Double Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Brad007 on 08-03-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
1,713
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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224
Gots:
424
For Trade:
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Reviews by nomomentwasted:
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this out of the bottle several times over now, which is saying something for the price point. I keep coming back because it's a great beer to show to people regardless of their experience with beer: the amount of chocolate is truly something to behold. In all seriousness: if anyone knows of a beer more chocolaty than this one, please let me know.

Appearance: Big, brown-black brew with great lacing and a two-finger crown of pure milk-chocolate head. Billowy head, great lacing, and a great color? I'm on board so far.

Smell: Chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Milk chocolate mixed with melted Hershey's bar and chocolate milk. Patent malt is there, as is some honey sweetness, but there's no two ways about it: this is a chocolate bomb, through and through.

Taste: Wow, who'd have guessed: more chocolate! It's Chocolate Stout Jr. on steroids. The nose is almost underwhelming for how chocolaty this beer is. Every sip just brought on more roasty, slick, milky chocolate. It can get a little sweet on the back end, and definitely is a need-to-be-in-the-mood-for-it kind of brew, but when you are, this brings the chocolate and it brings it hard.

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I would hope for, but then again, it's not even 9%. For an Imperial Stout, that's slightly low for what I've come to expect. It comes through in the mouthfeel. However, aftertaste is very chocolaty and not overly dry, so we're still in play. Not too bitter, and in fact, the IBUs are only 50. That's pretty low for other stouts in class.

Drinkability: This beer is the ultimate mood beer. If you're with anyone in the mood for chocolate, this beer will absolutely not let you down. Some beers say they taste chocolaty, while other beers just are. This beer may be the king of latter. Now would I want this every day? No. Would I want 22oz of it by myself? Probably very rarely. But for the right occasion? You betcha.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of trackedout
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very opaque dark brown, almost black. Has a creamy tan head, leaving a nice lacing.

S - Deep roasted malts, heavy on the chocolate.

T - Chocolate is heavy throughout, but not too sweet or overbaring. Has a bitter kick at the end. Everything working together nicely and hides the alcohol too well.

M - Silky and creamy, medium body with perfect carbonation.

Overall I love this stout. It's been my go to the past couple weeks. I feel the chocolate on this is just right, not too sweet. Definitely worthy of it's rating.

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Photo of oberon
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I really liked the Double Mocha Porter so I was lookin forward to this beer,my expectations were met and exceeded.The pour couldnt get any better, (hence the score)jet black with a fluffy,craterous two finger deep mocha colored head,just perfect in the imperial nonic.Deep almost fude-like chocolate in the nose,a bit of raw nuttiness as well,you could say like a walnut fudge brownie.The chocolate on the palate is cakey but not overly sweet,just enough raw earth/nut in the finish keeps this beer immensely drinkable and makes me want more than I have.I like this better than ST Choklat and that is really saying something,this is a great beer,my wife and I will enjoy my second bottle.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at ROGUE Ales Publick House in San Francisco. I was told it was 9.5% by the beer tender, but I see it is listed here at 8%. I thought it was lacking in alcohol for a 9.5 ABV so I tend to agree with the 8% here.

The Rogue Double Chocolate Stout pours a pitch black in the glass with a thick chocolate mousse like head, pretty good retention, but no real lacing to talk about. On the nose are pronounced aromas of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake...needless to say, there is a lot of chocolate. Besides chocolate, I get raisin, roasted hazelnuts, espresso, & cognac.

Everything that I got on the nose, I get on the palate with a full & rich texture, full body, & long finish. Overall, this is a solid beer worth trying at least once. Recommended if you're looking to try something new, but if you're strapped for cash....go with the regular chocolate stout instead.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemetric
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of supa0525
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Shifty32
3.12/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.9/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy brown head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet baker's chocolate with some roast and a touch of alcohol.

The flavor is a bit thin and subdued. It's some slightly chalky, very sweet, roasted chocolate malts, with some vegetal notes. The finish is some strong roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with soft carbonation.

Overall, it had promise as a sweet dessert beer, but it had too many flaws.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lgrec8
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Torey
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Meyers1023
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoetheMatt
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TheRamie
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stebow1289
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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