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RATINGS: 2414   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Wow this beer looks nice! Pitch black with a beautiful creamy light brown head. Lacing is very nice also. The aroma is sweet and bitter chocolate. The malt takes a back seat to the chocolate. The flavor is, well chocolate. Sweetness up from then a hefty dose of bitterness. The body is so smooth and luscious. Overall a very nice beer. I have never had a beer with so much chocolate aroma and flavor. If you like chocolate you just might love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
This black brew is topped by a medium thick to thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey with notes of malt and a touch of roastiness. It smells a lot like a chocolate liqueur. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with roasty notes and a touch of mocha. This beer is thick and full bodied and silky smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Beautiful, creamy chocolate aroma with a touch of rostyness as well. Black in color, carb is light and I had to coax a head with a fairly aggressive pour. But what a gorgeous head once it decided to show up! Deep tan, craggy and clinging to the sides of the glass! Taste is definitely chocolate. Not from the malt so much, but you can definitely taste the added chocolte. Body is medium. Hops show up in the middle and stay for the finish. This is a nice beer that does what is says. If you like chocolate and don't mind a little bit of hops, than this is a beer for you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
[Cask conditioned] Very delicious. Lovely chocolate aroma. Creamy and smooth chocolate flavour. A great dessert brew. Some hoppiness in the finish.

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