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RATINGS: 2528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 14/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Well, I have to disagree. This beer did not taste totally like real chocolate--more like Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Very nice balance, though, and gorgeous, incredible black color. I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
This is mad chocolatey. Like, not "chocolate-flavored" but ACTUAL chocolate taste. The head was practically maroon colored it was so rich and dark. Masterful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
This is easily the best chocolate beer that I’ve had. Strong aromas of chocolate, along with the slightest hint of roasted coffee. The flavor is of authentic chocolate, not processed chocolate syrup, but REAL chocolate. The sweetness is well balanced by the hops too. I’d be in big trouble if I could drink this all the time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Excellent choice for the fine beer drinker who also enjoys rich dark chocolate. Poured that most perfect beer shade, black and head an awesomely brown head to match. The aroma reminded me of.. chocolate, as did the flavor. It tasted like what I would expect carbonated melted dark chocolate to taste like. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Hands down the best "chocolate" beer I’ve ever tasted. Pitch black in the glass with a tight, creamy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate is rich and hard to miss. Flavor dominated by the bittersweet chocolate with some background espresso and just the right amount of hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Mouthfeel silky smooooth. A superb dessert beer served in a snifter at cellar temp. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
22oz bottle at freakin frog, wow ,chocolate all over this brew,stong aroma , and flavor of.. you guessed it chocolate. smooth dersert beer,Black color with creamy tanhead

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Yum. Another delicious brew from Rogue. Poured a beautiful shade of black, with a short-lived brown head. Aroma was a crisp hop note, followed by a tantalizing malty blend of espresso, fruit, and dark chocolate. The flavor at first reminded me of Rogue’s Shakespeare stout, but noticably smoother and somewhat sweeter. This general "stoutiness" then opened into sweet milk chocolate and then bitter dark chocolate notes that formed a perfect finish. Truly delicious, and wonderfully creamy and thick. A new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Smooth chocolate milk flavor. Dark and bitter palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
dark brown hue, w/tan head, semi thick but smooth w/a great bittersweet end. loved the chocolate, roasted malts aroma & taste, a must have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2004 Wow, this beer is great! It pours a dark brown with a brownish head and has a really chocolaty aroma! Flavor is definitley chocolate, like a milkshake, This would be a beer at the top of my list!

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