Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

4,191 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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Photo of jimbuck
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of One_Man_Gang
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was an awesome chocolate stout, from one of the best breweries in the US.

Color: Dark, dark brown. Can't see thru it at all
Head: Tan, not huge, but present, some lacing but not constant
Smell: chocolate comes thru in the nose, also some smokiness, some hops
Taste: very, very good. taste like a premier stout that has been aged over 80% cacao dark chocolate chips. the bitterness of the beer (69 IBUs) and the bitterness of the dark chocolate pair so well, it's brilliant. Yet somehow you aren't left feeling the beer is too bitter, it gives the impression of being the absolute best thing you could ever have for dessert.
Texture: well carbonated, medium to full mouth feel.
Overall this was an extremely enjoyable experience. Couldn't recommend this enough, both to the hop head and/or the stout lover.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I didn't pour it, I just drank it from a bomber during a gig my band and I were playing. First off, I'm going to assume it looked fantastic like most rogue beers. What I can attest to is the taste and the feel. There's no shortage of chocolate in this bad boy. Some bitter sweet notes of chocolate, even coffee, and roasted malts. The feel is nice and smooth which is typical of stouts since they have less carbonation. As the beer warmed (since I drank it between songs) the chocolate became even more pronounced and the feel also became smoother. Honestly this is by far one of the greatest beers I've had in my life. I'm a sucker for rogue beers and this one is way way up the list.

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Photo of Brondeau
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Liquid tootsie roll. Had at the Kornafel's.

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Photo of DackAchan
2.96/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- When poured into a glass it has a very nice dark brown head that stays around a while. The color of the beer is dark brown with a hint of translucense.

S- Very strong burnt smell too it. Almost too much. Drowns out most of the other flavoring to it.

T- Again, very strong burnt taste to it. I can taste some of the chocolate and other flavors to it. Unfortunately the overpowering taste is the burnt coffee. Burnt is the correct word too because the taste is more than just roasted coffee. If the burnt flavor is toned down this could be a good beer.

M- Good mouthfeel, little light for my taste but is still a medium body.

D- This wasn't an enjoyable beer. The burnt coffee dominated every aspect of this beer and not in a pleasant way. Something a little more subtle is more to my liking.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of ratrod53
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark with slight red tent. Nice two fingered head that stayed for a while. No lace.

S- When you took a wiff it was a little like a cold chocolate cappichino. It was flavored with a rich dark chocolate.

T- The beer had some hops in it. It had a little coffee taste but the power taste was dark chocolate that was almost like a truffel.

M- Good carbination for this type of beer. It was a little heavy.

D- Very good beer if you want something that is a little different. Im not a big chocolate fan but I would have this beer again. My girlfriend loves this beer. So maybe she should have wrote this review.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of tboom29
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the stout into an oversized wine glass.

The appearance is a dark brown/black with a big brown tinted foamy head on top.

The nose is full of chocolate malt. Cocoa is very present, along with cocoa butter.

This beer is very chocolatey and smooth. Lots of the roasted, chocolate malt that was in the nose. The mouthfeel is milky and smooth, nice milky taste throughout.

This would be an outstanding desert beer. It's really desert by itself, almost like a tootsie roll in a glass.

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Photo of ellisdee97
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked a bottle of this last night. Awesome is all I can say.

Poured into a Sammy Smith pint, came out jet black with a magnificent 2 finger slightly chocolate tinged head. The smell of this beer hit me harder than any other before. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Hints of toffee, vanilla, coffee and a touch of alcohol coming through. It only got better as it warmed.

Taste first off had all the smells coming through with a good kick of alcohol, which dissapated as I drank on and the beer warmed. A later taste of perhaps black licorice came through.

As for Drinkability, it is awesome, all I needed was a scoop of vanilla icecream thrown in. Highly recommend this beer, as well as any other Rouge. Still have not been dissapointed by any Rouge beer.


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Photo of rebelthrower
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Body is totally black! Head is a tan/mocha color - 2 fingers thick.
*Pours very dark black, no light makes it though. The head tan/mocha color. With a heavy pour 2+ inch head. Leave a nice lacing as it settles.

S- Lots of chocolate
*Chocolate with a bit of coffee and malts.

T- Mocha and creamy chocolate. Like eating a chocolate bar.
*Smooth, chocolate and hint a vanilla.

M- lots of carbonation. Light, smooth and a little chewy.
*Smooth and a bit dry finish, nice carbonation

D- Very drinkable
*Very drinkable, I wish I has a second one. Not very alcoholic.

Great beer. Enjoy it as a tasty dessert.

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Photo of JJBlanche
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like Rouge, I like sweet/chocolate stouts, but I'm not particularly fond of this offering.

A - About what one would expect of a decent, carbonated stout.

S - Quite good. The chocolate is there in aplomb.

T - Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Indeed, the chocolate drowns out much of the complexity, and really makes this one dimensional.

M - Appropriate, given what they were going for.

D - It's acceptable in this regard, but only because it's more of a dessert item than a beer. Some will find this a good thing, but I really do not. This coming from someone that loves Young's Double Chocolate, etc.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of enzocc
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Dark brown, black color. Creamy, sticky head, with a beige color. More beautiful than that it cant be posible.

S - Chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, and gianduia aromas all over. The main character of smell on this beer is the cacao, the chocolate. Beautiful introduction to the beer that makes you watery your mouth.

T - Gianduia icecream. Dark chocolate flavors. Very low in hops flavors. A lot of sweetness, but you can catch a bitter touch somewhere. THE TASTE is only chocolate, it can be more perfect.

M - Creamy, smooth, a little bit sticky creating a dessert style beer. The smoothness on this beer is perfect. You can ask for more.

Chocolate Stout by Rogue. A beer that i didn't think that would be like this. A perfect chocolaty, sweet and bitter. A beer that takes you from all the chocolates that have you taste to any chocolate beer that have you try. This beer is the BEST CHOCOLATE BEER on the market.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Saskadan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bewley
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber that has a fanciful lady painted on it, holding an overflowing mug in one hand, and what appears to be a piece of chocolate in the other.

Oh my . . . Oh yes!

This black, viscous liquid clings to the glass like an auspicious cloud. A four sip belch emitted hints of cocoa, English toffee, wild blackberry and charred smoked casks that have been preserved in castor oil.

This is mighty good stuff!

We tried this with a piece of "Death by Chocolate" cake from Greg's Restaurant in Providence, RI--making for a great combination. This stout definitely deserves its high ranking.

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Photo of custardcb
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big'ol 22oz bottle poured into my pint glass. Jet black color with a rich brown head that is rich and abundant. Has rooms of rich cocoa and toffee. The roasted malts jump out with coffee, toffee, and vanilla scents.

The first taste is so rich and almost overwhelming. Dark bitter chocolate is the most predominate flavor with espresso lingering in the background. It has a certain dryness to it and isnt sweet by anymeans. As you keep drinking the taste only amplifies in you mouth.

I couldn't do a session of this by any means but paired with the right dessert it would be fantastic. A very high quality brew that I look foreward to using in my cooking.

As much as I like this beer though I've opened two 22oz bottles on seperate occasions and couldnt finish either of them. Afterwhile it just gets to be too much for me.

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Photo of Brewlore
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black as night with a fantasic dark tan colored head that pours big and gently fades and lingers around. It smells great as well with roasted malts and a chocolate scent dominating the scent, a very inviting scent.

The taste is quite chocolatey with some nice bitterness and some sweet malt flavors coming in. It's a really balanced beer that offers some nice flavors as it runs across the palate. The chocolate and bitterness are well balanced.

It's mouthfeeel is grand, it's a bit tingly and full bodied on the palate. It leaves your mouth a bit dry afterwards but surely does not take away from the overall experience. Leaves a little bitter aftertaste which is quite nice.

This beer is highly drinkable though I wouldn't want to sit and have more than couple pints of this stuff. It's a bit heavy so it can be quite filling especially if your drinking it with some desserts.

In the end Rogue makes a wonderful chocolate stout. It's one of the better ones currently on the market. Cheers!

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