Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by seabass87:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love the original Rogue chocolate stout... Let's see how this one measures up.
Poured from 750 ML bottle into pint glass. Cool painted bottle in the Rogue style.
A- Looks like I'm pouring motor oil. Pour yields a surprisingly large frothy 2 finger tan head, leaving trails of lacing. A good amount of visible carbonation in the blackness... Inviting.
S- The roasted chocolate scent is smooth and milky. Bitter coffee. Suitably, this has the bolder imperial profile while retaining the charm of the original. The usual suspects, but it smells delicious and strong.
T- Oh man. This is a real treat. The milk chocolate taste is obviously evident, but it luckily isn't too sweet or overbearing. Follows the nose and brings us a strong bitter coffee taste. Transition is smooth and brings us a hint of carbonation. Aftertaste is consistent with the above, with some vanilla and nutty tastes shining through. Alcohol is unnoticeable and warmth is minimal. A really fantastic taste.
M- As mentioned, it's thick and creamy. The mild amount of carbonation helps ease the transition. Very dry finish.
O- This is quite simply an improvement of the original Rogue chocolate stout, which was already my favorite chocolate stout. It shrugs off the lighter, fizzier taste of the original to bring a thick, creamy body. The tastes are stronger and more pronounced, and it just feels like more of a "stout." Compared to other chocolate stouts, this one has more of a milk chocolate taste, but its not over-done like some. A bit pricey (I paid $11.75 for the bomber bottle). Truly a great beer and one of my new favorite stouts.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 05:06:51 | More by seabass87
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3.71/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice thick black with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. You need to agressively pour to produce a head. Smells like a typical chocolate stout. Seeing that this is a "double" chocolate stout I was anticipating a very strong chocolate flavor. More of a coffee flavor. Not as strong as I was expecting. Not too sweet but just a nice decent amount of sweetness. The bitterness is very mild. Overall, a typical chocolate stout but a bit of a letdown with the marketing.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 03:30:56 | More by Richardbeerlover
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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