Double Chocolate Stout | Rogue Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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
Ratings:
1,751
Reviews:
387
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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227
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442
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: Thick pour revealing a near onyx darkness blocking out all visible light. The head is a big three finger mocha head.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts headline this stout.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty closely except the flavors pop a lot more along with a bittersweet finish. All of these attributes mingle together to create a balanced, luscious chocolate stout.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, heavy, thick and effervescent. Very milk shake like.

Overall: A damn delicious chocolate stout that I would love to enjoy more often, however at the current price point I doubt I would make a multiple purchase within a year. Chocolate stout lovers should give this one a shot.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Photo of BierJager89
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a dark brown ring of head.

S: Bittersweet dark chocolate and some coffee and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Tons of dark chocolate, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate.

M: Smooth and full bodied, a bit creamy.

O/Note: A great chocolate stout, though it's been a while since I had it.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Furlinator
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque dark brown with a 1 inch tan head that fades to nothing and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is of chocolate... Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and cocoa with just a hint of vanilla.

Taste is of dark malt up front, then bitter dark chocolate completely takes over.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium bodied with high carbonation.

This is a somewhat one-dimensional effort, but somehow it all works out in the end. Nice chocolate aroma and flavor that never becomes cloying.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a decent amount of head that has some retention. The head is a medium to dark beige while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate brown. Lacing is pretty good and has elements of sheeting but does not extend far.

Nose- Pretty much what you should expect from a chocolate stout. Mostly milk chocolate notes, some cocoa. Elements of milk and cream. Slight bittersweet notes from the glass but seems more lactose overall. Swirling shows a slight sourness.

Taste- Big bittersweet chocolate that turns so bitter it starts to suggest coffee and even a little bit of cardboard. Some cocoa. Slightly woody with a bit of an alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Slight bit of sweet/sour that I got on the nose. I'm getting way too many undesirable/possible off notes- maybe this is a little too warm but it can't really be much above 55 degrees if that. Lots of cardboard- which shouldn't be oxidized hops as this beer was just released. There's a good amount of sweetness that will work for a lot of people but is bothering me at the moment. Some brown bread, toast. It does mellow out a bit but the bittersweet aspects of the chocolate do duel to mostly positive results. Compared to the Evil Twin and Mikkeler beers I've had (or even Southern Tier) this doesn't match up as a dessert beer. It's more in league with Brooklyn's take or Barley Brown's Disorder Stout but this does start to show a deeper cacao like finish on the palate as I continue. Those other stouts seemed to bore me and wear me down with bittersweet chocolate. This beer does work a little better and seems to reiterate the consistent aspects of flavor profile to a good end. It may be the balance with chocolate stouts that bothers me. This seems to counter that with some notes of cream and milk. A slight buttery quality that suggests undercurrents of vanilla, toffee, and butterscotch. Nothing profound enough to suggests its rating but still quite enjoyable. Good to really good beer. Basically in between. Notes of vanilla that then mostly translate as oak start to come out- I'd rather they just be vanilla.

Mouthfeel- Between medium and heavy bodied. A good amount of carbonation but the substantial body is sufficient to counteract it. Just a touch of smoothness makes me wonder what this beer would be like on nitro.

Drinkability- Starts off a little harsh and some of the off qualities do still suggest themselves at the back of the throat but over time, the palate does begin to congeal. Heat is pretty noticeable. 12 bucks is way too much for this beer. A Rogue flaw. Please spend less time on the packaging on more on the beer.

Overall- A good to really good, but mostly good. Definitely worth a try if money is not an issue or you like beers similar to the Brooklyn variation. I'd save some money and go for a Samuel Smith's.

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Double Chocolate Stout from Rogue Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,751 ratings.
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