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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Jmitchell3
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Black, dark chocolate black. Dark brown head, medium-fine bubbles. Thick.
S: Smells of strong chocolate, some dankness. A bit of alcohol smell. I get just a hint of red-wine type aroma in this.
T: Rich chocolaty flavors. Knock you over the head chocolate.
M: Full, milky feel. Sweet up front with a very dry finish.
O: Enjoyable, but very chocolaty. Knock over the head chocolaty. I'd recommend for a special occasion to share. Drinking the entire 750 was a bit strenuous. (haha, just a bit)

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a close to perfect as you can get for an american stout. The color is black and darker than the center of a black hole. The head is rich, thick and effervescent with a nice dark chocolate tan head that settles at a reasonable pace with little to no lacing down that glass. The appearance is perfect for any category of stout.

The nose is pleasant and complex but not as strong as I expect from Rogue. That said, and relatively speaking, the dominant nose tones are sweet malt followed by caramel, chocolate coffee. Overall the blend on nose notes is splendid, but the strength of the overall nose is weak. I really had to make an effort to get the nose at all. It is there, but very subtle. Their complex hoping is beyond subtle in this mix.

The taste is not that of a chocolate stout, definitely not a double chocolate stout. This is more of an imperial stout with an excessive amount of hops. Not that this hop head is complaining about too much hops. But this is a technical review of a double chocolate stout and it really isn't a double chocolate stout.

That said there are very complex flavors that are far stronger than the nose. There are strong coffee, chocolate and toast notes that are dominated by the strong hopping that is a signature of the boys and gals at Rogue. I am really torn here because I really like this stout. I just don't think they pulled off a Double Chocolate Stout. This is very imperial in it's flavors and nose. If Rogue marketed this as an Imperial stout I would give much higher marks.

The Imperialism of this attempt is also reflected in the mouthfeel which is typically more watery than other stouts and can also be reflected int he lack of lacing down the glass as I think there is an area you can definitely draw some direct correlations. Again not bad and great for an imperial but not a Double Chocolate Stout.

Overall I really like this "Imperial Stout" and will definitely drink it again. They have a great beer here but they need to reclassify and market it as it really is.

Pints High!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle opaque black with a thick dark tan head and minimal lacing.

Smells of cocoa, milk chocolate

Tastes of creamy cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, not much sweetness and finishes with a hop bitterness.

Full bodied creamy mouthfeel, fairly low carbonation

Overall, good chocolate stout, not amazing, the bitter finish kind of takes away from the dessert appeal for me

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer has a wonderful aroma of huge chocolate. Nonstop of dark and bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, light roasted malt, just a pure chocolate aroma.

The flavor follows of roasted malt and tons of chocolate. Not much lactose or "creamy" character, but a good amount of stout and malt character. The beer just explodes of cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate. There's an bitter kick to the finish.

The beer has a smooth medium to thick body.

Definitely one of, or maybe the best chocolate stouts I have had.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 92.3% out of 100 with 1,760 ratings
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