Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4/5 rDev -5.2%
One of the best chocolate beers, and takes us a long way forward from Shakespeare chocolate stout. Tremdous treat to the nose of dessert chocolate fondue. Above average mouthfeel, though carbonation right there. American chocolate with its sweetness, and more bittersweet European chocolate. Fairly complex, I found this well balanced between bitter and sweet. Dark brown body.My swingtop bottle from Premier Gourmet.
08-03-2011 17:25:42 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and chocolate syrup. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness in the flavor. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.
12-02-2012 06:02:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.22/5 rDev 0%
On draft at Capone's last Saturday.
Pours near black with a minimal off white head and some spotty lacing as it makes its way down the glass. Nose is abundant chocolate. I got both milk and more bitter dark chocolate along with a bit of roasted malt. Taste adds a touch of creamy sweetness alongside a tongue smack of chocolate indulgence. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not too alcoholic and certainly not cloying. This sits really well and goes down easy, though I'd say that 8oz or so would be enough.
09-28-2010 13:08:51 | More by Thorpe429
4.16/5 rDev -1.4%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger and a half high dark tan head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of cocoa nibs and chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the aste of the beer is very buch dominated by flavors of cocoa nibs plus bits of sweetness and has notes of darker chocolate malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is deceptively easy to drink because no traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.
03-30-2013 03:51:39 | More by metter98
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
Polished ebony with no highlights whatsoever. Not even with bright April sunshine behind the glass. The cappuchino colored crown was a lovely cascader to start, and has since settled down to several fingers of bubbly, creamy excellence. Plenty of sticky lace helps as well.
Chocolate stouts should smell like a near equal mixture of chocolate and stout. This one heavily favors the former. No alcohol makes its way out of the glass, which is a huge positive at an ABV of 8.7%.
Rogue Brewery, as they do with most of their lineup, has done a commendable job with DCS. It isn't the best version of the style to have ever entered my glass, but it delivers on Double, on Chocolate, and on Stout. It isn't as delicious as their (Single) Chocolate Stout, but I hadn't had many similar beers at that time and might have gotten carried away a little with that review.
Each sip (okay... gulp) delivers a palate punch of cocoa beaniness that doesn't taste the least bit artificial. A smidgen more Imperial stout roasted maltiness might have bumped the taste score one notch. 50 IBUs worth of bitterness (when fresh) is an appropriate counterbalance to what could've been an overly sweet, dessert beer-like experience.
These guys almost never disappoint when it comes to mouthfeel. This offering is medium-full and has a smooth silkiness that almost earns it the next highest score. Bubbles that are neither too laid back nor too aggressive help immensely.
$12.99 for 750 ml of Rogue beer almost seems like a bargain. While it's no match for the exquisitely aged Imperial Stout that blew me away last month, Double Chocolate Stout is an enjoyable big beer that most anyone should enjoy. Worth a repeat purchase? Yep.
04-11-2011 14:13:53 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a rocky tan head that packs on top of the liquid; plenty of lacing drapes the side of the pint glass
Smell: Dark chocolate and more dark chocolate
Taste: Melted dark chocolate, with a developing hint of roast and charred wood; there is a bit of hoppy bitterness, but the beer is all about the huge dark chocolate flavors
Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous, with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Right up there with the Southern Tier Choklat, this is a true dessert beer for the chocolate lover in all of us
10-25-2010 01:09:26 | More by brentk56
4.43/5 rDev +5%
If a Double Stout and a chocolate bar fell in love and had a baby...
This incarnation of delicacy begins with a lushious aroma of cocoa-heavy chocolate bars, milk chocolate and not much else. Arguments can be made for toffee malts and coffee, but in a far and residual way.
Dark brown in color and with an onyx-like sheen, the beer is opaque; just as chocolate flavors should appear. Lightly tanned foam amounts to about 1/2" before settling to a froathy creame across the beer. Low on lacing, moderate in legging, the head has much more persistence than the cocoa oils should allow.
Flavors follow suit with a burst of dark chocolates, milk chocolate, and malted milkshakes. Sweeter early, the beer has a slow and consistent fade to increasing bitterness to resemble cocoa and coffee/lattes late. Never does the roast compete with chocolate. Nor does the malty sweetness or caramel flavor interrupt the chocolatey focus. Any hop bitterness is well disguised as cocoa, coffee, and roasty oils. The roasty Stout-like flavor accents the cocoa without commanding attention.
Creamy and smooth throughout, the upstart is full and lush. As the beer moves through its procession, it finishes considerably lighter, more bitter, drinkable enough to never put the glass down. If anything, the mouthfeel could have been richer, creamier, and a bit more silky for top knotch scores.
I love the focus on chocolate flavor here with no interruption from countering complexities. This beer does one thing- and it does it well. Just a knotch off of the pace of Southern Tier's Chocolate beers.
12-01-2010 03:28:30 | More by BEERchitect
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
opaque black as night liquid with a very full two inch plus head of tan creamy and sticky foamy lace on top.
lots of aromas of lactose and chocolate and a bit of coffee. I almost picked up some licorice in there as well. First thing that hits you is the ton of lactose sugar and a wall of chocolate. Deep german dark chocolate mixed in with some bron sugar and a touch of coffee. Definatly some licorice in here too. Super creamy. It had ample carbonation which really hung around well throughout the sesson and helped to give it a really full feel. Lots of creamy notes made this a definite dessert beer.
08-07-2011 00:52:30 | More by mikesgroove
4.7/5 rDev +11.4%
16 ounce pint - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Inky black body with fizzling head the color of toasted khaki-colored pants.
Smell: Sniff it up! Smells like choklat, er, I mean double chocolaty.
Taste: Roasty, caramel-coated malts adulterated with a strong dark bittersweet chocolate flavor. Touch of dark fruitiness. You can tell there's a bitterness present, but any hop flavor is entombed beneath the chocolate. Very minute amount of astringency arrives late, striking the back of the tongue. Splash of Starbuck's VIA instant coffee. Sliver of alcohol warmth. Longly lingering chocolate taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Velvety, weighty mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Did you enjoy Choklat? Then, you should enjoy this as well. Did you dig Double Chocolate Stout? Then, you should dig Choklat, too. Although, the three percentage points less alcohol is appreciated.
01-27-2011 17:13:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.22/5 rDev 0%
After having the Mocha Porter they put out, and not finding it to be very impressive. I saw this one on the shelves and hoped that it would be better. The beer poured out as a nice deep brown color with a thick creamy tan head on it. The retention was really nice on this one. The smell of the beer had a good amount of chocolate on the nose and some roasted malts also. The taste reminded me of something along the lines of chocolate milk or hot cocoa. The flavors were very creamy and chocolatey. Not quite as much as Southern Tier's Choklat though. The mouthfeel was smooth and had a decent body to it. Not as thick as I was hoping for. Overall I found this beer to be pretty good. Probably one of Rogue's best.
07-05-2011 15:17:30 | More by Knapp85
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
4.08/5 rDev -3.3%
A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, brown, mocha-like head of foam. It receded to leave sticky patches of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled like a mocha with dark chocolate and some coffee notes.
T - Good chocolate flavors with some burnt molasses and rich toffee. Just a touch of coffee-like bitterness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied stout with a dry finish.
O - Very tasty chocolate stout. Rogue's best beers are always their stouts.
10-25-2012 01:04:54 | More by zeff80
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
From the candy-apple red ceramic 750ml bottle - hard not to notice this one on the beer store shelves, indeed.
This beer pours a solid black, no edges, no highlights when back-lit, no nothin', spectrum-wise, with a tumultuous fistful of densely foamy and yet bubbly chocolate milk brown head, which settles at a significantly less than torrid pace, eventually rendering a hanging curtain of lace around the glass.
It smells like a semi-sweet milk chocolate bar, laced with a small caramel/toffee streak and oat cereal bits, though some leafy, earthy hops do detract from the convenience store associations. The taste is still big on the bittersweet chocolate, though now more roasted malt-oriented, and less sweet, with some earthy, floral esters moving on in, alongside a wee red vinous character, and sedate leafy, citrus hops.
The carbonation is soft, manifesting in a weakly sassy frothiness, the body a solid medium-full weight, pleasantly smooth, moderately creamy, and best of all, no sugar overdose warning necessary here. It finishes off-dry, bien sûr, but with a rising earthy and leafy hop offset, one which goes a long way toward making this more drinkable than initially presumed.
Well, I like it, I really do. Draw me in with the sexy, silky, and overwrought chocolate confectionery intro, and then spring a more balanced oatmeal stout on me, without losing the cocoa goodness inherent in the "DOUBLE CHOCOLATE" promise. A grand dessert accompaniment, I would imagine, but still pretty damned enjoyable all by its lonesome, as well.
11-15-2011 03:38:03 | More by biboergosum
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.