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RATINGS: 2437   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2004 Bottle: Aroma is mostly chocolate malt and some coffee. Pours almost black with a pretty insignificant brown head. Flavor is mostly chocolate with coffee. The chocolate flavor is more of a dark chocolate. Finishes a little on the bitter side. Very smooth mouthfeel. Bitter and coffee aftertaste that is relatively long lasting. I’ve only had one other chocolate stout that I liked a lot (Young’s Double Chocolate Stout) and that one seemed to have more of a creamy chocolate flavor as opposed to the dark chocolate. This one’s good, but is not nearly as good as the Young’s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2004
Rogue does it again with this wonderful example of the style! Pours an extremely dark body. Looks almost black. Head is a foamy brown masterpeice. Some sediment at the bottom of my glass as well. Aroma is roasted chocolate magnificence with a slight hoppy edge. Taste is chocolate with some roasted hints in it. Smooth mouthfeel, followed by a pleasant bitter bite on the palate. Nice one Rogue! Thanks goes out to IPFreely for grabbing me a bottle of this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Pours black with a giant brown head of smoothe texture, lumpy as it fades. Foam coats the glass as you drink; lacing improves dramatically when beer is not overly cold and creates a tan curtain(my curtain has vanished, mostly! ahhh!). Aroma is very yeasty in an earthy way, strong milk chocolate malts. Little carbonation, but silky; on the full side of medium body, slightly watery finish, not very dry. Side note: a large amount of sediment came out of the bottle upon rinsing. Definite toasty bitter throughout, strong milk chocolate malts hold the top and the finish is almost balanced; bitter, chocolaty, long lasting, slightly abrasive and almost "yucky" as it goes down, but the aftertaste is still pleasant, beer is smoothe. 9/9/2007 Bottled. Filthy motor oil topped with a fluffy, big brown head, eventually leaving behind thick sheets of lace. Head turns into a small ring and stops lacing. Aroma of cream soda plus milk-chocolate (i.e. there’s a lot of vanilla in there), oats, molasses, along with some yeasty grass and earth notes. Very sweet aroma. Tons of foamy carbonation on a light-but-full (right around creamy, but a bit thin) mouthfeel and a pleasantly dry finish. Flavor is sour with yeast--sweat, grass, and wood; bitter with hops--toasted barley, and something almost grape-fruit rindy, but not...it’s close to pine, but it’s not (the alcohol is hiding in here, being rather transparent, but definitely contributing some astringence); malty like oats and milk chocolate. Strong chocolate finish with a bitter, hop aftertaste. Surprisingly sour. It’s funny to go three years without wanting something and then to suddenly crave it. This has pretty well hit the spot. Overall, it’s a sickening combo of something really sweet, sour, and bitter all rolled into one. Enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2004
The chocolate is dominating. Sweet, not bitter. Has some characteristics of an oatmeal stout. Creamy but a little chewy/chalky. No roasted/coffee notes at all which was a good for a change.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Delicious. This was my first shot at a product from the Rogue brewery. Great color and head. Enticing aroma. Delicious flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Thanks to temporrari for this one. Pours deep brown with an awesome head and lacing. Smells of chocolate, malt, and even vanilla! Tastes very malty, with dark chocolate, vanilla, and slight anise at the finish. This one reminds me a lot of the Ortliebs vanilla porter and the Valley Forge Georges porter. I think our local PA guys have mimicked Rogue pretty well on this one. A marvelous brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2004
I was actually disappointed with this stout. After having Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, I was exctied to find another Chocolate Stout. This isn’t near as smooth as Young’s but still has the Chocolate Stout flavor. Good beer to try once.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerVixen (6) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004 does not count
WOW! What a stout! It is definitely one of the best stouts around. I’ve had a cask-conditioned version of this chocolate stout previously but I have to say that the bottled version is definitely superior in every way. This stout poured an almost opaque dark brown, almost like espresso coffee. The head was minimal and tan-colored, leaving only the slightest trace of lacing. The aroma was VERY promising. Chocolate and hops all the way! The ultimate fulfillment was that first swig.... all chocolate and definitely delicious! It is a fabulous stout which I would highly recommend to any chocaholics like me! ;-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark, creamy, chocolate with carbonation and alcohol. What more could you want!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
Very dark out of the bottle with a brown head and a vanilla bean/cocoa nose. This beer improved greatly as it warmed up. Molassess, burnt caramel, vanilla, oak, and lots of chocolate. Almost oily chocolate on the tongue. Not my favorite use of chocolate in beer.


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