Rogue Chocolate Stout vs. Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SummitSeries72, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    My beer store has both varieties. I have tasted neither so far. They both intrigue me a little. If I were only going to buy one, which should it be? And ... Or, if you think I should get both, please give me a compelling reason that I should do so (i.e., get both). Grateful for any guidance.
  2. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    No contest - get the double
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  3. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    I have never had the double but the regular version is pretty damn tasty.
  4. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (298) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    100% agree! Day and Night - Double all the way
  5. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Get the RED bottle, all day!!!!
  6. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    I like the double chocolate stout a lot, but I also really like the regular chocolate stout. I tend to buy neither since they're both overpriced.
    But, why not both?
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  7. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Regular is a better crafted beer and a better value.
    Shakespeare Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar are the other must tries from Rogue IMO.
  8. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    If between the two, the double.

    However, without even knowing what your shop has, I'd imagine there are at least 10 stouts Id buy over either of them.
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  9. jlt6116

    jlt6116 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 California

    Double beats the regular on every level. But it's spendy.
  10. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    I really like 'em both. I keep multiples of 'em both in my cellar, mostly because I love their product, but also because I find their employment philosophy to be cool.

    I keep a lot more of the regular Chocolate Stout though. Its half the price, but far better than half as good.
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  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,334) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I enjoyed both of them. If you buy and drink one of each...where's the harm?
  12. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Is there a lesser priced substitute product that is similar in quality, yet significantly less in price?
  13. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Good point and excellent question. But if I buy both and the Double kills the regular by comparison, then I would have been better investing in the one only.
  14. tdizzlegrizzle

    tdizzlegrizzle Initiate (147) Nov 3, 2009 Pennsylvania

    They are both worth trying. Regular is good, Double is fantastic. Like a liquid hershey kiss, and strong. The only chocolate stout I like better than Rogue Double is Southern Tier Choklat.
  15. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Like which, for example? I do happen to buy a lot of stouts. But I'm always open to trying new ones.
  16. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Good answer. I think I'll probably end up getting both of them. But I'll probably end up drinking one after the other so that I can conduct my own taste test.
  17. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Ten Fidy, anything in the Yeti Series from Great Divide. DORIS the Destroyer, Lagunitas Cappuchino Stout. Founders RIS, BP victory at sea, old Rapustin, DFH chicory Stout, Founders Porter. Those are just some that are sitting on my small stores shelf that I can think of right now.

    Apologies if the list is nothing new to you, and im not saying that the two you mentioned are horrible. Just saying that after having them, I was underwhelmed and would go with anything listed above. If you havent had Victory at Sea, I recently tried it and was very happy.

    Also don't mean to detract from the focus of the thread, just sharing my opinion/observation.
  18. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (164) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Thanks. Good list. I've had some of the ones you mentioned. Others like BP Victory at Sea are not available by me. But the Rogue stouts are quite highly rated, both here and at (am I allowed to mention this?) Rate Beer.
  19. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Give them a go then! Just sharing the opinion of myself and my palate :slight_smile:
  20. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    The Double is better, but the regular is cheaper.
  21. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Sam Smith Organic Chocolate Stout. Wait, what?
  22. Cabbage_pants1

    Cabbage_pants1 Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Indiana

  23. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Aspirant (292) Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    The double is overwhelmingly bitter chocolate, which I'm not crazy about, especially for 15-16 bucks. I remember the regular being alot smoother and sweeter, so I guess it depends how you like your stouts.
  24. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Go for the one with the cooler looking bottle art. :wink:
  25. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Seriously. It's cheaper per ounce and probably the best chocolate stout in the world.
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  26. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Devotee (441) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    I'd pick up Mocha Porter. I've heard their chocolate stouts are sweet stouts, which I stay away from. The mocha goes the dark chocolate direction, if that's your cup of tea. Mocha Porter is also my favorite beer from Rogue, so....yeah.
  27. BrownNut

    BrownNut Devotee (428) Jul 11, 2011 Florida

    I rated them very similar when I first had them. I later had a single chocolate in a bar and it seemed less complex than the first time. But I think they're both really good. I think it's fun to compare so I say get both.
  28. Chrome_Dome

    Chrome_Dome Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Ohio

    Full disclosure, I've not had either, but just in reading the comments this one convinced me that, personally, I'd probably get the regular first. Seems likely that it's a quality brew at a slightly better value, and enjoying each on it's own, with some time separating the tastings might allow me to fully enjoy what each bring to the table. Just my 2 cents.
  29. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    The double was served on tap at a Rogue taphouse in Bellingham and ruined most stouts for me until the imperial versions became more popular. I had the single and was very underwhelmed. IMO there is no comparison.
  30. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Yikes and to think that pints of this stuff ( and yes it was double not single), cost 6 bucks a pop about 6 years ago.
  31. aurorabeerealis

    aurorabeerealis Initiate (159) Jun 9, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    If a little is good, allot is better and too much is just enough!
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