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RATINGS: 2513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Thanks to Mr. Facto for this beer.

Pours black with a fizzy dark brown head, almost as dark as the beer itself. The aroma smells like fresh baked semi-sweet chocolate chips. Probably the chocolatiest aroma I’ve smelled yet. Taste is of some roasted malt with a sweet dark chocolate taste, with very little bitterness. More chocolatey than Young’s Double Chocolate. I can envision it now, some dark brown cartoon character with a strange accent, holding a bottle and saying, "Everyone wants to get a hold of my Rogue Chocolate Stout!" Body feels somewhat thin and undercarbonated, the weakest point of the beer. This may be my top choice for a good examplar of a dessert beer, battling fiercely for the position with Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Smells like opening a bottle of hershey’s dark. Pours black with a brown head that laces surprisingly well. Flavor is immediately chocolate, both bitter chocolate, and overtones of milky sweet-ness. This is a rich, thick, stout, milk-shake of a beer. Finish is a satisfyingly bitter chocolate. This is a dessert pint for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Delicious chocolatey aroma. Tastes like biting into a big block of dark chocolate. Nice long-lasting, creamy head. Medium-bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Smelled like malted hot chocolate on the pour. Deep brown, opaque color, solid amount of creamy tan head. Flavor was outstanding, malts mixed with tons of chocolate. A slightly bitter aftertaste with hints of coffe in the tail end. This might be the best chocolate stout I have had to this point. The best part about this is, I can buy it in New Jersey now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
Holey Chocolate Flavor!! This is superb. Deep dark opaque brown, milk chocolate colored head with a very fragrant chocolate aroma. Can’t really relate the aroma or flavor to any particular type of chocolate, best I can do is say that the true essense of what makes chocolate great is beautifullly presented in this stout. Flavors complement each other very well, slight bitterness to balance the sweet barley and oats. Simply marvelous. Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2005
I’ve been trying to find this beer for some time now and found it a Papago! Bottle pored black with a huge chocolate head that diminished slowly with good lacing on the glass. Aroma was of chocolate, roast and cofee. Flavor was very good! Easy drinking roast chocolate with a bitter malty finish. This beer tasted better as it warmed and my next bottle will be poured at room temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Nearly black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of carob and raisens like a raisenette. Luxurious body with a smooth, slightly burnt finish. Amazing gustatory aroma, with the raisenette quality seeping into the sinus. The flavor is like a powdery Hershey’s syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Jet black appearance. Nice light brown head slowly diminishing. Roasty flavor with the obligatory chocolate. Came off a little flat when compared to a Sam Smith or Bell’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5367) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2004 bomber. Fantastic pour as usual, per Rogue. Bottle conditioned, unpasteurised, tons of sediment and a creamy, tan colored head. Aroma hints at the chocolate, with minor notes of roast, yeast and barley. Not much hops apparency in the nose, and as I drink it, not much hops apparency in the flavor either. Which is fine with me. Strange, though, because it says this has 69 IBUs. Starts out with a very light mocha coffee flavor, some roasted barley notes emerge, followed by a light chocolate syrup flavor. Finish has yeast, mineral water, some chalk and more roast and chocolate. Altogether, the chocolate is well-controlled, with no syrupy sweetness or artificial flavors, but the body is very light for a stout. I agree exactly with bitter, if they would have upped the OG a bit more, it would have made this much more satisfyingly stoutish. I think I prefer the more complex, salty, roasty Shakespeare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2005
poured ebony opaque with a tan glumpy head. nose mostly of coffee toffee and droste cocoa. this dominates the palate at the tip of the tongue gives the sweet chocolate we were looking for and as the silkiness slips back towards the palate you get a slight bittering and roasted dark malt feel. slight greasiness. i felt if they would of kicked up the original gravity a bit more would have made this good beer much bigger.

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