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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,480
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 173
Gots: 269 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010

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

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond
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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours extremely dark brown with a finger-width layer of dark tan/espresso colored foam almost creamy in appearance. Very ood retention. Some lacing left behind.
Smell is full of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, cardboard and some caramel. Well balanced and quite complex.
Taste is amazing. Rich with dark chocolate, vanilla, and toasty malts accompanied with lesser notes of molasses, hops (late), caramel and a faint sweetness. Very complex and very well balanced.
Some alcohol presence after the swallow. Rich like I wish I was, full-bodied and reasonably smooth. Slight drying in the finish. This is some seriously good beer. One of Rogue's best.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BrownNut
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

50-ish degrees out of a tulip.

A - 4.0 - 100% opaque black. Decent tan head lingers a modest amount of time. Minor lacing.

S - 4.5 - Heavenly chocolate. Also vanilla cream and butterscotch overlapping with a sweet baked good or cookie, with almost a cotton candy note. Later in the glass those same elements form a kind of cognac note for me, trying to flip back and forth between that and some kind of cookie, like a Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux. It's one of the top 5 smelling beers I've ever smelled. On second pour with the head still actively churning, it's back to creamy chocolate. And now I swear there's a hint of fresh pear. This is nuts. It's like a perfume on this thing. And now that the head is down it's back to where we were.

T - 4.5 - A subtle journey through mild but really satisfying flavors starting with deep luscious chocolate, going through a breath of coffee, a brief puff of char, and winding up at a bitterness on the back of the tongue, with warm fumes rising up the throat.

M - 4.0 - Thick, but also with a bit of tongue tingle

O - 4.5 - This beer is fantastic. A champ. It is complex and artful in a way that you might miss if you don't take your time. It would be easy to zone in on the chocolate and miss the rest. Usually I'm just ready to move onto the next thing even if a beer is good, but I will definitely buy this again in the near future. What a memorable treat.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very thick and black with a big brown head. Smells like chocolate fudge, and really I don't get much else but sweet chocolate on the aroma. Tastes like chocolate milk, honestly, again, I don't get much else. The chocolate totally overwhelms any roast, hops, etc. that are supposedly in the be...and you know what...it's so yummy. Very heavy mouthfeel and slightly syrupy and sweet. Perfect for dessert. This is well done. On the sweet syrupy side so be ready, but pour this over ice cream and I imagine it could be heaven.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Photo of Reaper16
3.39/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a growler, purchased at Corks & Tops, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a nonic pint glass

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout pours out pretty close to black. There's some chestnut brown towards the bottom/edges of the glass. A nice 1.5 fingers of mocha colored head sit on top. Pretty decent lacing comes out of such a decent head, with such nice mix of large and small bubbles. Very nice looking beer.

Look, I'll admit my reviewing bias right up front here: I think overly-sweet, candy-flavored dessert beers are a gimmick Southern Tier's so-called "candy stouts?" I think that they are fun drinks, even enjoyable drinks, but not good beers. Rogue Double Chocolate Stout is not to the level of a Southern Tier Choklat or Creme Brulee. But it's close. The aroma is awash with milk chocolate and especially vanilla bean. That's about it. This isn't a beer that has nuance. It's all blunt-force sweetness.

Which describes the flavor as well: blunt-force sweetness. There is SO MUCH vanilla here, laced of course with milk chocolate for days. A bit of grainy nuttiness, but the malt bill is mostly big and chocolaty. It's incredibly sweet, but not so much that I didn't want to have three glasses full of this growler. It's tasty. It is. I just can't condone calling such a gimmicky beer "good."

The mouthfeel is decently thick, which informs the sensation here that you are drinking a milkshake. It's a very sweet beer, obviously; more sweet than the average imperial stout. Overall, this is just an average imperial stout. It's so one-note, so uncomplex. This is the rare beer that I enjoy drinking more than I rate it.

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to CCB snifter. 9% according to bottle.

Pours very dark, basically black. Rich mocha head, finger plus. Chocolate bursts through in the aroma, very much more so than the single Chocolate Stout. There's also a plentiful coffee note fighting for the spotlight. Both meld wonderfully. There's a bit of a toffee quality as well. On the taste, the chocolate is rich; a beautiful combo of dark and luscious Belgian chocolate. Slight bitter chocolate finish. Feel is nicely full bodied, with a creamy palate. Finishes clean, with only a slight sweet chocolate linger.

I love the regular Chocolate Stout, but with the lighter body and
ABV, there leaves something to be desired... and this fills in all the blanks and then some. It's a beautifully executed chocolate imperial stout. God I wish this wasn't $12 a bottle :(

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitchblack, about as dark as a beer comes. I poured it straight down the middle, and there was very little head that appeared at the top, but what did appear was dark, cappuccino color.

Smell: An incredible aroma of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted barley, and even a little alcohol. This stout is certainly living up to its name at this point.

Taste: A huge hit of chocolate and roast barley bitterness up front, then a nice smooth milk chocolate flavor that runs in with the lingering bitterness. Not overly sweet though, a lot of bitterness coming from different places, and incredible chocolate complexity.

Mouthfeel: A nice level of carbonation, not flat by any means, and a nice smoothness on the finish. The bitterness provides the bite, not the carbonation.

Overall: Many of the best chocolate stouts seem to be complex stouts with chocolate added to them. This one showcases a very unique complexity on the chocolate front as well. There is a very nice bitterness bite at first, then a smooth milk chocolate that lingers through the finish. One of my favorite stouts I have ever had, and something I would recommend to anyone looking for a very chocolatey and complex stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.