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RATINGS: 2240   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2003
This is a killer Chocolate Stout. Really, this is by Far the best Chocolate Stout that I have ever sampled; I’m almost at a lack of words. This beer has a perfect creamy texture, soft and smooth, Pours a nice thick brown head, chocolate, caramel, vanilla aroma, with the perfect amount of malted bitterness in the flavor. This is a must try Beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Opaque with big tan head, full-bodied, pours a dirty brown. Coffee, chocolate, hint of hops in the aroma, nice. Taste more of bittersweet chocolate and major hop rush, tangy. Not has creamy of mouthfeel as Youngs Double chocolate, dryer finish. Lingering hoppy bite. I agree, this is not a sweet beer, but is still a great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Deep black with vigorous light brown head. Nice lace. Aroma is coffee and a hint of hops. Predominant flavor is roast coffee. But the chocolate is there. Some bitterness at the finish, like a very dark european chocolate. Not a sweet beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2003
I enjoy good chocolate and stout so I was really looking forward to this one. The initial smell was disappointing, reminiscent of a stale Hershey bar. A second inhalation revealed some hop aroma and rich roasted and malty notes, but not much chocolate The beer was a deep black in color, and the head, which was very slow to dissipate, was a rich medium brown, milk chocolate on top of dark. There was considerable thick lacing. The flavor was lightly bitter and hoppy with overtones of malt, espresso coffee and, yes, chocolate. The chocolate flavor was weak, and I wonder why the people at Rogue chose to call this a chocolate stout. This is more of a mocha stout in my opinion, since the coffee flavor definitely dominates. In texture and mouthfeel this beer was a lot lighter than other chocolate stouts I have tried, approaching a porter. Not a bad brew but for a chocolate lover like me definitely disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Beautiful, black as night pour with a tight lacing mocha colored head. Bittersweet chocolate aroma that is not overdone with too much sweetness. Flavor is chocolately but not overdone - Rogue has a nice way of making the hops kick in at just the right amount time. Very thick mouthfeel - almost as good as their Imperial - but of course it cannot be - why make an Imperial then? Bitters just a tad near the end - but still a great sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 26, 2003
Deep, dark brown color with a substantial brown head. Aroma is a rich cocoa-chocolate behind which mild hops are detectable. Fairly creamy and smooth body. Roasted flavor is initially earthy and hoppy with dark roasted chocolate becoming more prominent in the middle-finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
I really liked this one. Pours a beautiful dark black color (almost opaque) and has a tan head. A chocolate aroma vas very noticable. The flavor was of a thick dark chocloate with a pleasant bitterness. This has to be one of the best stouts that I've had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Cocoa dominates the smell of this one. Nice dark apperance. The flavors of dark chocolate are wonderfully balanced with bitterness. This was a very enjoyable sweet stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Dark colored, pours with a large head. Malty, cholocate aroma. The flavor is all chocolate. What a desert beer. Hops give it a bitter chocolate flavor. Update by the time this bottle was gone, I was glad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2003
I had high hopes for this one, but I'm disappointed. Aroma is tootsie rolls and western hops over dark roast. Nice black beer with khaki head. Gretchen there on the bottle didn't transfer well to a painted label -- though I'm sure that she's a charming young lady in person. Cocoa, roast, coffee bittering and moderate hops. A little sugary sweet both in aroma and flavor for me -- it almost came off as artificial or extractive -- somewhat similar to my experience with their Hazelnut, which everyone else seems to rave about, but also disappoints me. The palate needs some starching, but it was generally pretty good.

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