Double Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

1,754 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,754 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of mdaschaf
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours black with a fizzy one finger brown head that reduces rather quickly, but reforms with some agitation. No lacing though.

S: As the name implies, lots of chocolate, mostly milk chocolate. There is a bit of cream, cocoa, and faint roast.

T: Rich chocolate dominates the flavor profile on this beer. More milk chocolate and some dark chocolate, a bit of licorice and anise as well.

M: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation, rather smooth.

O: A nice dessert beer, went well with molten chocolate cake. A little rich to be consumed all the time though.

 569 characters

Photo of HoppyHoward
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

750ml bottle into Rogue goblet.

A - Dark black-brown with a really creamy, dark tan head.

S - Chocolate milk, fudge, and a hint of roasted malt. Potent chocolate notes.

T - Rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, sweet cocoa. Hints of vanilla and light coffee. Earthy hops lend balance. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and wood on the finish.

M - Extra creamy, soft and almost silky. Medium-full body with mild carbonation.

O - Wow, this is a superb imperial chocolate stout. Alcohol is not evident at all and results in an rather easy drinking beer. Lots of natural chocolate flavor, nothing artificial. Great balance.

 624 characters

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of redman683
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of gunpwdr
3.19/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The attack on this beer is where all the action is - chocolaty, malty, good bitter notes. The mid-palate, however, is where the beer takes a turn for the worse and is not ameliorated by the finish. Nothing but medicinal bitterness from the mid-palate onwards... buttressed by an unsmooth texture. I had high hopes for this stout but re-purchase it I will not.

 359 characters

Photo of shamrock1343
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ESeab
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JGuzzle
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft into a tulip.

A - Poured an almost completely opaque black with about a half inch of foamy, sticky head. Very pleasant looking.

S - Perhaps a little obvious...but chocolately. Roasted cocoa with a hint of malt.

T - Follows the nose although not overpowering with chocolate. Alcohol is present but hidden well considering it is 8%

M - Thick. Almost to the point of milkiness but still very nice considering the flavor.

O - Not my favorite chocolate stout but a nice offering from Rogue. Your results may vary if you have this out of the bottle.

 564 characters

Photo of Ilafan
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look, I love chocolate, and I love chocolate beers. So when this bright red bottle jumped out at me on the shelves, I grabbed it. The name does not disappoint. The pour is luxuriously dark and rich with a tan head and intricate lacing. The coffee-cocoa aroma entices the taste buds. And then the taste. As Sulu says, "Ohhh Myyy." Double-chocolate indeed! But it isn't just any chocolate. It's the rich and bitter taste of a dark chocolate that dominates. A rich taste indeed. I loved this effort from Rogue.

 507 characters

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of browniewithnuts
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

A - Hard pour into pint glass leads to about 2.5 fingers of deep tan head. Good retention, crazy lacing. The beer itself is motor oil thick and motor oil black. Looks rich, thick and beautiful.

S - Strong milk chocolate and dry cocoa powder up front. Double chocolate indeed! Very mild vanilla hints just below, touch of roasted malt comes at the end. For the most part each whiff just betrays layer after layer of subtly different chocolate. Smells like it's accomplished it's mission!

T - At a colder temperature, there's a surprising oaky bite, with a hint of vanilla, followed by splashes of different chocolate characters. Rich and imperial tasting, touches of anise and coffee, and a spicy bite I can't put my finger on. Very minor alcohol traces in the flavor, nothing too drastic considering this years 9%, Very enjoyable stout. As it warms up, the oaky notes and the sweet chocolate become more powerful and give the beer even more dessert quality.

M - Thick, smooth, and creamy. Touch of carbonation gives it a balanced and enjoyable mouthfeel. I personally think this one requires a very hard, straight pour for best enjoyment.

O - Excellent offering from rogue, proof that when they do something right, they do it 100%. I will always be on the lookout for another double chocolate, a great dessert beer.

 1,319 characters

Photo of dmmcgove
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of USMA86
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased for just 9 bucks at Allegheny discount. Bottled last summer so it's around 8 months old and he told me the retail for this is 16 bucks. I remember it being amazing so I plunked down the money on the spot.

A - A very hard pour produced a full inch of deep mocha head. Color is that of a thick stout a deep black brown. Did I say thick, it literally "globed" out of the bottle.

S - Smell is rather anise and dark chocolate forward, sort of fudge like but not overly sweet to really call this a desert. Smells of some licorice and other fruity dark malts also.

T - Ow yeah I like this. I really enjoy how it never becomes too sweet with the hop kick in the back end, or maybe it a mild twang of grain but it drinks like liquid bittersweet dark chocolate. Thankfully not too much anise or licorice just some mild roasty twang mixed in with chocolate and a mild kick of piney hops.

M - Slick, semi bitter, and the chocolate flavor really coats the mouth.

Overall a really great beer that I wish I could find for the 9 dollar price tag again (like southern tier Chocolat) but if you see this under 10 dollars pick it up. Tasty stuff.

 1,149 characters

Photo of jal0607
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Jhastings79
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've dealt with a lot of Rogue beer with my job as a beer sales rep. Rogue can make some pretty good beers....and some marketed to consumers that have those taste buds that others just can't understand.
But this beer, this beer really takes the cake if you are a fan of Porters and Stouts. Not only does the bottle have the appeal of a moth to a bug zapper, but once you pop the cap the smell of chocolate!
A treat that you can enjoy at every temperature range through all 750ml.
Highly suggest using this stout for a chocolate stout float! Yep....that's what I said. Give it a shot folks.

 607 characters

Photo of BugTownPub
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of smonice
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tarks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kevin73
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I admit, at first, I was drawn by the shiny red bottle. Big, obvious, and obnoxious. The "brewed with natural flavors" tagline was also a little disconcerting as this is usually marketing lingo for "brewed with natural-tasting flavors". In fact this beer is brewed with real ingredients, no shortcuts taken. I also admit that I was biased against Rogue since none of their beers had wow'ed me. So I tried this one attempting to keep an open mind. Fortunately I had the opportunity to taste this back to back with another great chocolate stout, which is in fact a porter, called Mogli by Cascade. These two beers are very similar. Pours very thick with a tan head leaving rings of lacing, slightly thicker than Cascade's Choco Porter. The smell is KAPOW! chocolate! It's not even subtle. The flavor is deliciously sweet milk chocolate balanced by notes dried fruit and hops on the finish. Also some alcohol heat on the finish. My bottle says 9%, not 8% according to BA. Fully bodied and silky smooth. Not as oily as the Mogli but at the same time not quite as punchy on the hops. I love this style and recommend it without reservation.

 1,134 characters

Photo of mitlinks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black color with a large, foamy, bubbly, sticky, cafe colored head. Great retention leaving a nice ring of lace when it settles.

S - Sweet milk chocolate and fudge along with a more bitter baker's chocolate. Notes of caramel and irish creme. Slight roasted and earthy aroma but nothing really bitter.

T - A mix of different chocolates along with a slight alcohol burn. Starts with a sweeter fudge flavor with a strong dark chocolate bursting through quickly. Mid sip there is a strong roasted, earthy cocoa flavor along with a slight burnt brown sugar taste. A touch of coffee/mocha. Finishes with a bittersweet chocolate and a slight kick of irish creme alcohol taste.

M - Medium to full body. Average to slightly below average carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

D - Very easy to drink chocolate beer. Not too sweet/cloying but not too bitter and earthy. Nice balance all around. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. An enjoyable chocolate beer.

Notes: ABV 8.7%. Overall this was an enjoyable high alcohol chocolate beer. Not too sweet but still something nice to sip on for a chocolate kick. Nice mix of flavors displaying a wide range of chocolate. I know, it's crazy to find a tasty, decently priced Rouge beer, but this follows the original Chocolate Stout up nicely.

 1,277 characters

Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,754 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.