Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 148
Gots: 204 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a brewery appropriate Rogue Dead Guy Ale pint, this brew is moonless midnight dark with a scrumpteous looking foamy medium chocolate head. It hangs around for a bit and leaves a heavy lacing where the head once was.

The nose is bitter sweet chocolate and dark malts. The flavor is more bitter than sweet on the chocolate side (@ 46° F letting er warm to 52° before I continue). The flavor sweetens slightly on warming, but is still pretty much bitter chocolate and dark roasty malts.

Medium mouth feel, not cloying, not to heavy on the tongue or throat. Minor if any signs of alcohol, well hidden for an 8%.

I like this one, especially on this 28° morning. Not my favorite, but still an A- brew from an A brewery.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

A - very dark, can't see anything through the edges of the glass, this is how I like my stouts. A milk chocolate creamy head that leaves decent lacing.

S - Chocolate! Lots of chocolate, like a bag of bittersweet chocolate chips. Also lots of dark roasted malts.

T - Bam, chocolate everywhere, very tasty beer, it ends with lots of dark roasted malts and a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Not extremely complex, but lots of flavors that are very delicious.

M - Medium to heavy bodied beer with a nice viscous texture as the beer warms up. Light carbonation to balance everything out.

O - Awesome dessert beer or Dessert beer. I would recommend it.

Photo of frisk
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Nuke77
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Founders Reserve Snifter the brew is near black in color with a brown/mocha head that appears thick but quickly morphs into just a tiny bit of head floating on the surface. The smell is all Chocolate with just a touch of coffee and it smells as if it would be sweet chocolate and the overall taste reflects this sweetness though not coyingly so. The taste is Chocolate of different varieties...Hershey bar, bittersweet, mocha with a nougat center with a touch of spice. The taste doesn't quite match the nose of this one which is a real downer for me. On the tongue there is some bitterness at the end and a smooth but not chewy mouthfeel. Overall this is a very solid brew. If the taste of this one matched the nose it would be all one could ask for in a chocolate stout. For my taste I would rather have Rogue's regular Chocolate stout but I am glad I had the opportunity to try this one.

Photo of headyhopzhead
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Retail1LO
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. My goodness. Where have YOU been? Rogue doesn't seem to get a lot of love, but this right here is done right. Pours a jet black with but the slightest mocha head that fizzles away and leaves but a thinly veiled layer floating atop the rest of the beer. The nose on this is simply unreal. This smells straight up like a chocolate bar...and not bakers chocolate either. This has a wonderfully sweet bouquet that's just...all chocolate. The taste is over the top on the chocolate side of things. This is one crazy sweet beer. The chocolate melds with a skosh of vanilla and a faint hint of cinnamon. The mouthfeel is real smooth. This has a pretty effervescent quality to it. It's not the thinnest stout I've had, and certainly not the thickest. This leaves a pretty bitter aftertaste on the back of your tongue that lingers for quite a while after each sip. Overall, this is one damn fine beer. I'll certainly look out for more of this in the future.

Photo of Beertracker
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Kevlee722
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black, with traces of tan, monster 3+ inch head that took forever to die down, tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, lactose milk, chocolate, nut, dark fruits, spices, coffee, cocoa, carmal, some sugars, not overly strong aroma but still good enough.

Taste - Well, as you guessed, chocolate is main flavor. Thick malts and sugars also in each drink. Vanilla, milk and carmal add even more flavor. Has some good Some alcohol and slight hop bitterness comes at the end.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, very easy on mouth. Tounge gets chocolate and malts, is left tingly and sweetened. Palette gets remaining chocolate, some booze and a little bitterness. Aftertaste is semi-chocolate sweet and dry.

Overall - Tasty, a pure dessert beer, though not as overboard as i was expecting, and a little steep in the price takes away from it. If you like regular chocolate stout, you would love this, but still, not the best dessert beer ive had.

Photo of Dizbro21
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of rinhaak
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rogue Publick House in PDX. Poured into the Rogue Goblet (a very attractive and heavy piece of stemware!)

Pours a pitch black with a very thick chocolate-brown head that lingers for the entire glass. The pour invites you in immediately.

A milky nose with chocolate and hazelnut aromas. Surprisingly underwhelming.

Wow! The among the smoothest mouthfeels I've encountered. Smooth, smooth, smooth! Like a thick chocolate malt.

Lots of chocolate flavor, but it is a bitter, high-quality chocolate that, though very present, isn't overpowering and is very nicely balanced with the rest of the beer. Milky and a little nutty (hazelnuts and walnuts), there is a pleasant malted finish. It boasts 50 IBU, but this is NOT a hoppy beer: I never tasted the hops at all.

Overall a great winter beer that is perfect for a cold day. Nicely made and well balanced, it is well worth consumption!

Photo of RobertColianni
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of heyta
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of trixdout
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of twowheelssoar
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of 11millsown113
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of biglite351
3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Stunningly dark brew with a tall dark creamy head.

S - Overall mild (but I was painting today). Hershey chocolate syrup and a bit of roasted malt.

T - Variable chocolates. From milk chocolate, to dark chocolate to powder. Malts underneath it all. There is a bitterness that i do not care for. Not a bitter list dark chocolate, just a beer bitter.

M - Not as thick as I would have expected, but decent coating. Mild tingle on sides of tongue.

O - Nt bad but there are many other brews that I would go for first. The bitter aftertaste nearly ruins it.

Photo of steve8robin
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this brew at a local beer competition. 22oz bottle...

A: Pitch black with a 1+ inch deep chocolate colored head. Not as dark as Hunaphu's head, but still dark. It fades at a slow pace to a nice fluffy head atop the brew. Very good.

S: I get some bittersweet chocolate upfront with some mild creamy vanilla in the middle and some faint roasty milk chocolate on the back. Good.

T: A nice acidy chocolate upfront which forms into a deeper milk chocolate as some vanilla and cocoa blend seem to take over. Like mixing Nestle Quik in sparkling water instead of milk. Some mild roastiness buried in the back with some raisin. Good.

M: Medium body with a fantastic carbonation! A creamy chocolate finish. Very good.

O: All in all, this is a very good beer! This beat the Rogue Chocolate Stout by a mile! This still has the heavy acidy taste of chocolate stout, but it also has heavier chocolate tastes to subdue that acid. Good to try if you like big thick stouts.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark as night black in color with a hin brown head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely chocolate aroma with slight coffee, caramel, brownie mix, and some lactic character but was roasty as well.

T: it wasn't as rich in flavor but it did have the chocolate flavor alongside caramel, brownie batter mix, coffee notes and roasty accents.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight astringent, roasty, and creamy finish.

D: it did drink pretty good but I was definitely digging the aroma then then the overall flavor. still it was pretty tasty.

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