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Double Chocolate Stout - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 1,500
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 181
Gots: 289 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 1,500 | Reviews: 348
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a deep dark brown with a thin layer of head that still left some nice lacing behind. Chocolate and a little roast were present in the nose. Chocolate was very upfront in the flavor and the roasted bitterness took over on the finish. However, there was a lingering chocolatey sweetness throughout. Excellent effort and a true chocolate beer experience!

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this some time ago and really thought it was good. Picked one up, recently on a long trek.

Pours a nice rich dark brown and appears practically black in the glass. Has a thin and quickly fleeting deep brown head. Looks promising.

Smell is nice, definitely robust. Charred coffee and dark chocolate all the way. A tad sweet, hint of honey and some booze. Prominent chocolate and coffee though.

Taste is robust, big, strong dark coffee with the whole burnt char bitterness. There is a strong lingering essence of milky dark chocolate... kind of wavers. The chocolate kind of hangs over the whole stout like a veil. has some sweetness on the front but it set back by the roast and coffee malts. The hops kill it off as well and dry out the end with a woody and slightly piney hop profile. Tad bit of booze on the end as well among the hops.

Mouthfeel is a little weak for me. It seems a bit too light. I would prefer it have a bit more body or oiliness. The robust taste just doesn't seem to fit the bill. If this were a slightly bigger and even more aggressive beer it would be phenomenal for me.

Overall it grows on you. I am through my first glass and I feel ready for another and will be satisfied with a tad more. Glad I am sharing this one though. It is slightly reminiscent of Sam Smiths Chocolate Stout. Just more robust and bitter. At the price it is a bit hard to want another. The purpose for me taking another would be to age and see if I can knock down some of the bitterness.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Red painted 750mL bottle served in imperial pint glass. Beer is pitch black in color with a healthy brown head. Big chocolate aroma, as expected... not too sweet, doesn't smell like candy or anything. Just cocoa.

Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate up front and bitter chocolate right through the middle. Mouthfeel is quite thick and creamy. Reminds me more of Stone bitter chocolate oatmeal stout that Brooklyn black chocolate stout, though both are favorites. There is a bit of tang from hops in here, though.

This beer is pure liquid chocolate brew. Relatively high ABV and the finite novelty of chocolate are the only things that limit the enjoyability of this Rogue.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a pitch black color with a toffee colored, towering 3 finger head with fair retention. Coast the whole glass as I sip but leaves little lacing. Stouts look fantastic.

S-Sweet, sweet chocolate. Toasted nuts, a hint of coffee and caramel. Smells a lot like chocolate milk.

T-Light chocolate cake and icing, chocolate milk, anything chocolate, really. Not as complex as I'd like it to be. It leaves nothing up to the imagination.

MF-Silky smooth. Damn it goes down easy. Probably the best aspect of the brew. Nice, thick body too

O-I drank the whole bomber myself, and the taste got redundant. I think if I just drank one 12 oz serving, I'd rate this higher. It gets repetitive because it is too simple, but I still enjoyed it.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of LittleDon
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed less than six months after purchase. Black, nice but short head, some lace. Chocolate, caramel, malt aroma. Very soft mouthfeel for a bottle. Big rich body. Chocolate and malted milk flavors. Pleasant sweet finish. A bit of alcohol is briefly present at the finish. Would go well with vanilla ice cream and blueberry/raspberry pie.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours jet black with a pillowy 2 finger head. Great retention, leaving an impressive layer of bubbles on the surface. Strong lacing around the glass, with great stick.

Smell - Strong, multi-layered chocolate aroma. Fudge, milk chocolate, mocha, faint oatmeal.

Taste - Sweet milk chocolate and fudge, with lesser notes of Baker's, cocoa, and moderate coffee roast. Mocha. You know those chocolate muffins with the big chocolate chunks on top? Yeah, a bit of that too. Touch of molasses and a hint of fig and raisin near the finish. Residual grapefruit pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full body with soft carbonation. Creamy and silky. Velvety. Amazing smoothness.

Overall - It's been a few years since I've had this. I'd forgotten just how incredible it is. I paid $10 for the 750ML bottle. Pricey, but well worth it as a once a year purchase. A punch you in the mouth chocolate explosion, but just enough balance between the sweet and bitter chocolate notes to make it completely drinkable. Absolutely lovely.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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