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:
4,191
Reviews:
1,910
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
608
For Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

220z. bomber into goblet.

It is an opaque, dark black with hints of deep red, almost purple throughout. The head is a thick, foamy, dark toffee with nice retention and beautiful lacing.
The aroma is of rich chocolatey malts with some light roasted coffee notes.
The flavor is more very chocolatey malts, with some light roasted malt flavors, with an almost astringent bitterness.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a good bit of carbonation. And while I feel that it is a fine mouthfeel it did not quite fit what I would expect for a chocolate stout, which would have been a bit heavier, creamier bodied with less carb.
Overall, while I was very impressed with this beer as a whole, I would definitely like to try this again and see if I can pick up more aspects of the flavor.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the Tempe Great Arizona Beer Festival

I had previously stayed away from chocolate stouts. Not sure why. The color was very dark black with a nice thick head. Smell is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Taste is creamy chocolate with just a hint of bitterness and alcohol. Mouthfeeel was almost slightly grainy. This might have been a function of the tasting environment. I can't wait to try this with a nice slice of plain cheesecake. Will pick up a bottle to have the next time cheesecake is on the menu.

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