Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
93
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4,191 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
Ratings:
4,191
Reviews:
1,910
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
608
For Trade:
5
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Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD_Transplant
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cabindan
2.68/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 Seangrdn
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of direwolf00
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdub70085
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Rogue Chocolate Stout, 5.8% ABV, 69 IBU. Pours black and medium viscosity, no head because a taproom pour. Nose is chocolate sweetness, taste is moderate chocolate and a bitter close. Decent mouthfeel. Overall OK, but not as good as their double chocolate stout. While the chocolate nose is great, nothing matches the chocolate nose of a Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout once the head clears.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Disappointing as I really enjoy their double version. Pours dark with small brown head. Aroma is the best part with chocolate dominating as expected among the roast. Flavor does not follow. Initial chocolate fights to remain known through the sip, while semi-sour notes, and not quite matching hop bitterness takes over. Finish is a little biting. Could be smoother and sweeter to be enjoyable for me.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of parpalapelix
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The closest comparison would probably be Sam Smith chocolate stout, but this is cheaper and you get more of it. Pretty good bargain for a solid chocolate stout, I would say the best part of this beer is the full bodied feel. The taste is not up to par with some of the other mild chocolate stouts I've had, to say nothing of the stronger Imperial types such as those made by Great Divide, Stone, and Southern Tier. Nice dark color with a nearly white head, not completely opaque, little aroma. Good stuff, there are just a lot of better options.

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

Photo of gruss004
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 4,191 ratings.
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