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RATINGS: 2350   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Re-rate: One of the best sweet stouts I've had to this point. The aroma is very cocoa like, and it looks just beautiful in a pint glass. Flavor of obviously chocolate there, but also of espresso, smoke, and something like roasted almonds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
This black brew is topped by a medium thick to thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey with notes of malt and a touch of roastiness. It smells a lot like a chocolate liqueur. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with roasty notes and a touch of mocha. This beer is thick and full bodied and silky smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Beautiful, creamy chocolate aroma with a touch of rostyness as well. Black in color, carb is light and I had to coax a head with a fairly aggressive pour. But what a gorgeous head once it decided to show up! Deep tan, craggy and clinging to the sides of the glass! Taste is definitely chocolate. Not from the malt so much, but you can definitely taste the added chocolte. Body is medium. Hops show up in the middle and stay for the finish. This is a nice beer that does what is says. If you like chocolate and don't mind a little bit of hops, than this is a beer for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 If chocolate is ok with you , you should find it hard to find any faults with this great brew.Appearance aroma mouthfeeltaste, all wonderful.For what it is it’s great,but its a little to one dimensional to be listed among the absolute greats

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 2, 2003
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Had a satisfying pffftt when opened, so I believe it's fairly fresh. Aromas of cocoa powder, earthy hops, and roasted malts. The malts are restrained, however, and do not overpower the senses. Had a decent 3 fingered head when poured, and slowly faded back to generous lacing down the sides of the glass. Tastes are of cocoa, chocolate malts, and earthy hops. It has a surprizing amount of hops bitterness for a beer of this style. Smooth, creamy texture, not thick & chewy like some. Bitter finish, and lingering chocolate aftertaste to it as well. A pretty decent beer from Rogue, for a change.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Oh man, it's like alcoholic Yoo-Hoo! There's no other way to describe this Hershey goodness - malty, yet balanced by a nice up-front hop offering. Outstanding brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
[Cask conditioned] Very delicious. Lovely chocolate aroma. Creamy and smooth chocolate flavour. A great dessert brew. Some hoppiness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2003
This is a great stout, however, if they had not added the "natural chocolate flavor," it would have been even better, it would have been awesome just as a standalone. Pours very dark and syrupy. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich and extremely oily. Taste is way too rich though for me. Cloyingly sweet over the top chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
This one smells so intense.Alot of coco/some sweet roasted malts mellow carbonation.Pours out a Black/nice brown head/lace.Taste is a little bitter(sour) and a little bit of sweet chocolate.This doesn't come together as well as i had hoped but an expirienced to say the least.I smell some nice bitter chocolate(yum)Does have some chalky dryness goin' on.Smooth slightly thin for how much is going on here but wow.Very unique stout.Reccomended.Lots of visible pacman yeast on this second pour(22oz.)Comes together better w/ the yeast.They should put out 4-pks of these fine ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Wow this beer looks nice! Pitch black with a beautiful creamy light brown head. Lacing is very nice also. The aroma is sweet and bitter chocolate. The malt takes a back seat to the chocolate. The flavor is, well chocolate. Sweetness up from then a hefty dose of bitterness. The body is so smooth and luscious. Overall a very nice beer. I have never had a beer with so much chocolate aroma and flavor. If you like chocolate you just might love this beer.

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