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 Satchboogie
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours black, completely opaque. Massive 2+ finger mocha head that very slowly dissipates and leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Very dark chocolate, roasted chocolate malts, a little burnt coffee, roasted oats, a little sweetness (not quite caramel).

T: Right on with the nose, intense dark chocolate that has a burnt profile from the roasted malts, there's a little dark coffee. Smooth oats leads to more of a sweet milk chocolate flavor. Alcohol warms the slightest in the bittersweet finish, it's almost completely invisible.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body. While it's quite pleasant, I was expecting something a bit more viscous and full bodied.

D: I can't put the glass down, as a lover of dark chocolate and coffee, this one was hit out of the park. The light(er) body makes it drink easier, but I would prefer it thicker.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 220z bottle into Tulip

A. 3 fingers of tan colored head. Good retention. Nice lacing. Color is black.

S. Smell is dark chocolate, some milk chocolate, a little bit of coffee. Some vanilla.

T. Taste is chocolate, what else would you expect from a beer called chocolate stout. Whats interesting is that you get both dark and milk chocolate flavors out of it. Has a nice vanilla flavor going on. Predominately taste milk chocolate with some coffee accents and a little bitterness.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Some lingering bitterness.

D. Very drinkable. If you like chocolate and beer you will love this one. Great combination of chocolate and traditional stout flavors. This is a very good beer, that is very easy to put down.

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Photo of mellowmark
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. brown bottle to Imperial Pint glass. No freshness or brewed on date to be found. $6.99 a bottle.

Appearance: Pours black with a large light brown fizzy head that dies down at a fairly steady pace. About a quarter inch layer of head settles on top. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Smells just like a fine Belgian hot chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee. Slight alcohol as it warms.

Taste: Slight coffee bitterness at the begging then a huge wave of bittersweet chocolate comes through and takes over. The taste of chocolate just lingers on the palate. This is by far the most chocolaty beer I have had.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Smooth and silky as it gets.

Drinkability: Very High

What can I say? It's a chocolate bar in a glass. If you love chocolate you will love this beer, and if you don't you should try it anyway.

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Photo of Gilly1980
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque black with a syrupy appearance. About 1/2" of mocha colored head. Dominant smell is chocolate but is balanced with hops. Taste is well balanced with toasted malts sweetness and spicy malts up front and delicious cholocate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is best described as chewy, with a tingly feel left behind in the mouth. With a 6% ABV I could drink a few of these but at approximately $5.00 a bomber this beer will remain a treat for special occassions. Absolutely outstanding beer!

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Photo of CharlatanSin
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to tulip.

A: Chocolate Stout pours black, with dark brown around the edges. There's a large tan head with decent retention.

S: Wow. One of the best smelling beers out there. Milk chocolate dominates (as opposed to the dark chocolate you usually get in these stouts). It's complimented by coffee, a light but distinct hoppiness, and a slight musty aroma. Outstanding.

T/M: Not as legendary as the aroma, but still very nice. The sweet milk chocolate still dominates, but this beer is far more bitter than I'd expect. It's a combination of roasted grain and hoppy bitterness. The sweet and bitter play together nicely at first, but the bitterness combined with the mouth coating end up being a bit much by the end of the bomber.

D: It's nice to find a stout with so much flavor and aroma that's this (relatively) low in ABV, but the bitterness and mouth coating make the last bit of the bomber somewhat difficult.

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Photo of Invisoclam
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wife and I have tried this one several times,including buying it from the local Whole Foods where it is kept cold, and well it has been bitter every time -so it is either my wife and I's taste buds or just the way this one is. Everything else about it is pretty good - juts always seems to be bitter.

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Photo of HopsNPot
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- black as night with a dark brown head.
S- Deep chocalte smell. hints of coffee and malt.
T- WOW!!! the chocalate is impressive, intense, and perfectly balanced with a subtle bitter hop taste.
MF- all incompasing, palatte coating, chocalate blast.
d- utterly drinkable. it is like dessert in a bottle.

This is a beautiful brew that taste amazing. ive never had a beer with this much well balanced chocalate flavor. im not even a chocalate fan generally, but this brew is amazing. i fell in love with this the first time i had one, and i continue to buy this brew. no matter what your into, please try this brew, it is a classic! My personal favorite.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark black body, good 2 finger cream/tan head, fine lacing.

S: big chocolate aroma, balanced between bitter and sweet cocoa, roasted nuts.

T: roasted, malt, hint of coffee and mild chocolate notes.

M: Creamy, smooth, low carbonation.

D: Surprisingly this beer can be thrown back, but more than a few might be too much of a sweet kick. This is a great beer, try it.

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Photo of OakedCanuck
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Came in a tulip.

This beer did not show much head, but what little it did was a mocha brown, little lacing. The smell is all chocolate, sweet chocolate, not bitter. This literally tastes like a glass of chocolate milk, but way better. Minimal hop bitterness, sweet chocolate and some toffee malt. Mouthfeel is super creamy, almost no noticeable carbonation. This beer is very easy to drink and delicious. My favourite Rogue offering by far.

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Photo of WildTurkey
3.65/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Chocolate Stout has an extremely dark brown body that is opaque everywhere except at its edges. The brown head is comprised of small, tight bubbles and it is quite tall. Not really any lacing out of this one for some reason though.

The aroma has quite a bit of chocolate to it, matched with dark malt and some hops in the background.

Chocolate comes through immediately, and it is probably the strongest flavor in this beer. The chocolate flavors remind me more of dark chocolate than baker's chocolate, which is a nice touch. The chocolate gives way to dark malt, with some sweetness and some roasted flavors. The finish is better and has a fairly potent flavor of grapefruit from a liberal addition of American hops.

Pretty good mouthfeel, certainly no problems.

Rogue chocolate is a solid beer with a pretty good chocolate flavor.

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

on tap at flying saucer.

showed up like a good stout ought to: dark as night with a good mocha head on top. good lacing down pint glass

roasted malts and a bit of citrusy hops very lightly blended in. the chocolate presence is more hershey's milk chocolate than something darker

milk chocolate dominates with a bit of sweet berries, cherry and nuts.

this has an amazing feel in the mouth. thick and silky smooth but not too filling. the carbonation is hardly noticeable but just right.

be hard pressed to find a more drinkable stout. this beer is delicious and not too filling. one of the few stouts that I could have 2-3 pints in one sitting and the abv allows for that as well.

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Photo of EricHeff
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Theres not much to say about this beer except DELICIOUS!
Chocolaty goodness in every part of this beer. Great smell, easy to drink, and quite a treat for dessert.
I shared this with a friend, but next time I think I'll get a bottle just for myself!

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Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown/black color with a tan fluffy 2 finger head. The aroma is pretty subdued with slight notes of chocolate, dark roast coffee, and slight leather. Medium mouthfeel. Light roast notes are the first thing I notice followed by sweet bitter dark chocolate flavors. Ends pretty cleanly. Minimal lace. Overall, not too bad but no as good as some other chocolate beers.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Black as night with a thin bubbly layer of light mocha head. The lacing on this brew is clinging all over when swirled around

S- Wow. I haven't smelled such a prominent chocolate scent in a brew. Sweet chocolate all over the place. Let's hope it tastes like what it smells like!

T- Again, Wow. The sweet and bitter chocolates flow great together. This brew is creamy with a great balance of roasty malts. There is a faint booziness to the aftertaste along with a light amount of carbonation. Quite possibly one of the most enjoyable stouts I have come across

M- Full mouthfeel the covers the palate and runs down the back of your throat with grace and ease

D- Ill drink this stout until I pass out. Nuff said

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unfortunately for me, I had this one while I was sick with a cold and didn't really get much out of the taste... Definitely gonna need to pick this up again and re-review the taste profile. I smelt chocolate for sure, but didn't get very much, if any, in the taste. Hopefully it was just the cold and not the beer.


A: Pours pitch black with a great 2 finger tan head

S: Malts and chocolate dominate the smell, with some oatmeal notes in the background

T: Nice toasty malts in the front followed by a nice burnt chocolate and oat taste. Get a hop bitterness in the middle that carries on with the chocolate at the end

M: Heavy body with medium carbonation, very smooth

D: Great, especially at 6%. Would be a great dessert on its own or with something chocolate. This is the beer I was hoping for the first time around

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Photo of nataku00
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black, with reddish brown highlights at the edge of the glass when held up to the light. Initial finger and a half of chocolate milk colored creamy head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving some light lacing that sticks to the glass for a long time. Swirling lightly, the beers clings in sheets to the edge of the glass as it slides down. Some carbonation visible right at the edge of the glass, small bubbles and active.

As the name implies, strong bittersweet chocolate aroma, with a bit of roasted and caramel malts in there. Chocolaty sweetness is definitely apparent.

Taking a sip, lactic acid sourness initially, but nice bittersweet chocolate sweeps onto your tongue. Some coffee mid tongue and more lactic acid and malty finish. Nice creamy body with ample gentle and small bubble carbonation, bordering on nitro like.

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Photo of kaseydad
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into....not even sure what this glass is. It's a big Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 22 oz glass with a scary shrimp smiling at me. Pours a black ale with a hefty amount of beige foam which clings nicely to the side. Aroma has the nice chocolate scents some roasted malts, hot chocolate (with marshmellows) and slight orange whiffs. Great malty, chocolate, roasty taste. The cocoa taste really lingers and a little smoke is also produced afet the swallow. Good stuff. Agitate it a little on each sip to get some nice foam with each swallow. An adventure each time. Great drink on a cold day or around a campfire....or anytime.

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Photo of Rumplemintz
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first Stout experience. Wow just a good good beer. The chocolate was a pleasent suprise, not too overpowering, but the way this brewer incorporates the sweet with the dark and full flavor is amazing. It is a strong beer, but the chocolate and carmel hints make it a truely unique experience.

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Photo of IHC
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the way a chocolate stout should taste!!

The beer pours practically black and has a big head on the top of the beer, which fades slightly over time but remains throughout drinking. The chocolate taste is perfect, with a slight roasted taste coming through in the middle this beer balances the taste of chocolate with beer bitterness perfectly.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Shared with Lukafer.

A- Pours a black color (go figure). Two finger light brown head shows good retention and ends up capping the beer. Light streaks of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Chocolate to the max! Tons of chocolate malts throughout the entire nose. Some light roasted malts pair off well with the chocolate malts giving off a iced coffee like nose. Some lighter sweet chocolate notes here and there in the background.

T- This beer delivers on the chocolate. Bitter chocolate in the front blends with a light sweeter milk chocolate like style. Some light roast in the middle of the beer. The ending of the beer has a mix of chocolate laced with warming alcohol. Light bitter hop bite in the tail end finishes up this beer nicely.

M- Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Chocolate and roasted malts left on the palate. Chocoalte and warming alcohol left on the palate with a touch of bitter hops. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Malty forward balance or lack thereof. Clean tasting throughout.

D- This was a nice drinking beer. I forgot how much I actually enjoy this beer...which is something I have a problem with at times with Rogue's beers. The ABV is well hidden until the stout warms up but that is expected. A great chocolate stout by this company!

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

Pours extremely dark brown/black with a thin, dark tan head.  Smells like cocoa, roasted malts, slight coffee.  Tastes like a hot chocolate packet, sweet and chocolately with a slight bitter finish.  Mouthfeel is medium, drinkability is kinda low, maybe one 12 oz glass but that's all. Overall a pretty damn good brew.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pitch black, nice mocha head retained very well
S - dark chocolate and burnt malt, light sweet syrup
T - bitter dark chocolate and smoky burnt malt, some espresso and nuttiness
M - creamy smooth with a carbonation bite, finished bitter and a little chalky
D - smooth and generally stouty, the chocolate is subtle and well balanced with the classic stout flavours

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Photo of Phillie
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a chilled 750 ml bomber poured into a snifter glass and enjoyed as it warmed closer to room temperature.

I love the designs of Rogue's bottles, very entertaining and unique.

This stout is dark! Almost like a black hole that destroys any light that should cross its path... The head looks like a milk chocolate wafer or something like an Aero chocolate bar. Simply mouth watering.

The smell does not disappoint!! For chocolate fans, this is as close to the real thing as it gets. Sticking my nose into the snifter yields fantastic notes of chocolate and roasted coffee with some malty undertones.

The taste was quite chocolately and coffee dominant when at a cold temperature. As the beverage warmed up during the sitting there existed a noticeable burn sensation on my tongue and surrounding mouth tissue. As the drink was close to room temperature the alcohol became much more noticeable but this wasn't a bad thing. The flavour became much more complex with the chocolate and roasted coffee complementing each other and becoming much more lively.

I enjoyed this beverage. I would definitely pick this one up again. Bravo Rogue!

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Photo of ccampo
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

A - Dark! You can't see through the glass. Very thick, brown head. Pretty!

S - Tootsie roll! Lots of characteristics here, but mostly chocolate and roasted coffee.

T - Bitter-sweet chocolate, with a nice roasted malty flavor. Pretty strong bodied.

M & D - Thick and heavy, and definitely gives a bitter sting. A little too carbonated for my taste in these types of beers. Fun to drink, but you can probably only drink one. I had this for desert, and I was thoroughly satisfied.

I would easily drink this again. Recommended.

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