Double Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #353
ABV:
9%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,239
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 10.14%
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
1,805
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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Summer
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SCORE
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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
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Photo of Mark_Griffin
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.

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Photo of ChrisCage
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!

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Photo of RyanK252
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of ChickenHeadCandy
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.

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Photo of SoccerSeuss
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.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
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

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Photo of Impetuous
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.

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Photo of cdclark81
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.

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Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of ThomasTheTank88
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.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L - Deep black with a silky tan head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - Rich chocolate with sweet roasted malt
T - Decadent. Chocolate throughout paired nicely with sweet roasted malt. A mild alcohol presence on the back end but barely noticeable. Some hops present but in my opinion barely noticeable - this one is all about the chocolate and malt.
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 and alcohol presence. Definitely a dessert beer but a great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Bum4ever
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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
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.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - pitch black with a one-finger mocha head with little retention or lacing.
Smell - chocolate really shines, almost like cocoa powder was dumped in the beer, there's also more subtle notes of sweet roasted malts.
Taste - roasted malts hit hard, bitter coffee, and notes of sweet chocolate.
Feel - good carbonation, slightly thin body, sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, I'd like more chocolate in the flavor profile and for the body to be thicker/chewier as opposed to slick and thin.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with small, thin, short lived brown head. Light lacing

Dark chocolate, roasted caramel malt and cocoa powder

Roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, hints coffee. Finishes semi dry with lingering Bitter chocolate. Heavier side of medium body. Medium carbonation in my opinion slightly to much

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Photo of mintzmeet
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. Smells like nesquik, actually tastes like it too. Like a wonderful stout mixed with a whole box of nesquik. Thick. Nice malt. Midnight black. Nice coppery head and lacing.

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This has been a favorite of my wife and I for years. Reserved a couple at Tipsy's in Littleton, CO for Christmas Day snicker's for Bob and the fam. Snicker's - Rogue Double Chocolate Stout mixed with Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. But this stout is a heck of a thick chocolate stout with good ABV. Almost a dessert beer like Southern Tier's offerings. Tons of chocolate, that's all I have to say.

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Photo of Bartleby91
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is pitch black with a tan head that left a bit of lacing.
The aroma is big dark chocolate along with a caramel malt sweetness and cocoa powder.
The tastes are dominated by bittersweet chocolate along with some malt sweetness and a bit of earthy hop.
The palate is medium-full with chocolate and earthy bitterness lingering.
Overall this is a really nice stout that definitely lives up to the name.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Motor oil black with a nice chocolate powder looking head. gorgeous lacing around the glass as well..

S- chocolate and toasted caramel malts.

F- creamy chocolate with subtle hints of toasted caramel malts

M- quite sweet but not too sweet that distracts from the beer. Very well complemented. Creamy and smooth.

O- great great stout...i love it.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: pours dark brown, looks black in the glass. Has a nice huge brown head.
S: sweet chocolate, like nestle powder sweetness.
T: big sweetness, huge chocolate.
F: thick, flavors do linger but it's not coating.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout in a bomber. Decent head, lasted a bit, real nice chocolate aroma. Tastes a bit chocolaty, some bitter. Would get it again.

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Photo of RickyS
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very creamy head for a black beer. The aroma is dominated by chocolate, not extremely sweet and maybe by roasted malts. The taste is quite different. Way more bitter with an almost cardboardy finish. Like a ton of cocoa powder. I am a little mixed about this as I believe is overpowering. Medium carbonation. This beer is ok but definitely overpriced.

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