Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4,191 Ratings
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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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my nonic:

A: thick black colored body with a two finger foamy tan head. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: milk chocolate up front with some nice vanilla entering sweetly in. Some malted roastiness is there as well.

T: bitter but also sweet in different aspects, sometime one or the other.

M: very thick with nothing harsh on the tongue, medium, fairly drinkable for an American Stout.

O: this is pretty good as some nice complex flavors come out yet it doesn't overly excite, though it could pass for a "milk/sweet stout." I'd have this again.

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Photo of StoutIrish
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BigBarley
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out thick, jet black, with a finger of tan, bubbly head, immediately recedes to foam tracings

S - Sweet, milk chocolate profile, with vanilla right beneath, malt profile of roasted nature sits boldly behind it all. Surprisingly sweet aroma, almost 90% pure chocolate scent

T - Bitter, roasty flavor comes out on top, sort of an oaky black character, with a chocolatey sweetness hovering behind it all. Roasted stout flavor all over, not as much chocolate as a dark coffee stout profile.

M - Plenty thick, somewhat syrupy, active foam carbonation. Good and chewy, doesn't disappoint on mouthfeel.

O - Good beer. Great beer, in fact. Just didn't deliver much on it's promise. Did it smell chocolatey? Oh yes. Did it taste chocolatey? ...perhaps. Same as most stout, it had that roasted, dark chocolate character. But unfortunately, it wasn't much of anything special. The smell was more exciting and new than the flavor, but the flavor still stood up as a strong, enjoyable stout. I will drink this again, but not when I'm in the mood for strong chocolate notes

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KajII
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a very dark muddy brown almost black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that receded steadily, down to a thin film with a large collar and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was loaded with chocolate right up front along with some burnt malts, a light resin hop and a doughy yeast and had notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a mild nutty presence.

Taste was bitter sweet and malty with a note of dark chocolate in the beginning, and then became moderately bitter with a bold dose of coffee and yes more bitter chocolate towards the finish. The flavor hung around for quite a long time after the swallow, with a very bitter mocha coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a nice soft carbonation.

Overall and simply put, this brew is a Chocoholics dream and I am hooked...

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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