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: 1,747
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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Photo of DudMan
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black as night with a brown foamy head with light lacing. Smells of sweet chocolate. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate in the front and ever so slightly bitter in the finish. Very smooth but a light mouthfeel for a 9% stout. That being said it's easy drinking and has a good chocolate taste.

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Photo of SovereignGood
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BevMo - couldn't find a bottled on date.

L: Deep black with a brown head that seems to retain itself nicely and leaves small amount of lacing around the glass.

S: Sweet chocolate with slight hint of vanilla. Dark, toasty malt notes that brings hints of bitterness that is counterbalanced by the sweetness of the milk-chocolate notes.

T: Sweet chocolate milk with a perfect amount of roast from the malts. Alcohol is very well hidden at 9% - nice.

F: Pleasant, medium mouthfeel that seems to suit this style excellently.

Overall, a very nice chocolate stout; I will definitely be picking up another bottle soon

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Photo of KevCan
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had at my parents' house. Dad bought from Total Wine. No bottling date. Poured from the 750mL bottle into a gold-rimmed Westvleteren chalice. Paired with some really good local pizza.

Look: Pours out like oil, pitch black. Just a faint dark brown when held up to the light. Very small brown head which disappears like Houdini.

Smell: Predominantly dark berries, with some milk chocolate. Chocolate-covered cherry.

Taste: Tastes awesome, even better than it smells. Tons of chocolate, and still some dark fruits. Just a hint of bitterness to round it out. Hides the 9% ABV very well.

Feel: Coats the mouth, silky smooth.

Overall: Really great. This would work well both with dinner and dessert.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown/black with some tan head and a bit of lacing
Smell: chocolate syrup, roasted malt
Taste: Sweet chocolate syrup, roastiness, and a bit of balancing bitterness. Alcohol is apparent.
Feel: Pretty strong carbonation for an imperial; perhaps the biggest letdown

Overall: This was a decent stout, but it had the misfortune of following a Founder's Breakfast Stout, which exceeds it in every respect. The mouthfeel was probably the biggest letdown, and the chocolate flavors seem a bit too syrupy to me.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, a great combination of chocolate and imperial. This pours deep dark with a lasting skim of brown foam. The aroma is subtle, but amazing - dark semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is more complex with the noticeable chocolate combining with roasted malt and a slight bitter hop balance. I can go sweeter in this genre, but wow, what balance.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: dark chocolate, liquor, silky, roasted beans, boozy presence.
Black and opaque with a tan webbed lattice.
toasted deep cocoa nose.
Full body, with some dry notes, silky almost a bit sweet.

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Photo of justinp444
3.01/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter, it has a 2 and a half inch thick two tone beige and slight khaki head with a black body. Smell of hot chocolate, cocoa powder, some citrus, grapefruit, light light roasted malt, and slight coffee. Taste is chocolate, a nice amount of grapefruit hops, dry cocoa powder, slight roasted malt, some metallic, citrus, and maybe a tad bit of nectarine. Mouth feel is overly dry, moderate to full with a moderate body. Really disappointed with this one, I expected a high abv chocolate bomb and ended up with something that resembles a lower abv hoppy stout with a fine (as in thin) chocolate addition. A slight metallic from what I assume is the oats, too much citrus that retracts from the chocolate flavor, and a overall light not stout-y mouth feel leave much to desire.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smells great, dark chocolate, almost fudge like aroma. Black with big brown foamy head. Taste is dark chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, nicely carbonated, and sweet. Comparable to Sam Smiths Organic Chocolate.

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Photo of L0ne
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Dark brown, almost black, almost opaque. Sweet chocolate, roasty bitterness, a little bit of creaminess in the mouthfeel. No noticeable alcohol.

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

On tap at PreFunk. Wasn't expecting it to be this good, but its pretty damn tasty. Chocolatey, just like that name says. Creamy texture, dark semi sweet chocolate dominates the nose. Small creamy beige head. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roast grains, burnt toast. Silky smooth, bittersweet finish. Yea, it deserves the score....

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
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