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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1684) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
If there was an Iron Chef of brewing, and the secret ingredient was chocolate, this brew would wow the judges. Tons of chocolate on the nose. Sweet chocolate, swiss chocolate, Hersheys cocoa, and oats, oats, oats! Impermeable dark brown beer with little to no head, but who cares? The chocolate is the star here. Tasting involves the nose as much as the palate. Hops up front, melding into a cake-like chocolate center. The earthiness of the oats rounds out the chocolate and malts finish the job. Palate is my only complaint. Not too creamy for a milk stout, and I miss the length of Mackeson in the olden days. But for the treatment of a single ingredient, this is a blue ribbon beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
From bottle. Pours dark with lots of dark brown head. rich chocolate and roasted malt flavor, smooth palate feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2005. Inky black colour. Massive chocolate in the aroma. Same on the palate. I dont think Ive ever had a beer so chocolaty. Creamy chocolate rather than bitter chocolate. Tastes a little artificial. Fortunately I like chocolate. It would be fair to say its a bit one dimensional. But I dont care. I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pours shoe polish black with a tasty, chunky, quickly dissipating head. Absolutely silky smooth with a bit of fizz to add depth. Flavor of ultra sweet, ultra hefty, bittersweet chocolate with hints of roasted coffee, cookie dough and earthy grain. Leaves a tasty, bitter smack around the mouth. Excellent dessert beer. If Godiva Chocolatiers added a gourmet beer to their lineup, this would be it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Yummy chocolate, in the aroma, in the mouth, in the whole ambience. Black in color, thin brown-sugar head, layers of bittersweet chocolate and coffee so complete it can stand in nicely for dessert or satisfy a raging chocolate craving. A girl beer? Maybe, but so?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13892) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bomber bottle. Black color with moderate light brown head that diminished slowly and had good lacing. Complex sweet malt and chocolate aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Good complex bitter chocolate and coffe flavor with a long bittersweet finish. Very good sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle, 1 pint: This is a perfect sweet stout and exactly what I would expect! Pours jet black, 1/2 inch tan head that lasted intil the last drop. Aroma is of strong coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet and the alcohol is hidden by the strong chocolate tones of this stout. This is a great offering from Rogue and I will be enjoying more!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2005
I knew this brew would be dark, but its darker than my coffee this morning, and almost opaque! It pours smoothly, and looks like melted dark chocolate. It smells grainy, doughy, with notes of chocolate and coffee. The head is creamy but fairly short in height and life. The taste is very layered, with sweetness first, then the malt and hops. Its layered, but balanced. Not too much of anything in there, with a nice black coffee finish. The alcohol is there too, but its mostly hidden amongst the layers. A good brew for sure! I dont want it too often, but I certainly agree its another out-of-the-ordinary offering from Rogue!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerWeg (1603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Re-rate - 9 mo. aged bottle July 2005 - I wanted to add some points because when RCS settles down, the flavors really harmonze and produce a satisfying big flavor thats remarkably balanced. It becomes a rather monstrous stout actually, chocolate flavored or not. I love you Rogue. Now Im wondering if I shoulda ordered TWO cases of the Tsarina Katerina... <P>Pours ever so dark with fine tall head... Wow...memories of St-Ambroise (another oatmeal stout with a variety of dark malts and hops.) Well-made stout although the dry cocoa aroma from the added "chocolate flavoring" is a bit up there and in-your-nostrils. Too much of a good thing? -or- would I just complain if it werent so kookoo for cocoa puffs? I have to scrounge up a few more to qualify a less Newbie opinion of this one. Miles of lingering pleasant bitter finish. You have to admit, Rogue likes to craft-brew one HELL of a beer whatever they get up to... and watch your step getting off the couch, theres alcohol in them thar bittersweet malts!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 [bomber] HUGE cocoa aroma, I smelled it as soon as I opened the bottle. Pours a thick black with a very small tan head. Flavors match the aroma with strong chocolate and cocoa, mild coffee and an excellent balance between overall bitterness and sweetness. This is one of my favorites.


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