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RATINGS: 2309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Was lucky enough to catch my gal on a night she wanted to try some beer instead of her usual wine preference so I cracked this one open. Black as a moonless night and as wonderfully aromatic as the proverbial mother's kitchen. After this wonderful brew dessert would have been anti-climactic - it has everything you need. Chocolate, coffee, roasted and toasted flavours. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Oh Boy. I've been meaning to crack this one open for a while and it took a cold, cold night to put me in the right mood. Pours big and thick and black and almost totally opaque. The head is massive and creamy, the color of dark khaki and it refuses to quit. The aroma is fabulous. I don't drink much fancy coffee, but I'm sure this tastes like some kind of mocha roast latte-achino-spresso thing. It makes me wish I did drink coffee. Complimentary aromas of caramel, cream, and roasted chocolate malts are not lost in the mix. The flavors are a decadent array of smooth and soft cocoas, burnt roasted marshmallow and fried banana. The mouthfeel is silken and huge like a rich chocolate coffee cream with a surprise: the bitterness comes in like a flash on the finish and adds an unusual dryness that reminds me, "This is a stout."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scott (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2004 does not count
Dark pitck black. It's like looking into the nightmares of a child. Even the head is a dark tan color. But then it all becomes a dream. The everlasting chocolate smell brings me back to my childhood. It's like unwrapping a Symphony dark chocolate bar and getting that magnificent odor. The taste is purely chocolate also. you can feel it melt on your tongue as it goes down. No beer has ever brought me back to my preteen years, except Colt .45, but that is a different story. Another A for rogue. Good times.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
It was on tap. Dark brown in color. Nice tan head. Very chocolatety. Nice chocolate aroma. I really enjoyed it. A nice sipping beer. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 On Tap. Very opaque with a brown/black color and a brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate. Very smooth and warm malt chocolate with a little kick of woody hops in the finish. Excellent balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Tap. Dark brown (chocolate colored) with a nice tan head. Wonderful aroma for chocolate. Flavor had a combination of stout roastiness and chocolate, with a big American hop (typical Rogue) bitterness. Overall a nice sipping stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Black like the Shakespeare Stout, chocolate in the nose. Like a bitter cup of coffee. The malt is a bit heavily roasted for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1897) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Another pint at Rogue's Pub on the Newport dockside. Very good beer in appearance a dark brown, dark cooking chocolate brown ale. Small tan head. Smells of good copoking chocolate ( Ghiardelli)..malty and great. Beautiful full dark chocolate taste..not too sweet yet a nice bitterness is present..especially in the aftertatse. Very nice on the palate..smooth and rich. A most drinkable stout..nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Dark and opaque when poured. Could use a larger head. Chocolatey with a hint of coffee flavor. Finishes more like a standard sweet stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Now this lives up to it's name. Smells like pure chocolate with hint of hops. Dark black with brown highlights, thick dark head. Tastes like chocolate, chocolate malts, and a grassy dry hop finish. Excellent stuff.

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