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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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pDev: 10.66%


Brewed by:
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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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, vanilla, fudge, oats, light roast, chocolate syrup, floral, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and chocolate notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, vanilla, fudge, light roast, oats, chocolate syrup, floral, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, vanilla, fudge, light roast, oats, chocolate syrup, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and chocolate syrup flavors; with a fair amount of hop bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial chocolate stout. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and chocolate flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:08:48 | More by superspak
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

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

A - Thick black, with a mocha head. Slight lacing.

S - Chocolate and vanilla. Sweet and a little smoky.

T - CHOCOLATE, toasted malts at the end. Slight bitterness but pretty smooth.

M - Creamy with minimal carbonation.

O - Pretty good chocolate stout. One of the better ones I've tried. Subtly strong.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 00:30:06 | More by jaycar06
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

draft at beer study in chapel hill. into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a slight head. smell is insanely chocolatey..Damn!! taste is very chocolately as well but actually ends with a good amount of bitterness. impressive! full bodied, low carbonation

overall the name promise definitely rings true in this beer. love it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 01:07:12 | More by Axnjxn
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brewtus

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- pours oil black with a dark two finger head, laces like a nitro
S- lots of milky chocolate, some coffee, chocolate, some cinnamon, chocolate, some marshmallow
T- tons of chocolate, but not bitter, some vanilla, some marshmallow, slight cinnamon, not too sweet, roasty notes, some hop presence in the aftertaste
M- nice subtle carbonation, creamy mouthfeel
O- best chocolate stout I've had, consistency is great, plenty of amazing chocolate notes, a great rogue offering. I hope I see this one nitro one day.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:18:50 | More by brewtus
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Ales - Double Chocolate Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick oily brown black and settles black with a good sized foamy head that retains a bit. Copious amounts of lacing.

Smell - Roasted oats and rich creamy chocolate with some honey. Absolutely perfect here, this is a perfectly crafted aroma.

Taste - Carbonated creamy but not milkshake rich. Oats first, followed by some hops with rich milk chocolate fading into velvety dark cocoa chocolate. Finishes bitter dark chocolate blended with hops.

Mouthfeel - Sits roasted oats, sticky and malty. Warm but not overly boozy. Medium carbonation. Light-heavy (heavy but lighter than most heavy brews) body.

Overall - It's not the thickest, but it delivers a great experience and tastes so good. I think the dark chocolate makes this brew super unique (to me) and it holds its own among the greats of the style. I can see how some might be intimidated by the bitter and it being a bit thinner than some others.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 15:33:59 | More by JMScowcroft
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black, and has a couple inch tan head that stays around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is very nice, the brew smells mostly like milk chocolate and malted milk balls, along with some roasted malt and vanilla. It tastes like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Nice mix of both sweet and bitter chocolate flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. Rogue does a great job with their stouts, and this one is no different. It's a good brew, definitely worth trying, especially if you've never had it before. $11.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 23:59:23 | More by bluejacket74
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dbauer78

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Milky brown head, very thin, no lacing, and black.

S: Chocolate, coffee, and hint of vanilla.

T: Coffee, chocolate, and harsh bitterness (very similar to dark chocolate)

M: Slightly thinner than I was expecting and moderate level of carbonation

O: I was expecting more of a chocolate flavor along with a creamy mouthful. It is worth a try and a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 03:42:21 | More by dbauer78
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank at cellar temperature from a wine glass.

It appears black, and has a creamy and compact, two-finger light brown head.

This is the first beer I've had that smells like chocolate milk. It's like, dead-on chocolate milk. So that's cool... There might also be a little espresso. It smells good, but definitely not very multi-dimensional. Kinda "uni-dimensional."

It tastes like chocolate all right! A little bit bitter and earthy too. Delicious, but it's really not the most chocolaty stout I've had. (And I was kind of expecting it to be with a name like "DOUBLE CHOCOLATE stout." Oh well.) Kind of tart, and not nearly as roasty as other imperial stouts I've had.

The feel is pretty thick, with surprisingly high carbonation that feels like it should probably be toned down just a bit.

Very nice overall, but I think there are better imperial stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:13:57 | More by Kuaff
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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 7/11/13

Pulled from tap into a standard pint.

A: Black or very dark brown. Slight brown head. No real lacing.

S: Roasted malt. Bittersweet dark chocolate, molasses, and licorice.

T: The bittersweet dark chocolate is prominent. Slight sweetness of molasses is present, and a little bit of bitterness.

M: Hearty, thick and syrupy. Slightly peaty, dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Overall a great quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 02:44:22 | More by bmwats
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StJamesGate

New York

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

Viscous oily black with ruby tinges and a lumpy, steady baby shit brown head - one of the darkest heads I've ever seen on a beer.
Crazzy chocolate truffle/ganache nose with hints of earth and Concord grape.
Soil, creamy coffee, a bit of vanilla and plenty of chocolate up front, a hit of brown sugar sweet roast, then branchy hops.
Powdery cocoa finish and roast coffee bean linger.
Med-full, smooth, slight heat and plenty chewy.

Lots of chocolate, as promised, oaty smooth body and great color. At the same time, doesn't quite live up to the nose. Hops don't play much of a role, aroma-wise, though it finishes drier than you'd expect and there is enough (tho maybe not from hops) for balance. The heat and roast bitterness serve to keep the chocolate lean; more liqueur, less brownie. Just missing a bit of depth, or that untethered chocolatiness that a few other stouts have.

ST Choklat beats this handily.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 22:27:27 | More by StJamesGate
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Rosanne

California

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

Dark chocolate aroma, low carbonation, delicious dark bitter chocolate, smooth, like liquid chocolate, well balanced sweet bitter linger

Bought at Whole Foods, Bend, Oregon, USA. Large bottle shared between two.As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 20:01:01 | More by Rosanne
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Black as night. Looks almost like an imperial stout.

S- Tons of chocolate upfront. Also some vanilla, and maybe a hint of caramel.

T- Just like the smell, tons of chocolate upfront and roasted malts. A hint of alcohol appears on swallowing. Then more dark chocolate, roasted malts, smokiness, and a hint of licorice.

M- Incredibly creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

O- Overall, really good beer. Delivers exactly as promised: tons of chocolate flavor. If it has a problem, it's that it is too simple. The chocolate and malt flavors are delicious but I really don't detect much else going on. Still excellent if you want a good chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 05:37:06 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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PincheNorteno

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 2 pub glasses, this was a treat for my girlfriend. Pacman yeast lends a hand to the mouthfeel of this sweet dessert stout, which sets Rogue ales apart from the rest. Obvious chocolate flavor that unfolds in stages. Chocolate syrup up front rolls into a very rich fudge brownie flavor. A good whiff of alcohol too, but it comes off like a chocolate liqueur. There's also some honey flavor in there, and the malt is almost totally subsumed by chocolate. Aside from drinking, this would be great for baking. It's mighty sweet, but light bodied enough to enjoy a big glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 16:53:10 | More by PincheNorteno
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

2.19/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bomber with a few months age on it poured into a wine glass.

A: Pours a dark slightly caramelish brown color with a 1-1.5 finger mocha colored head. Not a lot of lacing or creamy look to it. Actually a bit of a coke like body.

S: Smells of nice milk chocolate, reminds me a bit of a whopper actually. Pretty one note, but accomplishes what the name sets out for.

T: Oh man, what a disappointment. I had fond memories of single chocolate stout and this doesn't live up to that memory at all. Tastes like flat coke, with a harsh chemical feelign going down. The after taste is very swiss miss hot coco flavor.

M: Thin bodied, the after taste makes my teeth feel like they're rotting. Very chemical, sticky, just gross.

O: Rogue's done it again. I always forget there is a reason I stay away from Roguie but every once and a while they suck me in. Do you like an old vanilla coke with Swiss Miss poured in? Me either. Stay away from this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 15:21:02 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

not sure why I waited so long to try this wonderful beer. its always on the shelf, and its fairly priced, what have I been doing? anyways, this pours a flat dark brown color with a luxurious creamy head in the tan range, like a nitro pour. the nose is really chocolaty, a lot like youngs or something, its real chocolate, not just chocolate malt. It reminds me of hot chocolate mix or nesquik or something. nice roast, more bitter than sweet on the chocolate in nose and taste. the flavor is really chocolate forward, like a higher end organic dark chocolate bar. its really lovely, especially because its all that flavor with out the sweetness. the feel is velvety smooth, super soft, creamy, and light for the color, although it is full bodied. carbonation is also a lot like a nitro beer, airy and livening. what I like most about this beer is its chocolate intensity without being sugary at all. I think its every bit as good as the regular chocolate stout, and a pretty good bang for your buck. not to be ignored! take it from me.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 18:58:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 750mL bottle with a red coating. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Two finger dark tan head that fizzles out rather quickly. It's pretty much black in color and it leaves some good lacing.

Smell: A sweet chocolate smell dominates, with some hints of roasted malt in the background.

Taste: Tastes of dark and milk chocolate, with some smokiness from the roasted malt. It's very sweet. There's some bitterness at the end but it's not really that noticeable.

Mouthfeel: There's very little carbonation. It's creamy, smooth, full bodied and rather strong. After drinking about half a glass it starts getting cloying because of the sweetness.

Overall: It's a sweet treat, best to have it in small doses. You'll enjoy it a lot more if you pair it with any chocolate dessert, because by itself it'll just feel like too much sweetness after a while.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 07:37:57 | More by VoodooBear
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TBoneJones

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep black, caramel foamy head that starts off fluffy and recedes.
Smells great. Milky chocolate, dark fruit, a creamy vanilla hint.
Tastes like the smell, but now I'm getting that U-Bet chocolate syrup as it tastes in one of one of those soda shop egg creams. Great vanilla swirls around in here too. A slightly bitter but roasted aftertaste. That's it, simple but great.
Incredibly smooth and silky, carbonation is medium.
Great double stout, and although lacking complexity this one's now a new favorite of mine simply due to how Rogue makes use of what's in here.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:04:45 | More by TBoneJones
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a deep dark brown with a thin layer of head that still left some nice lacing behind. Chocolate and a little roast were present in the nose. Chocolate was very upfront in the flavor and the roasted bitterness took over on the finish. However, there was a lingering chocolatey sweetness throughout. Excellent effort and a true chocolate beer experience!

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2013 05:18:06 | More by 57md
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this some time ago and really thought it was good. Picked one up, recently on a long trek.

Pours a nice rich dark brown and appears practically black in the glass. Has a thin and quickly fleeting deep brown head. Looks promising.

Smell is nice, definitely robust. Charred coffee and dark chocolate all the way. A tad sweet, hint of honey and some booze. Prominent chocolate and coffee though.

Taste is robust, big, strong dark coffee with the whole burnt char bitterness. There is a strong lingering essence of milky dark chocolate... kind of wavers. The chocolate kind of hangs over the whole stout like a veil. has some sweetness on the front but it set back by the roast and coffee malts. The hops kill it off as well and dry out the end with a woody and slightly piney hop profile. Tad bit of booze on the end as well among the hops.

Mouthfeel is a little weak for me. It seems a bit too light. I would prefer it have a bit more body or oiliness. The robust taste just doesn't seem to fit the bill. If this were a slightly bigger and even more aggressive beer it would be phenomenal for me.

Overall it grows on you. I am through my first glass and I feel ready for another and will be satisfied with a tad more. Glad I am sharing this one though. It is slightly reminiscent of Sam Smiths Chocolate Stout. Just more robust and bitter. At the price it is a bit hard to want another. The purpose for me taking another would be to age and see if I can knock down some of the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:31:01 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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hreb

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Red painted 750mL bottle served in imperial pint glass. Beer is pitch black in color with a healthy brown head. Big chocolate aroma, as expected... not too sweet, doesn't smell like candy or anything. Just cocoa.

Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate up front and bitter chocolate right through the middle. Mouthfeel is quite thick and creamy. Reminds me more of Stone bitter chocolate oatmeal stout that Brooklyn black chocolate stout, though both are favorites. There is a bit of tang from hops in here, though.

This beer is pure liquid chocolate brew. Relatively high ABV and the finite novelty of chocolate are the only things that limit the enjoyability of this Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 02:55:33 | More by hreb
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a pitch black color with a toffee colored, towering 3 finger head with fair retention. Coast the whole glass as I sip but leaves little lacing. Stouts look fantastic.

S-Sweet, sweet chocolate. Toasted nuts, a hint of coffee and caramel. Smells a lot like chocolate milk.

T-Light chocolate cake and icing, chocolate milk, anything chocolate, really. Not as complex as I'd like it to be. It leaves nothing up to the imagination.

MF-Silky smooth. Damn it goes down easy. Probably the best aspect of the brew. Nice, thick body too

O-I drank the whole bomber myself, and the taste got redundant. I think if I just drank one 12 oz serving, I'd rate this higher. It gets repetitive because it is too simple, but I still enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:23:24 | More by Jacurdy60
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LittleDon

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed less than six months after purchase. Black, nice but short head, some lace. Chocolate, caramel, malt aroma. Very soft mouthfeel for a bottle. Big rich body. Chocolate and malted milk flavors. Pleasant sweet finish. A bit of alcohol is briefly present at the finish. Would go well with vanilla ice cream and blueberry/raspberry pie.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 21:26:59 | More by LittleDon
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TheSixthRing

California

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours jet black with a pillowy 2 finger head. Great retention, leaving an impressive layer of bubbles on the surface. Strong lacing around the glass, with great stick.

Smell - Strong, multi-layered chocolate aroma. Fudge, milk chocolate, mocha, faint oatmeal.

Taste - Sweet milk chocolate and fudge, with lesser notes of Baker's, cocoa, and moderate coffee roast. Mocha. You know those chocolate muffins with the big chocolate chunks on top? Yeah, a bit of that too. Touch of molasses and a hint of fig and raisin. Residual grapefruit pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full body with soft carbonation. Creamy and silky. Velvety. Amazing smoothness.

Overall - It's been a few years since I've had this. I'd forgotten just how incredible it is. I paid $10 for the 750ML bottle. Pricey, but well worth it as a once a year purchase. A punch you in the mouth chocolate explosion, but just enough balance between the sweet and bitter chocolate notes to make it completely drinkable. Absolutely lovely.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 00:47:53 | More by TheSixthRing
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a deep deep ebony colour with a tanned head that reduces to a lacing film.

S - Sweet chocolate malts and plenty of it.

T - Up front some nice balanced malts followed by a range of different chocolate flavours eg cocoa, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The finish is expresso and lingers

M - Thick body and low carb

O - Very smooth chocolate beer, reminds me of the ST Chocolat, but not quite as good with the residual bitterness as opposed to residual sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 14:08:18 | More by eric5bellies
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SHODriver

California

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

A: pours deep black with a long lasting light tan head into an oversize wine glass. decent lacing
S: smells intensely chocolatey with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and wisps of roasted malt
T: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate with a bit of roasted malt and the faintest hint of coffee. very one note but the chocolateyness sways between bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder and mild milk chocolate. swallow brings a huge blast of roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate that lingers for some time
M: full and thick on the mouth with good carbonation. a bit more carb than I'd like but it isn't overly abrasive or detracting but keeps the beer from being silky smooth and creamy.
O: a big beer with big flavors. well crafted and well done. It has good flavors and a decent complexity. I'd say it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 04:28:52 | More by SHODriver
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