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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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359 Reviews
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Reviews: 359
Hads: 1,619
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 210
Gots: 371 | 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 aventinus829
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler's in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte.

A: Pitch black
S: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (guess that would make it a triple chocolate stout, though...)
T: Creamy smooth chocolate with roasted alts and just a hint of coffee
M: Silky smooth.
D: Very rich, but that didn't really make it all that hard to finish. Surprised to find out that it was 8% abv, though. It hides it well

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Photo of atsprings
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Woody's City Market served in a standard pint glass a deep opaque black with a thin light tan head that slowly diminishes to a thin layer and leaves decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is a nice amount of milk chocolate in front of smooth roasted malts. The taste is smooth milk chocolate alongside roasted malts and mild coffee. The beer is medium bodied with mild carbonation and well hidden alcohol. This is a very enjoyable Chocolate Stout, one I would certainly have again if price wasn't a factor.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I was sort of back and forth with this one... At moments I loved it and at others I was ready for it to be over. With that in mind...

Pours the standard jet black with an extremely slow forming head. Thought it was going to be dead still but it eventually foamed up... Very thick and viscous...

Loads of chocolate as expected... Blend of sharp bitter dark chocolate and smooth creamy milk chocolate along with the roasted malt/coffee influences... I'll hand it to them, this beer does smell like a chocolate bomb...almost like Hershey's syrup..

Thick creamy chocolate fills the senses with each sip.. Its delicious for sure....at times.. As I said, its like Hershey's syrup. We all love it but no one wants to drink a whole glass of it... Its almost like too much of a good thing... I should have shared this bomber for sure..

Liked the beer, but it grew tiresome towards the end.. Too much of a good thing, I guess...

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A standard pour into my Lost Abbey XXXX glass produces a thick, darkly brown tinged, three-finger thick head. AS the head slowly subsides it leaves some layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a concentrated brown color that is almost pure black; it remains quite opaque when held up to the light, but does show a touch of dark amber hue. The beer smells amply of brandy scented chocolate liquor that has been spiked by sweet coffee liquor. It sort of reminds me of a tootsie roll and it has a solid vanilla character to it as well. If you really dig into the nose the alcohol becomes more apparent and this smells even more liquor like. There is not a whole lot going on here, but it is pretty dessert smelling.

The beer is a lot drier tasting than the aroma would have suggested and this accentuates flavors of roasted dark coffee. As my palate gets a bit used to the beer more of the dark chocolate notes start to come out. The beer has a very bitter finish to it, actually very bitter and even in an unbalanced way. A touch of present alcohol adds a hint of spiciness and heat to the finish. This definitely seems to be more of a coffee beer than a chocolate beer in the flavor. It finishes with quite a roasted character, which also accentuates the bitter chocolate and hop notes. A hint of chocolate richness comes out as the beer warms up and the texture of this is actually fairly lush without being overly thick; the beer definitely clings to the palate a bit with a viscous feeling to it. Much of this viscousness is wiped clean by the huge bitterness in the finish.

I can't believe I am saying this, but this beer could use a bit more sweetness to it as it is a bit unbalanced without the sweetness. Interestingly enough if they hadn't so over bittered this beer it actually has enough residual sweetness to carry the chocolate, it is just that the huge bitterness completely dominates the sweetness such that it isn't very noticeable. Not bad, but could certainly use some recipe development.

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Photo of bierguru
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A -
ink black head pours thick laces out after a while its foamy brown

S -
smells like a Hershey's bar with a small malt background

T -
Chocolate!!! and lots of it something on the backend (which from reading the ingredients i would guess its the honey) and a slight hops taste

M -
thick like weak syrup but smooth over all like liquid chocolate

D -
very drinkable very taste however the abv in my opinion might be to high for the beer but im not marking it down for it

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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black with a dark brown/copper head. Head disappears rather quick, but it laces nicely.

S: It is almost as if molten oozy chocolate were dripped right into this beer. Chocolate is the major smell; however, there are dark roasted and smoky malts as well. After a few minutes a bit of sweet vanilla appears... The beer also has a fresh hint of hops.

T: The beer mainly consists of dark bitter-sweet chocolate malt flavour offset by some piny, spicy hops. The beer also has a bit of a smooth character and has some cream to it. This comes from the oatmeal :) On the negative side... after a while, the chocolate flavour has a hint of chemical sharpness to it.

M: Smooth, the beer coats your mouth and goes down nicely. The hops create a nice crisp finish. It is actually quite refreshing for a beer of such high ABV.

D: I read the ingredients list. There is honey in this beer. You actually notice it after you know that it is there. Really a nice beer; however, it almost assaults your senses with its potency.

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Photo of Strix
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chocolatey brown with a brown head.

Serious chocolate in the smell, a bit of coffee and malted milk with a touch of vanilla.

This is so chocolatey. Like chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup. Really more like chocolate milk than a beer. A hint of vanilla in there. Cascade hops kick in during the finish providing some dark chocolate/coffee notes. Surprisingly not at all cloying or fake. Yum.

Smooth mouthfeel.

I really enjoyed this. I'm not sure if the double series is going to stick around, but this was an excellent dessert beer.

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Photo of BeerTwigs
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap recently at the Golden Rail in Newburgh. I have to say this is one of the best Chocolate Stouts I have ever had. It pours jet black and smooth with little carbonation and a nice burnt brown head. It has a nice chocolate smell with just a hint of the alcohol in there. The taste is as chocolate as you could possibly get but is balanced well with the higher alcohol content of the double. I would definitely recommend this beer on tap, especially with the cold winter months ahead. Enjoy!

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Willard's

A - Pours black, oily, and capped with a mocha head. I like the obvious viscosity.

S - The nose is heavily laden with notes of fudge and Tootsie Rolls. Everything else takes a backseat to this super-confectionery desert beer.

T - The taste is, again, pure desert. It is much akin to Southern Tier's Mokha, Jahva, and Choklat; the comparison cannot be avoided. The main flavor can be described as Hershey's Syrup of a higher order. For what it is, a serving of delicious chocolate-y desert, it is phenomenal.

M - Very viscous and oily.

D - Too sweet for more than one (well, two...) though it does makes a great blending beer, too.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW! Great job to el Bait Shop for carrying this on one of their 105 taps. It's served in a smaller snifter because of the price and alcohol content. It's a super-dark brown with dark-tan foam floating gently on the top. The aroma and taste are a very pleasant chocolate that is thick and rich. It hides the alcohol very well. Forget Hershey, this is a Ghirardelli level of chocolate taste. This is a definite repeat buy.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of bluecollarss
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
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.


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Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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

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Photo of MasterSki
3.73/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of nomomentwasted
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Shaw
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of Xul
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of wvu9787
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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Photo of beersensei305
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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