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RATINGS: 2327   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2003
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 8, 2003
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 .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Willy Wonka watches in horror as this reviewer slips on chocolate froth and falls into a great river of Rogue Chocolate Stout. Aroma and flavor are easy: chocolate. I'm not talking about chocolate malts here; I'm talking about real, actual, chocolate. A unique experience. Although I agree with several of the reviews that this beer is one dimensional, this fact does not hurt my rating of this interesting concoction. I'll have to pick up their Shakespeare Stout soon. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
Thick dark pour with a creamy head. Strong aroma of hot chocolate (almost wanted to put marshmallows in it) is matched by the initial flavour. I'm sure I could detect the oats through the middle. Bitter finish with a lingering chocolate aftertaste. Mighty fine chocolate stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2003
This beer needs to be allowed to warm to lessen the bitterness, It is an impressive stout with the visuals to go with it, Smooth with a semi sweet undertone that is more ballanced as it warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Yum. This is the closest you can get to drinking chocolate milk and still be drinking beer. Dark, dark color with average, not terribly lasting head. Chocolatey aroma -- REALLY enticing. Flavor is of bitter chocolate. It does have some metallic elements to it, but the rich, deep, satisfying chocolate rounds it out nicely and makes it a nice, inviting, decadent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Big black body with big dense mocha head. Aroma is CHOCOLATE!! Closest to bittersweet, but I can pick up some milk chocolate qualities, and sometimes I take in a whiff of fine Belgian. I've never smelled such pure chocolate in a beer. Some vinous qualities sneak in there as well. Taste is, well yes, chocolate. Bit of fruitiness, but it's definitely subordinate. This beer is necessarily one-dimensional, but so wonderfully focused on such a delicious dimension that it's very hard to complain.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Fairly transparent dark brown pour with islands and a ring for a head. Chocolate extract aroma (NOT coco powder but more like unsweetened chocolate liquer). A little milk chocolate, but I am getting mostly semi-sweet with a bit or fruit. Flavor is also very chocolatey, however the body is a bit thin for all this chocolate flavor. Semi-sweet on the tongue that I wish was a bit sweeter. Fairly dry bitter finish. Great aroma, but I like more sweetness and body and less hoppy bitterness.


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