jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, a chocolate beer that tastes like chocolate? Sadly, most don’t. Rogue has really outdone themselves with their double chocolate stout. It captures the chocolate liquor flavor and bittersweet chocolate aroma amazingly well.
Appearance is inviting with a chocolate color and dark tan head. Palate is very full and smooth with a thin, wet finish. Taste is mildly sweet, lots of chocolate liquor and a moderately bitter hops finish. Overall, this is one amazing beer. I would prefer a tad sweeter, as I like to drink it alone for dessert. Still, one of the best beers I’ve had considering that it delivers what others beers have promised but fallen short of before (ommegang chocolate indulgence, i’m looking at you).
rlgk (8490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head, leaving lots of lacing. Huge chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla, cream, caramel, toffee, roasted notes, some licorice. Chocolate flavor, lots of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa powder, roasted, toffee, licorice, some fruity notes, some hops notes. On the sweet side but hugely drinkable and with slcohol very well hidden.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 750ml bottle of this. Poured a dark, creamy black color with a tan head. Aroma was nice, roasted malts, with some bitter chocolate notes. Flavor was was nice, roasted malts, some coffee and some nice bitter chocolates. A pretty solid Rogue beer.
Malbers (12) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black, with tan head. Chocolate dominates the aroma with subtle chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavour is the same with the chocolate dominating, real subtle berry in the background. A great stout!
elbernays (210) - IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep black with finger tan head. Big candy floss sweet liquorice aroma. The sweetness is overpowering in the aroma. It’s like candy pieces in a rocky Road. Slight burnt toast notes, caramel stickiness. Taste is sweet liquorice, smooth Creamy bitter chocolate 75% cocoa. Really dark. Alcohol is well managed but is there on the aftertaste and body is full. Carbonation lifts a dry bitter aftertaste which lingers in the mouth. Nice
laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013
65 cl bottle (9%) @ home
Aroma is sweet with cocoa, chocolate, oat and hints of vanilla. Flavour is rather oaty with strong chocolate notes that do feel slightly artifical. Also some cocoa and vanilla notes. Finishes dry with dark chocolate. Alcohol is present but does not disturb. A dessert.
alliance100 (93) - Comstock Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pour almost pitch black with a thin tan head . Sweet chocolate aromas. Nice bitter chocolate and faint coffee flavors . Finishes slightly bitter. Excellent as always .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jflopsu (294) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark black with thick and short brown head. Has a strong coffee and dark chocolate milk aroma. Beer has a thick texture with a strong and smooth coffee and sweet chocolate flavor. Has a slight bitter aftertaste but it tapers off quickly.
crippledbrewer (23) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer with cookies and cream ice cream and it was wonderful, the thick stout was full of chocolate flavours, hints of coffee, a warming alcohol and slightly bitter aftertaste. All of this combined to cut through the rich creaminess of the dessert and compliment the flavours.
delnoche (433) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Black with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate milk. Flavor is very forward with chocolate. Smoke and alcohol are also present. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Long, smoky alcoholic finish. This is a very nice beer. Definitely what I call a dessert beer.
OldMrCrow (1621) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Holly as a valentine’s day present Feb ’13, finally tasted Nov ’13.
I guess I just don’t know jack about beer. 100th percentile on the site, Gold Medal at WBC --- and to me this is basically a Southern Tier knockoff. Nothing else is so sweet and externally flavored. The aroma is Whoppers candy floating in chocolate milk with a slightly sour tinge that reminds one that yes, this is beer. I’ll give credit for alcohol well hidden and additional credit for making a decent beer float. But that’s about it.