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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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94
outstanding

1,519 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,519
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 185
Gots: 309 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond
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Ratings: 1,519 | Reviews: 349
Photo of samshaw
4.22/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Foxybrau
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of hophugger
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
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 !!

Photo of mr-jj
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
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

Photo of BWood
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ok stout. Not as much flavor as I would have liked. Not heavy enough.

Photo of Yancey82
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest.

Photo of tlema1
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very chocolatey, a very nice brew

Photo of HamdenHector
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: very deep brown; 1 finger off medium brown head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: bittersweet chocolate with a hint of nut and caramel;

T: coffee ice cream with chocolate syrup; lightly bitter finish;

M: creamy; medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish)

O: excellent in every way;

Photo of CraigShap
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge choco bomb! If chocolate is your thing, this is your stout.

Photo of trackedout
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very opaque dark brown, almost black. Has a creamy tan head, leaving a nice lacing.

S - Deep roasted malts, heavy on the chocolate.

T - Chocolate is heavy throughout, but not too sweet or overbaring. Has a bitter kick at the end. Everything working together nicely and hides the alcohol too well.

M - Silky and creamy, medium body with perfect carbonation.

Overall I love this stout. It's been my go to the past couple weeks. I feel the chocolate on this is just right, not too sweet. Definitely worthy of it's rating.

Photo of skull197
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little goes a long way; good beer

Photo of LordofWord
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolute chocolate bomb. Delicious but not something I want to drink often. Very similar to Southern Tier Chokolat in its utter lack of subtlety.

Photo of brownbass
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice! Not sweet and sugary tasting like milk chocolates. More like dark unsweetened bitter chocolate!

Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a fifth bottle (750 ml), purchased for $13.99 (pricey! sorta). The label mentions oatmeal, honey and chocolate as additions. I get a little chuckle every time I read "free range coastal water". "Coastal water"? Would that not be brine, dear sirs and madams?

A semi-aggressive pour produces about a 2 inch tan head, poured into a shaker. It froths up more than you might expect, given the ABV. I suppose it's on account of the oatmeal. The beer is inky inky dark brown and will not pass light from a Mini Maglite.

Chocolate is very apparent in the aroma-flavor, along with plenty of dark fruit (cherry, plums) and a delicious earthy bitterness that probably stems as much from the actual chocolate as from hops. Maybe a bit of coffee flavor, presumably from roasted malts. It's sweet but not overly so. A little jolt of pucker in the finish. Very creamy mouth feel from the oatmeal. The ABV is well hidden except to add a little bit of a spicy kick. I'm trying to detect the honey- it must be very subtle- I can't detect any mead-like flavors or aromas.

Chocolate lovers will surely go for this- it's excellent, perhaps world class, and probably the best choco beer out there.

Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle
Served in a snifter

L - This beer pours black. It is capped with an inch of brown head that leaves some lacing.

S - I t smell like milk chocolate.

T - There is obviously some chocolate. It is not overwhelming. It has some aspects of dark and milk chocolate.

F - Full

O - This beer was not as chocolaty as I expected. I have had it awhile, and it may have faded. It is still a good chocolate stout, but it is just lacking a wow factor for me.

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bittersweet chocolate really comes through in the end

Photo of Getalegup
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Maybe a bit oxidized. Not a lot of chocolate, coffee smell or taste. Medium feel. To avoid disappointment I added rum-based vanilla extract and coconut milk which brings it up to a 4.25.

Photo of Jasonkyeager
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe how much I love this

Photo of jellikit
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle.
Appearance: black; even when held to light. Thin, dark brown head. Thin lacing.
Smell: roasted malt. Fig. Raisin.
Taste: chocolate followed by light roasted barley. Then a slight hop flavor. Followed by a triple mocha.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big body. Sweet but not too sweet. (Not dry)
Overall: though I like Rogue, I find most of their beers to be very similar and boring. This beer is fantastic.

Photo of Dmmflys
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

very chocolate with little bitterness
boozy
smooth creamy mouth feel

Photo of sprucetip
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Not a real review, just notes for self. Chocolate is subtle, especially after the ST Mokah. Very stout with a wee nip of chocolate. A very good beer. From growler bar in Anchorage. Would not pay the ceramic bottle price.

Photo of Manbear
5/5  rDev +18.5%

My favorite beer to date. The sweet and chocolate taste mmmmmmazing. I was smelling the empty bottle for days.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.15.14.

A: Motor oil. No red at all. 1 finger tan head that retains well.

S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, latte.

T: Chocolate is dominant. Slight cocoa roastiness and fig are subtle.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This has some alcohol warming, but it doesn't burn the nostrils. When it is warm, this beer shines. I like to see the changes that temperature creates. With this, the chocolate and fig really come out when it is warm. This is a great stout, although it is pricey. I wouldn't buy it again because of what I've heard about Rogue, though.

Rating: A

Photo of ttroha
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Tap at Lazy Dog Macon. This beer was delicious! Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of sweet chocolate, with hints of vanilla, coffee and malt. It’s like drinking chocolate cake. Very delicious.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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