Rogue Chocolate Stout

Rogue Chocolate Stout labelTonight I cracked open a bottle of Rogue‘s Chocolate Stout, one I’d been looking forward to since I picked it up at the World Market over a week ago. I love Rogue; they just never disappoint. Chocolate Stout is everything I hoped the Siletz Chocolate Porter would be and more.

Appearance: Thick black, with a luscious dark brown head of foam.

Smell: Cocoa. Dark chocolate. Seriously, you get a nose full of cocoa when you smell this beer.

Taste: Black stout dryness with dark chocolate rolling around the mouth. There’s a slight burnt flavor lingering at the edges, probably from the roasted barley. It’s a very good, classic dry stout, full of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Nice, but a little thin for a stout. The carbonation feels a bit higher when it hits the palate. You notice the dryness here too.

BeerAdvocate rates it highly with a 91 out of 100 and 98% thumbs up. And RateBeer gives it 3.94 out of 5.

Bottom line: It’s excellent. Try at least one, if you can find it.

2 Responses to Rogue Chocolate Stout

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for mentioning this. I love this beer and I was thinking at lunch about what beer I’d get if I happened by Whole Foods this evening. Now that question has been answered!

  2. Ghost Dog says:

    Awesome, I’m going to give it a try. For some reason, I always go with the Hazelnut Brown when I see it and the Chocolate Stout on the shelf next to each other.