RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Tap. Freaking tasty, no doubt about it. I prefer Young’s Double Choc, though. Had a more balanced chocolate edge to it. This one has a great aroma, though. lethe (177) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Black stout pour offers a nose of roast, light chocolate and a bouncing hop presence. Palate is thick, sticky, and appetizing. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate that is never overpowering, becomes a little sweeter before it is removed by a light hop finish. Never monotone, never boring, this is a flavored stout that manages complexity as well as a distinct accent. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Rogue Chocolate Stout pours to a beautiful deep ebony color, with a thick, creamy tan head, and a soft carbonation. The first thing that strikes you with this beer is the nose. Incredible chocolate aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, and roast, flood the nose. The palate is luxuriously delicious. Flavors of bitter sweet dark chocolate, roasted barley, and sweet maltiness coat the tongue. A portion of oats is used in this beer, making it silky smooth and creamy, as it slides down the throat. Rogue Chocolate Stout finishes as impressive as it started. More bitter sweet chocolate flavors up front, followed by some coffee flavor, bitter roastiness, and just a kiss of hop bitterness to balance out this exceptional brew.
WOW. This beer is like drinking a chocolate truffle. There is chocolate in this beer, and you can tell. This beer as an absolute must for chocolate lovers. A perfect desert beer that would match extremely well with, what else? Chocolate. Pair this glorious beer with milk chocolates, or perhaps a rich and decadent death by chocolate cake. The roasty flavors in this beer, really are wonderful when you pair it with a sweet and creamy chocolate desert. Stout and chocolate is a match made in heaven. I highly recommend this beer. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
Dark with a big tan head. Smells like cocoa and some espresso. Lots of chocolate flavour, rich in the mouth with lots of body. Smooth finish leaves a chocolate aftertaste. bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Thick dark brown/black color with a massive dark brown head and excellent head retention. Wonderful chocolate aroma - smells just like a chcolate milk shake. Other aromas include oats, caramel, licorice, vanilla, sweet cigar/pipe tobacco. Very mouth-watering aroma. Wow, incredible flavor. Initially sweet and earthy with a strong taste of oats and ultra smooth floral hops, and finishes like a really good coffee (bitter, but not overly so) with rich dark chocolate in the aftertaste. This beer has so many complex flavors in it - in addition to the ones mentioned in the aroma, there is brown sugar, molasses, espresso, raisins, and butterscotch, and a smoky finish. In addition to the gratifying hop kick, the texture is silky smooth and creamy.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Very nice beer. Dark color, with a very brown head. Flavor is dry chocolate with a surprising amount of hops as well. Roasted malt and chocolate really shine with this one. FatRabbit (4) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2006 does not count
Bottle. This is a serious beer. Very heavy sweet roasted chocolate aroma mingling with silky cream, and doughy hops. Pours black with a lovely stacked, dark tan head. Tastes quite sweet at first, then moves to bittersweet dark chocolate. Long, complex, sticky, milky, caramelly finish. Fantastic. fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Wow! As I open this bottle man the aromas of milk chocolate sweetness, floural hop, brown butter, vanilla, Cadbury milk chocolate. This beer pours a jet black and leaves a silky brown head that looks like you poured too much vanilla in your whipped cream. As I smell this beer all the aromas I talked about milk chocolate, brown butter(butterscotch), coffee, floural hops, caramel, sugar, vanilla, are all on display in this beer. The taste of this beer just explodes on your palate. It starts with a vanilla chocolate sweetness then moves to a bitter hop kick followed by a coffee essence and finally finishes with a silky smooth butterscotch aftertaste. This is a fantastic stout I’m sad I took this long to get to it, I will not make that mistake again.
shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Bottle. Strong chocolate-coffee aroma. Pitch black with small brown head - pours like motor oil. Stong chocolate malt flavor with mild hops and smoky finish. Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Aroma is, guess what, like chocolate, maybe Nesquick. Pours motor oil black with a light brown head that quickly disappears. Taste is pretty good, again, lots of chocolate. It is kind a dry, dark chocolate taste. Not overwhelming. Don’t expect it to taste like chocolate milk. There is a little bit of hop kick in the aftertaste. Overall a very good stout.