Rogue Creamery 80th Anniversary Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Creamery 80th Anniversary AleRogue Creamery 80th Anniversary Ale

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 28
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OPJohn on 03-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed specifically for Rogue Creamery's 80th Anniversary: The 80th Anniversary Ale is a strong Imperial Brown Ale made with 13 different ingredients; the availability is limited. This one of a kind walnut brown Anniversary Ale is rich and balanced with floral overtones from Rogue Farms hops and chocolate notes from the Cacao Nibs and features a long mildly sweet finish.
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 28
Photo of Lucnifter
3.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep garnet, medium brown in the glass. Moderate head recedes to bubbles lining the glass. Aroma is malt, British yeast and alcohol. Taste of toast, and light chocolate nuttiness. Medium body. A decent offering. (211 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cocoa, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, cocoa, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial brown ale. All around good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, cocoa, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,530 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. The Rogue Creamery 80th Anniversary Ale, beautiful and appealing blue ceramic bottle. I acquired this guy from the local beer store. 8.50% abv, according to BeerAdvocate, not listed on the bottle anywhere.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark woodsy caramel brown colored body, a dark ruby mahogany color in the glass. Two thick fluffy fingers of dark khaki / borderline mocha head. Some nice spotty lacing. It looks very nice.

S - The smell is pretty light and indistinct, especially for a beer of this nature. There is some lots of grainy / earthy / roasty malt content, some caramel, some light nuttiness, & some slight metallic notes.

T - The taste follows the nose - slightly indistinct malt roast, caramel / light nuttiness, some powdery baking chocolate / cocoa, some mild cola, and some roasty coffee bean bitterness. Light creaminess. Some mild char elements present.

M - The feel is crisp, dry, roasty, and bitter. Lingering cocoa. Carbonation is lightly spritzy, but it fades quickly. Lightly creamy, but the carbonation keeps me from calling it "smooth", but it is very easy drinking, considering the moderate abv.

Overall, a fairly simple, if slightly above average brown ale offering from Rogue. Very dark and roasty; borderline porter status. Glad to have tried it out, but it's not something I would want again.

Rogue Creamery 80th Anniversary Ale ---3.5/5 (1,454 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby red brown color very nice. Smells creamy caramel notes slight hop character. Flavor is some caramel, slight chocolate just a little hop bitterness on the back end of things. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy goes down really easy almost too easy lol. Really like this beer and I am by no means a Rogue fan usually. (329 characters)

Photo of serakj
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Subtle nutty, chocolaty nose, flavor and mouthfeel that seem (appropriately) reminiscent of the products of a creamery. Smooth, silky and rich with mild hop bitterness on the swallow. Certainly an interesting beer. Feel free to dip chocolate chip cookies in it... (263 characters)

Rogue Creamery 80th Anniversary Ale from Rogue Ales
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