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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

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359 Reviews
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Reviews: 359
Hads: 1,619
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 211
Gots: 371 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010

10 Ingredients:
C120, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk™, Cascade and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops, Rolled Oats, Honey, Natural Chocolate Flavoring, Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water

50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond
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Reviews: 359 | Hads: 1,619
Photo of KevCan
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had at my parents' house. Dad bought from Total Wine. No bottling date. Poured from the 750mL bottle into a gold-rimmed Westvleteren chalice. Paired with some really good local pizza.

Look: Pours out like oil, pitch black. Just a faint dark brown when held up to the light. Very small brown head which disappears like Houdini.

Smell: Predominantly dark berries, with some milk chocolate. Chocolate-covered cherry.

Taste: Tastes awesome, even better than it smells. Tons of chocolate, and still some dark fruits. Just a hint of bitterness to round it out. Hides the 9% ABV very well.

Feel: Coats the mouth, silky smooth.

Overall: Really great. This would work well both with dinner and dessert.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown/black with some tan head and a bit of lacing
Smell: chocolate syrup, roasted malt
Taste: Sweet chocolate syrup, roastiness, and a bit of balancing bitterness. Alcohol is apparent.
Feel: Pretty strong carbonation for an imperial; perhaps the biggest letdown

Overall: This was a decent stout, but it had the misfortune of following a Founder's Breakfast Stout, which exceeds it in every respect. The mouthfeel was probably the biggest letdown, and the chocolate flavors seem a bit too syrupy to me.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, a great combination of chocolate and imperial. This pours deep dark with a lasting skim of brown foam. The aroma is subtle, but amazing - dark semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is more complex with the noticeable chocolate combining with roasted malt and a slight bitter hop balance. I can go sweeter in this genre, but wow, what balance.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: dark chocolate, liquor, silky, roasted beans, boozy presence.
Black and opaque with a tan webbed lattice.
toasted deep cocoa nose.
Full body, with some dry notes, silky almost a bit sweet.

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Photo of justinp444
3.01/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter, it has a 2 and a half inch thick two tone beige and slight khaki head with a black body. Smell of hot chocolate, cocoa powder, some citrus, grapefruit, light light roasted malt, and slight coffee. Taste is chocolate, a nice amount of grapefruit hops, dry cocoa powder, slight roasted malt, some metallic, citrus, and maybe a tad bit of nectarine. Mouth feel is overly dry, moderate to full with a moderate body. Really disappointed with this one, I expected a high abv chocolate bomb and ended up with something that resembles a lower abv hoppy stout with a fine (as in thin) chocolate addition. A slight metallic from what I assume is the oats, too much citrus that retracts from the chocolate flavor, and a overall light not stout-y mouth feel leave much to desire.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smells great, dark chocolate, almost fudge like aroma. Black with big brown foamy head. Taste is dark chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, nicely carbonated, and sweet. Comparable to Sam Smiths Organic Chocolate.

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Photo of L0ne
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Dark brown, almost black, almost opaque. Sweet chocolate, roasty bitterness, a little bit of creaminess in the mouthfeel. No noticeable alcohol.

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Photo of stevoj
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at PreFunk. Wasn't expecting it to be this good, but its pretty damn tasty. Chocolatey, just like that name says. Creamy texture, dark semi sweet chocolate dominates the nose. Small creamy beige head. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roast grains, burnt toast. Silky smooth, bittersweet finish. Yea, it deserves the score....

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Certainly black at SRM 40 with a modest, chestnut brown, pancake batter head. The head retreats after a couple of minutes, leaving surprisingly little lacing. A highly viscous film forms with each swirl on an Offero glass.

Strong aromas of bittersweet chocolate and chocolate syrup dominate this otherwise simple profile. However, warmth does bring out some mocha.

Chocolate again dominates in a surprisingly simple flavor profile. Late in each sip one can distinguish coffee with a lingering, moderately roasted bitterness in the finish. Sweet and bitter are well balanced. Warmth definitely improves the flavors, most prominent among them being vanilla.

A full body with silky texture. The alcohol is less than expected in this viscous beer with light carbonation.

This stout could potentially make for a perfect vanilla float. Unquestionably this is a dessert beer.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as pitch- nice tan head. Smells of cocoa, espresso, roasted malts. Sweet malts forward , dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa- sweetness balanced by pleasant bitterness and overall clean finish. Medium to full bodied, abut syrupy on the finish but quite pleasant.
I rather enjoyed it and would

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Photo of KGilmour
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black as pitch, thick pour, small lacing.

Sugary and chocolate smell, but not strong.

Thick feel with hint of chocolate taste but surprisingly bitter finish. A little smoky. Nice smooth feel.

Ultimately not as impressed as I thought I'd be, but still a fine stout.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a thick frothy khaki colored head with minimal lacing. A decadent sweet chocolate aroma rises from the glass and is to die for! Wonderful flavor of dark chocolate, light char, and a hint of espresso. Slightly less than full bodied but coats the palate well and the abv is masked well. Overall, this was by far the best and my favorite brew from Rogue to date. Glad I finally got around to savor this stout and will again!

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Photo of PhillyJ
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Expectations are everything and this stout does not disappoint but understanding that this beer is a Dark chocolate flavor helps...People think double chocolate and expect Hershey kisses well think special dark and you'll get the most out of this beer..to also be noted The rebel hop really changes the pace from the previous cascaded version.. This stout is second to none for dark chocolate flavor it tastes like a 80% cocoa bar there are complexities that one can find especially as it warms as is with every stout but why focus on anything else other than the dark chocolate... Cheers my friends

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Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml red bottle poured into a snifter, I believe this is a 2013 vintage

A- pours thick and pitch black in color with a small foamy and creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a film on top and a ring around the edges

S- deep and rich milk chocolate aroma up front, with compliments of caramel, vanilla, oats & a hint of nutty coffee

T- big hit of milk chocolate candy bar up front, with some some sugary-lactose flavor complimenting. Mid-palate gives flavors of sweet caramel & vanilla, the finish brings lots of dark fruits; raisin, fig & date. Linger of a hint of coffee with more sweet chocolate

M- medium-heavy body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy smooth finish

O- this beer does exactly what it was intended to do, and a great job at that. This is an excellent chocolate stout

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Photo of EvoRich
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pitch black, but fluffy tan colored head. It's about a perfect as a stout could look. I just prefer a slightly dark, redder head.

Smell: Sugary, milk chocolate, milk chocolate, That's about it. The smell isn't very powerful. It's rather light. The smell is good, but I'd like it to be more potent.

Taste: Very chocolate forward. Milk chocolate at the beginning, fading to a more bitter dark chocolate. A touch of coffee bitterness.

Feel: Silky smooth and full bodied.

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Photo of Dottie
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours motor oil black and keeps a nice brown head the entire time. When cold it has a chocolate toffee taste and as it warms up the cocoa is more prominent. Lightly carbonated, creamy finish with a chocolate smell. No hops to its taste or aroma. Has a bit of a bitter finish, but is one of the finer stouts.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber home 6/13/15

Pours black with a nice tan head. Look nice with a good head.

The smell....chocolate chocolate and chocolate. Tons of chocolate.

The taste, well same as above. Tons of chocolate.

Overall this beer tastes like a chocolate candy bar melting in your mouth. But not so sweet that is don't leave a good beer category. Enjoy this beer but this is a desert beer. Enjoy after dinner with a friend.

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Photo of mzingie
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The best of the style I have ever had. Thick creamy head, Smells rich of bakers chocolate and caramel. Tastes amazing with a combination of very bitter chocolate and coffee grounds. World class beer.

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Photo of EMV
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a jet black with a thick tan/brown head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and roasted malts.

T/F: A smokey rooasted malt backbone with several layers of dark chocolate and cocoa. Hops only show themselves at the finish. Lightly carbonated, thick and smooth.

O: This is a great sipping dessert beer, and something chocolate lovers will enjoy. Very nice, and love how the chocolate complements the stout.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a serving glass at Zoobrew, Jackson, MS

A: A blackish brown with a tight tan head that slowly dissipated. Thick lacing.

S: Luscious chocolate from top to bottom. So many layers of yum.

T: Truly the best chocolate stout I've tried. The levels of dark and light and medium chocolate explode into your taste buds like bathing in a chocolate fountain. Smooth and decadent. Any level of cool to warm is outstanding.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: Glad I finally got to try this gem. Pricy, but worth it. A terrific celebration ale with cigars or a chocolate chip cookie. Indulge.

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Photo of samshaw
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Solid black with a moderate tan head.

S: Moderate chocolate aroma.

T: Medium chocolate flavor with moderate malt goodness.

M: Somewhat thick, moderately creamy, with very light carbonation, complementing the taste quite nicely.

O: If you're a fan of brandy-filled dark chocolates, you will probably enjoy this brew quite a bit. Seems like a beverage that would go well with the holidays. Buy one or two in the summer, and hope they age well for the winter.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great-looking dark pour with plenty of head. Nose is sweet milk chocolate, taste is unsweetened cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, and a hoppy, bitter finish. Pretty darn good.

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Photo of hophugger
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chocolate brown color not wanting to let any light through. Head is tan and a light chocolate milk color and is plentiful and bubbly. Lacing coats the glass thickly. First hit of aroma is of chocolate milk, milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is similar at first with a creamy milk chocolate flavor hitting and coating the tongue first, then comes some bittersweet chocolate to balance things out. There is a bittersweet chocolate finish as the flavor goes through the chocolate flavor wheel in just the first sip. Mouthfeel is nice, coats the tongue at first and then bites at it a little and finished pretty clean with just enough chocolate flavor left to make you want more. This is a great Chocolate stout !!

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Photo of mr-jj
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is an opaque dark brown with a one finger khaki head. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, and some dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate and oatmeal on the palate, followed by roasted malt and dark fruit. Finish is refreshingly bitter - like bittersweet chocolate. Body is medium-full with more carbonation than I expected. Overall, a very enjoyable beer with the rich chocolate flavor balanced by the bitter hops.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is everything it should be dark rich and delicious smell of cocoa nibs and oatmeal taste like cocoa nibs leaves a bit of aftertaste of cocoa nibs if u have never had cocoa nibs you should try dark bitter sweet chocolate add peanut butter this would be the ultimate buckeye go (O-H-I-O) I hear repeat 3 qb woops different thread this is a must try chocolate stout im going to cellar next one to compare drank in a sniffer at 48' and raising

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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