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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 349
Hads: 1,579
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 201
Gots: 342 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of jrallen34
3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle provided by Alex at the WLV Pig Roast...A black beer with a light tan head. Not much retention, ok lacing....The aroma is mostly sweet chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Not balanced with any hops but it smells good...The taste brings out some balance to the sweetness with some nice roasty bitter coffee notes, the balanced brought however may swing the balance too far to the other spectrum as I wish more of the sweetness stayed.

A ton of chocolate going on, just not very successfully, above average beer but don't break the bank getting it. (552 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I really liked the Double Mocha Porter so I was lookin forward to this beer,my expectations were met and exceeded.The pour couldnt get any better, (hence the score)jet black with a fluffy,craterous two finger deep mocha colored head,just perfect in the imperial nonic.Deep almost fude-like chocolate in the nose,a bit of raw nuttiness as well,you could say like a walnut fudge brownie.The chocolate on the palate is cakey but not overly sweet,just enough raw earth/nut in the finish keeps this beer immensely drinkable and makes me want more than I have.I like this better than ST Choklat and that is really saying something,this is a great beer,my wife and I will enjoy my second bottle. (688 characters)

Photo of bluecollarss
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First off, let me just say that I'm a fan of Rogue brews. I had the chance to visit Oregon last year and the majority of the stores carry more Rogue brews the Budweiser and Coors. For the most part it's hit and miss with their brews (more of a hit then a miss). But this creation... it's not to be passed up. If you see it in the store, BUY IT!

A- It Pours out of the bottle with a thick viscosity. When done pouring, it leaves a dense, thin head. The color is... well... BLACK! Probably one of the darkest brews I've encountered. Even the head of the beer is of the darkest brown.

S- A definite chocolate aroma rises from a glass of this brew. Instant dark chocolate and roasted coffee. A hint of toffee.

T- Well, I had to do a double take on the taste because of the enjoyment from the first sip. Dark chocolate fills the taste buds and a light bitterness gives the aftertaste life. Toffee and Fresh roasted coffee trail behind the intense chocolate.

M- Such a heavy brew, this one. You can feel the chocolate in the brew. the only thing that cuts through the thickness of it all it the perfectly measured hops they marry with the creation of this chocolate beast.

D- It's very easy to get carried away drinking this bottle of greatness. It's like a liquefied box of See's chocolates. Before you know it, your left with nothing but an empty bottle... and a bit of a buzz. Alcohol presence is not a factor in this brew. There is just too much flavor hiding it. But believe me... it's there... 8.7% is nothing to laugh at.

This reminded me... You can take a Russian imperial stout and pour it into a glass with vanilla ice cream for a great dessert. This would be a PERFECT brew for that.

CHEERS!!!! (1,709 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a small Hefeweizen glass. Poured pitch black with a very minimal tan head. There was no lacing evident throughout. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, chocolate, subtle vanilla, and cream. The flavor was of bitter malt, chocolate, very slight coffee, and caramel. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. You can definitely taste the chocolate as advertised. So much so, that I could see this as being a great gateway brew for a chocolate lover that you know for sure. Definitely worth trying if you have not already. (594 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a rocky tan head that packs on top of the liquid; plenty of lacing drapes the side of the pint glass

Smell: Dark chocolate and more dark chocolate

Taste: Melted dark chocolate, with a developing hint of roast and charred wood; there is a bit of hoppy bitterness, but the beer is all about the huge dark chocolate flavors

Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Right up there with the Southern Tier Choklat, this is a true dessert beer for the chocolate lover in all of us (549 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Wisconsin - surprised I've never seen it in Chicago.

A - Pours with a finger of mocha foam that settles to a thick ring and some light haze. Black body with some caramel brown transparency at the fringes. Looks pretty similar to regular Rogue Chocolate Stout but with less foam and lace.

S - From my Rogue Chocolate Stout review. "Huge cocoa smell - reminds me of Hershey's chocolate syrup." This is pretty similar, with other hints of vanilla and caramel. This seems to lack some of the hop and roast character that helps things from getting cloying. Still, it's pretty solid.

T - The taste has significantly more roast character, and some earth and char bitterness as well in the finish that I didn't really enjoy that much. Aftertaste gets pretty bitter too. I had similar complaints about the regular version as well.

M - Body is a touch gritty, medium, and leaves a sticky finish. Crisp, pleasant carbonation.

D - Eh. This started promising but the earth, char, and espresso bitter finish made it somewhat off-putting. I like it a tiny bit better than the regular Rogue Chocolate Stout, and it's a step up from Rogue's regular offerings. Not bad. (1,174 characters)

Photo of nomomentwasted
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this out of the bottle several times over now, which is saying something for the price point. I keep coming back because it's a great beer to show to people regardless of their experience with beer: the amount of chocolate is truly something to behold. In all seriousness: if anyone knows of a beer more chocolaty than this one, please let me know.

Appearance: Big, brown-black brew with great lacing and a two-finger crown of pure milk-chocolate head. Billowy head, great lacing, and a great color? I'm on board so far.

Smell: Chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Milk chocolate mixed with melted Hershey's bar and chocolate milk. Patent malt is there, as is some honey sweetness, but there's no two ways about it: this is a chocolate bomb, through and through.

Taste: Wow, who'd have guessed: more chocolate! It's Chocolate Stout Jr. on steroids. The nose is almost underwhelming for how chocolaty this beer is. Every sip just brought on more roasty, slick, milky chocolate. It can get a little sweet on the back end, and definitely is a need-to-be-in-the-mood-for-it kind of brew, but when you are, this brings the chocolate and it brings it hard.

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I would hope for, but then again, it's not even 9%. For an Imperial Stout, that's slightly low for what I've come to expect. It comes through in the mouthfeel. However, aftertaste is very chocolaty and not overly dry, so we're still in play. Not too bitter, and in fact, the IBUs are only 50. That's pretty low for other stouts in class.

Drinkability: This beer is the ultimate mood beer. If you're with anyone in the mood for chocolate, this beer will absolutely not let you down. Some beers say they taste chocolaty, while other beers just are. This beer may be the king of latter. Now would I want this every day? No. Would I want 22oz of it by myself? Probably very rarely. But for the right occasion? You betcha. (1,904 characters)

Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. red colored bomber bottle poured into a pint glass. Split with a friend at room temperature.

Appearance: Midnight black in color. A two finger dark brown, mocha head after the first pour. Pretty good retention.

Aroma: Lots of unsweetened chocolate and caramel notes here. A tad of roasted malt as well. A little one dimensional.

Taste: Big cocoa notes throughout. Some espresso and some roasted malt notes too, but too a much lesser degree. Just seems like it packs a punch of cocoa and not much else. Pretty smooth for the ABV though.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Leaves a nice coating in your mouth. Works well with the heavy chocolate notes.

Drinkability: The ABV does not overpower, but the sheer amount of chocolate flavor makes me glad I split the bomber. I can't see having much one than one bomber.

Overall, a good beer and a nice ode to chocolate, but it really doesn't bring anything memorable to the table. In fact, it's not even different enough from the Rogue Chocolate for me to pick it up again. It's also overpriced. If you are going to buy a Rogue Chocolate Stout, stick with the original as its a better value. (1,165 characters)

Photo of Shaw
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Rogue's regular Chocolate Stout. It's been the best chocolate beer out there.

This pours totally black with a dark brown head.

Very nice aroma of baker's chocolate mixed with roasted malt.

The taste is big on roasted flavors of coffee and lighter on chocolate. Alcohol notes are obvious.

Creamy body that seems just a tad light for a big stout like this.

This is Rogue Chocolate Stout's bigger brother. It's worth trying, but doesn't stand out for me. (463 characters)

Photo of Xul
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown/almost black with some extremely deep ruby highlights around the edges, capped by a finger and a half of mocha colored head. Retention is good as it settles slowly, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S: Rich dark chocolate up front, followed by vanilla, light coffee, toasted malts, light almonds and sweet cherries. Chocolate is strong, but not overwhelming, leaving the supporting aromas plenty of room to show off.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the promise of the nose...the chocolate is a little bit too bitter up front and while it sweetness up on the mid-palate, bitter coffee comes in towards the finish and dominates. Some vanilla on the finish. Good, but not as balanced as the aroma indicated.

M: Mediium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation, a bit thinner than it should be.

D: The bitterness takes a bit of a toll and while the ABV is well hidden, it's a definite sipper. (918 characters)

Photo of wvu9787
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 25oz (1 pint, 9 oz) bottle for %10.29+ tax from the local Kroger, ABV is 8.7% and comes in a red painted bottle.Poured into my brand new
Pittsburgh Steelers Pilsner Glass.

A: Very dark, pretty much black with a nice 2 finger head, head is a light fluffy brown.

S: Smell very much of chocolate, also for some reason a little of coffee but the alcohol at 8.7% is well hidden.

T: Wow, i love the regular Rogue Chocolate Stout because of the strong chocolate taste and this one taste even more like coco, the name "Double" holds up well with this one even more chocolate, the alcohol is hidden is this very much so, all in all love the taste even more then the regular chocolate stout and that is one of my favorites.

M: Creamy, Rich, not much carbonation its very nice and smooth.

D: Very drinkable, after drinking a 25oz bottle of this i wish i would have gotten another, i could drink 2-3 of these without a doubt, is a dessert beer but so so yummy, loved every glup of it.

In the end I loved this beer, if you like chocolate and chocolate beers then this is a top notch one for you, no doubt in my mind i will buy this again and soon ,this is a beer that you can drink very quick and enjoy every secound, only thing is be careful because you can not taste the alcohol and it may hit you all at once like it did me, so if you have to drive give it some time. thanks for reading! (1,392 characters)

Photo of beersensei305
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep, black, opaque color. The beer has an intense smell of Chocolate and toasted malts. Smooth taste and is almost like drinking a melted Hershey bar. The beer only gets better as it warms and becomes more complex. I wish i had another one. I've tried many chocolate beers and this one is my favorite. (302 characters)

Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque in body with cinnamon head that dissipates. Smells of milk and dark chocolate, cream, and burnt marshmallows. Tastes of deep milk chocolate, whipped cream, some hop dryness, a slight dark cherry note, and then some more dark chocolate to ride the drink out. Heavy, thick bodied beer with light carbonation. A big, delicious beer that is a dessert in of itself. (367 characters)

Photo of JackieTH
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark, opaque black with a soapy medium dark tan head.

Smell: Intense chocolate and roasted malt.

Taste: A combination of semi-sweet and cocoa powder tasting chocolate that started out velvety but then turned grainy, chalky and I found it more semi-sweet than sweet...I see many other members found this one candy bar sweet..I did not.

Mouthfeel: Creamy initially however there is a chalky finish.

Drinkability: Yes it's a chocolate bomb and it hides the ABV completely, but it just doesn't seem well integrated. Rogue's chocolate stout is better. (562 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pretty darned black, huge this tan head slow to leave. Lots of cling lace.

S - Very, very sweet chocolate.

T - In small quantities, I have to rate this high. Very Hershey's chocolate sweet. Yum. This would be good with ice cream.

M - Unfortunately, kinda cloying, over coating and palate destroying.

D - A 3-4 oz pour of this would be amazing. After that, it gets a little too much. (390 characters)

Photo of gregshead
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one with a friend last weekend.

A: Pours with two fingers of light brown head. Dark black syrupy look.

S: So much chocolate smell

T: Roasted grain/coffee fades to rich milk chocolate with a dark chocolate finish

M: So rich, smooth and creamy, with a little bit of carbonation. Perfect for this type of beer.

D: Had this beer with a friend and chocolate chip cookies. Very enjoyable dessert beer/stout. I will definitely get this beer again. (455 characters)

Photo of beerman207
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My very first craft beer that I had the pleasure of tasting was Rogue's Chocolate Stout on draft in Alabama. It was an eye opener for me and an open invitation that has led me to countless other brews. With that, I find Rogue's Double Chocolate stout on growler at my nearby beerstore and had to get some.

A: Pours like dark chocolate, little if any head but no light comes through on this one. A very very dark brown in the glass.

S: Oh my lord. It's like I'm on a tour of the Hershey's chocolate factory. After I pull out of the glass, I still have the chocolate resonating in my nostrils. It doesn't get better than this folks. Other things I detect are obviously malt and even some lactose. Awesome and could smell it all day. I believe when I first ordered the original years ago I said...chocolate and beer? Hell yes, Chocolate and beer!

T: Delightful. Up front there's some burnt sugar and deep dark chocolate tones that leave your tastebuds dying for some more. Fantastic flavor for this brew.

M: Here's where they could have improved things a bit. It's way too thin in my opinion. That said, it's got a velvet like texture there that works but in regards to this being a stout, I really wanted some thick mouthfeel and it's a bit of a letdown there.

D: All night - glad I only got a half because I would have drank an entire growler of this if I had it. The half growler will be gone before the close of the hour! (1,427 characters)

Photo of sixthglass
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of kzoobrew
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (1,340 characters)

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (770 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.2/5  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. (504 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of Domingo
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (1,215 characters)

Photo of ThaBobfather
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (277 characters)

Photo of msmezher
4.45/5  rDev +6%
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. (585 characters)

Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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