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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: 204 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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 nickfl
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this chocolate stout in a glass stein.

Appearance- This beer has a fantastic three-finger width head that is incredibly dense and crowned with a smooth lid. It is the color of maple syrup and retains well. The webby lacing is fun to look at.

The body is completely opaque and dark brown. No chance highlights are going to fit through the thick body.

Smell- This nose promises big and roasty malts. I am disappointed I only get a hint of milk chocolate shavings.

Taste- Wow! The roast smacks me in the face immediately. Then the dark chocolate, mocha and fig sweeten the stout up superbly.

The finish rolls on with the chocolate, but also incorporates a little vanilla and more roasted malt.

Mouth feel- Huge, just a huge bodied beer. I am chewing on the roasted malts. I think this is actually getting creamier as time passes.

This may be the most impressive body of any stout I have had yet. And I really dislike hyperbole.

Overall- This is a fantastic stout that hides the alcohol incredibly well. The flavors are great and continue to impress throughout, although that roast is strong.

I will look forward to the day when I have a stout with a body better than this one! I will definitely have this beer again.

Photo of jwc215
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted near end of summer 2010 (two summers ago) - reviewed from notes that were lost and recently found:

Pours dark brown to black with a thin tan head. It has decent retention for the style. Some spots of lacing appear then vanish.

The smell is of chocolate (dark), anise, dark bread/chocolate cake, and some roast.

The taste is very chocolatey - almost chocolate syrup, with anite, and a touch of booze in the finish. Sweet, but not overly, with a bready character balancing some of the sweetness.

It is pretty velvety and it is certainly full-bodied.

One of the most chocolate-y beers I've had. This is a chocolate-lover's "dessert" brew. A fair amount of subtle complexity is under all the chocolate. A nice chocolate-y sipper!

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of jdhilt
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a five finger tan head that fades very slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet baked chocolate. Label has the ABV at 9% but its hidden. $12 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of Dope
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

This beer is simply something you must have before you die. The taste is out of this world. The fact that it's almost 10%abv and you can't taste a bit of it makes it that much better. It poured almost like milk. Extemely dark brown with a mocha colored head. Not much lacing. Strong chocolate flavor with a nice hint of coffee left behind.

*I have just started drinking craft beer, and leaving reviews on BA. Once I know more about what I should be looking for I will re-review.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of 2378GCGTG
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bomber into a Duvel tulip at 48 degrees. This seems to be the 2010 release, but it's not dated so I can't be sure-in either case the flavors seem to have faded, which might be why I found this beer lacking

Appearance: 1.5 inch head with a mocha colored foam containing some large bubbles, good retention but very little lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt

Taste: Chocolate, marshmallow, roasted maybe even burnt grains (give it a decent body) followed by some honey, and a coffee finish.

Mouthfeel: Good feel, this has a good body to it and a light carbonation. It's smooth and flowing on the tongue

Overall: A fair stout, very mediocre in my opinion, as I previously stated, this seems to be a year old, and I think thats why the chocolate has faded along with some of the other flavors. The body is good, but could be heavier for a double.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, chocolate looking pour with plenty of dark beige head to it, easily commensurate with 2" depth in a pint glass, in a snifter, it was around 1". Luscious dark chocolate aroma, hardly sweet, no alcohol was noticeable in the aroma, big points for being able to do that with a 10% beer, but given that they probably melted about 10 lbs of chocolate per 22oz (joking) it was prolly easy to cover the smell of alcohol!

Taste, decadent, now I know immediately this is going to be a polarizing beer along the lines of Southern Tier's creme brulee. This is nowhere near as sweet, but is still damn good just like ST's just as polarizing offering. Maybe ST's Choklat is a better example I guess, but not as polarizing. If you've ever had the regular Rogue Chocolate Stout offering, well, this is almost the exact double recipe version I would surmise, double chocolate, double malt, double almost the resulting alcohol. That's really all this beer is about, delivering a massive dose of chocolate smoothly and covering 10% abv up in the process. Frankly, if you want a cheap, non barrel aged version of Chocolate Rain, this is the closest thing.

$13 for this is something I would (and have done) over and over again, and I'm kinda cheap. This was the fresh bottle, I'll revisit after I drink the one that has been aging for about 2 years as of now.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dlello2
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I just drank a milkshake... It was a beer that tasted like a milkshake. Similar to southern tier but not so hersheys. Wow. Not terrible but not wonderful. Sorry for the short review...

Characters require... I'll cone back to this later and edit.... Ooooh it is not the best

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