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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
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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,915
Photo of Anthony1
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black body, darkest American stout I've ever seen, look like a double or imperial stout. Tan/brown head with some lacing and a little head retention. Smells like dark chocolate. Fairly strong aroma, but very complex tho. Tastes like dark chocolate too, and again, lacks complexity. No roasted malt flavors to be found. At 69 IBUs this beer is surprisingly balanced however .Interesting mouthfeel, a bit heavy, but very smooth drinking. Big flavors, but not overwhelming.

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Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tubeman
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of outsider
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jordanmckell
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Atron67
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- poured a clear black body with a heavy brown head that quickly rose up and then fell pretty quickly to a thin film. clear body light lacing left by the head

S- loads of chocolate, the roasted charachter takes a back seat and the malt is almost hidden, tons of chocolate again, low malt pretty sweet body

T- starts off really malty, then the roasted and chocolated flavors come intogether, after that the chocolate pretty much takes over and you get the different phases of chocolate as it fades off your tongue. a little too sweet, maybne im less of a chocolate fan but its too much chocolate

M- pretty full body

D- little sweet for me

little dissapoints but not a bad idea

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Photo of Stockfan42
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rootbeerman
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

week old 64oz growler.
A: pours dark black, looks thick, very thin head on all glasses poured.
S: dry bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt. also light coffee.
T: bitter chocolate and coffee, roasted malt sweetness is light. a hop. though taste wise i think shakespeare stout is a little better.
M: thick and somewhat syrupy. low carbonation.
D: glad i got a growler, could almost do the 64oz myself though i would regret it.

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

650ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, FL. Pitch black body with a bubbly brown head and globs of lacing on the pint glass. Fresh baker's chocolate, milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla bombard the nose. Strong roasted malts produce a black coffee flavour that gives way to some toasted oat graininess and dark chocolate. Spicy hops make a brief appearance, followed by an excellent residual chalkiness. The after taste is drier and more bitter than you'd expect from a sweet stout. Overall, this doesn't have the 'oomph' that I thought it would, but it's still a damn fine brew.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azorie
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, no date but has an illegible number stamp below the label. Pours dark brown with a large sized khaki head. Smells of hops, oats, and cocoa; good intensity. The taste is lots of earthy hops followed by cocoa, oats, and scorched malt. Very bitter and drying, comparable to a RIS. The carbonation is below average and body is above average. Overall, it doesn't fit with other American Stouts, but has a great smell and taste, if you're expecting a dry beverage. Reminds me of a less tasty version of Southern Tier Choklat.

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Photo of theopholis
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black. There's no other way to say it. This stuff is black. Not even any color when veiwing it through to a light. Wow. Head is brown, and fairly substantial, but disappears very quickly. Leaves some decent lace tho.

Aroma- Lots of roasted malt and bittering hops. An AMAZING amount of chocolate nose.

Taste- Wow. This stuff is chocolaty. Good dark chocolate. Nicely blended with the normal stout tastes, good mellow bitterring hops, nice malt character. As it warms, a distinct roasted coffe taste takes over.

Mouthfeel- Kind of thin for the style, but not bad. More like a bitter or porter. Carbonation level is good to.

Drinkability- It's a stout, and hence not easy drinking. Still, very interesting and very nice on a cold night or with a big juicy flavorful steak. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Casey10
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic chocolate stout if not the best I have had.

A - Pours a thick black with a tan 1 inch head that last for a while in the glass.

S - Chocolate of course, light herbal smell.

T - Cocoa, burnt flavor, malts. Very nice

M - frothy creamy, leaves a nice after feel for some time after drinking.

D - Rated good as I would definately have another but not drink a lot at a time as I am not big on chocolate.

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Photo of thekanna
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely dark brown bordering on pitch, with about 2 fingers of dark tan head which leave significant clumpy lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Roasted malts and milk chocolate; somewhat syrupy and creamy like chocolate milk.

T: Dark, dark roasted malts leave a rather bitter cacao powder and espresso-like bite. A slight creaminess and milk-chocolate syrupy-ness ensue in the aftertaste.

M: Slightly thin body; nicely carbonated.

D: A tasty and hearty ale; like a meal in a cup. Good stuff. Like a grown man's chocolate milk. Wouldn't hesitate to have another.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to biegaman and Hog Town Harry for making the trek to Buffalo today, I got to try this growler tonight. Pours very dark black, tan head one to two fingers with stayng power and great lacing. Smells of coffee, shaved dark chocolate, tiramisu. Taste is malted milk, more coffee, dark chocolate almonds, chocolate cheesecake ... very, very tasty. The mouthfeel is smooth, just enough richness to make it irresistable with a medium body. I found this had a mildly bitter finish with a lingering choco-nutty aftertaste, what a treat, thanks Jan.

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Photo of tmcarter23
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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

A- very dark brown with a fluffy two finger mocha colored head, good retent on it, foamy lace

S- chocolate, roasted malts, sweet

T- rpasted malts, rich chocolate flavor, chocolate come out even mre with warmth, some hop bitterness in middle to finish, chocolate finish with a roasted chocolate aftertaste

M- medium body, creamy and smooth, bit of carbonation tickle at finish

D- filling and delicious, desert brew, good brew, im not a huge fan of chocolate but i'd recommend this

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber served at cellarish temperatures in a pint glass.

Appearance: Jet black topped by a huge thick brown head. An omnipresent small layer of bubbles remained all throughout consumption. Decent-sized globules of foam were left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Rich smell of a dark milk chocolate (but not one with high cocoa content). Strong vanilla aromas and mild whiffs of light roasted coffee. A hint of sprucy hops at the end. Nice.

Taste: Rich roasted malt and oatmeal sweetness. Light mocha flavors. A lingering bitter hop finish. Not as chocolately as I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel: Full and hearty. Very robust, nice and chewy, like a stout oughta be.

Drinkability: A rather delicious taste treat. Very smooth, but a stronger chocolate presence would be nice.

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Photo of wiescins
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of hpthebull
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jdimento
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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