Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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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:
4,201
Reviews:
1,913
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
448
Gots:
613
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,201 |  Reviews: 1,913
Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
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 thecarster1
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- bomber poured into a pint, more than a fingers worth of chocolate ice cream colored bubbly head, nice retention, very creamy, deep dark black color.

s- wow, genuine chocolate, malty sweetness, but the chocolate dominates.

t- chocolate, some smoke, bitterness, light coffee bean, loads of malt, finishes dry with a slight hop kick, a sweet almost brulee of chocolate kinda hangs in the middle somewhere.

m- think, creamy.

d- drinkability is good, i wasn't wowed by the chocolate here, although it was very genuine and i got that 'real chocolate' sense, i would drink this again, but wouldn't seek it out, i prefer a straight forward stout with light chocolate notes, not dominated by chocolate - but that's just me.

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Photo of Popp24
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of sabrills70
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark dark brown with a hige brown head and great lace. Smwlls of bittersweet chocolate with some highly roasted malt with a hint of cinnamon. Tastes of a highly roasted malt with a bitterswet chocolate. Probably as close to burt as you can get without actually being burt. Tick and chewy with medium carbonation and a coffee like bitternes on the tongue. Not a huge drinkability factor due to its heavyness but will make a great dessert brew.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a jet black with a big creamy beige head that quickly reduces to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing. Big cocoa aroma hits right away--more smelling reveals more rich luscious chocolate and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is a delicious assertive bitter dark chocolate with just a hint of floral hops. This is the most chocolate tasting chocolate stout I've ever had---every sip has a rich chocolate note--you don't have to go searching. This is a perfect beer either for just enjoying on it's own or pairing with a chocolate desert.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good beer, but hard to compare when Shakespeare is there as well. Light tan head drops very thin. Giant chocolate in nose. Competely black through and through. It's like drinking a dark chocolate bar that there's so much chocolate in the nose and taste. One dimensional as a beer, but good and I could see where it could be a chocoholics favorite.

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Photo of Shanty76
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Digimaika2
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a substantial mocha coloured foam head that leans more towards bubbly than creamy. Good retention and good lacing.

S: Rich dark chocolate, dark coffee, vanilla, anise, nutmeg, and some very faint hops. Reminds me of a very rich chocolate cake dessert, in other words, it smells delicious.

T: Fairly similar to smell with lots of dark chocolate upfront, and a little bit of roasted dark coffee, with a more pronounced hop-forward presence in the taste. From the initial smell was expecting a bit more in the taste department, but nonetheless still really quite good. Finishes pleasingly dry, with a slight lingering bitterness.

M: Quite a thin mouthfeel (even for the ABV) with a healthy dose of carbonation which I'm feeling is a bit strong for this.

D: Very nice stout that I would likely have again. However, my expectations were perhaps a little too high for this, as I was expecting a bit more complexity. Still a pleasing Rogue offering that I will likely be revisiting in the future.

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Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Necronomad
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SGToliver
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.08/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes

A - thick inky black with a huge brown head. Lots of lacing.

S - muted on the nose but as it warms it becomes a little bit clearer but only a baking chocolate and mild roasted maltyness is detectable.

T - a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor and the some more coffee/roasted malt sort of bitterness. Overall this chocolate stout comes off alittle to bitter to me.

M - full bodied medium carb right for the style.

D - drinkable. I just didn't think it was as balanced as it couldve been.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fine looking beverage. Pours out inky black, with some ruby hue. Thick mocha head. Smell is primarily powdered chocolate. Taste- more of the same. Has that sweet chocolate milk powder taste, as well some roastiness from the malts, and a touch of lactic sourness. Mouthfeel is good, as is the drinkability. The sweet powdered chocolate gets tiresom after awhile. enjoyable beer.

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Photo of davesway10
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MSchae1017
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from a 22oz. bottle.

I had to rate this beer the same as I did their Shakespeare Stout. To see that review click this link
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/132/359/?ba=MSchae1017
The only difference from this and the Shakespeare stout was that the head was a significantly darker color and that the smell and taste of the beer had a distinct chocolate flavor to it. These factors do not make the beer any better or any worse in my opinon just different. And to be honest with you being different is one of the greatest qualities of any beer. This normally factors greatly into my drinkability

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Photo of Shmeal
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Epitome of darkness with a coffee colored head

S - Lots of dark chocolate, followed by malt and coffee notes

T - Malty, with a huge dark chocolate aftertaste with some coffee mixed in

M - Very smooth with mild carbonation.

D - A 22oz. bottle is the perfect serving size, I wouldn't want anything more than that in one sitting, but I would want more than a single 12oz bottle.

Perfect example of a chocolate stout in my opinion

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Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of inebrius
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel like Augustus Gloop sticking my nose in a river of chocolate, but I survive to take a draught of this rich and chewy brew and find myself in a world of balanced perfection. Pours Siberian new moon black with a gluey, frothy cocoa puff head. Like eating chocolate cupcakes on a cocoa plantation. It's sweet, no, it's bitter, no, hoppy? Oh no. How can a beer be so luscious and drinkable at the same time? A feast for the senses. Majestic!

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Photo of rousee
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cant say much negative about this one. Rogue is typically not one of my favorite brands but this one is excellent. Pours very dark molasses color with a small head--not much lace but enough to warrant a 4.5. Solid beer all around, As I taste it more throughly, I think it may be as good as Young's dbl chocolate stout but it really is not. By far, the best American chocolate stout I have tried.

Tasting notes: Dark malt that is slightly charred (which is good) , dark semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, etc.

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Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mullenite
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Very enjoyable beer - full of milk chocolate goodness

aroma: not surprisingly, strong milk chocolate predominates - very nice!

taste: creamy milk chocolate with spice, oats and coffee/roasted barley notes. Also has a hint of citrus from the hops and I also detected slight vegemite. Aftertaste has a slight bitterness with chocolate mixed in.

A beer that is great by itself but I think it would excel paired with a dessert.

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Photo of fisherman34
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is easily the best chocolate beer that I’ve had. Strong aromas of chocolate, along with the slightest hint of roasted coffee. The flavor is of authentic chocolate, not processed chocolate syrup, but REAL chocolate. The sweetness is well balanced by the hops and some Munich-ish malts. I’d be in big trouble if I could drink this all the time!

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 4,201 ratings.
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