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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

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359 Reviews
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Reviews: 359
Hads: 1,619
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 210
Gots: 369 | 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:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 08-03-2010

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
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Reviews: 359 | Hads: 1,619
Photo of samshaw
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Solid black with a moderate tan head.

S: Moderate chocolate aroma.

T: Medium chocolate flavor with moderate malt goodness.

M: Somewhat thick, moderately creamy, with very light carbonation, complementing the taste quite nicely.

O: If you're a fan of brandy-filled dark chocolates, you will probably enjoy this brew quite a bit. Seems like a beverage that would go well with the holidays. Buy one or two in the summer, and hope they age well for the winter.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great-looking dark pour with plenty of head. Nose is sweet milk chocolate, taste is unsweetened cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, and a hoppy, bitter finish. Pretty darn good.

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Photo of hophugger
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chocolate brown color not wanting to let any light through. Head is tan and a light chocolate milk color and is plentiful and bubbly. Lacing coats the glass thickly. First hit of aroma is of chocolate milk, milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is similar at first with a creamy milk chocolate flavor hitting and coating the tongue first, then comes some bittersweet chocolate to balance things out. There is a bittersweet chocolate finish as the flavor goes through the chocolate flavor wheel in just the first sip. Mouthfeel is nice, coats the tongue at first and then bites at it a little and finished pretty clean with just enough chocolate flavor left to make you want more. This is a great Chocolate stout !!

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Photo of mr-jj
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is an opaque dark brown with a one finger khaki head. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, and some dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate and oatmeal on the palate, followed by roasted malt and dark fruit. Finish is refreshingly bitter - like bittersweet chocolate. Body is medium-full with more carbonation than I expected. Overall, a very enjoyable beer with the rich chocolate flavor balanced by the bitter hops.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is everything it should be dark rich and delicious smell of cocoa nibs and oatmeal taste like cocoa nibs leaves a bit of aftertaste of cocoa nibs if u have never had cocoa nibs you should try dark bitter sweet chocolate add peanut butter this would be the ultimate buckeye go (O-H-I-O) I hear repeat 3 qb woops different thread this is a must try chocolate stout im going to cellar next one to compare drank in a sniffer at 48' and raising

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: very deep brown; 1 finger off medium brown head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: bittersweet chocolate with a hint of nut and caramel;

T: coffee ice cream with chocolate syrup; lightly bitter finish;

M: creamy; medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish)

O: excellent in every way;

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Photo of trackedout
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very opaque dark brown, almost black. Has a creamy tan head, leaving a nice lacing.

S - Deep roasted malts, heavy on the chocolate.

T - Chocolate is heavy throughout, but not too sweet or overbaring. Has a bitter kick at the end. Everything working together nicely and hides the alcohol too well.

M - Silky and creamy, medium body with perfect carbonation.

Overall I love this stout. It's been my go to the past couple weeks. I feel the chocolate on this is just right, not too sweet. Definitely worthy of it's rating.

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a fifth bottle (750 ml), purchased for $13.99 (pricey! sorta). The label mentions oatmeal, honey and chocolate as additions. I get a little chuckle every time I read "free range coastal water". "Coastal water"? Would that not be brine, dear sirs and madams?

A semi-aggressive pour produces about a 2 inch tan head, poured into a shaker. It froths up more than you might expect, given the ABV. I suppose it's on account of the oatmeal. The beer is inky inky dark brown and will not pass light from a Mini Maglite.

Chocolate is very apparent in the aroma-flavor, along with plenty of dark fruit (cherry, plums) and a delicious earthy bitterness that probably stems as much from the actual chocolate as from hops. Maybe a bit of coffee flavor, presumably from roasted malts. It's sweet but not overly so. A little jolt of pucker in the finish. Very creamy mouth feel from the oatmeal. The ABV is well hidden except to add a little bit of a spicy kick. I'm trying to detect the honey- it must be very subtle- I can't detect any mead-like flavors or aromas.

Chocolate lovers will surely go for this- it's excellent, perhaps world class, and probably the best choco beer out there.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle
Served in a snifter

L - This beer pours black. It is capped with an inch of brown head that leaves some lacing.

S - I t smell like milk chocolate.

T - There is obviously some chocolate. It is not overwhelming. It has some aspects of dark and milk chocolate.

F - Full

O - This beer was not as chocolaty as I expected. I have had it awhile, and it may have faded. It is still a good chocolate stout, but it is just lacking a wow factor for me.

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Photo of Getalegup
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Maybe a bit oxidized. Not a lot of chocolate, coffee smell or taste. Medium feel. To avoid disappointment I added rum-based vanilla extract and coconut milk which brings it up to a 4.25.

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Photo of jellikit
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: black; even when held to light. Thin, dark brown head. Thin lacing.
Smell: roasted malt. Fig. Raisin.
Taste: chocolate followed by light roasted barley. Then a slight hop flavor. Followed by a triple mocha.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big body. Sweet but not too sweet. (Not dry)
Overall: though I like Rogue, I find most of their beers to be very similar and boring. This beer is fantastic.

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Photo of sprucetip
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Not a real review, just notes for self. Chocolate is subtle, especially after the ST Mokah. Very stout with a wee nip of chocolate. A very good beer. From growler bar in Anchorage. Would not pay the ceramic bottle price.

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Photo of richj1970
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft at LBS.

A: Pitch black with one finger mocha head that settles to a thin ring.

S: Cocoa powder, roasted malts, and a hint of espresso.

T: Rich chocolate fudge and faint roasted coffee beans

M: Full bodied but not overly thick.

O: Excellent sweet stout.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.15.14.

A: Motor oil. No red at all. 1 finger tan head that retains well.

S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, latte.

T: Chocolate is dominant. Slight cocoa roastiness and fig are subtle.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This has some alcohol warming, but it doesn't burn the nostrils. When it is warm, this beer shines. I like to see the changes that temperature creates. With this, the chocolate and fig really come out when it is warm. This is a great stout, although it is pricey. I wouldn't buy it again because of what I've heard about Rogue, though.

Rating: A

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Photo of ttroha
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%

Tap at Lazy Dog Macon. This beer was delicious! Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of sweet chocolate, with hints of vanilla, coffee and malt. It’s like drinking chocolate cake. Very delicious.

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Photo of weirdohappy
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Not a fan of the stout, per se.. something about the heaviness of it. As a style it seems the most likely to like to me. Double chocolate makes me think of sweet sweet candy from an Easter basket, this is not that. I had a milk and cookie stout once. Did not taste anything like milk or cookies. Oatmeal stout, where do I begin... Any how this has a nice pour, deep dark look, giant foam head that lasts longer than my first marriage. The bottle is nice. A plain red , nothing fancy. Clearly they wanted more attention paid to what is inside. I'm making dinner tonight while drinking this. A nice thin ribeye sat atop sweet potato fries with blue cheese , with a nice balsamic glaze. Doesn't that sound nice? Maybe I'm really just eating boiled cabbage. See just like an f'n stout label you have no clue what's real..

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Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

Bottle, no date:
The pour is pretty much pitch black, with a decent deep tan medium-bubble head that dissipates to a film and collects on the edges providing some lacing. Initial notes from a cold beer is chocolate and deep roasted malts. As the beer warms, I get vanilla, cocoa, and maybe nutmeg (or some other holiday baking spice).

The initial sips from a too-cold beer definitely reminded me this was a Rogue beer. The malts were there, but a woody (pine) bitterness helped signified this a West Coast style beer. As the beer warmed, the flavors mellowed, as they normally do. The front tastes are a hint of chocolate but more a nice, bitter French Roast coffee. The middle taste does add a light nuttiness behind the dark malt flavors, before finishing dry, almost reminiscent of cocoa powder. Overall, this is a bitter beer, just a coffee bitter instead of a grass, pine, or grapefruit one.

In the end, I think this reminds me of a lot of other Rogue beers, nothing quite bad, but it's missing something that makes me want it over and over. I miss some sort of sweetness somewhere in the beer to balance the bitter, if even for a moment.

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Photo of ZorroZ
5/5  rDev +19.3%

OH. MY. G-D.

This may well be one of the most insanely great things I've ever tasted.

Appearance : dark & lovely
Smell : rich, heavenly chocolate
Taste : rich, heavenly chocolate
Mouthfeel : creamy, luscious chocolate

Long story short: I'd your like beer and chocolate, you NEED to try this. Now. Get up, find a place that has it on tap, and buy it. You won't regret it. The only thing you'll regret is that you'll eventually finish the glass.

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Photo of KineticKill
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

Got this for my birthday. Super excited to try it!

A - super dark brown, almost black. Looks smooth as hell, with a a thick head.

S- Very malty and chocolatey. Most chocolate smelling beer I've had, to date.

T- Delicious. The hops stand out more than expected, but Double Chocolate is definitely a chocolate lovers kind of beer.

M- Very smooth. Not as heavy as most flavorful stouts tend to be. Mouthfeel is a lot like Guinness.

O- Wonderful. Enjoyed it with a piece of red velvet cake, and it was a perfect pairing. I suppose this could be enjoyed with a nice steak as well, but I'm quite sure this was meant to be drank with desert. Cheers, gents! Time to pour another glass.

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Photo of uawildcat
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Look: Pours nice, very dark, nice tan head on it. Seems just rightly carbonated

Smell: Very sweet milk chocolate

Taste: Sweetness of the smell does not shine through as strong. There is malt sweetness, but it is strongly counteracted by the bitter chocolate taste. Not exactly what I was expecting, but it was good.

Body: Thicker than your average beer, but to be expected for a 9.0% abv. Lingering finish, yum.

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Photo of barczar
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque onyx with a billowing, dense mocha head that lingers.

Tar, licorice, and milk chocolate form the aroma. Notes of malted milk balls dominate, revealing a lightly nutty malt character.

Flavor is reminiscent of campfire s'mores. Chocolate malt is slightly sweet initially, becoming roasty, slightly charred, and dry at the finish. Soft notes of dark fruit are subtle, and emerge late.

Body is smooth and creamy, fairly full, with minimal carbonation.

As advertised,a very chocolatey beer. There's a dark chocolate malt base, but the really impressive chocolate character is the slightly sweet milk chocolate. Good stuff, but definitely a dessert beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A most excellent Rogue brew. Ale pours a thick opaque black with a light dissipating tan head and fine beaded lacing. Nose of dark bakers chocolate and fresh black coffee like a fine black Bavarian chocolate cake. Taste is much like the nose, chocolate up front with roasted dark grains and a light coffee taste to the background. SOLID offering. Moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel round this beast of a brew out with a nice alcohol kick that is so well hidden it is not detectable till after the glass is done. NICE. A stout lovers dream, better yet in a growler, as compared to a bottle which has a little bit lighter mouthfeel.

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice thick black with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. You need to agressively pour to produce a head. Smells like a typical chocolate stout. Seeing that this is a "double" chocolate stout I was anticipating a very strong chocolate flavor. More of a coffee flavor. Not as strong as I was expecting. Not too sweet but just a nice decent amount of sweetness. The bitterness is very mild. Overall, a typical chocolate stout but a bit of a letdown with the marketing.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout. 9% ABV.

A: Just over a finger of cocoa brown head; fades steadily to almost nothing. Black, with dark brown in the dimple. Thin golden brown line at the very bottom. A little lacing, but it slowly slides down.

S: Very dark, powdery cocoa. Dark chocolate. Faint, sweeter coffee. Not a lot of complexity, but it has a strong chocolate aroma!

T/MF: Very soft, almost creamy texture, with some nice carbonation. Flavor is more along the lines of black coffee with a touch of sweetness. Slight licorice. Very slight, very dark chocolate on the finish.

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a one finger tan head which fades quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is pure chocolate. Smells like a Hershey bar.

Tastes sweet with dark chocolate, and roasted malt which provides some bitterness for balance. This tastes much better than Rogue's rather bland regular Chocolate Stout, which has very little chocolate flavor.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation, and a chocolate aftertaste. The alcohol is well disguised, I can't even detect it at all, and this is a 9.00 abv beer. A very nice effort by Rogue. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.