Double Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales

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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #873
ABV:
9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,527
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 10.19%
Ratings:
1,838
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 02:35 AM
Added:
Aug 03, 2010
Wants:
  239
Gots:
  454
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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 pianoguy
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by pianoguy from Washington

16 Oz can. Canned 11/17/21. Poured into a pint glass

Pours a solid black body with a khaki head. Good retention. A couple of rings of thin lacing

Malt forward scent is chocolate heavy. Very sweet. Nestles milk chocolate leads off with German chocolate cake notes. A little barley or possibly oat notes are present as well. Overall scent is very prominent.

Taste follows. Sweet nestles chocolates. Taste is reminiscent of the nestles chocolate quick from my childhood

Smooth full feel fits the style...

... but what is the style? Beer with adjutants ? A "malt beverage"? There was so much chocolate added in the brewing process that at times this was more like drinking a cholate drink then a beer.
That said, I did enjoy it and will probably get it again. The interesting thing is that I detected absolutely zero (of the 9%) booze in the scent or the taste. Whatever this is I like it!


Taste is sweet

Yesterday at 02:35 AM
 
4.28 by fiveiron from Minnesota on Thursday at 12:46 AM
 
4.33 by tjb27 from Minnesota on Thursday at 12:45 AM
 
4.17 by einman from Minnesota on Apr 29, 2022
 
4.28 by Happyyb from New Hampshire on Apr 09, 2022
 
4.16 by TheItalianStallion from New York on Mar 20, 2022
 
4 by mpenske from California on Mar 04, 2022
 
3.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
 
4.38 by o29 from Texas on Jan 30, 2022
 
4 by rfreed from Washington on Jan 25, 2022
 
3.87 by BLarson31 from Minnesota on Sep 06, 2021
Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Excellent head production and good retention; nice lacing. Nose is roasty and chocolatey even from a distance. A bit sharp and metallic up close, with additional notes of cola, molasses, and prune.

Really lovely blend of the palate: chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, espresso, toast, caramel, molasses, cola, prune. Plenty of chocolate, but it's not overly sweet, walking the line between a flavored imperial stout and a dessert stout.

Full bodied but lively. Drinks a bit easier than the 9% ABV.

Aug 01, 2021
 
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 15, 2021
 
4.97 by KrissyKat6 from New York on Jun 30, 2021
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 03, 2021
 
4.5 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on May 26, 2021
Photo of Ernald_Elbertson
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

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
 
3.94 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Apr 23, 2021
Photo of cjeep
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

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
 
4.12 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2021
Photo of chitoryu12
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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
 
4.07 by Taenim from New Jersey on Mar 23, 2021
 
5 by Gubblecote from New York on Mar 09, 2021
Photo of DefenCorps
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DefenCorps from Oregon

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
 
4.03 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Mar 04, 2021
Photo of BB1313
3.57/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

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
 
4.39 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 14, 2021
Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a dark color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and cacao hints
The taste follows the nose with a well balanced malt and chocolate flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good tasting well balanced Stout

Feb 13, 2021
Photo of Spikester
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Spikester from Oregon

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
Photo of blazerkor
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by blazerkor from Nevada

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
 
4.36 by Guerrelli from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2021
 
4.28 by BNoble4Life from New York on Jan 27, 2021
 
4.31 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Feb 22, 2020
Photo of Mark_Griffin
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Mark_Griffin from Washington

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
 
3.99 by robotic_being from Florida on Aug 21, 2019
Photo of Samnem
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Samnem from Georgia

Really enjoyed this beer at the brewery. Had both the regular and nitro versions. Both excellent, but preferred the nitro.

Aug 05, 2019
 
3.71 by user785335 from Florida on Jul 21, 2019
 
4.45 by Tyler123384 from Florida on Jun 24, 2019
Photo of ChrisCage
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

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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