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Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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4,208 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: 4,208 |  Reviews: 1,914
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GuinnessRegular92
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Personally this Rogue beer is the only worth trying Rogue beer out there. I have tried a couple other kinds of theirs and this one was the only one that tasted exactly like it was advertised. Very good Chocolate Stout for those out there that like their Stouts actually sweet with Chocolate versus the Oatmeal or bitter taste.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jdaelhousen
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick pour, but has an elegant formation for 1 inch of head.

Smelled of extremely sweet chocolate malts and nutty aroma.

Upon first taste, the chocolate sensation is immediately present, but a woody flavoring hits the palatte right before consumption of the sip.

The aftertaste contains a sweet and pleasant blend of the woody flavor and the dominant chocolate notes.

The mouthfeel of this stout is very thick and syrupy while the balanced alcohol % is noticeable... Overall, a fine choice for an after-dinner beverage and high on my list of chocolate stouts.

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Photo of AleDrinkToThat
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Richly dark, with a short light brown head that lasts for a pretty good while.

S: Cho.Co.Late. Really, it smells of cocoa powder, or the sugar free mocha syrup that we use at work (Starbucks). A very slight twang of the alcohol as well.

T: Wonderful dessert chocolate flavor, but not very sweet. A roasted flavor is present, and there's a tartness from the malt and alcohol that reminds of the kind of tart berries that pair well with chocolate.

M: Not too terribly thick, but the roasted chocolate flavor stays in the mouth for a good period of time. The tartness of the alcohol and oh-so-slight hops bitterness finish.

D: It's a really "fun" beer to drink. As has been recommended on the site before, it would do very well as a lone-standing dessert or paired with a chocolate-based dessert. I'll enjoy going back for it again and again.

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= pours a pitch black hue with a 2 finger chocolate milk colored head

S= smells simply like chocolate and roasted hops

T= tastes of bitter chocolate, coffee.

MF= vary little carbonation but very pleasing

great desert beer,but i would prefer samuel smith's imperial stout over this one because i feel that you get a better tasting stout for the money, for example Rogue chocolate stout is around $ 5.75 for a 1pint, 6oz bottle, and a samuel smith's 4-pack is about 8 or 9 dollars, but it is very good and i may buy this one a again.


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Photo of BeerMeInMS
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drinking Date: 12/31/11

Glassware: Pint

Appearance: Pitch black with foamy, bubbly brown head that leaves thick lacing behind as sip through the brew.

Smell: At first sniff a zesty, floral/citrusy hop smell was the heart of the aroma. However, as the head got thinner, Milk chocolaty notes asserted themselves for a mild, but pleasing smell.

Taste: A sharp cocoa flavor was foremost that was immediately accompanied with a roasted character; hops shone through and provided a zesty but balanced bitterness; then sweet chocolate comes in that reminded me of desert; These flavors play around in every sip; As it comes up to room temperature, the sweetness and roasted notes become more pronounced; finishes surpisingly clean with some bitterness, which allows the next sip to be met with a fairly clean palate. Wonderful...

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth and rich; crisp and clean on the end.

Overall: The taste is perfect...It's got variety, depth, and complexity all wrapped in deliciousness. Great Brew and Highly Recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Super dark brown with lots of tan head. The head dissipates but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell- Chocolate is dominant. Sort of a dark chocolate smell except there is a sweet scent that is hard to place.

Taste- Tons of chocolate and some dark roasted malts. There is a bit of bitterness at the end which makes me think of coffee but I don't think it actually is. A little alcohol creeps in at the end.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, silky, awesome.

Overall- A very nice chocolate stout. It's not something I'd want everyday but when I'm in the mood I wouldn't hesitate to get it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
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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4.44/5  rDev +7%
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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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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2.96/5  rDev -28.7%
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 +20.5%

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4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
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 +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,208 ratings
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