ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/17/13. Bottle says 9%. Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours an opaque black color. The head is a one finger tan shade that retains fairly poorly.
S: Though chocolaty, it perhaps lacks the vibrant intensity of, say, Choklat. Actually, the more it opens up, the stronger the chocolate note becomes. Hard to smell anything else here, as expected. Iím docking points because something hereís rubbing me the wrong way - perhaps an artificial tone? Still a likable aroma.
T: Drier than the nose would lead me to believe. The opening is pure chocolate while the midtaste tries to balance it out with an upsurge of strong roasted barley and coffee. Finish has a bit of hoppiness to it, as well...and some strange chemical flavors. Honestly - and I say this as a HUGE fan of Choklat - the chocolaty flavors clash with the roasted and burnt bitterness. Itís not fantastic, or even good, but itís easy to drink at least.
M: Like I said in the flavor, this is very dry. Seems like the aim here was for drinkability, and it does succeed here somewhat. Not as cloying as expected - maybe its because Iím not drinking a whole bottle of this solo.
O: This is NOT a true dessert beer, as any sweetness the chocolate provides (and it does provide a good deal) is scrubbed clean by the roasted and hop bitterness. And yet, it still comes off as being wildly out of whack. Cool bottle, meh beer, horrible price - basically, just another Rogue product.
krompt (611) - - MAR 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 In my introduction to beer days, I drank a lot of this. Such good stuff. They always have awesome bottles. Smells of chocolate. Tastes of double chocolate. A bit thin, but pleasant. A classic.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, canít remember where i got it from. Black appearance, medium brown head. Beautiful nose of milk chocolate and roated malts. In flavor coffee kicks in, combined with roasted malts and chocolate, pretty sweet, but with some bitterness to compensate. Lasting bittersweet finish. Remarkably sweet for an imperial stout, but it works out really well. Great brew.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, medium sample. Dark brown color, medium creamy light brown head. Aroma of big chocolate, milk chocolate, mocha, some coffee, roasted malts. Taste has quite some sweetness, but also plenty of bitterness from coffee and dark malts to balance it out. On the edge of being too chocolatey sweet, but as I like chocolatey beers it was just perfect. Good stuff.
Mark_Eck (171) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black. Great aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is also chocolate with a hint of coffee.
b3shine (4154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brownish black with creamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; lots of chocolate. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Average on the palate. Solid, but smells better than it tastes.
ROBC3366 (306) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Double Chocolate Stout is an evolution of Rogue Chocolate Stout, which is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. In 2010, Double Chocolate Stour received a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships 1
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koleminer20 (331) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting on February 17. The pour is very dark. I donít know that I would call it black, but itís perhaps a light black. There is a medium dark khaki head that lingers and lingers, insinuating that there is a nice creaminess here. The aroma is solid. Chocolate is very prominent, and there is some maltiness to go along with a little roast. I would say it almost smells like a good chocolate milk. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. There is solid chocolate and maybe a light caramel tone, but itís well balanced. The mouth feel is beautifully creamy and thick. The aftertaste is nicely bitter, long lasting, and creamy. This is a solid brew.
trujahwarrior (460) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Issaquah Brewhouse. Pours a dark black color with a brown hue that had a small tan head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel and mild espresso. Tastes of mostly chocolate with a hint of Carmel and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with great carbonation. Great beer. One of the best chocolate stouts on the market in my opinion. It was a nice birthday lunch desert.
AdamT (87) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Brewmasterís in Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with thick fully lasting creamy caramel head. Excellent lacing. Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, chocolate milk aromas. Light bitter malt up front with more medium chocolate and malt finish.
AgentAle (327) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sweet chocolate aromas for the most partTaste: roasty malts with chocolate, mocha and caramel flavors. Smooth bitter finishAppearance: dark body with creamy head with good retention