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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 116
Gots: 149 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 1,223 | Reviews: 316 | Display Reviews Only:
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-11-2013 03:22:24 | More by orangesol
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-11-2013 02:49:59 | More by Atomicskis5
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-09-2013 01:27:31 | More by JJStorm
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-08-2013 01:35:06 | More by 2neardead
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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-06-2013 06:25:41 | More by beercanman
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cliftonsbiehl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2013 18:17:24 | More by cliftonsbiehl
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2013 14:21:13 | More by hiphopj5
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-02-2013 15:24:31 | More by jera1350
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MEGAawesomeLAUREN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-01-2013 02:25:24 | More by MEGAawesomeLAUREN
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-31-2013 21:22:49 | More by laxer8811
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-30-2013 04:30:25 | More by BAsbill
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger and a half high dark tan head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of cocoa nibs and chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the aste of the beer is very buch dominated by flavors of cocoa nibs plus bits of sweetness and has notes of darker chocolate malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is deceptively easy to drink because no traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 03:51:39 | More by metter98
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TFMyriad

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -23%

03-30-2013 00:16:31 | More by TFMyriad
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JMUbrew

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-28-2013 23:22:19 | More by JMUbrew
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SalTnutZ1

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-28-2013 02:12:34 | More by SalTnutZ1
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-26-2013 06:52:50 | More by heavenlyStash
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-25-2013 02:26:12 | More by HoneyLamb
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acjones

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-25-2013 02:23:40 | More by acjones
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Samuel906

California

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow... This is simply a stunning beer. I have never been a huge fan of Rouge but this and the XS Imperial Stout are starting to change my mind. Pours an absolute, sheer black. Normally, when people say a beer is black, it is a dark, translucent mahogany, red, or amber. The double chocolate is black; even with a very bright light shining into it, no light gets through. Huge brown head, nice and clingy. As the name eludes too, chocolate is going to be the major player here. Smells like a cup of chocolate milk, with some toasted malt, some distant hints of coffee. Taste is huge and amazing: the smoothest, silkiest creamiest chocolate you've ever had with some espresso beans. The best part is, this is not terribly sweet. Very small booze at the end adds some warmth. Honestly, this is terrific; amazing dessert beer, not overly sweet... Robust and appealing.

As an addendum, drinking a 22oz. bomber of this is a hefty task. The last couple drops were a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 01:32:38 | More by Samuel906
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-23-2013 16:57:41 | More by ryanpj
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-23-2013 00:38:24 | More by EFR94
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kojevergas

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml red-painted brown glass bottle with stylish unique label art (I mean, it's painted red...) and branded pressure cap acquired at a local SoCal beer store and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given current ratings. I've also liked stouts from this brewery before. 9% ABV according to my bottle; I guess the 2013 release is a little higher in ABV. Looking forward to this one.

Served straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger dark rich tan colour head of lovely cream, good thickness, and rather good (~5+ minute) retention for the high ABV. The head colour is appealing, but it isn't quite as rich as I expect for a truly great stout. Still, it's damn appealing. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque dark black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Thin lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Overall, it's right on the money for a so-called "double chocolate stout." I'm excited to try it. It's not unique or special, but it's definitely appealing.

Sm: Milk chocolate - what a surprise. Chocolate malt. Oats. Cream. Dark malts. Any roasted character is buried by the heavy chocolate - which itself evocative and inviting. Not the best chocolate aroma I've encountered, but it's very natural and genuine. A moderate strength aroma. I'm a bit worried about the sweetness, but I'm quite excited to try it. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

T/Mf: Lots of creamy milk chocolate - luscious and rich and anything but artificial. Reminds me a bit of Southern Tier's Choklat. Creamy and pleasant. Not overbearing in terms of body; it's full and enjoyable without really weighing heavy on the palate. Carbonation is almost ideal. Smooth and wet. I'd really love some roasted character here. It should be coarser and dryer, ideally from the roast - and the oats would balance it. Sadly, roast flavour is missing here. Depth of flavour is decent; it's not a horribly complex or subtle beer, but it is rather well balanced. They've succeeded in their aim; this delivers heavy enjoyable chocolate flavours up front with nothing else getting in the way. There's no booziness or yeast character here. Just a straightforward chocolate beer with no strings attached. I rather like it. Not too sweet like I suspected it might be. Any hop character is minimal and floral. Malt selection seems good for the most part (excepting the lack of roast). I'm curious what effect the honey listed as an ingredient had here; I imagine it helped smooth it out while lending body and cohesion. In any case the flavours work well, even if it does come off a bit one or two note. Tasty stuff.

Dr: Very drinkable; I'll have little trouble killing this bomber by myself. Hides its ABV quite well. The sweetness will start to bother me after a while, but I'll still enjoy this one. I'd get this again. Might make a great beer for easing newcomers into craft beer. A solid brew from Rogue, and one I might recommend to friends.

B-

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:28:04 | More by kojevergas
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dark tan head.
Potent chocolate in the aroma, along with some roasted malt, chocolate liqueur, honey and unroasted coffee.
Big coffee and roasted malt flavours, with a little chocolate underneath and a hit of smooth booze.
Could use more carbonation, seems a little flat.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 01:52:05 | More by CrazyDavros
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Rbodacious

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my first review posted.
I feel obligated.
After first exposure to micro's in Portland , Oregon in 1985.
All time overall favorite brewery for producing great experiences in a bottle.
This one does justice.
Smell/Taste-Think Hershey's syrup , but higher quality,on oatmeal
and pretty abrupt hop-alcohol finish. ie :nice buzz from 1 bomber over a couple
of hours.
The premium ingredients produce a complete choc/stout journey.
I tried this ,appropriately ,on St. Patrick's Day 2013 , after being slightly
"over served" IPA's (yes I was the bartender) last night. Which I think tells
even more about the power of a beer well done.
Thank you , again.-Rouge.
Buy again?_Definitely

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 23:16:34 | More by Rbodacious
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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