bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If there's ever a beer that does justice to its name, it's Rogue's double chocolate stout. The aroma is of milky chocolate goodness. You know that taste you get when you let milk chocolate melt in your mouth. This has the odor of that taste. Very sweet aroma. The pour is average with a disappearing head almost like a black ale. Doesn't have a thick feel.
The taste is quite good. Richly balanced with a creamy, delicately palate. Quite effervescent on the taste which reduces the sweetness in a good way. Has a bit of a loss in depth of the palate and dies down quite quickly.
Thin mouth feel and I wish it had a richer and thicker and more intense taste and palate. It's still really good.
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junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 Holy macaroni. I have found that long list sensation from when I first discovered better beer. This gets full marks. However there is no such thing as perfection. Creamy. Bitter. Sour. Tiny bit of sweetness. Full body. Jesus.
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presentation: 750mL bottle with a red coating. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Two finger dark tan head that fizzles out rather quickly. Itís pretty much black in color and it leaves some good lacing.
Smell: A sweet chocolate smell dominates, with some hints of roasted malt in the background.
Taste: Tastes of dark and milk chocolate, with some smokiness from the roasted malt. Itís very sweet. Thereís some bitterness at the end but itís not really that noticeable.
Mouthfeel: Thereís very little carbonation. Itís creamy, smooth, full bodied and rather strong. After drinking about half a glass it starts getting cloying because of the sweetness.
Overall: Itís a sweet treat, best to have it in small doses. Youíll enjoy it a lot more if you pair it with any chocolate dessert, because by itself itíll just feel like too much sweetness after a while.
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from The Bottle Shop in Canterbury, been chilliní in my fridge for a few months until I found a good reason to drink it. Normally I donít need a reason to drink a beer, but I do like Rogue a lot and itís now the eve of my holiday to Belgium and Germany, so now is as good a time as ever. Black beer with lasting tan head. Even as I opened it I could smell the chocolate and in fact 2 feet away from the glass I can smell the chocolate. Dark choc aroma, like really intense dark choc sponge. I mean the aroma is gorgeous so much more intense choc than other choc stouts. Yep more choc sponge in mouth, like a chocolate wafer, as Ken said, yes in fact like an intense choc wafer biscuit. Good choc stout. Alcohol doesnít come through at all. Just a touch of newspaper later on in the swallow. Pretty good though, but not quite, outstanding.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is a deep dark brown with a thin layer of head that still left some nice lacing behind. Chocolate and a little roast were present in the nose. Chocolate was very upfront in the flavor and the roasted bitterness took over on the finish. However, there was a lingering chocolatey sweetness throughout. Excellent effort and a true chocolate beer experience!
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Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a jet black with a caramel brown thin head. Aroma is wonderful with milk chocolate, roasted malts and nuts. Taste is close to the same with the chocolate and cocoa really on the front end. Bitter on the back end like a light version of a coffee stout. Creamy mouth, well balanced. EXCELLENT!
pgambe2112 (2) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma carries a bitter note, and pours with a shoddy head. The flavor is excellent but just a little thin on the tongue in texture. A very pleasant beer overall.
tia (1681) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark with thick rich mocha head and generous lacing. Smells like chocolate milk over rice crispies. Nice bitter chocolate flavor with ample roastiness. Dry finish, pretty clean for what it is. Tasty.
deaconmike (468) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap a Taco Mac. Beautiiful jet black pour with a thin tan head; significant lacing all the way down the glass. As expected, the aroma yields chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is excellent - the chocolate and roast in the aroma come through along with malted milk and some coffee beans. Nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not too heavy. Very nice beer from Rogue.
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is slow and black, thick, with a rich mocha head. The aroma is more malt than anything, some bitter chocolate. The taste is full bodied. The chocolate hits you fast and stays throughout. Nice balance between the chocolate and the malt flavor of a classic stout. Very nice flavor, especially if you like your chocolate.