Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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Photo of McStagger
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Keep hearing good things bout this one....

A: Pours a beautiful black with brownish tan head. Head is consistent in texture with freshly whipped cream.

S: Present yet subtle dark chocolate. Espresso and cream. This beer smells incredible.

T: Malt, cream and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate lingers across the palate for ten seconds or more after swallowing. The finish further evolves into cappuccino and dark mocha. Chocolate definitely dominates the palate, and it is exquisite.

M: Smooth as silk. This beer slides across the palate, leaving cloying pockets of flavor throughout.

D: The only downfall of this beer. Beer is chocolate deliciousness. However, it's a dark chocolate flavor and as such, is hard to enjoy in a large quantity.

Hands down, one of the best stouts I've ever tasted. The chocolate is present and powerful, but not overly so.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, no date but has an illegible number stamp below the label. Pours dark brown with a large sized khaki head. Smells of hops, oats, and cocoa; good intensity. The taste is lots of earthy hops followed by cocoa, oats, and scorched malt. Very bitter and drying, comparable to a RIS. The carbonation is below average and body is above average. Overall, it doesn't fit with other American Stouts, but has a great smell and taste, if you're expecting a dry beverage. Reminds me of a less tasty version of Southern Tier Choklat.

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Photo of JratBones
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beardo
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of CHSLBrew
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into and enjoyed from a pint glass.

A-Poured with an attractive mid-brown head. Strong retention throughout the drink, likely due in part to pouring into the glass a couple times. Deep black color with almost no light penetrating.

S-A strong aroma of rich chocolate right off the get go. Also, bits of chocolaty and coffee malts.

T-On the first instant of the first sip, this beer kicked me in the face with chocolate flavors. As I would learn, this chocolate taste oversees the entirety of the taste. After the initial flood of chocolate, a sweet maltiness surfaces, with strong overtones of roasted and coffee malts. A present bitterness nicely balances this beer, keeping the sweet and chocolate in check.

M-Very smooth on the palate, with a medium feel. Not overly carbonated (goodd!).

D-This beer was enjoyable throughout the whole bottle. However, drinkability is moderate, as the chocolatiness could prove to be too assertive in the long run. But for one sitting, this beer is a treat.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ThrashMaster
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of EF4
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of lpayette
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bomber

Chocolate and Oatmeal aromas. Pours dark brown, with light brown creamy head. Bittersweet(mostly bitter) taste similar to baking cocoa. Noticible taste of hops. Thick. Overall, a very interesting beer if you are in the right mood. Not something I'd drink a normal bassis, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mickeymac
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's inky-black with a nice tan head that leaves lace down the glass. As soon as the smell hits the nose, you know you're in for a treat. Chocolate and oats with a fair dose of hops blend together very nicely, leaving you in serious anticipation of the first drink. As a chocolate lover, I'm certainly biased, but the flavor is fantastic. The chocolate is more akin to semi-sweet baking chololate than the milk chocolate commonly used in desserts. However, it does make a wonderful dessert beer. I enjoyed this after a big plate of spaghetti with Italian sausage and was ready to loosen my belt and take a nap. Chocolate and beer in almost perfect combination--this is life as it should be.

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Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of schimschim
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Syraquse
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid chocolate stout. Not too sweet from the cocoa, not too bitter like some stouts. Middle of the road alcohol content makes this a very easy to enjoy beer. Thumbs up to this one for sure.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A- Dark, dark brown. I could only see carbonation by straining my eyes. Inch and a half of tan creamy head formed and laced the glass as consumed.

S- Consisted of chocolate, malt, and earthy hops.

T- Simply delicious. Earthy hops and malt initially hit the palate, but then give way to a chocolate delight.

M- A little too watered down for me. I was hoping it would be a little more viscous in texture, but I can't tasted great.

D- At 6% abv and low viscosity, combined with chocolate goodness, I could drink this beer all night.

Overall, very impressed as to how rich the chocolate taste in this beer. Definitely will be picking up a few more bottle of this.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Citadel82
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours inpenetrable black witha creamy cocoa colored head. Lots of thick lace.

Smell is of rich dark chocolate.

Taste is bittersweet cocoa / chocolate (reminds me of the cocoa powder made by Droste) some sweetness then coffee/cappuccino with a long dry finish.

Medium bodied, hard to believe you could pack all that flavor into such modest bodied brew.

Oy Vey, this is one special glass of stout. Like a rich chocolate cake with only a fraction of the calories. It is definitely a one per night brew. The rich complexity of this one would be too much for a repeat.

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Photo of NoProblem
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outsider
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Purchased from Frugal MacDougal, Nashville, TN.

I reviewed this once before on-tap, from memory, upon first trying it. This is a second review, taken with much more beer knowledge and with peace and quiet at home with a bottle. My opinion has changed slightly, and I taste things now that I didn't taste before, but largely I think I'm about even with myself.

A: Dark body, thick foamy tan head. Head seems to float on top of the beer like a chocolate malted, and leaves significant lacing on the glass.

S: Strong on hop presence, with dry roasty malt underneath, and an enveloping layer of chocolate. (This is the largest difference between my two reviews -- on-tap all I got on the nose was, "smells like the best mocha latte you've ever had", but experience has given me greater olfactory tools.)

T: Strong hop presence in flavor, nice velvety bittersweet cholcate afterwards. Lightly bitter and slightly astringent aftertaste.

M: Thick mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, about right for a stout.

D: Could down several of these -- a bomber goes down smooth.

Overall, I love this beer and buy it every chance I get. Is it better on-tap or from the bottle? Hmm, gonna need some more experimentation to find out.

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Photo of Anthony1
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black body, darkest American stout I've ever seen, look like a double or imperial stout. Tan/brown head with some lacing and a little head retention. Smells like dark chocolate. Fairly strong aroma, but very complex tho. Tastes like dark chocolate too, and again, lacks complexity. No roasted malt flavors to be found. At 69 IBUs this beer is surprisingly balanced however .Interesting mouthfeel, a bit heavy, but very smooth drinking. Big flavors, but not overwhelming.

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