joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza. This is a powerful stout with tons of flavor, particularly from the added chocolate. Barley flavors are pleasant and there is a faint cherry note on this beer as well. Nice lacing throughout the pint. While not my favorite Rogue beer and also not reaching the hype that I’ve perceived, this is a damn good imperial stout.
infoman411 (19) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, coffee, dough, black, cloudy, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, I really enjoyed this draft.
PhillyCraft (3128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in ’10 with friends. Pours a deep black with a thick and creamy head and soapy lacing. Aromas of heavy cocoa, bitter toffee, fudge, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate melt, and light hops. Bitter toasty finish on this bad boy. Warming in chest. Pretty good.
JohnnyJ (4254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle. Black pour, light tan head. Who would have guessed it, but this is a very chocolate forward beer, sort of a mix of bitter dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate, with notes of roasted malt and dry cocoa powder. Would be a good dessert beer.
rbrazell (1584) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found some old phone ratings. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose is strong dark chocolate, vanilla bean, dark roasted malts. Taste is smooth and creamy bittersweet chocolate, deep roasted malts and earthiness. Ends with a good bitter note. Full bodied with a hint of alcohol.
Itzjerm (1155) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate aroma. Bitter on the tongue. Flat head but good at first. This is not sweet chocolate. But def chocolate. Def has a bitter flavor. But still enjoyable.
jrodooo5 (941) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is robust with chocolate. Pours a very desk brown with a tiny tan head. The taste is velvety & creamy exploding with chocolate throughout. There’s a hint of bitterness at the finish. Absolutely delicious!!
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber --> nonic pint. Pours deep black with thick foamy tan head and very little lacing. Aroma is chocolate milkshake and roasted malt. Nice palate, but not as thick as I would like. Taste is full on bitter cocoa. Certainly a good beer, but I prefer the regular Rogue Choc Stout over the Double.
Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is largely of chocolate and vanilla with a slight roasted malt backbone. Taste is mildly sweet with very little bitterness, somewhat dry. Full body, soft carbonation, and a smooth creamy mouth feel. An excellent stout, look forward to getting this one again.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and more chocolate, pours black with small tan head that leaves a ring and lace throughout. Taste is milk chocolate forward, some coffee notes, bitter chocolate. thick and creamy, bitter, slightly sticky dry finish. yummy!