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RATINGS: 2540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
This pours nearly black with a very brown head that is medium-bubbled and lasts around the edge of the glass. The nose is strong of chocolate and perhaps a very dark roast with hints of alcohol. The taste is dark chocolate with a bit of an oatmeal flavor in the middle. The end is a bit roasty and bitter on the back and sides of the tongue. This is a very strong stout, and I like it better than the Shakespear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
9er (89) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 This is not a good beer. It was an overspowering stout. It was bitter and biting... Had a quite lingering aftertaste. Made me gag as the body was heavy and full, the texture was creamy and the flavor was a rich dark bitter-sweet chocolate with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Dark brown/black body with thin light brown head. Bitter chocolate aroma and flavor. Smells like a Hershey chocolate factory tour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Aromatic notes of cocoa and raisen meld well with alcohol heaviness. The body is beautifully crafted - the sweet chocolate cradles the crisp hop bitterness and finishes light and nutty. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2005
On Tap at Kahootz: AWESOME! Here is a chocolate stout that actually tastes like chocolate, dark chocolate. The dark brown color is enticing, the aroma captures you and the flavor and body confirm the deal. Does Rogue make a bad beer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
campsharyn (3) - USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
Best chocolate flavor ive tasted in a beer. Bought 3 bottles for christmas to see how it goes with rich holiday foods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle (650ml). Had put it away for 8 months - wow! Pours thick, opaque black - decent toffee-ish head, creamy. Smells .. oh, like a black forest cake, bitter chocolate, aged fruit preserves. Taste ... dark roasts, best belgian 86% cocoa chocolate, hops trying to get in there, sweet grains. Finishes long, sweet/bitter (depends on your mood!!). Almost chewy. Like my sisters famous oatmeal/sour cream chocolate cake in liquid form. Much better than the first botle I tried - set it aside and enoy it later!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2005
I love this stuff almost as much as I love my two golden retrievers, and thats saying something! One of my favorites in winter. Huge chocolate and coffee tastes. Absolutely delicious to the very last drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Opaque dark brown body with a dark brown head. Smells like chocolate & coffee. DAMN, the taste is HUGE. Nice chocolate and hops taste floating around. Man, this beer is everything a chocolate stout should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Poured a dark brown with a decent sized tan head. Big chocolate aroma and flavor. More so in the flavor as I drank this one. I had this the same night as a Dark Lord so its going to be tough to really compare them. For sure a great sweet stout, a nice desert beer.

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