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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 147
Gots: 203 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010)
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4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Body is black with no highlights. Thin film of dark tan head forms and dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S - Mixture of baking chocolate, sweeter milk chocolate and oatmeal, very mild banana-like esters, and a definite background of dark roasted grain.

T - Up front, it's like taking a sip of liquid dark chocolate. Sweet, yet pleasantly bitter. Mild zing in the middle reminiscent of an irish stout and lots of bitter roasted barley flavor to balance out the sweet chocolate. More dark chocolate, caramel and a slightly tannic and dry bitterness to finish things off.

M - Thick, not syrupy though. Great carbonation level and very well balanced.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That first sip provided a tsunami of baker's chocolate followed by an undertow of hops characteristic of a stong ale.

Poured bible black with a long lived tan tight knit head. A hair of lacing the glass.

Not only do I taste hops, but in there in the mix is toasted malt, maybe there's annise or fennel there.

The mouthfeel is a "complete", round, total experience- I can't find anything missing. Nice long finish that continues to tickle my palate, the fennel or liquorice maybe-- disperses and the cocoa comingle. The hops bitterness doesn't relent either. This is a beer that I could keep enjoying.

Overall -- a wonderful beer experience. It's not a thirst quencher type beer, but a total weighty beer that demands the drinker's attention. It is 8 or 9% ABV so I'll avoid it on-tap-- I couldn't stop enjoying... and have to be carried home.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep black and inky, with a large frothy mocha head with fantastic retention.

Typical rogue yeast aromas. Huge chocolate, cake batter, almost like a chocolate croissant, dark breads, caramel, and More layers of chocolate.

big chocolate obviously, bitter bakers chocolate on the finish, milk chocolate, fresh baked desserts, burnt caramel, latte like middle, very light coffee, and the classic rogue yeast. Smooth and creamy.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Black as the night sky, starting with a three-finger medium brown head.

Smell: Not much there, kinda ashy and a touch of hops. Traces of the malt.

Taste: A very dark mash bill no doubt, with a lot of roasted barley up front. Sure enough, there's plenty of chocolate. It's not syrupy at all -- tastes like it was made from real cocoa nibs. Reminiscent of Sam Adams Chocolate Bock. Hops impart little bitterness, but a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous.

Overall: Great dessert beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Looks like it should. Black with a beige head that sticks around.

Smells like a fudge brownie with a hint of alcohol.

Taste is great. Super chocolate with a subtle hop finish. Great chocolate flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium to full with perfect carbonation.

Overall a great chocolate stout. The alcohol seeks up on you. Winter, a fire, and this beer - makes for a great evening.

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3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty, IA. A really great chocolate beer that actually puts emphasis on some chocolate flavor. Chocolatey aroma really stands out. Appearance is a chocolate color and dark tan head. Flavor is sweet,but not overly with lots of chocolate and a moderately bitter hops finish. Overall, an amazing beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Mad Elf chalice glass

A- Motor oil black body with a glorious two and a half finger, pillowy, mocha-colored head.

S- A heavy chocolate astrigency...sweet chocolate syrup aroma is dominant to me with notes of milk chocolate and malt peeking in there. So chocolatey its amazing.

T- It has a bitterness from the hops up front followed by the chocolate. Some hints of oat peek in there as well. Bitterness lingers a little bit on the back end. Not as chocolately in the tase as in the nose, but still nice.

M- Heavy-bodied beer that leaves an oily coating on the mouth and throat with each swallow. Well done.

O- This is a top notch chocolate stout that is up there in that elite class with Southern Tier Choklat. The only thing that could be improved is that the bitterness could be toned down to really let the chocolate come alive more in the taste. All in all, a standout chocolate stout by any measure.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.