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Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
4,215 Ratings
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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:
#1,475
Reviews:
1,915
Ratings:
4,215
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
452
Gots:
619
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,915
Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours black with a solid two finger tan head that has excellent retention and beautiful lacing.
S-The aroma has a pronounced toasted oat note to it with some dark chocolate syrup and a very sweet caramel aroma. I can tell this is gonna be sweet and it smells like dessert.
T-Oh my goodness! It's truly like drinking the chocolate truffles rolled in quality cocoa powder I made with some left over gonosh I had, but in liquid form! This is delish! A perfect dessert beer for sure. And there are some earthy hops in the flavor as well along with a perfect bittereness to keep it from being too sweet. WOW
M-The mouthfeel is so balanced as far as dryness and sweetness goes. It has a medium to full body and very creamy because of the oats.
O-I fully enjoyed this beer and is probably the only Rogue beer I would buy again because of their high prices, (not flavor) most of their beers are way over priced, but this one is worth every penny for sure. When I go to a friends house, I'm bringin' this one for dessert. Such a well done chocolate beer. Thanks Rogue for this offering

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Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Falien02
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of KalanM
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ironwill54
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of johnso98
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of DannyHartman
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As I pour a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a 1-2" light brown head appears atop an opaque black beer.... Under the brightest light, you can see the slightest tint of brown around the edges.... The head dissipates quickly with minimal retention, but leaves decent lacing.

I take a whiff and get (but of course) super dominant chocolate notes with some toasted malts and the slightest bit of nuttiness.

The taste is very similar to the nose.... Mostly chocolate with a bit of coffee, toasted malts and nuts.... A little bit of oats in there, too.

This is a medium-to-full-bodied brew that is perfectly carbonated.... Very smooth and creamy going down with a chocolatey aftertaste that lingers awhile.

Overall, I love this brew.... One of the best flavored stouts I've ever had.... Leave it to Rogue, which is amongst my top 10 favorite brewers in America, to master a perfectly balanced chocolate stout in every way imaginable.... Once again, they cease to amaze.

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Photo of MinnTwins
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jnikkel
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Braz
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of snarksdad
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of MarioM
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of coldriver
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a near opaque black with a fair amount of floaties, and more than adequate tan head and lacing. Aroma reminds me a lot of Whoppers (hmm, chocolate covered malted milk ball - makes sense). Taste is chocolately, with faint coffee and smoke flavors. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth - this almost drinks too fast. I'm usually a bit of a purist when it comes to flavored beers but this one is very well done!

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Photo of TheKOshow
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Peter
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bambam2517
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer for dessert! This stout delivers the chocolate with clear singularity, more so than the other two I tried this week. The others were good in their own right, but both had espresso or smoke or some other flavors muddled in. This is the one that really nails it!

A - Dark coffee brown and dense, less creamy than other stouts I've had lately and the froth dissipates quickly.

S - Slightly nutty, very prominent chocolate tones. No hop or malt character on the nose, nor alcohol.

T - Toasted nuts and chocolate initially, with the chocolate lingering. Sweet and the alcohol is well hidden.

M - Extremely clean for a Stout, no oiliness or burn. Consistent mouthfeel throughout the swallow, nothing surprising in this one. Decent.

O - The perfect beer for dessert, a great 'Mood" beer. Not one to fit in a regular Stout rotation due to the sweet character of this one, but very enjoyable in the appropriate occasion. Also make a great surprise/change of pace, I think I'll gift a couple this year.

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Photo of sarajayne
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Brownish-Black

Smell: Cocoa, Chocolatey Goodness

Taste: Oh oh it's magicccc. The best part about this beer is it offers a rich satisfying chocolatey flavor without being overwhelmingly sweet. This beer is brewed with oats, chocolate roasted malts, and real chocolate- so there's no tacky artificial flavors here. Everything comes together perfectly and makes this beer enjoyable all the way through.

Overall: Personally, this was a filling beer for me. I would recommend it with dessert or as a night cap. Best served a little warmer than most beers- 50-55 degrees F would be ideal. You will not be disappointed.

Collage girls drink GOOD beer:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

A: Center pour into tulip produced a shiny, inky black body with dark tan foam a finger thick that trailed lacing as it receded

S: very mellow, smooth espresso and subtle chocolate malts

T: roastiness of barley and smooth mellowness of chocolate malts; moderate espresso coffee flavors; nicely bittered with a little bite on the finish, which made the beer vibe classy; roasty burnt taste on the mid-palate; dry bittersweet chocolate

M: medium-to-full bodied, slick across the tongue; some bitter tingle; gentle chocolate malt/roasty aftertaste

O: a very distinguished-tasting beer - forward in approach, embracing the style with a simple elegance.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,215 ratings
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