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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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1,294 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 130
Gots: 173 | FT: 5
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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

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010)
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Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.43/5  rDev +5%

Last of the great haul my friend brought from Vermont in early December. Hoping for a happy ending.

Beautiful packaging of course though it does seem kind of wasteful. Also... you can't see how much beer is left in the bottle! Good amount of information about the brew which I always find to be nice. Can't wait to see, smell, taste and hopefully enjoy this.

A- Pitch black. No highlights whatsoever. Looks like an eight-ball in my tulip. I needed to pour a bit more vigorously the second time around but managed to get a nice big cardboard-brown head. Good amount of frothy lacing.

S-Just sniffed the opening and it really smells like Breyer's chocolate ice cream. Pouring releases some very nice alcohol. Not very roasty. More of a sweet milk chocolate. Gentle wafts of anise. The kind of beer you could smell all day. Mouthwatering.

T- A good deal more sour than I thought but it's a normal ''stout sour'' Little bit of grassy hoppiness. Also some white grapefruit rind bitterness. It taste's chocolatey but nothing compared to the smell. Alcohol in this tastes very good.
As I keep drinking, I'm tasting the hops more and more but I like it. Last time I remember a beer handling stout-ish malts with APA-ish hops was Storm King Stout.

M- Definitely heavier than average body on this. Lots of carbonation. Foams up nicely. Felt kind of light at first but I guess I was comparing it to nitro pours of some other stouts I know. This is definitely a heavy beer. Lots of good elements in the mouthfeel but it just doesn't feel as ''alive'' as some others I've had.

O- Not as chocolatey (aside from the smell!) as I was hoping but definitely as good as I was hoping.

Should be nuts on tap.

Yoonisaykul, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

750mL capped bottle.

opaque black, tan colored head 1" high. it thins, but stays. nice lacing. strong sweet chocolate aroma. like milk chocolate, not dark bittersweet chocolate.

taste is not as sweet as the smell. a bit more roasty. pretty tasty though. medium to thick body, creamy, smooth. low carbonation.

probably a bit overpriced, but a quality beer.

jmdrpi, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of Blanco
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

black with foamy brown head. smell is primarily of chocolate. taste is very rich chocolate and sweet and quite pleasant. Unlike many other stouts, including other double chocolates. ABV is well hidden. mouthfeel is thick. overall, very good. I have not been impressed with too many of rogue's beers, but this one is a very nice winner.

Blanco, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of bobhits
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours nearly pitch black, the deepest darkest brown you can imagine. A quant head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nice dark, thick, syrupy looking stout.

Roasted malt, chocolate, subtle vanilla sweetness. It comes off like coco a contrast from the sweeter or more dark chocolate mixes if that makes any sense.

Sweet coco leaves this sweet and bitter. I almost feel like I took a drink of straight coco powder. It seems they used honey to bring the malt just sweet enough to offset the extreme bitter flavors that the coco gives. The coco flavors just completely dominate this brew. Mixed is just enough hop presence to add a nice final layer to the finish and if it's possible subdue the bitter chocolate a hair.

Thick velvety syrup thickness with just enough carbonation to keep things interesting. Really this stuff is carbonated Hershey's syrup or at least pretty close to it.

A real nice sipper that will stay in your glass for as long as you'd like.

Rogue finally made a beer that justifies the price tag and at 13 bucks a bottle, that's saying something.

bobhits, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of claspada
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

Aromas are of milk chocolate. Most milk chocolately beer I have ever had and I grew up on stout and darker beers. Really nothing else to speak of.

The flavor is again, all milk chocolate. It has a small bit of darker chocolate but seriously all chocholate. Very low/small amounts of coffee or other darker grains. This is almost like an Imperial Milk Stout it is so smooth and creamy yet still dark and robust. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep this from being too sweet, I mean it it not sweet at all. Also not syprupy or cloying in the slightest. It's simplistic, but this isn't a bad thing. It really is like a kicked up version of their normal chocolate stout, which is good.

Texture is smooth and thick, and offers the right amount of body for a brew like this. By far the best "Imperial" version Rogue has created to date. The taste is dead on for a chocolate frosted doughnut, delicious desert beer.

claspada, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of erosier
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

L: Pours a deep black color with e very tall and thick tan colored head that fades fairly slowly and leaves some nice lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Smells of chocolate, sweet roasted malts, caramel, but mainly a mix of dark and milk chocolate aromas.
T: Tastes of chocolate so the nose doesn't disappoint! Big dark chocolate flavors mixed with some sweeter milk chocolate ones followed by some caramel and malt flavors make this one a winner.
M: Rich, smooth, warming, perfect amount of carbonation, heavier bodied but that was what I was expecting.
D: Very drinkable, this bomber was gone in no time! Awesome mix of flavors and feel and what's better is that the title didn't disappoint!

erosier, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of BMoney575
4.6/5  rDev +9%

Sampled on 2-5-11

Pours very black and completely opaque, with almost no head whatsoever. The thinnest film of brown lacing slides down the sides.

Smell is super dark, roasty malt, tons of chocolate, coffee and a little bit of smoke. Very deep, complex, and very enjoyable. A kick of booze at the end adds a nice intensity.

Taste is extreme chocolate, to a level I've not had before. Sweet, slightly bitter, and very strong, the best chocolate beer I've ever had. The finish is all dark chocolate, with a little hop/coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick, slick, and creamy, perfect for the sweet and intense chocolate flavors.

Drinkability is very good, considering the sweetness.

Overall, an awesome beer that I will seek out any time I can find it.

BMoney575, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of Yesac
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%

On tap and reviewed at bar.

A- black with very small odd brown colored head.

S- dark bitter cocoa chocolate. Earthy.

T- along with smell, dark bitter chocolate, earthy tones, roasted malt

M- low carbonation, medium body, not to dry on the palate

D- easy drinking, slightly dryer than I'd like overall. Not the most complex.

Yesac, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%

I may be one of the few people who really didn't like this one... Pours off the tap really pretty. Dark with a bit of head. Very thick, coats the side of the glass. Smells chocolatey and good. Not a lot else to it but what do you expect on a double chocolate stout? Tastes like chocolate syrup.... too sweet and one dimensional to me. It feels really good on my tongue but I'd rather drink chocolate syrup. Overall, just too much for me. Not really what I want in a beer

Urbancaver, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of ChanChan
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: Nice, just like an Imperial stout should look, it looks thick and intimidating!Coats the glass well.
Smell: The smell in this beer is like no other; well, actually, its exactly like the original Rouge Chocolate Stout.
Mouthfeel: This is my favorite aspect of this brew, its really thick. It coats the mouth really well!
Taste: This beer is very much like the original, except it has a higher ABV. To me this tastes exactly like a tootsie roll, I hate tootsie rolls.
Personal opinion: I will only drink this beer again if it is given to me. Nevertheless, fans of the original Rogue Chocolate should stock up and age!

ChanChan, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

16 ounce pint - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Inky black body with fizzling head the color of toasted khaki-colored pants.

Smell: Sniff it up! Smells like choklat, er, I mean double chocolaty.

Taste: Roasty, caramel-coated malts adulterated with a strong dark bittersweet chocolate flavor. Touch of dark fruitiness. You can tell there's a bitterness present, but any hop flavor is entombed beneath the chocolate. Very minute amount of astringency arrives late, striking the back of the tongue. Splash of Starbuck's VIA instant coffee. Sliver of alcohol warmth. Longly lingering chocolate taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Velvety, weighty mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Did you enjoy Choklat? Then, you should enjoy this as well. Did you dig Double Chocolate Stout? Then, you should dig Choklat, too. Although, the three percentage points less alcohol is appreciated.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of welldigger888
4.43/5  rDev +5%

ok, poured from growler into my trusted irish pub pint glass, opaque dark elixer with a hint of garnet on the edges ever so slight. Nice thick 2 finger tan head that slowly recedes to leave a nice ring & exceptional lacing.
Very chocolate in the nose with some nice roasty grain and just a hit of sour grain, very nice!
I first get hit with a touch of sour grain, a good thing, that gives way to roasty goodness.Then the creamy vanilla bean chocolate hits with no remorse, very chocolatey.Just a kiss of booze on the dry finish, well done by the brewer on the bay.
Very creamy thick chewy mouth that seems well done for the style.
Wish I had picked up 2 growler's of this highly quaffable brew!

welldigger888, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

750ml

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.

Wasatch, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of jmz62565
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

jmz62565, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

feloniousmonk, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of Meerkey
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

Meerkey, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%

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!

GarthDanielson, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

smcolw, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of Vonerichs
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Vonerichs, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

vfgccp, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

JayS2629, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of jabergess
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

jabergess, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of PEIhop
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

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!

PEIhop, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of Scotchboy
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

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!

Scotchboy, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of WesWes
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

WesWes, Dec 09, 2010
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.