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RATINGS: 2353   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.


4.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
This one blew me away! Rich roast barley aromas and flavours blend beautifully with the chocolate and hops. Outstanding ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Almost pours like a synthetic motor oil. Smells like a chocolate factory. Very dark head that dwindled, leaving a smooth and rich feel. YUMMY

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Dark Godiva chocolate brown and thick with a dark froth. Aroma is distinctly chocolate, roasted malt and a little earthy. Very smooth like most good stouts and creamy as well. Hop flavors are present but in the background and flavor is full. This is a very good stout and I'm continually impressed by the high quality brews from Rogue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Should be renamed Rogue Bitter Java. For me, this is one of those easily obtainable beers that I keep thinking I've already had. This beer is thick and rich with flavor. Hops are more noticeable here than in some other stouts. The roasty and burnt flavors which are offset by a lacto-sweet taste. Nice and balanced, if you care for a well-bittered sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2003
Smells like a chocolate malted milkshake - awesome. Deep black liquid with thin foamy brown lacing head - looked like a shot of espresso. Medium carbonation and heavy watery body. Kind of weak in flavor. Roasted burnt smoky malts. Good sourness like bitter coffee. Chocolate. Nice chocolate after with light bitterness. Nice balance and a good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
Deep black hue. Big dark chocolate nose. Dark brown/tan head. Velvety smooth on the tongue, medium to full bodied, raosted/burnt grain, chocolate covered espresso beans. Very drinkable, I would imagine would go well with dessert. Not bad at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours a deep opaque black, with a quickly diminishing small creamy tan head which leaves a minimum of lacing. Aroma is nice and full of dark bakers chocolate. Flavor is similar, with dark (maybe a semi-sweet) bakers chocolate being dominant, and a hint of hops bitterness in the end. Body is smooth, creamy, and slick. Goes down quite easy, great with desert, or maybe by itself for desert.


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