Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4.15/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,504
Reviews:
1,917
Ratings:
4,223
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
456
Gots:
625
Trade:
5
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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mocha/caramel colored head on a black beer but not pitch black.
The nose is bitter chocolate & chocolate malts with some hop presence.
Taste is a lot of chocolate with huge mocha as well. It's like really sweet chocolate coffee. Picking up a little bit of a metal taste as well. Not sure why.
The feel is a little dry.
Overall, it does have chocolate and the mocha notes are nice but there is something throwing it off a little bit to me.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you read a label that states 'Chocoate Stout', you would hope it looks exactly like this. It's pitch black with deep brown highlights when lit. The frothy dark tan head resembles one that would cone from a root beer float, and it stays, and stays, and stays. Resting on top of the liquid below, proudly, and impressive. It plasters itself to the glass after each sip, and never abandons post.

This is where it makes or breaks, I believe. There is chocolate, and tons of it, no argument. But as some may welcome the nostalgic aroma, powdered malted milk chocolate makes me cringe, and that is exactly what I smell. Some burnt toast lies underneath, but I can't get those brightly colored fool wrapped chocolates out of my mind.

The flavor follows...kind of. It's not exactly reminiscent of those wretched bunnies or Santa's that we all know so we'll, but it is still detectable. The sweet chocolate ends up being cut through quickly by an indistinguishable roasted flavor, and then a loooooong lasting bitterness.

As mentioned, this shifts very quickly from immensely sweet to insanely bitter within seconds. It has a smooth and silky feel, but man that dirty bitterness is hard to look past.

It might seem like I dissected this beer negatively, but in fact I still enjoy Rogues Chocolate Stout quite a bit. I welcome a good sweet and equally bitter beer from time to time. No question that I hate the chocolate involved, irregardless of it's source, solely based on my interpretation. Overall, it's a chocolate stout...no question there. Cheers.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shantto
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinginn
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black colour, big brown head that keeps there all the time, compact creamy lace.
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, plums, some resins because are hops noticeable too.
Mecium body, creamy rich texture, great carbonation.
Taste of chocolate, with someresin bitterness from the hops, plums, licorice, coffee.
Rich and very well balanced. Extraordinary.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ledouge
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdclark81
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great thick dark pour with a lasting head and great lacing. Strong chocolate smell with a bit of roasted malt. Great smoky chocolate flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. Great beer.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sineone
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hybridlion
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glennchapin
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of migleskun
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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