coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very complex chocolate. Used Motor Color (awesome in the pint glass!). From start to finish you'll experience everything from bitterness to sweetness. Excellent bodied flavor and when let to warm to about 45-50 it just gets better.
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate, roasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of chalk, vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The body is a bit thin and watery, but otherwise it’s reasonably solid. Chocolate aroma isn’t the best, and honestly the beer would probably be better without the addition. Couldn’t ask for a better appearance from a stout though...lasting head and opaque black.
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome! This may possibly be the best beer I have ever had. The chocolate is richer than expected, but it works in this beer. Full bodied, dark, slightly chewey. Goes well with cheese (really).
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark complex stout thout would have been much better without artificial chocolate flavouring. Rogue Chocolate Stout is a bottle conditionned stout with the appropriate yeast deposit at the bottom of the bottle - also clouding the beer a bit in the glass. It has a moderately thin to medium mouth feel for a sweet stout and is lightly hopped for a Rogue ale.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors like oil, rich, black and beautiful. An amazing chocolate colored lace. Great chocolate aroma that has maybe a hint of toffee. After the pour and getting a whiff of that heavenly aroma I thought this might become my favorite beer of all time. Starts off with lots of sweet chocolate maltieness that is superb, but a hoppy bitterness comes too strongly and doesnt do a great job of blending with the chocolate. Finishes with a some what strange combonation of sweet chocolate and hoppy bitterness. Still a very good beer, if only the hops were toned down this could be nectar for the gods.
scottsaxman (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So dark and rich, light barely filters through to let you see the true color. Wonderful aroma, a good thick head, a massive presence in your mouth, and the lingering taste of dark chocolate after you swallow. Almost makes Guinness seem thin. Buy two, share with a friend.
Verne (262) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate! They were not kidding this stuff smells of chocolate, it is black as pure black chocolate with a good looking thick milk chocolate head that hangs on a very long time and it has a permanent lace. Sweet malt balanced with bitter chocolate and hops, that hint of coffee is really roast barley and it helps to dry out this sweet stout out. A very drinkable beer. Get it, its good
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate , not anoying as sometimes can be , hops help in that matter . Same goes to the taste , very unuusall but how often do I drink sweet stouts ? Very nicelly balanced . Good interesting beer , worth of trying .
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark beer with a tan nice head. Good aroma, chocolate and some fruit. A very rich and chocolately stout. Good Flavor finishing a bit bitter. Nice creamy full texture.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pitch black with a large tan head. Looks very appetizing. Chocolate aroma initially with floral hops aroma coming through. Taste is, well, it is their Shakespeare Stout with a small amount of chocolate in it, a very hoppy stout. Bitter finish.