Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 4,206 ratings
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout
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:
#1,428
Reviews:
1,914
Ratings:
4,206
Liked:
3,666
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
12.29%
Alströms:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
451
Gots:
616
Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a deep beige head (light brown?). Three-finger head from the pour, excellent ring lace on the glass side with each sip.

Strong cocoa aromas, almost like hot chocolate mix. Some sweetness to the smell. Some dark malts come through; no discernible hop.

Very chocolatey taste with very little sweetness. I like how the beer transitions to a subtle hop flavor. Perhaps the only flaw is that aftertaste is so brief. Thick body, similar to hot chocolate. Appropriate carbonation. Nice complexity with lots of differing tastes coming through at different points of the taste. The balance at the swallow is something special.

Do you like chocolate? If so, this is a great beer. It does not have the usual overdone flavors, just a wonderfully balanced brew. If you're expecting a dry stout, this will be quite distracting. Go with cocoa flow and enjoy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer haiku for you:

Dessert in a glass!
Just don't imbibe it too fast;
Chocoholics smile!

A great tasting representation of what a digestif beer should be like: whether enjoyed after a meal or alone as a special treat, this is a unique beer that is a credit to not only the stout family but to a brewery that pays tribute to the art of beer making with many of its selections. Cheers!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed this at State Line a couple of weeks back. This is the first beer I've had in about 4 days, thanks to a sickeningly awful cold, but hey, if I'm good enough to function, I'm good enough to drink, right?

Rogue was one of the first breweries I got into as a n00b, and their marketing did play a big part in my choices. In the past couple of years, apart from the infrequent glass at a bar, I haven't had too many beers from them, and I'm now going to attempt to work my way through their catalog.

Chocolate Stout pours, as expected, black with a very dark brown head with great retention and nice lacing. The nose is excellent in so many ways. Up front, I get some aggressive roasted malt character, almost bordering on a burnt grain aroma, but a brief swirl brings out a decadent blend of chocolate and oatmeal. That combination is so intense, it's almost like a cookie, and the moderate fruitiness further amplifies that comparison. The chocolate isn't particularly dark or intense, rather milk chocolate like, and has a sweetened cocoa character. Hops? absent for all intents and purposes. Excellent stuff.

The palate opens with an intense cocoa character, very Hershey's cocoa like with a noticeable undercurrent of sweetness. The level of cocoa here is pretty darned perfect, balancing beautifully the roasted malt character that comes through on the mid-palate. Not as fruity as the nose would suggest, though there's just a touch of raisin present here. The oatmeal does present a little smoothness on the mid-palate, but the carbonation does take away a little bit from that aspect. Sweetness is almost entirely cocoa-derived without a noticeable caramel or brown sugar component present. The finish is quite excellent with flavors of burnt grain, cocoa and a little sweetness. However, there's also just a touch of a nut-like bitterness present. The other aspects of the mouthfeel are excellent too. Medium in body with a rather smooth, silky feel, the carbonation is a little high for my liking. Drinkability is definitely up there, by keeping the sweetness and alcohol low, this is almost as drinkable as water. I've drunk half my bomber in about 10 minutes. Excellent stuff, I'd LOVE to try this on cask.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 4,206 ratings
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