Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4.15/5
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4,223 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:
#1,509
Reviews:
1,917
Ratings:
4,223
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
456
Gots:
625
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,223 |  Reviews: 1,917
Photo of dasotelo50
3.42/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parpalapelix
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The closest comparison would probably be Sam Smith chocolate stout, but this is cheaper and you get more of it. Pretty good bargain for a solid chocolate stout, I would say the best part of this beer is the full bodied feel. The taste is not up to par with some of the other mild chocolate stouts I've had, to say nothing of the stronger Imperial types such as those made by Great Divide, Stone, and Southern Tier. Nice dark color with a nearly white head, not completely opaque, little aroma. Good stuff, there are just a lot of better options.

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

Photo of gruss004
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sedotakj
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, two finger brown head, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, chocolate. One of the best smelling beers ever! Want to smell this all day.

T: If only it tasted like it smelled. Not as good but still very good taste. Chocolate flavor, very nice.

F: Very drinkable, smooth.

O: Outstanding beer. Would gladly have it any day.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matty_higgins
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bamarooster
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Pitch black with a finger of mocha head.

Deep bakers chocolate on the nose. A noticeable dose of piney hops as well.

Other reviewers have been quick to distance this one from sweeter chocolate stouts like Young's, and for good reason. At 69 IBU, this is quite hoppy for a chocolate stout. The dark chocolate is there mid-palate, but the finish is quite bitter. I wouldn't mind this, except it lingers. It's pretty much all I taste in between sips.

I understand why someone who finds a Sam Smith or a Young's too sweet would like this beer, but it's not my cup of tea. As I drink more of this, I hardly taste chocolate at all. Just vague roastiness and hops. If you're looking for sweet milk chocolate, look elsewhere. This is like eating a bar of 90% cocoa. That being said, it's an objectively solid stout that others will love. Just kind of missed the mark for me.

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

Photo of bb-magic
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebu
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Miccal
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dominicsankey
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of devo1980
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very decent chocolate stout. The chocolate is hidden, but shows up with a dark chocolate aftertaste. That was enjoyable. The rest underwhelmed me. I am surprised that this is getting 96-99 ratings. Pales in comparison to Sam Smith's Chocolate Stout. Overall a good beer.

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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,223 ratings