Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 346
Hads: 1,570
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 198
Gots: 339 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of PhillyJ
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
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 (599 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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 (829 characters)

Photo of EvoRich
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (479 characters)

Photo of Dottie
5/5  rDev +19%
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. (307 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
4.2/5  rDev 0%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of mzingie
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (199 characters)

Photo of EMV
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of samshaw
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (468 characters)

Photo of Foxybrau
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (174 characters)

Photo of hophugger
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
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 !! (733 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
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 (444 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
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; (309 characters)

Photo of trackedout
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (1,199 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of Getalegup
3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
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. (186 characters)

Photo of jellikit
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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. (428 characters)

Photo of sprucetip
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

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. (220 characters)

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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 (597 characters)

Photo of ttroha
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

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. (237 characters)

Photo of weirdohappy
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Not a fan of the stout, per se.. something about the heaviness of it. As a style it seems the most likely to like to me. Double chocolate makes me think of sweet sweet candy from an Easter basket, this is not that. I had a milk and cookie stout once. Did not taste anything like milk or cookies. Oatmeal stout, where do I begin... Any how this has a nice pour, deep dark look, giant foam head that lasts longer than my first marriage. The bottle is nice. A plain red , nothing fancy. Clearly they wanted more attention paid to what is inside. I'm making dinner tonight while drinking this. A nice thin ribeye sat atop sweet potato fries with blue cheese , with a nice balsamic glaze. Doesn't that sound nice? Maybe I'm really just eating boiled cabbage. See just like an f'n stout label you have no clue what's real.. (818 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%

Bottle, no date:
The pour is pretty much pitch black, with a decent deep tan medium-bubble head that dissipates to a film and collects on the edges providing some lacing. Initial notes from a cold beer is chocolate and deep roasted malts. As the beer warms, I get vanilla, cocoa, and maybe nutmeg (or some other holiday baking spice).

The initial sips from a too-cold beer definitely reminded me this was a Rogue beer. The malts were there, but a woody (pine) bitterness helped signified this a West Coast style beer. As the beer warmed, the flavors mellowed, as they normally do. The front tastes are a hint of chocolate but more a nice, bitter French Roast coffee. The middle taste does add a light nuttiness behind the dark malt flavors, before finishing dry, almost reminiscent of cocoa powder. Overall, this is a bitter beer, just a coffee bitter instead of a grass, pine, or grapefruit one.

In the end, I think this reminds me of a lot of other Rogue beers, nothing quite bad, but it's missing something that makes me want it over and over. I miss some sort of sweetness somewhere in the beer to balance the bitter, if even for a moment. (1,153 characters)

Photo of ZorroZ
5/5  rDev +19%

OH. MY. G-D.

This may well be one of the most insanely great things I've ever tasted.

Appearance : dark & lovely
Smell : rich, heavenly chocolate
Taste : rich, heavenly chocolate
Mouthfeel : creamy, luscious chocolate


Long story short: I'd your like beer and chocolate, you NEED to try this. Now. Get up, find a place that has it on tap, and buy it. You won't regret it. The only thing you'll regret is that you'll eventually finish the glass. (453 characters)

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