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RATINGS: 2408   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Voluminous rocky head, slow to disappate. Dark chocolate, nuts, and roast beef in the nose. Taste smooth and thick but bitterness overall leaves this lacking. Maybe too fresh a bottle? Could have used some mellowness. A bit aggressive for a dessert beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Not sure if the bitterness has been toned down or if I was just not attuned to it. I found that were I not in the mood for chocolate I would have been toppled over by the big candy bar in a bottle. I l know, I know - it DOES say Chocolate stout. Just think that I would have found a bit more in the balance rather than be slapped with a cocoa puff. I was more or less in the mood, but also have to say that I would probably not opt for a return anytime soon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Opaque black/brown color with a thick brown head. Very nice chocolate covered nut aroma. Great balance of malty sweetness and hoppy bite, along with a rich chocolate covered nut flavor. Nice creamy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
A very well-balanced and mellow chocolate stout that leaves very little to be desired. A near-perfect balance of maltiness, chocolate flavoring and hops. A great dessert beer; reminds me of hot fudge! The bittersweet finish isn't as lingering as one might expect, but overall an excellent Stout!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 21, 2003
Pours thick, like hot fudge. Very dark body. Nice, thick, light-brown head. Smells suprisingly hoppy like an IPA. Starts as sugary sweet chocolate, then quickly turns to grapefruit hops. Nice contrast, but thats all there is to this beer. Somewhat of a boring palate. Still, the strong hop flavors make this interesting stout worth a try. Sampled from a 650ml bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Black as tar color with small bubbly brown head.Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate.Taste is incredible. Creamy smooth chocolate feel in the mouth.Nice roasted malt feel throughout and solid sweet bitterness on the finish.A solid sweet stout from rogue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Bottle: big chocolate nose. Black as night with a big, tightly bubbled and very retentive brown head. The flavor is roasty and not as chocolate as I anticipated. I was expecting it to be more like the Young's Double Chocolate Stout - which I love. Very creamy mouthfeel. Another good one from Rogue.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pours pure black with a nice full brown head. Aroma of cocoa and a touch of hops. Flavor is chocolatey(but not that malty) quickly changing to a bittersweet chocolate/roasted malt aftertaste. Goes down smooth although somewhat slick and syrupy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - 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.

3.8
   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.


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