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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 116
Gots: 149 | 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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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
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CampusCrew

Florida

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

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: deep pitch black in color, blakc beauty and nice lacing
Smell: loads of chocolate
Taste: a velvety smooth full body with loads of chocoolate flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 17:17:09 | More by CampusCrew
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AndrewEmanuel

California

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown, almost black. Very little light coming through. Small, but noticeable mocha colored head.

S: Like baking chocolate, through and through.

T: Taste was consistent with the smell. Very decadent, but deceptively lighter than I expected (more in mouthfeel). Back end was very savory, and provided a wonderful experience. A nice warming effect throughout. This beer just begged to be paired with either a shortbread or french butter cookie.

M: The pour made me expect something think and syrupy - but hardly the case. More carbonated and lighter than I expected. Very pleasant overall. It seemed like a very delicate balance.

D: This was a great drinking experience. Most definitely a desert beer. It was very strange drinking it during the summer time, especially in So. Cal by the beach - but still a home run of a stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 05:49:49 | More by AndrewEmanuel
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer on tap during out night of dark beers at Churchkey recently. Beer served in a snifter.

Beer is black with a minimal brown head of small bubbles that doesn't leave lacing on the glass. Carbonation is obviously low, I'll talk more about what's wrong with the appearance soon.

The aroma was by far the best thing about this beer...by a lot. It smells like Hershey's syrup, like pure chocolate wonderfulness. That's about it. Well done, this is what a chocolate stout or chocolate milk should smell like.

The beer has a strong forward sweet chocolate flavor and that give way quickly to a lot of bitterness...a lot of bitterness. I want to say that the bitterness is from the chocolate but OldSock told me that they make this with extract so there shouldn't be any coming from there. It could be roasted malt I suppose, it was just way too much. It also finished quite dry which I didn't appreciate with that level of bitterness. As the snifter emptied I realized that there was a thick layer of sludge at the bottom of the glass. It looked really unappealing. Oh well, its a nice novelty but maybe Rogue should think of something new rather than double all of their standards...now where did I put my double dead guy ale (helles)?

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2010 22:24:15 | More by drabmuh
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BarrelO

Virginia

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

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. 8.7% ABV.

A: Pitch black. Big tan head that fades but leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Big-time chocolate. Like a melted gourmet chocolate bar. Becomes slightly more alcoholic as it warms.

T: Unmistakable chocolate flavor. Hops are rather noticeable but recede as it warms up. Not too complex, but what is there is mighty tasty.

M: Not quite as thick as I expected, but pretty creamy. Not a lot of carbonation.

D: I'd say this is about at the same level as the regular Chocolate Stout. If you're a fan of chocolate, you really can't go wrong with either one.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 08:00:49 | More by BarrelO
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750mL red enameled brown glass pry-top. Just released last week.

Pours a stupendous black with HUGE cascading milk-chocolate-colored head that stands up 4 inches tall! Looks like nitro!

Aromas of bittersweet chocolate and fresh cream. Palate is somewhat sharp with alcohol and bitterness, but this is welcomed and helps off-set the sweetness from the malt. Rich but not cloying at all. Snappy finish is focused on some coffee flavors and chocolate ganache.

A delight to drink and scary considering the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 05:28:10 | More by SFLpunk
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PALMEJ1

Alabama

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

On tap at the Avenue Pub.

Poured in a 10oz tulip style glass. Arrives with a nice one finger mocha colored head. The beer is not completely black with some dark brown showing through on the corners. 4.5

It literally smells like hersheys syrup. Unreal. I've had quite a few chocolate beers, and this takes the prize for most authentic. There's a slight hint of sweet cream but for the most part it's all chocolate. No alcohol on the nose. 4.5

Again, hersheys syrup hits you first followed by a little vanilla and some sweet cream. No alcohol but a little heat. Really enjoyable. 4.0

Mouthfeel might be a tad thin but not too bad. It actually keeps the drinkability quite high. This is a great beer and the best chocolate stout I've had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 03:22:59 | More by PALMEJ1
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Brad007

Vermont

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

Just released around here and surprised it's not already up on BA.

Pours a pitch black color with a thick, frothy brown head that fades all the way down in the glass.

Aroma is chock full of chocolate with a hint of sweet cream as well. Very much in tune with the original chocolate stout.

Taste is full of roasted coffee, chocolate and cream flavors. They all combine well but the advantage here goes to the creamy texture that's produced.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering coffee and chocolate notes. Somewhat sweet and creamy in nature.

This lives up to its' name and the chocolate rivals Young's Double Chocolate Stout in texture and flavor. Can't say if it's better than the regular Chocolate Stout but it's certainly something worth checking out!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 01:22:13 | More by Brad007
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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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