Double Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #434
ABV:
9%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,364
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 10.14%
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
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Oregon, United States
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94
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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout
Notes: 10 Ingredients:
C120, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk™, Cascade and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops, Rolled Oats, Honey, Natural Chocolate Flavoring, Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water

22º PLATO
50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond
Reviews: 410 | Ratings: 1,824 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Usually I reserve such high scores for Barrel aged stuff, but man, this is among the best stouts that haven't spent time in a barrel.

Look: Brown head, even darker than most stouts. Impressive and looks more like hot chocolate than a beer.

Smell: Big notes of dark chocolate, almost like smelling a chocolate bar or maybe coco mix. Sweet and bitter but luxurious

Taste: Follows smell pretty closely, this stout probably incorporate chocolate better than any other, save the Founder's titans like KBS and CBS. Extra impressive is the flavor you get out of this at "only," 9%. Old Rasputin, at the same percent, tastes like a Guiness in comparison to this beer (no hate to Ol Rasp, still one of my favs). Despite the massive chocolate flavor, it toes the line well between dessert and beer. I never felt like this was TOO sweet like many adjunct stouts leave you feeling. Notes of coffee as well, though what good stout doesn't have that.

Feel: Again, really surprised at how full and rich this stout is without any barrel age. Though not *quite* as thick and chewy as a BBA Stout, it manages to get close without even hitting 10%, quite a feat if you ask me.

This beer is great with some cookies or brownies along with it if you are really craving that chocolate taste. On the other hand, it isn't so sweet that drinking it alone is nauseating. Great job by Rogue, will absolutely pick this up again if I have the chance. Another big selling point is that it isn't quite as expensive as a BBA stout but still scratches that itch for me.

May 04, 2021
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned 12/27/20, consumed 4/17/21. It has held up well. Not the best in this class but a worthy offering.
L: Drinking from the can - it's a nice one.
S: nice and chocolaty.
T: working for me. chocolate with some bitterness.
M: creamy, rich. nice.
O: what can I say? it's working for me.

Apr 18, 2021
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single 16oz can $4.50 Village Bottle Shop
90 Days old
Smell of rich chocolate, followed by cola
Dark black color
Heavy, creamy mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Taste of alcohol hits me first, then black coffee, chocolate,
Overall good, not great. I like high ABV beers that hide their alcohol, but this one has the alcohol upfront on every sip. Once you get pass that then its good so overall I think there are a lot better ones out there so probably won't buy this again.

Apr 03, 2021
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Opaque, very dark brown verging on black. Two fingers of thick chocolate milk head with excellent retention.

Smell: Milk chocolate, cherries, marshmallows.

Taste: Very chocolatey, with a bitter undertone that fades into an earthy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy, with decent carbonation.

Overall: A nice stout that gets a bit too bitter at the end to recommend it as a dessert beer, but still good to try.

Mar 27, 2021
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Passed on bottles at $15 a pop for years until this was available at $3.50/pint can. Score! Canned boxing day, 2020.

A very dark brown with a dense , brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose has a lot of chocolate, though not in a pastry way. Instead, it's toasty, creamy, sweet, with some vanilla, milk chocolate, a touch artificial, maybe? Mild roast. The palate opens with mild roast, a moderate cocoa, mildly burnt, rather heavily toasted with a fruity yeast flavor. Lots of milk chocolate. A definite yeast flavor is present. Deying, vegemite like flavors linger on in the finish. Solid

Mar 06, 2021
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 12/26/20. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; khaki head that fades leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of cocoa and chocolate. The aromas are mild overall. The chocolate really comes through in the flavor department. Lots of dark chocolate to give it a nice little bitterness. Hints of vanilla and marshmallows in the mix. Some roasted characteristics. Mild hints of coffee. It's more bitter than sweet. Malts do their thing. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's interesting because it almost feels thin one second and then it's fluffy and creamy the next. Either way it's just fine. This beer is dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid imperial stout. It might not be super flashy, but they did a really nice job of showcasing the chocolate. I really like their regular Chocolate Stout although I haven't had it in a very long time. I think they do the original justice with this version. It's enjoyable. Not bad at all.

Feb 14, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark color with nice head and lacing
Aroma has very generous dark chocolate hints
The taste follows the nose with a well balanced very enriched chocolate flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A great Imperial Stout

Feb 13, 2021
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Spikester from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with three fingers of brown head. Lots of tan fine bubble lace.
Smells of dark cocoa toffee and roasted malt.
Taste of bitter cocoa toffee burnt toast and hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with good carbonation level. The finish is lightly dry and bitter/sweet.
Overall a big beer that tastes great. Canned on 12-27-2020.

Feb 06, 2021
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It kind of smells like chocolate and bread. You can also catch that rich stout bitterness.

It's chocolaty and not dark chocolate but like the semisweet chocolate in a chocolate chip cookie. In fact with the yeasty breadiness it's like drinking a chocolate chip cookie Stout.

It's not at all thick for a stout with a medium body. It does have a little carbonation. It finishes with a long bitterness to stake it's claim as a stout.

It's very good.  Full of flavor and a pleasant mouthfeel.  I'll give it an even 5 out of 6. That's kind of odd that I think of 5 as even.

Feb 01, 2021
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Mark_Griffin from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful orange bottle. Pours as dark as can be with a nice full head. It has an immediate chocolate aroma even before you raise it to your nose and a chocolate and coffee flavor. Very enjoyable on a cold, wet Northwest afternoon.

Jan 22, 2020
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ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Love the bold red bottle and cartoonish chocolate bar pieces on the artwork! Anyways, this pours an awesome dark wet potting soil/black color with full opaqueness throughout....no light is getting through this one! The head is rich and creamy dense and has superb retention.....the dark tan colored foam starts about three fingers thick and settles to around one finger.....it really reminds me of what a nitro stout would look like. The lacing is also thick and sticky, leaving a snow capped mountain range around the inside of the glass. I would say that the overall look is of motor oil like texture....very impressive!

S- The aromas are delectable to the nasal cavitiy! Sweet milk chocolate creme, vanilla truffle, Nesquik syrup, dark chocolate covered almonds, Caramilk caramel, toasty toffee semi sweetness, mocha coffee and possibly some black forest cake.....the maraschino cherry fruit is picked up right at the finish of the smell. Pure dessert....cant wait to try!!

T- I get many of the same flavors as I did in the aromas, however, everything amplifies and the intensity becomes greater! The dark chocolate notes become heavy cocoa enriched, and bitter cocoa powder shows itself too. The coffee becomes less mocha like and more French press dark blend. The malt sweetness becomes much more toasted and bitter in a charred like manner. Oaked vanilla cream and yeast are present throughout and hints of alcohol add tang to the palate, before finishing in an Earthy burnt/hopped fashion....it lingers as a Stout will do, but it is seemingly clean all at the same time. Excellent!

M/O- This is definitely leaning towards full bodied, and the angle is quite steep! The carbonation is so rich and creamy, the flavors and liquid simply coat the palate methodically.....this is truly a real pleasure to enjoy. Overall I feel that the drinkability is high, even given the alcohol and body.....it is just so tasty and dessert like that there is absolutely no reason to share this, especially if one is planning on having this as a slow drink. I am completely happy to have spent the nearly $20 here in Alberta (thanks gov't taxes!) on this and highly recommend this to anybody that ranges from just getting into beer, over to the connoisseur....you won't be disappointed!

Jun 12, 2019
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RyanK252 from California

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at Rogue Brewer's on the Bay

A: Pours cascading browns, settling to a dark brown with a creamy khaki brown head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Big bittersweet and milk chocolate, vanilla, roasty earthy notes, and toffee sweetness.

T: Roasted malt, big milk chocolate, vanilla, slightly earthy, hints of char and coffee, and toffee sweetness.

M: A touch on the fuller side of medium body, soft carbonation, creamy smooth.

O: Straightforward chocolatey goodness.

Apr 16, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black; no light shall pass.

Nice dark khaki head; barely any lacing.

Smells of cocoa powder & chocolate syrup.

Thick mouthfeel; almost chalky.

Cocoa powder up front; coffee notes are present as well. Hops are present but don't quite jib.

Just a bit 'off' to me (it's that chalkiness) but definitely quaff-able.

Mar 06, 2019
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ChickenHeadCandy from Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml at 45F into a room temp 12oz tulip. No Bottle Date. Released January 2018.

Appearance: Pours black with huge dark tan head, completely opaque with small brown floaties that look like little pieces of milk chocolate. Leaves a little lace here and there as the glass empties on the way down.

Smell: Every time I take in the aroma from the glass before a sip I get something different, but everything chocolate - Mom's hot cocoa on a snowy school's-out day, Grandma's chocolate chip cookies, bake-sale brownies, semi-sweet morsels right out of the bag, summer-time hot fudge sundaes... If you're a chocolate fan at all, this smells awesome! There's also some smoke and a hint of cinnamon. The smell of this brew is probably my favorite attribute. I wish there was a Glade plug-in that smelled like this!

Taste: Simply put, this is a decadent liquid chocolate for grownups. There's also some smokiness, kind of a bacon smokiness, and in fact, it goes great with bacon! Seriously, try the combo. Now I'm hoping a brewer comes up with a chocolate-bacon stout! Absolutely no heat from the 9% ABV. This is a treat you could share with someone who swears they "don't like beer" and open their mind to approaching beer from a different perspective.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth with only a little carbonation tingle. Goes down very easy leaving a sweet cocoa finish that fades. A little bitterness just like eating high cacao content chocolate bars.

Overall: "Life is like a box of chocolates..." Forrest Gump would be proud to take a bottle (or a case!) of this to Jenny. A delicious experience that will bring back all your yummy chocolate memories.

Mar 26, 2018
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SoccerSeuss from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy dark brown with thin dark cream head that didn't dissipate. Dark chocolate with a hint of sweet malts on the nose. Taste followed aroma with a hint of honey on the finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A very tasty brew, chocolate taste without being too sweet.

Mar 03, 2018
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a small head leaving a fairly thick ring and minimal lacing.

The smell is chocolate, dark malts, and a little dark fruit underneath.

The taste is very chocolate filled with dark malts and coffee on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodies and medium carbonation.

Overall a surprisingly enjoyable beer. It has good chocolate flavor without being too sweet.

Feb 24, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours solid black,not to heavy on the carbonation but a fairly thick creamy feel. Aroma is milk chocolate,dark chocolate,a little vanilla,coffee,and malt. Taste is very similar to aroma,a slight bitter bite from what I think is the coffee and bakers chocolate taste. A very good beer that isn't short on flavor and hides the 9% abv fairly well

Feb 20, 2018
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Impetuous from Montana

4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown with little toasted brown head which leaves no lacing.

Flavors are chocolate and chocolate and hops and alcohol. Very smooth.

Pretty good.

Feb 07, 2018
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cdclark81 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very thick dark pour, almost syrupy. Lasting dark tan head with little lacing. The chocolate is the dominant factor on the nose. It's a bit of a dark chocolate, but a little sweet milk chocolate as well. A little bit of caramel as well. On the tongue, a little bit of alcohol upfront, and a bit of coffee as well. The chocolate comes in on the way down, but it's mostly a dark chocolate. The bitterness comes in the back with a bit of a smoky flavor as well. I taste a bit of vanilla as the beer warms a little. A very full bodied beer, obviously. This is my first time having this and my third Rogue beer. So far, they're 3-for-3. Really good beer. I'll get it again, but probably not often, at its price point.

Sep 09, 2017
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CantDrinkEveryBeer from Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ML bottle poured into a large mug.

Look: Gorgeous, dark and imposing. Pure black in color. The head pours three fingers, and is toffee brown, thick and foamy.

Smell: Dark chocolate is in the forefront, with notes of coffee and oak following.

Taste: Delicious. Semisweet dark chocolate and rich roasted malt, with smoky, Arabica coffee rushing in as it sits on the palate. The aftertaste is toasted marshmallow. Everything about this is good.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth, as befits a stout.

Overall: An amazing dessert beer, one I'll look forward to having again when I have a spare 14 bucks sitting around.

Aug 07, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a snifter, the pour shows a nice jet black color in its initial appearance. The head had a tan one finger foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light lacing here and there. The smell has a rich sticky sweet dark chocolate and allows a nice sweet milk chocolate coming in heavy. After the chocolates, a light roasty coffee comes in with a subtle vanilla which then is followed by a super light caramel aroma. The taste took all of these flavors and combined extremely nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sticky chocolate aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was a pretty good Double Stout I’d have again.

Jun 25, 2017
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ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one I've been looking to try and find for awhile and I finally got my hands on one. For a 22 oz. it was $11.99 so I expected a really solid beer.

Pours a black color. Smells heavy chocolate, hence the double chocolate flavor. A little hint of coffee. Tastes very smooth, very creamy. I absolutely enjoyed it, especially at 9% abv. A great dessert beer. Wish it wasn't so expensive but that's Rogue, hence why I didn't think it was 10/10. Other than that it was everything I expected.

Jun 16, 2017
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Deep black with a large silky tan head that sticks around and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - Rich chocolate with sweet roasted malt - mild smell overall.
T - Decadent. Bitter dark chocolate throughout paired nicely with sweet roasted malt. Some hops present but in my opinion barely noticeable - this one is all about the chocolate and malt. Some earth and vanilla notes.
F - Medium to full bodied with a mild amount of carbonation - smooth, but not as silky smooth as others in this category such as Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout.
O - This is a fantastic chocolate stout. Rich chocolate flavors with roasted malt and a mild hop presence. Definitely a dessert beer but a great beer nonetheless.

Mar 18, 2017
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Bum4ever from California

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Super dark black and thick looking, with a inch of tan head that sticks.
S: Chocolate and not a lot else going on.
T: Bitter chocolate taste with barley and hops.
F: Very thick and smooth, good feel
O: Very solid double chocolate stout, but the smell is a little disappointing.

Feb 28, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black motor oil looking substance. Highly viscous with a wonderful and smooth creamy tan head. Granted, that's as far as I can take it with this paper cup, except that it does leave a nice lace.

A: Smells a bit like German chocolate cake with a hint of cherries and a somewhat noticeable alcohol presence.

T: Taste follows with chocolate, toasted almonds, extra roasty malts, burnt toast, dark fruits, and some alcohol again.

F: In one word; decadent. In more than one word; smooth, rich, velvety, creamy, full bodied, again with the alcohol warmth.

O: This is a great stout. With the alcohol presence dialed down, this might be an exceptional chocolate stout.

Feb 28, 2017
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