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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

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010)
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sixthglass

Indiana

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

A - Beautiful dark brown color with amber colored head. Poured into a snifter, held up to light, could not see through. Head fades quickly into wonderful stickyl lacing.

S - Cocoa, and roasted coffee.

T - Chocolate explosion followed by a slight bitter taste, then coffee finish.

M - Coats the inside of the mouth and sticks. Wonderful thick stout.

D - This is a sweet beer, that would be great after a meal.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 21:25:20 | More by sixthglass
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed 09/25/10, review input from notes.

Poured into snifter. Dark, black, opaque body. When held to the light a deep brown hue can be seen in the slimmest of corners. Slight burnt sugar head diminishes rather quickly. Spotty clumps of not quite lacing left clinging to the side.

Strong chocolate aroma. The double chocolate name suits the beer well. The aroma blend dark cocoa powder with sweet milk chocolate. Usually the beers with such an even, consistent chocolate aroma use extract, I cannot be certain but I believe Rogue uses actual chocolate. A limited amount of roastiness is picked up when cool, comes out slight as it warm though the chocolate is overwhelming.

Huge chocolate flavor. The flavor is not overly complex, though it is exactly what you should expect from the name. Cool, this beer is full of sweet creamy milk chocolate flavors. As it warms the darker, more bitter cocoa flavors emerge. The roasted flavor can only be slightly noticed with warmth.

Just under full bodied. Texture is smooth and oh so creamy. A bit less viscous and what I personally prefer, though this is not horribly off putting.

Very enjoyable beer and highly drinkable. While not living upto the price tag, the beer is incredibly enjoyable. Every aspect of this beer is on point and very pleasing. The drinkability is simply exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 00:58:31 | More by kzoobrew
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Pours an opague black with a light brown heading that is very sticky and soapy looking. Odd for a stout. Exceptional lacing and heading stay throughout the tasting.

Smell is immense with dark chocolate's and roasted malt. Not much else to add.

Taste is heavy in chocolate that fills the mouth and delivers a solid punch to the tastebuds. a quick hot boozey deliver which mellows out to a heavy malty finish.

Mouth is full bodied and very velvety smooth at first. IT does leave a grityy,chalky aftertaste after it has exited the palate.

At first this is a grand slam of a brew but after a glass it is a bit of a chore to finish another. But it does stay true to a heavy chocolatey output. I would stick with the original Chocolate stout though.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:37:30 | More by TheFightfan1
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Capone's last Saturday.

Pours near black with a minimal off white head and some spotty lacing as it makes its way down the glass. Nose is abundant chocolate. I got both milk and more bitter dark chocolate along with a bit of roasted malt. Taste adds a touch of creamy sweetness alongside a tongue smack of chocolate indulgence. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not too alcoholic and certainly not cloying. This sits really well and goes down easy, though I'd say that 8oz or so would be enough.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2010 13:08:51 | More by Thorpe429
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yesyouam

New York

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

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout is a thick black liquid with a fluffy, foamy brown head and some rainbow bubbles. The head stays put and coats the glass nicely. It has a sweet chocolate aroma. It smells like a fondu pot. It has a smooth, soft, full body with a clean, dry finish. Wow! It has a super chocolate flavor! It's slightly sweet and slightly bitter and it all seems to come from the chocolate. There's a possible hint of licorice and coffee. I'm a big fan of their regular Chocolate Stout and this is just more of a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 19:10:53 | More by yesyouam
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Domingo

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at FreshCraft after really loving the GABF samples the previous week.
Arrives pitch black with only the tiniest sheen on the top. Considering it's a draft strong stout, I suppose I'm not surprised.
The nose is milk chocolate and maybe a hint of coffee to give it a mocha note. No shock what they're going for here!
The flavor is again, all chocolate. It's a bit of a mix between milk and darker chocolate flavors. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep this from being too sweet, and a hint of roasted flavor from the grains adds additional depth. It's simplistic, but this isn't a bad thing. It really is like a kicked up version of their normal chocolate stout.
Texture is smooth and thick, and offers the right amount of body for a brew like this.
I had a 10oz pour and found that to be ideal. I'd imagine a whole bomber would be best split as well, but there's no booziness and the flavors are never cloying or too strong.
Maybe not THE most chocolate-heavy beer around (ST's Choklat still has that title), but definitely one of the best. Not sure if I'd consistently prefer this kicked up version over the original Rogue Chocolate, but I do know that I'd be more than happy with either.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2010 14:30:55 | More by Domingo
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ThaBobfather

Ohio

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

Pours a purely black mocha color, thick like motor oil with a chocolate head.
Smell is deeply chocolate with grain notes.
Taste slams into you with milk chocolate then hits with dark coco.
Finish is thick with sweets and grains.
Drinks well here at 8 no hints of booze or bite.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2010 00:16:58 | More by ThaBobfather
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msmezher

California

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

I was really excited to try this beer when I heard about Rogue's Double series, and this popped up at Farmer's Harvest in Huntington Beach, CA. Comes in a beautiful bright red painted 750ml bottle, which I poured out into two tall glasses. Rich chocolate aromas were immediately detectable. The beer poured with a thick, creamy, light brown head and a blackish brown body with medium carbonation. Excellent taste, easily my favorite chocolate stout, very dark and sweet and almost thick tasting. Definitely a dessert beer, and definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on some.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 00:03:18 | More by msmezher
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Deus1138

Georgia

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

Poured into snifter. Rich, dark brown color and dark brown, frothy head.

Smell: CHOCOLATE! Calling this "Double Chocolate Stout" is an understatement.

Taste is excellent. Of course, the chocolate dominates. This is a chocolate lover's dream come true. All kinds of dark chocolaty goodness! It reminds most of chocolate chips before they make it into the cookies. There's a touch of coffee in there and a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth.

Drinkability is great! Very flavorful! You get something new with each swig! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 21:30:56 | More by Deus1138
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Phelps

Arizona

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

On tap at Papago, served in an imperial pint glass.

Looks: inky. A pervasive black with a tight head of mahogany about a finger thick. The head sits around for quite a while, collapsing slowly and depositing sticky, webbed lacing as it does.

Smells: like nesquik. Loads of cocoa and sweet milk, with toast, milk chocolate and graham cracker. It's a pretty straightforward chocolate arome, but dammit, I like chocolate!

Tastes: like bittersweet chocolate chips. When my mom used to makes chocolate chip cookies when I was in school, she'd leave the bag of chocolate chips out and I'd sneak big handfuls of the stuff to scoop into my mouth. This beer tastes like one of those handfuls. There's chocolate, a teeny bit of espresso and powdered cocoa. Not much to it, but again, it's good.

Feels: subtly carbonated, medium-bodied and smooth. Not overbearing in any way, yet it fills the mouth nicely. A bit of dark chocolate bitterness grips the back sides of the tongue.

Drinks: shockingly well. Because Rogue's bottles are usually too overpriced to risk picking one up, I usually avoid them, but this one on tap was cheap and surprising. One of the best chocolate stouts I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2010 22:04:18 | More by Phelps
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BevMoAndrew

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass at cellar temp.

The Rogue Double Chocolate Stout pours a pitch black in the glass with a thick chocolate mousse like head, pretty good retention, but no real lacing to talk about. On the nose are pronounced aromas of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake...needless to say, there is a lot of chocolate. Besides chocolate, I get raisin, roasted hazelnuts, espresso, & cognac. Everything that I got on the nose, I get on the palate with a full & rich texture, full body, & long finish. Unfortunately, there is a definite alcohol presence. Overall, this is a solid beer, but I like the regular Chocolate stout a little better. (more balance, less booze, & half the price) Again, this is a good beer & worth trying at least once. Recommended if you're looking to try something new, but if you're strapped for cash....go with the regular chocolate stout instead.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 01:46:29 | More by BevMoAndrew
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA sensory glass this brew appears pretty much black in color with a solid 2 fingers of dark brown creamy head that retains quite well. As the head slowly receeds it leaves patches of lace about the glass.

The smell of this brew is intially very sweet chocolate smelling of baker's cocoa. As the experience continues the chocolate scent turns darker and less milky-sweet smelling. Noticed in the background is a suggestion of citrus hops. All around dark roasted grains fills the nose.

The taste of this offering is all chocolate upfront that is initially sweet but as the glass empties it starts to get increasingly more bitter with a more robust heavily roasted grain character. The alcohol is noticeable in this brew with both a warming factor in the back of the throat and a bit of an estery taste. The chocolate flavor in this brew is all over the place from cocoa powder to a liquified Hershey's special dark chocolate bar. Overall a very roasty beer. The bitter hops make themselves known in the back with a slight citrus note that changes the pace of the dark roasty bitterness throughout this brew.

Long lingering aftertaste of burnt grains is left in the mouth with suggestions of dark chocolate. This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. Quite drinkable but I dont think I could handle the entire large format bottle myself. It was best enjoyed with the company of a few friends. It is something I would try again and would probably pair well with dessert.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 16:13:24 | More by stakem
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fastsrt

New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle in snifter.

A: back, tan head,

S: cafe mocha

T: chocolate, coffee, a touch of alcohol, roasted malts.

M: chewy, the chocolate lingers,

D: the chocolate is nicely done it does not over power the beer which makes it drinkable, a fine example of a double chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 00:27:16 | More by fastsrt
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AgentMunky

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a St. Bernardus glass.

A: Impenetrably dark. Almost-black brown with no head except a wisp of whiteness on the surface.

S: At first a sort of metallic bitterness (think coffee beans in a can). But whatever this was , I no longer notice it. The gentle wafting of milk chocolate swells and fills the nose. It reminds me of hot cocoa made with milk rather than water...a hint of coffee still lurks, but in a more pleasant guise.

T: Lighter and thinner than anticipated. Even so, the body is creamy and silky smooth. The aftertaste is a bit of a let down -- wan, brief, and bitter. However the maintaste is most enjoyable! Amidst the milkiness is the chocolate promised in the title. Again, I cannot help but be reminded of (cold) hot chocolate in beer form. The result is extremely pleasant.

M: Mmmm. I wish this feeling would last forever. This stout slides, glides, and caresses. The mouthfeel is so smooth that it's hard to tell just when I swallow. The beer seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once. I roll it around and around like fine wine. There is one potential downside to this...I find myself taking larger and larger sips to fill more of my mouth with this treat. Absolutely topnotch!

D: The mouthfeel makes this a pleasure to consume. The flavour is good, if not great, the body is light enough to be consumable over multiple glasses, and the alcohol is on the low end for Imperial Stouts. I haven't seen this beer around much, but if you see it, you shouldn't pass it by. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2010 23:13:36 | More by AgentMunky
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Gouxman

Kentucky

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

Wow...

The regular Rogue Chocolate Stout has always been one of my favorite dessert beers. So when I came across the Double Chocolate Stout I had to pick one up.

This beer pours an opaque black with a dark brown head.

The aroma is full of milk chocolate and roasted coffee.

This is flavor country. Bitter chocolate and milk chocolate notes are accented with hints of freshly ground coffee.

A creamy mouthfeel makes this Imperial Stout super smooth and easy to drink. The chocolate and coffee flavors coat the palate so nicely that the 8% abv isn't even present. This is the perfect way to finish off a huge meal, complement a dark chocolate, enjoy with ice cream or to just sit around and enjoy by itself.

After having the tow other Rogue Double Series (Double Dead Guy and Double Mocha Porter) this might be my favorite. Anyone who likes the regular Chocolate Stout will thoroughly enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 01:03:10 | More by Gouxman
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. The double chocolate has a dark brown liquid body and a soapy brown head. It smells like a Hershey bar, sweet and rich. The taste has less chocolate than I found in the aroma. I can taste roasted malts at first. Creamy, but subtle chocolate comes. BItterness, but not at the level of some dark chocolates, comes in at the finish and lingers. The beer is full bodies. The carbonation feels like it is made up of big bubbles. It feels creamy in mouth at first, but the aftertaste is a bit powdery. This beer is pretty drinkable, but some will find it a bit strong. If you are looking for a beer with more kick than a Young's chocolate stout, this may be the drink for you. I wouldn't have more than one or two in an evening. It would make a great dessert beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2010 21:33:31 | More by ToasterChef
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a dark brown body that boarders on being black...there are very light brown highlights around the edges...a creamy, two finger, light brown head appeared and stayed around for a little...nice lacing

S - Chocolate bar, chocolate chips, melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, and did I mention chocolate?

T - The flavors kind of let me down...from the aroma I was expecting full on chocolate (milk and dark) but I was left with a chocolate flavor combining with roasted malts to make a decent roasted cocoa bean flavor...don't get me wrong the chocolate flavor is there it's just not as big as the nose suggests...roasted malts and hints of coffee and vanilla linger

M - Full bodied but not heavy...creamy from the nitro and dry from the hops

D - This is a solid chocolate stout with a great nose...it doesn't stand up to the regulare Chocolate Stout from Rogue or Young's Double Chocolate Stout...but don't get me wrong, this is a good beer that should be had

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-04-2010 16:47:08 | More by thain709
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow Halloween came early!

Poured into a tulip glass...

A - Jet black, very nice lacing...

S - Wow this is not the chocolate milk I grew up with. The chocolate smell is abundant.

T - Not as sweet as the smell might suggest. The hops really do balance out the sweet smell.

M- Nice feel a little more carbonated than I would have thought as there is not much of a head.

D - Definitely a sipper.

Overall I enjoyed this. Going to get a couple or so to stick in the cellar. For those with significant others save a few for next valentine's day!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 02:10:16 | More by jimmy82063
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Lerxst

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours black with a nice sized mocha colored head that has good retention and leaves spotty lace all the way down.

S-Its all about the chocolate. It smells like semi sweet chocolate chips. Not much else there, but man it smells good.

T-Semi sweet chocolate dominates here as well, but there is more. Hints of coffee, roasted malt and a little hop bitterness on the back end.

M-Not quite as thick and luxurious as I expected, but still medium bodied.

D-The monstrous chocolate flavor makes this one a sipper, but it certainly is enjoyable sipping.

I liked this one a lot. Glad I've got one more to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 01:00:47 | More by Lerxst
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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

Split a $12 bottle with a friend and while I'm usually leery of beer bottles more than $10, this is well worth the price. I love the layers of flavor here. The aroma and initial flavor remind me of a rich chocolate malt shake with a hint of toast. Shortly after, sweet espresso and bitter citrus hops kick in for a dry finish. I haven't been impressed with anything from this style in a long while, but this is fantastic. Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 14:29:14 | More by tempest
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koopa

New Jersey

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

Tapped today at the Coppermine Pub in North Arlington NJ.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with a 1 finger dirty khaki crwn that displays moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Holy Hershey Syrup Batman!

Taste: Same as nose...highly enjoyable!

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Tasty stuff w/o a high abv!

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2010 02:35:30 | More by koopa
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roar1345

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer is very dark with a brown head. the bottling looks terrific in all red. after i poured it the whole room smelled of straight dark chocolate. i was expecting something more intense than their regular chocolate stout, but it was about the same. something was off in the finish of the taste sort of sour but definitely a good chocolate brew. its good but nothing can top brooklyns chocolate stout. this beer wasn't very complex but still a decent beer but i dont think its worth 13 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 00:58:37 | More by roar1345
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John_M

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a rich, thick, blackish brown color with fairly good head retention and lacing. On the nose, however... wow! This is a chocolate lover's wet dream. It's as if I'm smelling a solid bar of hershey's dark chocolate, that's how intense it is. There's also hints of vanilla and coffee, but the chocolate aroma is INTENSE!!!! On the palate, the beer is nearly as outrageous, with the flavor profile showcasing plenty of chocolate, vanilla and coffee, with a fairly long, hoppy, dry finish. There's a bit of licorise and burnt toast in the finish, which is just a bit off putting with all the chocolate. Nevertheless, this moderately sweet stout is quite impressive. Mouthfeel is fairly full, with long, dry, bitter finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though the combination of sweetness, bitterness and noticeable alcohol detract just a bit. Nevertheless, this is a very impressive stout from Rogue.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2010 22:08:35 | More by John_M
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Docer

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the NW Flanders joint, and bought some bottles..

- Viscous dark brown... can't see through it... mocha head... finger and a half... leaves a nice island in the center of my pint glass.... some clear brown around the very edges.

- Grain, Oats... chocolate.. vanilla.. bitter dry goodness... bready, thick... balanced...

- Wonderful aroma aroma of chocolate around the palate before it ever really hits the flavonoids.... grain, oats... a meal.. sweet chocolate without making it to desert beer status... slight spice, bitter hops... nice bite.

- Thick, but not heavy bodied... medium bodied... dry, but not too dry... slightly cloying.

- Overall one of the greats in the imperial stout world... a must have for anybody. Balanced for sure. Might sneak up on you....

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 02:25:41 | More by Docer
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Totally black body with dark beige head. Sticky, sticky, resinous lacing fixates itself to the glass. Aroma is one of the most beautiful chocolate smells of all time....beer or not. I should mention that I believe Rogue's chocolate stout is the best chocolate stout ever made so I'm kinda excited for this one. Taste is very similar to its little brother with maybe a touch more heat. If I had to pick which one was better, I'd have to say it depends on one's mood and maybe the weather. At any rate, the beer is spectacular across the board.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 02:02:04 | More by KickbacksSteve
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.