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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

1,206 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 115
Gots: 143 | 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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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-15-2012 02:17:45 | More by anteater
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2012 13:07:48 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 7/7/12

Moderately dark brown for the style, at least until I came across the 9% abv noted on the label. Certainly a nice change of page; dark in the glass, but you can tell it's brown. 1/3rd inch head does not last long. There a bit o' ring retention. The second pour has a 2 inch head and leaves some drippy lace.

I really enjoy the aroma. Roast is prominent, but clean. Mostly chocolate with some faint coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness. Seems quite grainy (I reckon the rolled oats mentioned on the label explain that). Sweet, roasty and clean - good combination as far as aromatics go.

This tastes good, too. Roasted chocolate with undercurrents of dark chocolate sweetness and cocoa bitterness. Semi-burnt coffee finish. My fiance doesn't care for it because it tastes like molasses. Oats add a touch of smoothness to a medium, sugar-plump body. Carbonation is fussy; thankfully it mellows some over time.

Overall, this is a heck of a lot better than I was anticipating, especially the aroma. For Rogue, consider me impressed.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 03:53:56 | More by Ryan011235
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-14-2012 02:16:12 | More by dorkinajeep
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gtermi

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours a dark black body with a thick dark tan head that slowly fades and leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass.

S: A lot of sweet milk chocolate, a tiny bit of roasted malt and again with some more chocolate.

T: Wow this is delicious. It starts with a strong milk chocolate flavor that quickly turns into a nice tiny bit of roasted malt and a strong sweetness.

M: Smooth and creamy like peanut butter! The beer has a nice full body and doesnt have much crispness at all.

O: This is probably my favorite beer by Rogue. The beer doesnt miss a beat while I drink it. The mouthfeel, appearance, smell and taste are homeruns with me. They need to make this year round!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 05:28:32 | More by gtermi
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hypoboxer


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-11-2012 23:46:59 | More by hypoboxer
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Ranz

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Because of the hefty price tag, I split the bottle with one of my best buds, but I'll admit that I nearly ran off with this jewel.

A: Poured jet-black into my tulip glass, the brew created a head not unlike chocolate meringue or puffed frosting, a finger-and-a-half.

S: Yes sir may I have another! A divine mixture of sweet cocoa, cherries, vanilla extract all with a slight medicinal tinge, this aroma was a symphony of the senses. Whatever Tiki god you've been sacrificing to, Rogue, keep it up.

T: And the taste follows in grand fashion. Sweet chocolate, malt, and caramel notes sing on your palate, inviting you to savor every drop. My buddy and I couldn't stop raving about it all night. It is by far the best chocolate beer I've had yet.

M: Intensely creamy and with a medium carbonation, the beer feels more like a cooled chocolate fountain in your mouth.

O: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, Rogue. Bravo, good sirs. This is one for which I'll always keep an eye out.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:59:02 | More by Ranz
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c_patton

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-08-2012 20:56:47 | More by c_patton
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-08-2012 03:32:37 | More by rm9679
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Googs

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-07-2012 06:53:01 | More by Googs
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maynard713

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-06-2012 00:59:24 | More by maynard713
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wedge

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ Growlers Pour House

Pours pitch black with some bubbly cream floating on the surface. Smells like pure chocolate...that's pretty much it. Dark, syrupy, straight-up chocolate sweetness. As expected, the flavor is more of the same: a big mouth full of semisweet chocolate morsels. Heavy, almost syrupy body. Wow. One was enough for me (I honestly don't think I was in the mood for such a pure dessert-like beer). Chocolate to the max. I prefer the regular Chocolate Stout just because at least there is some indication of a stout underneath. Tasty in a novelty sort of way.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 17:28:34 | More by wedge
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chrisxmartin


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-05-2012 12:13:07 | More by chrisxmartin
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jkchristy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-04-2012 21:45:22 | More by jkchristy
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-04-2012 21:41:48 | More by GeoffreyM
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aubrey


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-04-2012 03:26:38 | More by aubrey
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-03-2012 21:26:55 | More by AlexChillton
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-02-2012 23:06:45 | More by OregonGrown7
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bigjer78

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-02-2012 01:10:43 | More by bigjer78
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leodarko

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-01-2012 05:40:05 | More by leodarko
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ADZA

Australia

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

So excited to try this and glad with the new importer we see these alot cheaper than before and it pours the blackest kola hue which lets no light in whatsoever and leaves a two finger chocolate laced head and a rim of lacing,the smell is sweet milky chocolate,chocolate liquor,cappicino,turkish delight, and caramel,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation which suits and on first sip its like chocolate icecream very enticing followed by caramel,turkish delight,cappicino,cocoa,a slight dark fruitiness and finished just like a nice mocha and overall i really enjoyed this and would buy again without doubt a must try that would suit a rich hearty meal or chocolate dessert.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 05:34:46 | More by ADZA
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-31-2012 23:37:41 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy brown head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet baker's chocolate with some roast and a touch of alcohol.

The flavor is a bit thin and subdued. It's some slightly chalky, very sweet, roasted chocolate malts, with some vegetal notes. The finish is some strong roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with soft carbonation.

Overall, it had promise as a sweet dessert beer, but it had too many flaws.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 05:38:20 | More by Beaver13
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Znsale01

Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Drank straight from the bottle so I was unable to see how this beer looks and behaves in a glass.

S - Wonderful chocolate smell that was very inviting.

T - I fell in love at first drink. The creaminess of the stout was paired with the taste of chocolate very well. I typically drink with a lot of not craft beer drinkers and everyone was in love with the taste as well.

M - Thick and creamy that was just as good to swallow as it was to taste.

O - Overall I was blown away by the deliciousness of this beer. I would recommend it to anyone even if you don't prefer stouts. This beer is a game winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 08:44:39 | More by Znsale01
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks chocolatey, like espresso. Regal crown of light mocha-colored foam. Nice-sized pour raises eyebrows and a smile.

Dusty cocoa, like powdered milk chocolate. A light Belgian flair to the chocolate, as well (not to the beer, mind you). Sweet roasty malts with a light peat-like charm. Hops are playing hookie. Very beautiful aroma that is hindered only by it's one-note simplicity.

Milky chocolate and brown steakhouse bread. Tingly booze gets right up through the nasal passages. Sandy charcoal character pronounces some earthy hop tones that were in absentia in the nose. Same flat Pacman Yeast, but it doesn't hurt. Light nuances of hazelnut, spruce hops, and unexplained oak. Overall, pretty damn tasty.

Thick and chewy without being viscous or really sticky. Booziness isn't a horror, either. Carbonation for this kind of beer is damn close to perfect.

Exceptional as a chocolate stout. No artificial tastes or off-flavors. Smooth as velvet and highly enjoyable at this strength. Great alcohol profile where it's never heady. One of Rogue's prizes.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 01:52:04 | More by thecheapies
Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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