Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #13
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,780
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
1,936
Ratings:
4,296
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  473
Gots
  634
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
Notes: 12 Ingredients:
Great Western 2-Row, Crystal 135- 165, Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Rebel Hops, Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavoring, Free Range Coastal Waters & Pacman Yeast.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
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penguinsgoboom from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice rocky head. The head looks like chocolate milk so great start so far. Color is almost completely opaque. The little light that filters through shows a dark brown.

S: Smells of luscious chocolate. A good amount of sweetness, almost like frosting. Nice nuttiness and the malt character really comes through.

T: The cocoa is so present, but never seems to take center stage. The milky creaminess starts and is just so mellow. The roasted malts and the bitterness builds beautifully until the hop spice pops the bubble and clears the pallet. It finishes with a long drawn out chocolate aftertaste. The hops are a bit distracting and I honestly wished there was a lot less hops. It balances the drink and cleanses the palate, but I never feel like I get to fully bathe in the richness before being snapped out of it.

O: This is the adult version of a chocolate milk. So smooth, so drinkable. A clear flaw that changes this drink from indulgent to simply great.

Aug 21, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark pour... nearly black with big foamy mocha head. Great lacing.

S: Smells fantastic... big roast and milk chocolate.

T.F: Bittersweet roasted malts. Chocolate is present but not nearly as rich as the aroma would lead you to believe... kind of syrupy. Mild coffee... a bit of hop bittering and pine to boot. Lighter bodied than it should be. Fairly smooth. More bittersweet processed cocoa at the finish.

O: This was decidedly average... and nowhere near as good as the rating would have you believe. Looks good. Smells good. Taste... meh. There are WAY better chocolate stouts out there.

Jul 16, 2020
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entheos from California

3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing. Smells and looks good, but the chocolate flavoring tastes like the chocolate syrup served at a buffet. I’ll skip this the next time I see it.

Feb 22, 2020
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weissbock from Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great chocolate stout! i agree, balance between bitter/sweet is off to my palete, leans more bitter for style... not sure if it's Hopping or to much roasted malts.. i think overly hopped! but damn tasty. brown to tan head that lingers awhile, nice aroma, good chocolate in taste, medium mouth feel. carbonation right on! great, could be tweaked to super great! I've turned many people towards dark beer with this one! 50/50 men, women! their dubbel chocolate... an easy 5!

Dec 07, 2019
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Donoman from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful very dark brown/black appearance. Nice tan head that stays thought drinking it also has great lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, slight smoke, and roasted malt. The taste is as described heavy chocolate taste upfront then the roasted malts and oats come through gets quite bitter on the finish. Too bitter in my opinion could do a better job of balancing the sweet and bitter. Mouth feel is smooth, creamy, medium bodied and quite dry on the finish, nice amount of carbanation.

Nov 22, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

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

Bomber from Albertsons. Near black pour with small creamy beige head. Rich dark chocolate aroma. Taste adds light bitter roast to the chocolate. Velvety feel.

Nov 05, 2019
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Nass from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour is jet black with a tan & frothy head. The aroma is of dark chocolate & roasted malts & the taste follows suit. If you're looking for stout with chocolate added to it then look no further because this beer delivers. There is a date on the front of the bottle. I like chocolate stouts but i'm more of a coffee stout drinkers so this beer I would not care to revisit. Cheers! A-

Sep 10, 2019
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RyanK252 from California

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a slight mahogany tint and a frothy cocoa brown head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some thick lacing.

S: Lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, bittersweet, and milk, a little vanilla, roasted malt, a little char, a touch of smoke, earthy, slightly piney, toffee sweetness, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Roasty, big bittersweet and milk chocolate, a little vanilla, some char and faint smoke, earthy piney bitterness, toffee sweetness, and a touch of dark fruit on the back end, mostly cherry and plum.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Definitely lives up to the name, super chocolate-y. My main gripe is how assertive the bitterness is. I feel like if they backed it down 10+ IBU it would be even better.

Sep 04, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.16/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. 65cl. Jugando a Hollow Knight, luego viendo Good Omens 1x06. Luego Dark 1x02. Buen cuerpo para tan bajo abv. Chocolatosa con metalicas que en el segundo vaso se vuelven cansinas y ralentizan el terminarsela

Jun 23, 2019
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mintzmeet from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A stout can’t look better (thick beautiful lacing and head), and the smell hits you from arms length. Smells like a frosted metal cup you get the milkshake in. Great added chocolate, but isn’t sickly or sweet. Nice roasted malt and underlying stout.

Apr 04, 2019
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with no dates. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: The tan, two finger head stays around for a while and leaves some good, thick lacing in patches all over the glass. It's pure black.

Smell: The strongest scent is of sweet milk chocolate and brown sugar. There's some roasted malt and coffee in the background and that's it.

Taste: The taste is a little bitter at the start but then turns sweet. There's dark chocolate, blank coffee and roasted malt along with some milk chocolate, brown sugar and a slight hint of dried fruit

Mouthfeel: It's not cloying at all despite the sweetness. It's lighter than expected with a medium body and medium-high carbonation.

Overall: There's some rich chocolate notes both on the nose and palate that are very good. It's lacking in body a little bit but that keeps it from getting cloying. It's a very good beer but not great.

Mar 01, 2019
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elNopalero from California

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sooo chocolatey. So, so chocolatey. Surprisingly delicious.

This pours the color of a dark roast coffee with a luscious cap of foam that builds and builds. The aroma is all cocoa nib and roast, with a drying dark chocolate flavor on the palate. Good one.

Feb 02, 2019
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gandres from Philippines

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00 PM
1 Pint 6 Fl Oz/650 ml poured to wine glass
Sight: Black, medium brown foam that slowly disappears, some lacing
Smell: licorice, fragrant
Taste: medium bitterness, sweet
Feel: Medium-full body, sticky, medium carbonation, good finish follow through, strong bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, good to repeat BA RB

Oct 23, 2018
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Stoutmaster9 from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with Dark Chocolate & Truffle hunks.
No smoke from the bottle. Poured into my rather stout, Holy Grail style glass.

Onyx. Tan head of small to medium bubbles, bit of lacing.

Delicious smell of malty Chocolate. Faint, almost sour Vanilla taint to the strong Malt.

Creamy cooking chocolate & vanilla aftertaste, with a mellow hop-coffee presence throughout.
but at first a mighty Dark Chocolate crush!
Simple yet not sleepy.
well done, especially for the low booze %.

This certainly has a place in candy land valhalla!

Oct 07, 2018
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muchos from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L. Black. Light tan head which leaves a thick bubbly patch for a while.
S. Sweet but well roasted malt, hint of espresso, chocolate brownie in the oven. More chocolate as it warms.
T. Smooth chocolate charcoal. Light caramel and bready right away, deeply roasted to not quite burnt malt, sweetened dark chocolate comes and goes until it lingers on the finish, fruity light roast coffee comes through nicely in the middle, bitter with grassiness and pine in the end with a lingering cocoa.
F. Medium leaning toward a full body, decent level of carbonation, pretty dry in the finish.
O. Not a dessert, but well balanced with a surprising and pleasant bitterness in the back. I gotta try me some Rogue more often. Cheers ! ! !

Jun 21, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice above average body,just below average carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,black coffee and cream,and some dark chocolate. Taste is very similar to aroma,as it warms it becomes more complex. It is mildly sweet yet with a slight dry finish and a bitter quality that lingers on the tongue and reminded me of burnt coffee and cream. Overall it was definitely too notch and an overall well made,flavorful beer

Jun 03, 2018
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sokol_1993 from California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer! Full of creamy chocolate taste and smell. Dark black.
However, its aftertaste is a bit too dry, which preclude me from drinking too much in one sitting.

Apr 28, 2018
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dataslal from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The bitterness of the coffee notes may overwhelm palates sensitive to hoppiness or biterness. Very smooth mouth feel; round and reminiscent of cafe con leche. Decent nuttiness and roasted coffee bean notes that settle nicely. Overall, very well crafted.

Apr 28, 2018
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via Jungle Jim's and enjoyed in a snifter. This always
welcome stout pours a nice dark murky brown with cola highlights and
a very nice head of tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool,
and showcases some very nice lacing. Nose of dark sweet chocolate, medium
char, earthy malt notes, subtle coffee, and subtle bittering hop notes. Flavors
exceed with depth of character with a chocolate and creme brulee note mingling
with char and smooth oats that are intertwined in mild coffee and a nice moderately
bitter bittering hop note to bring this brew back to center. Very nice mouth feel; medium full
body, light carbonation that is lively enough to give lift to the heft, and a chocolatey char touched
finish with balanced hop notes.

Overall, a welcome and enjoyed brew for many years over----a Rogue classic.

Cheers

Mar 04, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.37/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mocha/caramel colored head on a black beer but not pitch black.
The nose is bitter chocolate & chocolate malts with some hop presence.
Taste is a lot of chocolate with huge mocha as well. It's like really sweet chocolate coffee. Picking up a little bit of a metal taste as well. Not sure why.
The feel is a little dry.
Overall, it does have chocolate and the mocha notes are nice but there is something throwing it off a little bit to me.

Jan 23, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you read a label that states 'Chocoate Stout', you would hope it looks exactly like this. It's pitch black with deep brown highlights when lit. The frothy dark tan head resembles one that would cone from a root beer float, and it stays, and stays, and stays. Resting on top of the liquid below, proudly, and impressive. It plasters itself to the glass after each sip, and never abandons post.

This is where it makes or breaks, I believe. There is chocolate, and tons of it, no argument. But as some may welcome the nostalgic aroma, powdered malted milk chocolate makes me cringe, and that is exactly what I smell. Some burnt toast lies underneath, but I can't get those brightly colored fool wrapped chocolates out of my mind.

The flavor follows...kind of. It's not exactly reminiscent of those wretched bunnies or Santa's that we all know so we'll, but it is still detectable. The sweet chocolate ends up being cut through quickly by an indistinguishable roasted flavor, and then a loooooong lasting bitterness.

As mentioned, this shifts very quickly from immensely sweet to insanely bitter within seconds. It has a smooth and silky feel, but man that dirty bitterness is hard to look past.

It might seem like I dissected this beer negatively, but in fact I still enjoy Rogues Chocolate Stout quite a bit. I welcome a good sweet and equally bitter beer from time to time. No question that I hate the chocolate involved, irregardless of it's source, solely based on my interpretation. Overall, it's a chocolate stout...no question there. Cheers.

Jan 04, 2018
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janubio from Spain

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black colour, big brown head that keeps there all the time, compact creamy lace.
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, plums, some resins because are hops noticeable too.
Mecium body, creamy rich texture, great carbonation.
Taste of chocolate, with someresin bitterness from the hops, plums, licorice, coffee.
Rich and very well balanced. Extraordinary.

Nov 07, 2017
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cdclark81 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great thick dark pour with a lasting head and great lacing. Strong chocolate smell with a bit of roasted malt. Great smoky chocolate flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. Great beer.

Sep 04, 2017
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: the color on this is a very murky dark dark brown & black. real nice 2 finger dark tan head

s: loads of milk chocolate, roasted malt, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, vanilla, and a touch of lactose. finish on the nose is more of the chocolate

t: like the nose, there is lads of milk chocolate in the flavor. behind that is a big roasted malt flavor, and some bitterness to go along with it. brown sugar and caramel follow the roasted flavor. behind that is more milk chocolate...like a chocolate powder flavor

m: medium mouthfeel. carbonation is about mid-level; not too much

o: chocolate is dominant in this, for sure. it is a sweet stout, but not the sweetest i've ever tasted. there is a nice balance in here provided by the roasted malts that counters the chocolate with a bit of bitterness. its not too cloying, and not too heavy. this is a nice beer which i would rate slightly above average

Jul 03, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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

It pours out a thick black with a one inch foamy tan head. The smell has milk chocolate up front with some nice vanilla entering in sweetly. Light malted roastiness comes through slowly as it warms. The taste is bitter and sweet in different aspects. The mouthfeel is mostly thick. It has about a medium sort of feel. It is fairly drinkable. Overall, this is pretty good. I like it and would come back again. Also, this goes great in brownies.

Jun 25, 2017
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