Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.08/5 rDev -3.3%
Had on-tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Poured a dark brown/black color with a bit of ruby on the peripheral. Had an aroma of rich milk chocolate, sugar and roasty malts. Tastes and feels like a chocolate milkshake. Definitely roasty as well, but hot damn...CHOCOLATE. The 8% ABV is undetectable in this chocolate masterpiece. It basically is as advertised...a double chocolate stout.
Full-bodied with low carbonation. Very syrupy...almost like Hershey's chocolate syrup, a bit watered down and with alcohol. Pretty damn good but also absolutely a dessert beer. Very thick and heavy. Recommended!
11-20-2011 16:21:25 | More by MsRif
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Unabashedly, this is a rich stout. Black pour, even drawing some of the light out of the room. 1.5 fingers of rich, thick, dense, dark coffee head. Thin retention and surprisingly little lace.
Nose is all chocolate. Rich, deep, dark chocolate. A touch of mocha comes in at the bottom of the glass. Fairly one dimensional, but very well done.
Tastes like a cup of dark chocolate. Nice hop surprise in the finish, complimenting the bitters from the dark chocolate. Notes of tobacco leaf and citrus in the bitter end.
Thick, dense body. Hides the abv completely. Wish this came in a 12oz. 22 is just a little (ok, a lot) too much.
Great example of the style. Solid impy stout.
11-18-2011 03:11:46 | More by beer2day
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
4.75/5 rDev +12.6%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
A- absolutely opaque black with a caramel colored semi-persistent head.
S- Almost overwhelming chocolate aroma. Lots of malt goodness. Rich and dark.
T- Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Malty chocolate goodness. Viscous and sweet. Like alcoholic chocolate mill.
M- Thick and creamy. Slight alcohol
ester but very viscous and sticky.
O- I'm a huge fan of their Chocolate Stout
and the double is just more of the good stuff. Well done!
11-13-2011 21:37:40 | More by Gilly1980
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Poured into a sampler glass, though this was definitely one worth a full pour. Opaque black color, very dark brown edges when held to the light, the head was absent, probably just due to the pour. I went in for a sip, but first got hit with an unmistakable aroma of rich chocolate milk. Taste of rich chocolate, Hershey bars, and...more chocolate. A subtle earthiness near the finish, with some roast coming through, but mostly just a one-dimensional big chocolate bomb, and in some cases--like this--that is not a bad thing. Smooth, full-bodied, lusciously drinkable.
11-13-2011 11:37:42 | More by Rifugium
3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
Had this on tap at O'reilly's served in a pint.
The color and appearance is pitch black and rich with some viscosity with a thin tan cap. The aroma is very chocolatey, but not overly sweet more or less has a bittersweet cocoa aroma w/ a slight hint of fruit. The feel is rich w/ a moderately full body with roasted and mildly sweet feel with mild alcohol overall.
The flavor is much like the aroma there is a mild cocoa taste which has slight bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt with light bitter hop accent which also augments the slight roasted malt and mild alcohol flavor. The beer is heavy on the cocoa and chocolate malt which pretty much overwhelms the rest of the taste after half the pint is finished. I enjoy the mild yeast fruitiness and light roast in the finish. Overall a pretty intense stout, not necessarily too sweet for a cocoa beer, the mild fruity and roasted finish are good which means you don't have too much cloying sweetness and the alcohol is pretty restrained for an 8% beer. I would order this again if I see it on tap.
11-12-2011 16:52:29 | More by Slatetank
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
A - pitch black with a tall brown head after an aggressive pour, solid retention
S - dark chocolate, espresso, nutty and some sweet alcohol
T - strong dark cocoa with lighter milk chocolate, roasty and coffee flavours with molasses
M - thick and creamy, dark chocolate dryness with coffee bitterness
O - a big ass stout with loads of dark chocolate flavour, this stuff is money
11-12-2011 04:26:01 | More by joemcgrath27
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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