Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4.15/5
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4,219 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,491
Reviews:
1,916
Ratings:
4,219
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
453
Gots:
622
Trade:
5
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shantto
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinginn
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
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 Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ledouge
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdclark81
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Vidblain
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sineone
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hybridlion
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glennchapin
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of migleskun
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sethcroisant
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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

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Photo of crawmcgraw
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings
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