Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
3.49/5 rDev -17.3%
22oz red paint bottle to my Stone IRS snifter glass
Notes taken from 04/05/14
A: Dark espresso brown body completely impervious to any light. A thick billow of dark khaki cream forms giving quite the impressive hang time. Has a few random large gas bubbles in an otherwise nicely compacted head. Some slippery swaths of lace left sliding down the glass at each sip.
S: Smells of chocolate malts, dark roast grains, and milk chocolate chips. More so like melted Hershey’s chocolate candies. Aroma really does come together like malted milk balls. Delivers as advertised although it is more candy like rather than say raw cacao.
T: Big fake chocolate candy flavor. Like melted candies with a thick and powdery chocolate malt ball presence. Not particularly roasty minus a hint of coffee in there. Fairly sweet but not at all cloying like you would expect. Finishes out with some earthy green bitterness on the back end. Alcohol is well masked and bitterness is moderate to low. Doesn’t taste natural to me has more of a tootsie roll flavor. A little tough to drink in its entirety.
M: Full to medium body. Frothy and smooth for the most part with some of that chalky cocoa powder presence. Finish has a nice drying lift and the retreat is fairly clean.
D: Not a very big fan and looks like I may be in the minority here. I prefer stouts where the chocolate flavor is derived mainly from the specialty dark roast malts and/or natural cocoa. This just comes off as Swiss Miss or something artificial. How is no one else getting that? Even though it states Natural Flavors added who knows what that entails.
The bomber was a bit of a chore to finish. Ice Cream is the correct answer.
04-09-2014 23:00:07 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
I really liked the Double Mocha Porter so I was lookin forward to this beer,my expectations were met and exceeded.The pour couldnt get any better, (hence the score)jet black with a fluffy,craterous two finger deep mocha colored head,just perfect in the imperial nonic.Deep almost fude-like chocolate in the nose,a bit of raw nuttiness as well,you could say like a walnut fudge brownie.The chocolate on the palate is cakey but not overly sweet,just enough raw earth/nut in the finish keeps this beer immensely drinkable and makes me want more than I have.I like this better than ST Choklat and that is really saying something,this is a great beer,my wife and I will enjoy my second bottle.
10-29-2010 20:13:40 | More by oberon
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
Had this on tap at ROGUE Ales Publick House in San Francisco. I was told it was 9.5% by the beer tender, but I see it is listed here at 8%. I thought it was lacking in alcohol for a 9.5 ABV so I tend to agree with the 8% here.
The Rogue Double Chocolate Stout pours a pitch black in the glass with a thick chocolate mousse like head, pretty good retention, but no real lacing to talk about. On the nose are pronounced aromas of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake...needless to say, there is a lot of chocolate. Besides chocolate, I get raisin, roasted hazelnuts, espresso, & cognac.
Everything that I got on the nose, I get on the palate with a full & rich texture, full body, & long finish. Overall, this is a solid beer worth trying at least once. Recommended if you're looking to try something new, but if you're strapped for cash....go with the regular chocolate stout instead.
10-16-2012 02:57:22 | More by ExtraStout
2.83/5 rDev -32.9%
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy brown head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet baker's chocolate with some roast and a touch of alcohol.
The flavor is a bit thin and subdued. It's some slightly chalky, very sweet, roasted chocolate malts, with some vegetal notes. The finish is some strong roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with soft carbonation.
Overall, it had promise as a sweet dessert beer, but it had too many flaws.
10-31-2012 05:38:20 | More by Beaver13
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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