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RATINGS: 2284   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Pours rich brown, dark mahogany and walnut head with tiny bubbles. Rich Nestle Quik chocolate drink aroma. Flavor is the same, with very tiny hop nose at the end of the swallow. Moutheel is creamyand rich, but not heavy--what I find to be the perfect velvet body for this style. I hope to enjoy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (687) - - JUL 30, 2014
Black pour, tan head. Nose is huge chocolate, a touch vegetal, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasty. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiamiBarman (31) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
The aroma reminds me of a sweetened coffee or perhaps a Bailey’s with coffee, it truly is intoxicatingly outstanding. Bitter chocolate also on the nose. I also detect some slight hop bitterness on the aroma and it is very pleasant. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that endures well over a couple of minutes and leaves great lacing everywhere. Dark malt sweetness on entry but not overly sweet, The bitterness will always be present. On the palate the bitterness pops out very nicely, perhaps a bit exaggerated, but it works well given the other elements present here. When it warms up enough, the chocolate aromas shine more than the coffee ones. However the bitterness will stay on the palate for a rather long time, unless you’re having a rich chocolate dessert with this, which I feel is what it was made for. An outstanding bittersweet example of this style and would probably be a great component in a cocktail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque cola brown work a ring of tan head. Taste of chocolate and roasted malts. Aroma is heavy on the malts, roasted almost burned, with more of the nice chocolate notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, faint roasted malt, artificial like (milk)chocolate. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light roasted malt and (milk)chocolate, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light (milk)chocolate with light hoppyness. Artificial like (milk)chocolate dominates aroma. OK flavor with roastiness and light bitterness. Bit one-dimensional, lacks character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014

On-tap at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central as part of a 5-in-1 beer platter and kindly shared by WheatKing. Thanks Adam!

Opaque black colour; Half finger head and creamy beigr foam which lasted for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Very Sweet aroma of malt, with massive milk chocolate, light coffee, cream, sugar and Belgian waffles; Mid to light sweet taste of roasted dark malt, with light nuts, tart notes, black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses notes, strong lemon, bitter hops and sharp grass; Mid to light body. Dry palate; Mouth feel is strong nice chocolate and coffee, creamy and not too sweet. All in solid good body. Yes!... Hoppiness is strong grassy nose. Strong lemon and grassy hop in taste; Bitterness is strong and solid for a lasting, tart and bitter finish; Quite dry after taste. Quite creamy to mouth.

Comments: This one is a close match against Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Whereas Young’s tends to be creamier, this one is all chocolate - more dark than milk - both in nose and taste. Will definitely wanna try the bottle in the future to see it for real. For now, though, it’s quite a top stout even on tap. A few good one from Rogue!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Nose is powdery chocolate, licorice. Flavour is moca choc/coffee, slight dry roast. Finish has roast, sweetness, a hit of molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierix (3) - AUSTRIA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma with light roastiness and chocolate. Taste is like having chocolate in your mouth. Very intensive as not only having bitter but also a hint of milk chocolae on the palate. Very well balanced. Chocolate stout at its best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black pour under a foamy dark khaki head. Lovely nose featuring creamy milk chocolate and some light roast notes. Full body with a nice creamy milk chocolate flavor, sweet lactose notes, a gentle black malt roastiness, and a gentle pseudo biscuit-like finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (560) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-6-12- Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown color with a very small light tan head. The head faded very fast leaving almost no lacing. Smell – A nice aroma of chocolate with some roasted malt notes mixed in are the biggest. These create a slightly semi-sweet chocolate smell when mixed with a lighter sweeter aroma of toffee and milk. Taste – The taste is of a roasted malt with a good deal of dark chocolate up front. As the taste advances it sweetens some with the toffee flavors coming to the tongue. This toffee creates a more milk chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate bar like flavor in the middle of the taste which, as time advances further continues to strengthen. It is a very satisfying flavor that carries to the end, where some coffee flavors bitter the taste a bit and leave a very satisfying coffee infused dark chocolate flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the lower side. Both suit the flavor profile of the beer quite well and allow all the chocolaty flavors to be sensed by the tongue. Overall –A very nice chocolate stout that is very easy to drink. Rouge has done a nice job with this one and I would recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Delicious chocolate treat with a hoppy finish. Beautiful to look at and even better to taste. Another great beer from Rogue!

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