The smell was reminicent of earthy and chocolatey tones. There is an initial bitterness that quickly turns to a smokey choclate flavor. It lingers in the mouth for a while. The mouthfeel is quite heavy. This is definitely not your watery yellow fizzy beer !
02-24-2007 00:13:54 | More by aalappatel
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured a dark black, very dark indeed. Subtle mocha colored head which left traces on the glass. Smelled of cocoa, coffee, and smoke. Taste was not dominated by chocolate at all, which was a relief. Nice balance of malts, with the cocoa becoming noticeable after swallowing. I've had chocolate stouts before and was disappointed. Not with this. One of the best of its kind out there.
11-29-2011 22:29:38 | More by dbennett04
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
I've had a few chocolate stouts and this one is slightly underwhelming, compared mostly with the outrageous Choklat by Southern Tier. The appearance is great, showing thick and dark with a light brown 1/4 inch head (poured into a snifter). Mouthfeel is good, but a bit thin and bubbly. The smell is light chocolate, which, when tasted, translates about the same: a tad underwhelming. A mild hoppy character comes in towards the end to cut a bit of the up front, malty sweetness, which creates a good balance. This is definitely an above average example of the style, but it didn't make me say "Wow!" or "This is "World Class.""
11-28-2009 06:12:38 | More by AHebel
4.55/5 rDev +9.4%
A -- A nice rich chocolate brown; decent head on the pour from the bottle; can't wait to take a sip of this inviting-looking pint
S -- Can smell the chocolate in this beer but not over-whelming...makes you want to take a first sip.
T -- Definetely a strong taste of cocoa; very rich and flavorful; comfortable but not overwhelming. Makes you want to take another sip...
M -- Smoothe and rich; easy on the mouth like velvet...
D -- Easy to drink at an enjoyable pace. Had two of these and it was totally enjoyable...not too heavy or overwhelming. Jusy enjoyable. I love a stout and this is one of my favorites thus far.
01-21-2008 22:39:43 | More by StoutBulldog
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
First time trying the Rogue Chocolate Stout, and it is one of the better stout out there. It has a bit of a bitter-chocolate taste, though I wished it had a bit more sweetness to the taste (personal preference). The beer pours a dark brown with a generous light brown head that laces very nicely. I can't wait to purchase another bottle!
03-14-2011 00:31:27 | More by zackmoney
4.68/5 rDev +12.5%
Reviewed from notes taken this August in New Orleans- picked up a bottle from Whole Foods as I'm always down to try a Rogue offering I can't get at home. Cracked the bottle open, welcomed the ghost smoke with eager nostrils.
A: Pours like a luscious syrup. Has a sheen to it from all the oily chocolate goodness. A beer that truly builds anticipation as the head slowly rises. Head is sticky and thick.
S: Oh man, in a word, great. Real rich chocolate smell, not like the obvious extracts used in many chocolate flavored brews.
T: I will not give many 5's as I understand a 5 literally means flawless, 0% chance of improving, etc. but this is the most perfect tasting chocolate stout I've ever had. The fact that it's made with real chocolate is blatantly apparent. So rich, so smooth. And that after taste: pure truffles. Absolutely amazing.
M: Almost a syrup. Oily with chocolate alkaloids. A true joy to drink.
This is quite simply the best use of chocolate I have ever experienced in a beer. Will buy anytime I see it.
09-07-2011 22:51:05 | More by Snorlax
Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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