igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty dark, but not opaque..aroma was mostly chocolate, flavor was somewhere between milk-chocolate and dark chocolate..decent hop bite to it. long and excellent finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Rerate: 3-11-2005. Thick, creamy tan head is initially sizeable but diminishes quickly. Deep black hue is a coffee-brown under the scrutiny of a bright light. Aroma is almost entirely of semi-sweet and milk chocolate. Hints of roast, condensed milk, and peanuts. Ever so slight floral hop aroma. Oily sweetness up front with a tingling blend of carbonation and roasty acidity. Finishes with a distinct malt taste (like whoppers) and a light floral-citric hop profile. Medium body with a very watery texture and moderate carbonation. Metallic/mineral feel to the beer. Wow, has my palate ever changed.
Heavy cookie, chocolate(light and dark), and coffee malt aroma. Hops are almost missing in the nose. Light, sweat yeaty smell with a hint of vanilla perhaps. Average creamy, light-brown head and opaque, black body are very tempting. Flavor starts out extremely sweet and the bitterness and acidity kick up a little at the end. Chocolate all the way through. Creamy, full texture with a moderate amount of carbonation. Almost feels like soda with chocolate syrup added. Thank goodness the cascades are hidden so well. Cake...in a bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Color of dark black chocolate; how fitting... a tight spongy one finger high head of light brown broken chocolate that faded fast and leaves lots of incredible finely stitched lacing leaving rings and layers.
Smells like chocolate milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips, rich, sweet, and very chocolatey, yum!
Taste is fluffy semi-sweet chocolate and chocolate milk with sweet soda like carbonation with a nice chocolatey sweet twinge, trace of hops, breadish in the finish thats tangy with a light thinning dryness. Favorable to chocolate milk with coco-puffs cereal. What a treat!
Feel starts thin, middle favors mildly smooth texture, medium body, and a milky thinning finish of breadish quality. This is one fun drinkable brew. The milk chocolate aspect and character of it is amazing. I'm koo-koo for Rogue Choco-Stout.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good stout, not as good as the shakespear stout but well worth drinking. very thick, almost like drinking a can of oil. big creamy head
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a killer Chocolate Stout. Really, this is by Far the best Chocolate Stout that I have ever sampled; I’m almost at a lack of words. This beer has a perfect creamy texture, soft and smooth, Pours a nice thick brown head, chocolate, caramel, vanilla aroma, with the perfect amount of malted bitterness in the flavor. This is a must try Beer.
BBB63 (6234) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque with big tan head, full-bodied, pours a dirty brown. Coffee, chocolate, hint of hops in the aroma, nice. Taste more of bittersweet chocolate and major hop rush, tangy. Not has creamy of mouthfeel as Youngs Double chocolate, dryer finish. Lingering hoppy bite. I agree, this is not a sweet beer, but is still a great stout.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with vigorous light brown head. Nice lace. Aroma is coffee and a hint of hops. Predominant flavor is roast coffee. But the chocolate is there. Some bitterness at the finish, like a very dark european chocolate. Not a sweet beer.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoy good chocolate and stout so I was really looking forward to this one. The initial smell was disappointing, reminiscent of a stale Hershey bar. A second inhalation revealed some hop aroma and rich roasted and malty notes, but not much chocolate The beer was a deep black in color, and the head, which was very slow to dissipate, was a rich medium brown, milk chocolate on top of dark. There was considerable thick lacing. The flavor was lightly bitter and hoppy with overtones of malt, espresso coffee and, yes, chocolate. The chocolate flavor was weak, and I wonder why the people at Rogue chose to call this a chocolate stout. This is more of a mocha stout in my opinion, since the coffee flavor definitely dominates. In texture and mouthfeel this beer was a lot lighter than other chocolate stouts I have tried, approaching a porter. Not a bad brew but for a chocolate lover like me definitely disappointing.
PorterPounder (5766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful, black as night pour with a tight lacing mocha colored head. Bittersweet chocolate aroma that is not overdone with too much sweetness. Flavor is chocolately but not overdone - Rogue has a nice way of making the hops kick in at just the right amount time. Very thick mouthfeel - almost as good as their Imperial - but of course it cannot be - why make an Imperial then? Bitters just a tad near the end - but still a great sweet stout.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark brown color with a substantial brown head. Aroma is a rich cocoa-chocolate behind which mild
hops are detectable. Fairly creamy and smooth body. Roasted flavor is initially earthy and hoppy with dark roasted chocolate becoming more prominent in the middle-finish.