Rogers' Chocolate Stout | Granville Island Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Replaced by the Imperial Chocolate Stout.

Added by Hornet2003 on 02-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.87/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown/black color stout with a nice brown color head with medium retention and some light lacing. Aroma of deep chocolate with light syrup taste which doesn't fit really well with the rest. Taste is also very much dominated by loads of chocolate with a light tart finish which doesn't really fit with the rest of the flavor. Body is a bit thin for the style with good carbonation. Nice chocolate notes but unfortunately the tart notes don'.t really mesh well with the rest.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers from GI. Dark dark ruby-black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt, hints of wine, cherries, coffee and chocolate swirl around in the scent.

Creamy malts, dark chocolate and fruit on the taste. Less sweet and more complex than Young's. A little bitter due to the dark chocolate, but there is an underlying sweetness with suggestions of cherries, strawberry and even a bit of banana.

Rich body, just what it should be. This is like drinking chocolate. Carbonated but not fizzy; thick but not overdone. If this were in 355ml or 500ml bottles it could be dangerous.

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Photo of EskimoDave
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It is almost as black as a beer can be with the edges only letting light through. The aroma of chocolate is strong, it is reminiscent of chocolate milk, vanilla, fruits also coming through. Incredibly smooth with a medium to full body, very chocolately with hints of dried fruits. A slight bitterness from the chocolate comes through with a coffee flavour showing up on the finish. Incredibly rich and easily the best chocolate stout I've had. Better than the international favourite Young's Double Chocolate Stout, and local favourite Longboat Double Chocolate Porter. Watch out Phillips!

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Photo of canucklehead
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have to agree that the Irish Stout that comes out ever year from GI is probably the base beer.

This is a great chocolate stout with tons of rich chocolate flavours in the finish and in the nose. Not a Impy stout by any means this beer manages the tricky balance of being luscious and full bodied without being overly sweet or too much empathis on the chocolate. I finished a whole bomber and still wanted more which is rare for the style. It is as good as Youngs Double Chocolate and much fresher in taste.

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Photo of Hornet2003
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brand new seasonal release for 2010 from Granville Island Brewery!

Appearance: Typical Stout black. Slight tan head but nothing lingers off this subdued pour.

Smell: Vanilla and chocolate. Also some oaky aromas come through. Milky, smooth chocolate is the dominant aroma.

Taste: A great mocha flavour comes through...Almost as if there was a little coffee added during conditioning. Not really all that bitter, more of a sweet stout.

Mouthfeel: I think the old Killarney Stout was the base recipe since there is a great smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation isn't too aggressive, and the chocolate flavour lingers.

Overall: I'm really happy they incorporated the chocolate into this stout. Better than Young's by a long shot, in my opinion. Not too heavy/sweet, but delicious in aroma and flavour.

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Rogers' Chocolate Stout from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 6 ratings