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Rogue Imperial Chocolate Stout

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Imperial Stout
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Many foods ignite our passions. Tastes so sophistacated and rich, they dance on the tongue and tantalize the palate so that we cannot help but be drawn into the magic of these flavours. Superb beer, skillfully crafted from the best ingredients is one of these stimulating foods. Chocolate is another. Combining these flavours in just the right balance only serves to enhance their powers. The combination of chocolate and beer is sure to put a smile on your face. Made by Rogue and for sale by Ezo Beer in Japan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4591) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, mocha, and cocoa. Taste is of chocolate and mocha. Sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12 oz. bottle; shared by the one and only TAR during SBW ’09; dense black with thin tan head; pure bitter chocolate and little else on the nose; milky texture of chocolaty goodness; one dimensional for sure, but really good at that one dimension; like the southern tier, but not nearly as sweet; more ashy, dry bakers chocolate in this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to hannont!
Black, foamy tan head. Heavy chocolate in the flavor, not overly sweet like Southern Tier but 1D. Light alcohol thins it a bit. Flavor has a more rounded profile, the chocolate more balanced when coupled with bitter malt and a light alcohol burn in the finish. Moderate size on this one, coating. For those that like chocolate beers, this is at the top. I tend to like more variety, less specificity in a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
POurs deep dark black with notes of nuts and cocoa, palate shows the complex flavors of cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, and some deep espresso at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeTheYounger. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head that laces nicely. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roast. Flavor also has this, along with some coffee and some buttery caramel. Full bodied, thick, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Courtesy Americanbrew. Pours a very dark mahogany almost black in color with a small, dark khaki head of foam that leaves minimal spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is like a liquid hershey’s chocolate bar with subtle notes of roasted caramel and floral hops. The milk chocolate dominates the nose and it smells great. The flavor is rich and decadent with all varieties of chocolate with notes of roast and floral hops that fall short to the massive chocolate flavors. They meant business with this chocolate stout. The body is on the fuller side of medium and very smooth on the palate and finishing a little sticky with some roasty chocolate. The alcohol is completely hidden, and that is really nice. This is a great beer from Rogue, and probably my favorite from them to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours dark chocolate with nice lace and thick head. Nose of chocolate syrup. Taste is thick and syrupy with almost too much chocolate. Sweet, light hop backbone with a crisp finish that is rich and chocolaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Deep black brown pour. Tan head. The nose is loaded with rich sweet milk chocolate. Loads of rich, sweet dark chocolate. Sweet and chewy but without any of the artificial sweetness that I get from ST Choklat. It’s actually a really 1-D beer, but that one dimension happens to be awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Juiceisloose!! Almost black. Tons of chocolate and lactose sugar with some toffee notes. Flavor is full and rich and friggin delicious. Sweet chocolate, light roast, toffee and more CHOCOLATE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a dark mahogany to nearly black color, with just a glint of translucency showing at the edges. A small, dark brown head of froth leaves scattered, sugary, micro-spot lacing marks on the glass. The aroma is initially like pure Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Further exploration reveals notes of caramel, minimal roast, and a slight touch of bitter, grassy hops, but the massive chocolate avalanche remains the dominating component. Flavors are similarly decadent, if not more one dimensional. Chocolate of several varieties rules the roost, with hints of grassy hops and coffee roast fighting one another for a distant second place finish. Medium-full bodied and valvety, the palate is initially smooth, finishing slightly sticky. The alcohol is completely buried within, which is nice. Very, very nice brew. Great effort from Rogue.

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