Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

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American Stout
Ranked #14
Ranked #1,633
4.19 | pDev: 12.17%
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond
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Reviews: 1,931 | Ratings: 4,280
Photo of Nass
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-

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Photo of RyanK252
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
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

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Photo of mintzmeet
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.

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Photo of VoodooBear
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
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.

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Photo of gandres
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

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
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!

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Photo of muchos
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 ! ! !

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
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

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Photo of sokol_1993
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.

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Photo of dataslal
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
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.


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Photo of AyatollahGold
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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
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 question there. Cheers.

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Photo of janubio
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.

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Photo of cdclark81
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.

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Photo of hopsputin
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 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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Squidretired
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The nose came across very chocolate and somewhat malty. Chocolate and malt were the primary flavors. if you like the taste of chocolate in your stout then this is the one for you. The aftertaste slightly tasted of the oats and barley used in the brewing.

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Photo of Dakin
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown with a sliver of a tan head.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted marshmallow, hops. Smells great!

Taste: Bitter chocolate, hops. Pretty bitter. Not too bad.

Feel: Medium mouth feel. Not much carbonation.

Overall: It's OK. Really don't understand the 99 rating. Just average. A little too bitter for me. 7.5/10.

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Photo of dog13garcia
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing look, great head, very dark. The flavor is great i love the overwhelming chocolate flavor and lingering taste in the back of your mouth. There is a slight bitterness at the end but the sweetness comes through.

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Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: dark, 45+srm. Creamy, healthy head.

Nose: cocoa, chocolate, malt, smoke

Taste: the chocolate comes through like a dark, bitter chocolate, which produces a drier tasting beer. Some smoke.


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Photo of Radcpa
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

For a dark beer it has a thin appearance and a very mild aroma. The chocolate taste is minimal to say the least. I think this it also tastes artificial.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
1.33/5  rDev -68.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

If I could give the taste 0 I would. Incredibly hoppy and estery for this type of beer. Zero chocolate taste that gives it its namesake. Bye-bye $8. It went down the drain.

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