Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,787
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
1,937
Ratings:
4,297
From:
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
Reviews: 1,937 | Ratings: 4,297 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by gandres:
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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
More User Reviews:
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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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beerdrifter from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Pitch black pour with a creamy two finger beige head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is huge and really lives up to the name. Tons of cocoa and dark chocolate along with hints of milk chocolate, oats, and vanilla. The taste follows suit with the chocolate again dominating, but with a distinct bitterness. Hints of cocoa, caramel, leather, vanilla, oats, and roasty coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, bittersweet finish. Overall, this surprised me as I was expecting a sweet and syrupy artificial mess, but instead got a much more natural tasting chocolate stout.

Aug 19, 2014
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pat61 from Minnesota

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

L: Brilliant deep dark brown with a 1” tan foam cap
S: The nose is chocolate and roast – big chocolate
T: big chocolate on the palate, with some bitter on the finish and lingering chocolate aftertastes. The beer has a nutty undertone. The hops balance the chocolate just right giving it a dark chocolate taste.
F: Very creamy, the alcohol is not noticeable. Medium full body, medium low carbonation.
O: One of the better chocolate stouts – well balanced and not cloying.

Jul 22, 2015
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A pretty dark stout color with a strong mocha colored head. The lace thin but very strong and stained the glass big time as I drank the brew down. Very nice to look at. Nose was (guess) chocolate, candied sugar, caramel nougat, and a little rum-like ester. All were appetizing to smell, but none were presented or combined in an impressive way. Taste was (guess) chocolate and candied sugar. Had a dry hoppy finish but of the bitter sort you'd find in good chocolate. Even better was its almost fruity espresso flavors in the middle of its flavor profile. The mouthfeel was thin with a fizz that came from the head and hops. A very straightforward beer but by no means boring and one of the better stouts out of the six famous and beeradvocate highly-ranked ones I've had recently. Simple and simply edible, this is a tasty stout I am welcome to return to. With a way too easy mouthfeel, and skilled brewing, its a beer version of milk chocolate.

Aug 03, 2014
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Benjo87 from Australia

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - jet black in the glass. Beautiful 3 finger tanned head.

Smell - bakers chocolate on the nose. Smells absolutely amazing.

Taste - Follows the smell. Not too sweet like a lot of chocolate stouts. It's real chocolate, not the sugary synthetic stuff. The hops are there on the back end. Nice bitter finish. This is still a beer drinkers beer. It doesn't lose any integrity with the chocolate. Might be the best non imperial chocolate stout.

Jan 13, 2016
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Anacross from Oregon

4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Brown with a beautiful and long lasting foam on top.
S: Roasted nuts, coffee and chocolate.
T: Chocolate reigns supreme. Delicious. Little to no carbonation
F: Thick and creamy, well balanced and superbly made. Carbonation is minimal. Very pleasant.
O:The perfect chocolate stout for any day. Enjoy!

Aug 02, 2015
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salvadorwill from California

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance
Very dark brown, opaque. At the very edge of the glass a slight brown/ruby color can be seen. Soft, creamy looking head that dissipates nearly entirely, but clings to the edge of the glass. Left little to no lacing on my glass.
4/5

Aroma
Thick, and heavy with the smell of chocolate. Not a coco smell, but the smell of chocolate syrup. No hop aroma at all.
4/5

Flavor
Light, roasted barley with a slight crispness. Flavor is clean and free of esters. The chocolate flavor is not as overwhelming as the aroma would suggest. Carbonation is on the smoother side, pleasant, and not too abrasive. Has a smooth, creamy finish, and the roasted chocolaty flavors finish well with a pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste. Could have slightly more body in the flavor and mouthfeel, and perhaps just a hint of acidity or sourness to balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.
4/5

BJCP Style
Aroma 5/5
Appearance 4.5/5
Flavor 4/5
Mouthfeel 4/5
Overall Style 4.375/5

Jul 07, 2014
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PhantomVodoo from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown to black in color with minimal brown head.
Aroma dominated by chocolate. Roasted malt and citrus hops come into play as well.

Smooth. Chocolate and roasted malt. Hops balance this beer nicely. Bittersweet chocolate lingers a bit on the palate.

Good, creamy mouthfeel.
Good to very good drinkability.

If you want chocolate, this is the beer. Quite tasty.

Apr 26, 2003
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Viggo from Canada (ON)

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Although this beer was pricy, ($5.65 CDN for a 650 ml bottle) it was one that I had to try. I was not disappointed in the least. It poured a nice dark brown bordering on black, with a thick and creamy light brown head. The smell is roasted malt and a sweet coffee-like aroma. The taste is amazing, like an alcoholized mix of rich chocolate milk and espresso. The finish is like a piece of bittersweet chocolate melting down the throat. Mouthfeel is very smooth and nice a nice sweet/bitter flavour sticks around for a while. I really enjoyed this beer, and will definitely be purchasing it again soon.

Sep 29, 2004
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Stevejc52 from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Jun 14, 2014
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this fine Rogue. Poured deep black as night witha big creamy colored, and audibly fizzing head that quickly faded leaving behind a half and inch of thick bubbles that laste almost to the end. Deep thick brown lace dripped down the glass. Very full looking. Smell was off course dark german chocolate, roasted or smoked smells wafted through as well. Roasted coffee and chocolate mousse as it warmed delighted the senses. Rich, smells like a chocolate dessert, very strong. Tastes followed suit well. Strong roasted chocolate, soo much chocolate, incredible, tasted like smoked pudding, Very nice. Carbonation made it very lively, and a dry finish capped it off very well. This is a big dessert bear, easily the most filling beer I have ever tried. I actually felt bloated after this. No real alcohol at all detected in this, and at a low ABV I wouldn't expect one. Suge huge bold flavors in such a low ABV are a welcome treat and make this very drinkable. The smooth, creamy, full flavor and texture and overall chocolate overload make this the perfect night cap, very well done.

Feb 24, 2007
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Gehrig from Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Since I was making jambalaya tonight for a potluck lunch tomorrow, I figured a top-of-the-line beer would go well with preparation and sampling. Chocolate Stout more than fits the bill. Two dense fingers of dark mocha froth top a deep ebony body, gorgeous. Thick lacing rings the DAB mug. Plenty of chocolate in the aroma, but caramel, molasses, and coffee also greet the nose.

The taste is simply divine. More complicated and balanced than Ommegang's own delicious Chocolate Stout, this creamy concoction is a dream beer for the palate. The sweetness has a nice complement in the coffee, with neither overwhelming the other. Chocolate is in charge, but not to such a degree that it displaces the other essential flavors. Spot on.

This is an extremely easy beer to enjoy, and worth grabbing a second. Big and smooth, this is certainly my favorite from Rogue. Outstanding.

Mar 12, 2008
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thekanna from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely dark brown bordering on pitch, with about 2 fingers of dark tan head which leave significant clumpy lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Roasted malts and milk chocolate; somewhat syrupy and creamy like chocolate milk.

T: Dark, dark roasted malts leave a rather bitter cacao powder and espresso-like bite. A slight creaminess and milk-chocolate syrupy-ness ensue in the aftertaste.

M: Slightly thin body; nicely carbonated.

D: A tasty and hearty ale; like a meal in a cup. Good stuff. Like a grown man's chocolate milk. Wouldn't hesitate to have another.

Oct 20, 2009
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WildTurkey from Illinois

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

Brown bomber bottle to snifter.

A: Very dark to black color. No visible amber around edges. Thick tan head - creamy looking. Some carbonation is visible along the tapered side of the glass.

S: Definitely a good amount of chocolate in there - upfront. Followed by the usual roasted malt character of a stout.

T: Roasted malt and some coffee. Some hoppy bitterness also. Chocolate is in there as well, but I didn't think it really stood out.

M: Medium body. Pretty smooth. Not exactly creamy but close to it. Okay mouth coating. Some carbonation, as well as some dryness.

D: Very drinkable. Nice blend of flavors. Excellent aroma in my opinion. Slugging it back.

Dec 19, 2010
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Beezee from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Mar 01, 2012
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hopsolutely from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken last night at Kick-Off in Waterloo, where it is on tap via disposable plastic keg. Amazingly "chocolate".

Pours a beautiful dark brown that's near-black in this light, with a decent head and resultant lacing. Aroma of Nesquik over dark roasted malts. The taste starts mild followed by a big bang of chocolate milk in the middle, with nice cocoa and coffee tones in the finish. An enjoyably drastic bitterness rounds out the flavours.

Not subtle and perhaps not real sessionable, but a definite pleasure to drink for this chocolate lover. Well done, Rogue!

Mar 29, 2013
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Brittmb29 from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 650 mL bottle into glass shaker pint:

A- Black body no light comes through, tan head thin over top but staying down the glass and lacing. head is maintained from carbonation.

S- dark roasty chocolate, somewhat nutty and malty notes make a full smell between a chocolate candy or milkshake.

T- bitterness from hops are very present with the dark chocolate flavor settling on the tongue. some malted sweetness mid sip finishing on bitter note from hops once alcohol dries off mild dark chocolate.

M- my least appealing part due to high carbonation w/ large hoppy flavors. bitterness goes well with chocolate but i prefer less carbonation covering the whole tongue. creamy medium body is nice though.

D- Good to split a bottle, maybe the whole one on a longer night. good tastes but the flavors stick on the palate so it would fatigue taste after a couple.

Jun 28, 2011
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bvermilion from California

3.04/5  rDev -27.4%

Nov 02, 2014
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g_jenkins from California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Oct 27, 2012
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garfscores from Connecticut

2/5  rDev -52.3%

Jun 06, 2013
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GeorgiaBeerGuy from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Jan 12, 2014
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dleiner from New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Oct 08, 2014
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LuCam

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Aug 26, 2014
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Mitchman3720 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dec 24, 2015
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 4297 ratings