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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 161
Gots: 232 | 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:
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

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. ½ pt Glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Pours pitch black headed by a brownish foam. Crown is creamy & lasting. Roasted malt, fudge chocolate & dried nut aromas. Creamy & malting sensation touched by dry bitterness. Full body. Soft to moderate carbonation. Sharp bitter cocoa in the middle gets along with dried nut astringency & linger into a long bitter finish. Chocolate hues on the aftertaste. ABV is shown by gentle warming sensation in the back. Very well balanced sweet vs bitter flavors.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some beers are better than the sum of their individual parts; here, the individual parts were nice enough but, together, it just didn't work that well. Not very well balanced; and wreaking (literally and figuratively) of artificiality. OK, but not great.

A: Pours black, with tan/caramel head. Dissipates quickly, leaving some nice lacing and "bubble clusters." Crimson ring, red hue when held up to light; can see fingers through the glass. Suds stick to the sides of the glass well.

S: My initial thought was "WOW, this is tops!" It was like smelling a pack of Ho-Hos (RIP) -- chocolate fudge, cream filling. Some toffee notes as well. Rounds out to a frothy chocolate milk smell, bordering on the scent of a refrigerated tin of Hershey's Syrup. The challenge with this bear is that the nose misleads the mouth -- far too potent and sweet for the surprisingly bitter taste the follows. Discord.

T: This has some roasted/ashed bitterness to it, delivering some heat to the throat and gut. That's not bad at all; I like bold RIS and high ABS pours; this was just a bit of a disconnect because, with each sip, the nose was suggesting "cupcake" and the mouth was getting bitters.

M: Crisp, nce. Maybe it's because of the discord between the nose and the mouth that I actually preferred to quaff this brew, swish it around, and enjoy the taste for what it was -- WITHOUT the correspondng unharmonious scent that went with each sip. Smooth overall.

O: Again, each "part" was solid -- the smell was fun (at least initially; then it got old and tiresome); the taste & feel were good. They just didn't go together in my book. An exaggerated/forced "sweet" aroma, then bitter taste. Not "too" bitter, mind you; just disproportionate to the smell -- leaving what I would call a DISTRACTING experience.

Repeat? Sure, for a party, it would be fun to incorporate -- b/c the bottle is an eye-catcher and the scent is uniquely potent; but probably not agan for myself.

Two Word Recap: Bitter Ho-Ho (or Imbalanced Cupcake)

Open Question: I wonder if the "single" chocolate tones down the overbearing smell a bit and is more in line with the taste the beer actually delivers...

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
94 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.