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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 117
Gots: 156 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of Wasatch


4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Poured into a chalice a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, sweet (vanilla), chocolate, toffee, caramel. The taste is very nice, sweet, malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee/caramel, this is the first brew with tons of vanilla in it, very nice touch. Medium body. Very Drinkable, this is a very tasty brew, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:07:58 | More by Wasatch
Photo of jmz62565


4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet oil black with a giant brown foamy head that leaves lacing forever. The smell is strong with dark fruit,alcohol,and cocoa. The taste is crisp with bitter hops,chocolate,cocoa,dark fruit,and sweet malt. The m/f is heavy with all the flavors mixing very well. As usual, another great beer from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 21:01:39 | More by jmz62565
Photo of feloniousmonk


4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout, on tap.

Deep ebony appearance, modest brown head, cocoa-toned, leaving lace, very lovely.

Aroma is all cocoa, bittersweet, nothing but chocolate.

Taste: smooth on the palate, then sweetness, a little bumpy, a bit rough malty texture, then the bittersweet cocoa rides in again, in spades. Bit sweetness, but welcome, even, not cloying, straight up and down chocolate heaven here, matched with some astringency, and a good brace of bitterness.

Full-bodied, in case you wondered, rich and thick, and utterly delicious. Excellent balance, high hoppiness matche the malt and the super chocolate attack incredibly well. Damn, this is easy to love. Mmmmm.

So much in those handle fuels of m's, so much pleasure, so much association of utter...damn, how often do I turn to this?...yum.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2011 07:00:38 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Meerkey


4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark black/brown. Opaque.

S: My cold prevents proper smelling. But I smell tons of chocolate. A little coffee. Smooth.

T: So much bittersweet chocolate. Some coffee. a little malt. some bitter hops at the end. 4.

M: Creamy and smooth; silky.

D: So smooth, good flavor. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

01-19-2011 03:28:31 | More by Meerkey
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The beer is a gorgeous thick, creamy brown-black, with a dark-tan/light brown head, also thick and creamy. The beer smells like you have fallen into a vat of milk chocolate, with hints of bittersweet chocolate aromas, also. The beer has initial flavors completely chocolate, but a blend of milk and bittersweet, with bits of dark chocolate, too. There is a foundation of bitter that all of the sweet flavors are able to springboard from. The beer has flavors typical of a dry stout, but the body of a milk or cream stout. The beer is round and large in your mouth, and it completely deserves to be. The flavors are so well blended, yet they transition to a light and creamy finish, with a slight bitter chocolate aftertaste. Unbelievably creamy and flavorful. Great after-dinner beer!...or breakfast beer, per my wife!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:58:06 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of smcolw


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

Extensive head that settles slowly and rockily. Each sip leaves a chunky ring of lace. The color is near black where no light can shine through.

Great powdered semi-sweet cocoa aroma. Think chocolate milk...yes, there's a lactose element to the smell.

The flavor is very much like the aroma--lots of chocolate milk to the initial taste. One pleasant addition is the notable hop in the swallow. This is in the background but it provides a different profile. There's a mild alcohol in the background. Overall, this a very good, Chocolate Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 02:22:48 | More by smcolw
Photo of Vonerichs


4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown color, no light passing through, and a 1/4" of thin, whispy head.

The nose is Hersey's syrup and cola. It very much reminds me of a chocolate phosphate. I love chocolate phosphate.

There's an abundance of chocolate in the taste. Gladly, it's not so much the artificial chocolate in the scent, but a dark chocolate with some bitterness. There's also a roasted taste, but it submits to the bittersweet chocolate.

It's a little thin for an imperial stout, but is good with the carbonation. The finish leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

This is a really good beer. It's probably the best I've had from Rogue. The abv is respectable, but not overpowering in a way that limits drinkability. The alcohol is undetectable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 03:32:00 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Black, even on the edges when backlit. Khaki-brown head ~2 fingers high with a nice bubble structure.

S - Deep chocolate and milk aroma . Toasted vanilla marshmallows.

T - Straight dark chocolate, ~ 70% cocoa. Deep char roasted coffee. Touch of cedery hop bitters in the finish.

M - medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.

D - Holds a lot of bitter char flavors and it's on the stronger side of the ABV curve, but fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 18:48:42 | More by vfgccp
Photo of JayS2629


4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful black cola color with creamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice creamy rings of retention and thick walls of lace.

S- Chcolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and roasted barley, sweet malts

T- Chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate. Nice balance with a nutty character and sweet balance between chocolate and roasted barley/coffee tones.

M- Medium bodied, creamy

D- Very easy to drink. Not cloying or overly sweet, but nice dark chocolate dominance. Sweet dessert but smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 06:00:01 | More by JayS2629
Photo of jabergess


4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured in a tulip glass at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Slight lacing, about what you would expect from a double stout.

S - pure chocolate syrup. Really.

T - more chocolate syrup. A little dry and slightly bitter. This one is a sipper. But still I like it. Slight taste of alcohol, but mostly I taste cocoa.

M - goes with the taste, thick, alcohol tinged, dry, but good.

D - Couldn't drink this one all day, but I like it for its exceptional taste so I still think it is highly drinkable. It is up there with some of the best imperial stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2010 04:26:42 | More by jabergess
Photo of PEIhop


4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After passing on Rogue for far too long, I have been consuming multiple styles and their Double Chocolate has been by far the best.

A - Beautiful thick, pure black with a luscious and fluffy head.

S - Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate with subtle coffee/mocha flavors.

T - Chocolate abounds instantly with coffee/mocha notes finishing the taste.

M - Very creamy with little carbonation

D - Very drinkable and pleasurable. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 23:05:04 | More by PEIhop
Photo of Scotchboy


4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber, chilled to correct temp and poured into a pint glass.

A: Love it. Its DARK. Thick, frothy, mocha-colored head.

S: Awesome! Chocolate for sure, roasted malts too.

T: My favorite part. The best tasting 'Chocolate' beer I've ever tried. The chocolate tastes great, its bittersweet and complements the beer well. A slight roasted coffee taste on the backend but the chocolate dominates.

M: Good, thick and creamy. Aftertaste is pleasant.

D: Good for this beer. Couldn't drink a ton of this dessert beer, but what you can drink of it goes down great!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 16:34:09 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a rich roasted and chocolate malt scent along with a killer chocolate aroma. It smells like a chocolate milkshake. The taste is good. It has a smooth chocolate flavor. It's sweet with a roasted edge. It goes down easy and finishes dry and without any alcohol warmth. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious beer. Yes, it's a double stout, but it drinks as easy as the original.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 23:11:06 | More by WesWes
Photo of Cyberkedi


4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a dark, opaque chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled tan head. Rich, chocolaty aroma is just a little bit sweet and has a coffee undertone as well as a hint of molasses. Rich, sweet chocolate flavor makes this beer like a liquid bonbon. The flavor has smoky, coffee, toffee, hops and licorice hints as well - scrumptious! Texture is lively and quite fizzy. A must!

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 23:32:56 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of Bung


4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Mac's. Black/brown used motor oil pour. Nearly no off white colored head.

What's to say, lots of chocolate. Dark, milk and cocoa. Just a hint of roast.

A cocoa and dark chocoalte filled dessert beer. Some roast and coffee in the finish. Keeps the brew in check enough.

Creamy mid body. No alcohol at all. No problem drinking this, but almost too sweet.

Good, straight forward, but pretty one dimensional. Slightly heavier version of Youngs Double Chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 00:50:17 | More by Bung
Photo of jpro

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one at Closed for Business... served in a 10oz glass...

A: Deep, opaque black, with a smallish khaki head.

S: WOW! Serious chocolate here... baker's cocoa, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, Swiss Miss! Haha... seriously, this is one chocolately stout! Maybe a hint of roastiness in there, but the cocoa dominates.

T: Well... chocolate. Man, the chocolate is good in this one; there's some burnt malt acridity, too - but the chocolate takes the would-be edge off. Pretty delicious stuff.

M: Creamy and full bodied; lower carbonation; very satisfying.

D: It makes for a good dessert - pretty sure it's not something I'd opt to drink a lot of... its a real treat, though. I'd love to try it with some double fudge brownies or molten lava cake. Glad I tried this one, as I'm a big fan of Rogue's "regular" Chocolate Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2010 04:38:41 | More by jpro
Photo of peabody


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

Pours out black as death and with lots of brown suds that leave lots of lacing around my glass.
Smell is coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Some fruityness in the malt but the chalky malts reveal mostly charred goodness and rich creamy chocolate.
Taste is very chocolatey. Nestle's Quick times infinity. This is creamy as all get out. Mild and NO you can't tell there is any alcohol in here.
Mouthfeel is bitter and dirty and creamy. This is on of the better chocolate drinks out there.
Drinkability is only as good as how much you need chocolate and I am a chocoLOholic!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 23:50:38 | More by peabody
Photo of argock


4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Black with thin cap of mocha-colored head which, despite its short stature, leaves a nice trail of lace.

S: Sweet milk chocolate with a bit of nuttiness and earthy hops work well with a tinge of alcohol. Not much bitterness to the nose although this comes through with warming.

T: Nutty dark malts provide a nice backdrop for super-sweet, extractlike milk chocolate flavor that fades to much more bitter dark chocolate. The transformation is remarkable. The earthy, lightly tobacco hops enhance this transition. The syrupy, artificial initial sweet chocolate flavor goes too far, but the rest of the flavor is a big winner. Alcohol is not detectable.

M: Very slick with a medium-full body that is a great balance of mouth-filling and heft.

D: A very good beer, but 16 oz gets to be too much because of the sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 01:54:13 | More by argock
Photo of BEERchitect


4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 03:28:30 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of warmstorage


4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Extraordinary. Takes an excellent beer and makes it better.

12 ounce goblet on tap $5 at Yard House Honolulu (happy hour pricing).

Appearance: opaque brownish black, limited head, brown having and crown.

Smell: chocolate roast sweet. Yum.

Taste: Delicious! Strong sweet thick chocolate goodness. Flight hints of roast and just a tiny bit of alcohol warmth to balance the thick chocolate goodness. The guy next to me at the bar eating Cherry Rolaids is easily ignored with each drink.

Mouthfeel: Full and thick without being overwhelming: perfect for the style.

Drinkability: off the charts. I'm no Rogue obsessivist, and they have their occasional airballs, but this one is a Jordan slam dunk.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 02:05:47 | More by warmstorage
Photo of commish374


4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a large red wine goblet (that's all we had) after Thanksgiving Dinner. More head than I expected - about a half inch. Sparkling, golden lacing on the glass. Dark black color, almost syrupy in appearance as it swirled in the glass.

S - Sweet milk chocolate smell, like Hot Cocoa. Hint of vanilla in the nose.

T - The taste starts with sweet milk chocolate, and tends towards bitter dark chocolate. The finish is a little more bitter. Warm alcohol in your chest comes a few seconds later.

M - The beer manages to be somewhat thick, without being syrupy. It is clearly meant to be sipped.

D - A perfect ending to my holiday meal, I skipped dessert and instead finshed off the bottle over the next hour. At 8% ABV, this is no session beer, but if you have no place to go, curl up and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 18:48:59 | More by commish374
Photo of jal30


4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a new favorite of mine. Perfect beer to enjoy in the winter--I'm saving two for the first big snow storm of the year. If you don't like chocolate, stay away, but if you do, you're in for a treat. Pours extremely dark and heavy with little head. Smell is almost all chocolate. Very chocolatey, more so than any beer I can remember, and yet delicately balanced. A nice hint of hop bitterness tames the richness of this beer. Hides the alcohol amazingly, but very heavy, so definitely not sessionable. Still, this one is a treat, and should be enjoyed over an hour or so, all by itself.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 05:36:58 | More by jal30
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured black with brown hues with good carbonation and a tannish head

S: Loads of chocolate

T: Double? This tasted like the standard chocolate to me, nothing double about it. Plenty of cocoa, bitter chocolate on the finish

M: Nice, cocoa, medium body, thin mouthfeel for an imperial version

D: Good

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2010 00:36:52 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of aventinus829

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler's in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte.

A: Pitch black
S: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (guess that would make it a triple chocolate stout, though...)
T: Creamy smooth chocolate with roasted alts and just a hint of coffee
M: Silky smooth.
D: Very rich, but that didn't really make it all that hard to finish. Surprised to find out that it was 8% abv, though. It hides it well

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 03:15:54 | More by aventinus829
Photo of atsprings

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Woody's City Market served in a standard pint glass a deep opaque black with a thin light tan head that slowly diminishes to a thin layer and leaves decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is a nice amount of milk chocolate in front of smooth roasted malts. The taste is smooth milk chocolate alongside roasted malts and mild coffee. The beer is medium bodied with mild carbonation and well hidden alcohol. This is a very enjoyable Chocolate Stout, one I would certainly have again if price wasn't a factor.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 23:41:12 | More by atsprings
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