“The recipe for Rogue Chocolate Stout was created several years ago for export to Japan. The exported twelve ounce Chocolate Bear Beer bottle label is in Kanji and features a teddy bear with a pink heart on his belly. Chocolate Stout was released for Valentine’s Day in 2001 in a twenty-two ounce bottle for the US market. The label features a Rogue original, Sebbie Buhler.”
We bought this along with the Shakespeare oatmeal stout. It will be interesting to see which one is better. Served in a beer tulip it pours almost exactly like the oatmeal stout with it’s one and a half finger tan head reducing down to a thin cover on top. Decent lace shown. On the nose it’s all chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, caramel, rocky road and fudge. We just can’t get enough of this aroma, it’s nice and light but at the same time offering a lot with a lovely emphasis on the creamy, milky chocolate. Gorgeous. In the mouth it’s smooth with moderate body. Low fizz. From the first sip we are loving this, delicious rich chocolate malts, toffee and a subdued lick of alcohol (6% ABV) that’s enough to let us know it’s there. Through the middle it opens up onto a more creamy character, almost like an alcoholic milkshake. Nice bitter finish to round it all off. Good length. Enjoy with desserts or BBQ meats. Or as a breakfast stout with your bacon & eggs, as we did. Between this and the oatmeal stout, this would easily be the favourite. Excellent chocolate stout, we’ll definitely be returning for another.