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Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4,210 Ratings
Chocolate StoutChocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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.

69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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Ratings: 4,210 |  Reviews: 1,915
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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sineone
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I can't believe I waited so long to try this! Pours a jet black with a gorgeous mocha head (2 fingers thick)- the lacing was pretty sweet but retention could have been a little bit better. Such an awesomely powerful aroma- I kept sniffing this beer all the way through the 22nd oz. Smells like slightly bitter dark chocolate with just a tinge of roastiness. Taste is less bitter and more milky, thick and rich without being choking. Tastes just like milk chocolate, not like beer at all- definitely hides the alcohol. At least a top 3 stout if not the best (imperials not included)!

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Photo of etaggie09
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Jet black with a quickly disappearing espresso-tan head. Less than impressive lacing. A little underwhelmed by the appearance actually, but it wasn't bad.

Aroma: very earthy with some roastiness and cocoa. some sweet malty aromas pull through as well. quite nice really.

Taste: Cocoa, rich chocolate truffle, and roasted coffee bean. I think I enjoy this one more than I do the Shakespeare. It's got just a really nice layered flavor. And the chocolate is not really sweet as it is rich in its presence. Man I like this. A great stout with a twist.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with moderate-high carbonation. A bit too much carbonation if you ask me, but this is still a killer stout. Mmmmm tasty.

Drinkability: Goes down very easily. A whole bomber of this stuff after dinner was a real treat.

Notes: Well this is probably one of my favorite stouts to date, although Shakespeare is right up there. Rogue does a really nice job with their stouts. They impressed me more than Old Rasputin or Samuel Smith's even, and those are imperials. Well done, Rogue.

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Photo of stevecee2003
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer from a large bottle (1 pint 6oz.) into a large glass mug. It made a nice dark foamy head. It stayed on the sides with a nice lace, and pours very well, with a dark hint of what's to come.

The smell has a nice chocolaty aroma, and some hints of burnt malts. But a good combination. I am comparing this to my favourite chocolate: Youngs Double-Chocolate Stout, and it does stand up. To a certain degree.

It feels VERY good in your mouth, and that may be it's best attribute. Soft and warm. A burnt malt taste is over-riding. But the chocolate is ever-present! It's a mixture of deep warm flavours, with those malts and a slight hint of fruitiness. This beer just smells good.

It is a good choice if you like these type of brews. I was surprised how good it was, and will drink it again. Definately worth the adventure.

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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a complete black with brown particles and 1 1/2 finger light brown head. Smell is woody slight smokey with chocolate bitterness and hop infusion. Very complex smell. Taste has a slight smooth chocolate taste with a very nice hop bitterness that compliments it very well. Mouth feel is a little thin, but thicker than a porter, so it passes with a 4.5. Drinkability is definately a 5. I could and will definately seek this chocolate stout again. A definate ace in my book.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nelnutter
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. bottle.

A: Great looking brew that pours a huge, stubborn tan head that didn't want to leave! Left sticky lacing everywhere when it finally dissipated. Looked like a root beer float for a while.

S: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and cream. Very inviting.

T: Milk chocolate with coffee at first, then some nice hop bitterness mixes in and I get some semi-sweet chocolate at the end. Damn it's tasty, and the chocolate is clearly not a cheap syrup.

M: Heavier, and chewy, with ample carbonation.

D: Very drinkable dessert that I will absolutely be enjoying more of!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mighty tastey brew, very good stuff...feel like he nailed this one. I dont like to feel like I am drinking a chocolate soda when I choose a choclate stout... and that was understood when this one was brewed.

The choclate malt and black malts are in your face, bold and smooth beer. No bitter after bite, makes you want to keep on drinking, very pleasant beer.

Loved this one!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BillH200174
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful pour, rich deep color with chocolate brown head that laced and cling to the glass. The aroma was of a chocolate malt and the taste began chocolate and then had a cofee/tofee flavor. Nice hop balance and a delicious coffee aftertaste. Just a touch dry at the very end.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mdmusch
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Dakin
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown with a sliver of a tan head.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted marshmallow, hops. Smells great!

Taste: Bitter chocolate, hops. Pretty bitter. Not too bad.

Feel: Medium mouth feel. Not much carbonation.

Overall: It's OK. Really don't understand the 99 rating. Just average. A little too bitter for me. 7.5/10.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of boulevard2
2.7/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bomber

Pours a thick ceamy head and then disapates quickly. This beer is heavily carbonated with a strong scent of chocolate and malt. Not as strong or smooth as I hoped considering Shakespear's taste. I even tried to pare with chocolate and found it very dissapointing. This beer had no substance to it and left me hanging! Hope next years batch is better!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ThatguyJoefromBoston
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Had this beer on cask at Fathead's on Pittsburgh's south side.

Pumped into a massive dimpled mug, this beer was black as the night with little to no head whatsoever. Massive smell of malted barley, chocolate, and a pinch of wood. Tasted like someone melted a chocolate bar into my beer. Strong malt backbone prevails here. There was minimal carbonation and this beer went down silky smooth. Excellent in the cask... recomend you track this brew down in the cask if you like it from the bottle.


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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a small snifter.

Great head, three fingers, foamy and dark.

Light smell of chocolate malts and underlying sweetness.

Taste a bit of coffee and a "Hershey Syrup" slight finish at the end of the swallow.

I'm most impressed with the lightness of this stout. Very drinkable and great to share with a friend!


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Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,210 ratings
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