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:
#1,617
Reviews:
1,922
Ratings:
4,245
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
628
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,245 |  Reviews: 1,922
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 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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Photo of Stagga_Lee
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 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%

Photo of necoadam
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a pitch black color with a nice tan head that went to lacing afterwards.

Smell...whoa! Chocolate alright. The chocolate isn't sweet either, it has that imported smell to it, and i'm sure it'll have that imported taste as well. Malts also show up, along with a touch of coffee, cocoa, and earth tones.

Taste started out with a ton of chocolate along with some roasted malts. The roasted malts seemed to get stronger and stronger towards the end. Some dark fruit and coffee show up as an underlying to the chocolate and malts.

Mouthfeel was medium. It was very smooth, rich, and creamy. Very nice.

Heck, pair this up with some black forest cake and drink this instead of milk next time. Great stuff.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours black and thick as crude oil with a foamy walnut head. No light gets through this pour. Nose is thickly malted, winey in character and slightly sweet with rich chocolate. Nice lacing.

Taste is rich, bold, full-bodied and bitter. Most of the chocolate flavors are either in the aroma or very high on the palate, since the taste is roasty, dry and malty as a quality stout should be. A bit nutty, a little bit of espresso, nutmeg, oats, some Imperial flavors as well, a mild hop bite. This ain't the oversweet Hershey's but some kind of fine silky Eurochocolate instead -- a very good choice.

Low carbonation, pleasant dark chocolate aftertaste. A wonderful pairing of the stout and the chocolate, with neither overpowering the other. One of the few beers here I feel is truly underrated.

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Photo of EStreet20
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Opaque motor oil black with a nice thick foamy head the color of coffee with just a little milk. A great look. The head lasts a while and cakes up a bit in the middle.

S - Hot chocolate. Smells amazingly like hot cocoa. A very faint roasted hint to the chocolate smell but mainly just some chocolate sweetness. Excellent.

T - A nice roasted malt kick on the first sip. In the middle the sweetness comes in and then the chocolate flavor hits you and stays for the rest of the drink and all the way into the aftertaste. A great tasting chocolate flavor that does not quit. Even seems to have a tiny hint of hoppy flavor, with a tiny bit of balancing bitterness that prevent it from being too sweet but rather just right. Nevertheless, the chocolate flavor is dominant, and delicious.

M - Feels nice and light on the tongue, and a little fizzier than other stouts. Still a nice smooth stout overall.

D - Very good. Definitely one you want to continue to sip over and over. A great stout.

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Photo of wahhmaster
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Macado's Halloween-branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a thick creamy tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: Smells like a bar of baking chocolate. Also has considerable roasted malt notes.

Taste: Starts hoppy. Finishes chocolatey with considerable roasted maltiness as well. Also has a little bit of a coffee flavor to it. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied with a sticky finish.

Drinkability: A tasty stout and one I would love to try again some time. Another win for Rogue!

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Photo of bird22
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.97/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am really careful to ever label a beer as being perfect, but the beer gods allowed me to taste the nectar of heaven. This beer is phenomenal is every aspect of the sense. The 22oz bomber is a godsend. This poured out a beautiful pitch black with fluffy tan head that resembled that of a root-beer float. The smell had definate hints of chocolate that just teased the senses. That first sip got my motor-neurons running 100 mph. The sweet taste of chocolate was followed by a little burnt taste and the combinate was spectacular. This truly is the finest beer that I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

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

A - This beer poured a solid black color that produced a nice fluffy, moderately sized dark brown head which had great retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely

S - The aromas of this beer were dominated by the chocolate, but some coffee and dark fruits did sneak in

T - The taste of this beer was exactly in line with the nose and the title of this beer, instead of a bitter chocolate flavor it is a sweet, milk chocolate espresso experience, with a little bit a dark fruits in the background to break the richness if the chocolate

M - The mouthfeel of this beer is the only thing I take a slight issue with, only a medium body, still creamy, and slight amount of carbonation

D - This is another solid beer by Rogue, the only reason they don't get less than a 4 in this catagory is because this beer is so damn good

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Photo of chumba526
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours a sold black color with around two inches of a light brownish color head. The smell is almost nothing but chocolate. Not the bland Hersey's kind though. The smell is a mix of milky chocolate and dark bitter chocolate. The taste starts with a milky chocolate flavor that moves on to a bitter yet chocolaty kind of finish. The finish in particular is amazing: it highlights a blend of bitter hops, slightly bitter, slightly sweet chocolate and slightly sweet, slightly Smokey and slightly bitter malts. Overall an excellent chocolate stout that has strong chocolate flavors without being too sweet.

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Photo of Port_Seat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Nice above average body,just below average carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,black coffee and cream,and some dark chocolate. Taste is very similar to aroma,as it warms it becomes more complex. It is mildly sweet yet with a slight dry finish and a bitter quality that lingers on the tongue and reminded me of burnt coffee and cream. Overall it was definitely too notch and an overall well made,flavorful beer

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Photo of BierReise
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark Godiva chocolate brown and thick with a dark froth. Aroma is distinctly chocolate, roasted malt and a little earthy. Very smooth like most good stouts and creamy as well. Hop flavors are present but in the background and flavor is full. This is a very good stout and I'm continually impressed by the high quality brews from Rogue.

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Photo of photomike
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep brown with an explosive, creamy tan head. Thick, soft lacing leaves lumpy rings all the way down the glass. Looks as decadent as it tastes.

Smell is appetizing, if a little unidimensional. Big time dry dark chocolate and cocoa powder. A hint of sharp espresso.

Flavor is similarly appealing, though not very complex. Dark, bitter chocolate and chocolate syrup with heavily roasted, burnt malt. Nicely dry.

Medium bodied and creamy, with appropriately understated carbonation. Oily, bitter finish.

Surprisingly drinkable for a beer I would expect to be overly rich and sweet.

I like this. Definitely one of the better Rogues I've had, but it didn't blow me away.

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Photo of dgallina
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with mahogany highlights and thick tan head which leaves good lace along the glass. Smells of very strong coffee malts, chocolate malts, and actual chocolate backed with hop spice. Flavor is a lovely balance of coffee malts, bitter-sweet chocolate, and cascade hops. Mouth-feel is soft and chewy, but relatively drinkable for a beer this heavy. Extremely appetizing as a desert beer.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ultralarry2006
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a one finger espresso-foam-color head with a little bit of retention and some good spotty lacing. Body is the deepest possible brown. Looks great.

Smell - chocolate and roasted dark malt - mouthwatering !

Taste - chocolate, roasted malt, and lapsang suchong black tea ( a malty tea roasted over pine-wood fire ) . Very, very rich. Also very bitter and very sweet - much like both chocolate and stout each by themselves, much less together !

Mouthfeel - full, smooth, somewhat chewy, and semi-dry, if not outright dry at times.

Drinkability - this is excellent ale, and sessionable to boot. Also would go well for and/or with dessert.

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Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,245 ratings