Double Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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Double Chocolate StoutDouble Chocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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

50 IBU
74 AA
135º Lovibond

Added by Brad007 on 08-03-2010

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Reviews: 386 | Ratings: 1,746
Photo of Ryan4120
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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 -5.5%
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 -0.7%
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 -4.5%
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 -2.6%
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 +4.1%
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 +11%
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 0%
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 +0.7%
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 -2.9%
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 -7.6%
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 -5.5%
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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Photo of q33jeff
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Earthy Chocolaty Aroma, not too strong. Some Barley, classic Ale Whiffs.Nice large Tan Head, dark black color. Thick, but Fizzy.Dark Chocolate. Vanilla.Excellent feel to the beer. Good carbonation, despite the viscosity. Head faded, but there is a lasting creamyness. Drank at Room Temperature.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This had better be really good! Their 750-ml bottles seem ridiculously expensive & I have a sneaking suspicion that it is due to the heavy ceramic coating that they are putting over the brown glass of the bomber. I purchased this at The Fridge a few days ago and I may try blending it with some fruit beers over the course of the day.

From the bottle: They are now up to "12 Ingredients: 2-Row, C120, Chocolate & Rogue Farms Dare (tm) & Risk (tm) Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Honey, Chocolate, Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast." The stats remain the same as shown in the Notes section.

I Pop!ped the cap & then it was Bomber away! It actually evinced a pseudo-cascade as it began to settle into three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention. Its slow departure left really sticky lacing in its wake. Color was solid Black/Opaque (SRM = 44). It was like a Black Hole, sucking in all surrounding light, allowing none of it to penetrate, not even at the edges. Black as night, it were! Even the white bits was black! A tip o' the Wood to "Ripping Yarns", S1E2, "The Testing of Eric Olthwaite" for that last bit. Nose smelled like chocolate cake! My birthday was just a few days ago & while I did not have cake & ice cream to celebrate, beer will do nicely. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The taste was like liquefied chocolate cake! OMFG, but it was really, really sweet! I am a self-described/avowed hophead & this hit me like the onset of diabetic shock! Once I got past the initial inherent sweetness, I began to taste a light smokiness, probably from the dark malt(s). Finish was very sweet, reminding me that I really don't care much for sweets, especially really sweet stuff, like chocolate. I'm sure that this is well-done, but between the large format, the price point & the unrelenting sweetness, I would only have this on draught or shared among several people. I also want to see how it pairs with some fruit beers that I have set aside for later today.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this poured into a stout glass. Color was a deep coffee brown, with a sticky tan head. Flavor and aroma are rich on oats and'll immediately think of a milkshake on your first sip. Not too boozy. The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. Probably my favorite rogue I've tried to date and exactly what you'd want from a double chocolate stout.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice looking pitch black stout with a decent amount of lacing and a nice pale brown head.

aroma is slightly vegetal with only hints of chocolate, interesting.

taste is full on roasty malt and dark chocolate, baking chocolate semi-sweetness comes through and finishes with a clean bitterness.

Pretty good mouthfeel, very drinkable, but not thick and chewy like I like my stouts!

Great brew!

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Photo of Crackblind
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bomber poured into a chalice. First off, I really like the bottle design - beautiful, unique red opaque with only text to tell you what it is very simple but it works. As for the brew itself, a remarkable example of a chocolate stout. The nose, look, and feel are spot on. Incredible on the tongue, the 9% is not noticeable at all (you can decide if that's a plus or minus for yourself). Well priced, well made. Glad I grabbed a second one to cellar. Let's see if I can resist.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a simple, satisfying chocolate stout. Smooth, slightly bitter, not too sweet. Could be a go-to if not for the bomber size and the immense availability of this style from many other brewers in my area.

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Photo of Crubbsy
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark black with a thin tan head that dissolved fairly quickly. Completely opaque.

Smell: Delicious sweet chocolate aroma. Almost smells like smores. No smell of malt or hops at all. Just sweet chocolate and marshmallow.

Taste: Not as sweet of a flavor as the smell would suggest. Balanced nicely between sweet and dry. Very roasty at the beginning, sweet chocolate briefly in the middle, and bitter at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly astringent, thin and light body.

Overall: Good beer. Excellent aroma and chocolatey flavor in middle of tasting. A little light bodied and bitter for my stout preferences, but overall a solid beer.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap.

Opaque black.
Chocolate aroma. Moderate caramel. Maple syrup.
Medium high cocoa flavor. Semi-sweet. Moderate bitterness.
Full body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall great pleasant chocolate stout.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown turbidity and a tan head that produced a full inch of head. Aroma was shockingly, chocolate, not boozy. Impressive.

Taste is real sweet, plenty of beetus jokes if you're into that still years later. Its a damn fine chocolate beer, and it really does pretty much double the already excellent regular/single Rogue Chocolate stout without getting boozy or stupid. Its really smooth and drops a ton of chocolate. Its not necessarily dark chocolate, its a little sweeter than that and less bitter. Would love to see a bourbon barreled version of this.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still relatively clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown highlights when held up tot he night. The beer has a three finger tall foamy mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized medium thick patch surrounded by a small amount of very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and roasted malts with a light to moderate aromas of cacao nibs. Hints of milk chocolate in the finish.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor chocolate malts and roasted malts. Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of bittersweet chocolate, cacao nibs, and dark chocolate. Light flavors of slightly sweet milk chocolate. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Extremely easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable but it needs to be sipped slowly or it could get you into trouble. Very smooth with wonderful chocolate flavors + aromas.

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Photo of Deerin
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Received this one as a gift. Poured the 750ml bomber into a tulip (gradually, that is)

Look: + Points for the opaque bottle, looks cool too. This is a damn sleek looking beer, looks like pure dark chocolate with a decent head. Black and completely opaque.

Smell: Smells like a chocolate stout... can't pick up a whole lot in this department. It has a bit of a pleasing sweetness here however.

Taste: mmm... this is good. Now I'm semi wishing I'd saved this for a special occasion. Smooth, chocolatey, sweet, but not too much so. Damn tasty. Doesn't taste at all like a 9%er either- dangerously smooth.

Mouthfeel: Silky, silky, silky.

Definitely my new favorite stout... yum.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: black, even when held to light, minimal tan head
S: mixture of dark & milk chocolate
T: as suggested in the name, mostly a chocolate taste, but more bitter than I anticipated. very good.
F: light for a stout, but still very smooth

Wasn't quite what I was expecting, but great overall nonetheless.

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Photo of Benjo87
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - jet black in a glass with a 3 finger tan brown coloured head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - obvious chocolate. Bakers chocolate but there is a sweet lactose smell aswell. Roasted malts. Smells great.

Taste - Bakers chocolate, not overly sweet, it has a nice bitter finish. No sign of the 9% whatsoever. Brilliantly crafted beer. If you thought the normal rogue chocolate stout was good, this one is even better.

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