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XS McRogue Scotch Ale - Rogue Ales

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XS McRogue Scotch AleXS McRogue Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
9 Ingredients:
Amber, Pale Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM Malts; Kent Golding, Willamette and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops; Rolled Oats, Free Range Coastal Water and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.

17.5º PLATO
45 IBU
75 AA
28.6º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001)
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-31-2013 19:52:44 | More by Eric908
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2013 19:37:31 | More by 2beerdogs
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-12-2013 14:25:39 | More by TheMrFarnham
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2013 23:23:45 | More by GABrew
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-30-2013 00:11:59 | More by b1515152004
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-29-2013 20:57:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-27-2013 16:15:33 | More by sdm9465
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goblin7704

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2013 22:00:50 | More by goblin7704
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Kish


4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-09-2013 15:38:16 | More by Kish
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-27-2013 19:57:35 | More by Kelp
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2013 21:22:00 | More by DaPan
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Served from a vintage 2010 7oz bottle into a St. Bernardus snifter.

Appearance- Dark murky brown with zero head.

Smell- Smells barrel aged. Caramel, vanilla, light peat and scotch notes, light booze. Quite nice.

Taste- Light smoke or woody characteristic, plum(?), peaty/scotch flavor, lots of caramel malts, not a hop to be found. i have to mark down on the taste because of the mouthfeel unfortunately.

Mouthfeel- Super thin. Unbelievably so. Light carbonation, very low viscosity.

Overall- Rogue. This beer had a lot of promise, but unfortunately the mouthfeel with way too light. Wouldn't min trying this "fresh".

04-03-2013 19:21:58 | More by Seanniek91
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-02-2013 05:52:33 | More by BYOFB
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-25-2013 08:12:20 | More by bigbeers84
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

02-21-2013 18:12:32 | More by chugamugofsud
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-10-2013 04:39:49 | More by WDJersey
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jnoelani

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-23-2013 23:34:10 | More by jnoelani
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Beer21

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

01-22-2013 01:20:28 | More by Beer21
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%

This beer came in a wee 7oz bottle. Aged from 2010. Poured out into a snifter glass. Generally unappealing colour to it; seemed murky, cloudy and brownish-copper. Ale smelled of dark malt with caramel notes and a hint of anise. Heavy scotch nose, yet clean. You could definitely tell that this beer had a higher alcohol content to it.

Upon first taste, the ale seemed buttery, smooth, and mellow with a subtle scotch taste to it (minus the burn/bite of actual scotch). Slight roastiness. Clean finish; very minimal aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Definitely.

01-17-2013 20:35:38 | More by NilocRellim
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%

We crack this baby bottle and pour a deep amber brew. It puts up a flash of a white head, giving intermittent spots of lacing around the glass as it goes. Haze is thick, with chunky sediment throughout. Carbonation appears moderate. The nose gives great Scotch ale sweetness, laying heavy with maple syrup, raw honey, and caramel malts, making it smell much like a bowl of freshly sweetened oatmeal. Toffee sugars, brown apples, and lemon candies round out the sweetness, to be balanced by leathery roast, light coffees, bittered pales, and thick tannins. Our first impression is that the flavoring is nicely consistent for the style, but lightens up a bit by the end of the sip. As we sip, sweet toffees, roasty caramel malts, booze, plastic phenols, and melted brown sugar start things off. The middle comes to a head with more of a bitterness. Here we get buttery diacetyls to cut, with tannic dryness, those aromatic browned apples, more caramel sugar sweetness, and the chewiness of salt water taffy. The finish pulls through with more saltiness, dried seaweed, a revival of the plastics, and a wash of lightly citric hops to sit against that dryness of grain. The aftertaste breathes of smoke, booze, lemon tea, chalky grain, flour, and that continue cooked caramel and toffee sweetness. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is lighter. There is okay slurp and smack to each sip, with very little cream or froth to the lip. The mouth is coated initially with coolness, but quickly puckers and dries with the astringency of raw, unsweetened tea. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we like most about this beer was the aroma. There was such a nice robustness to the nose, with hearty sweetness, warmth, and spice. This, however, did not translate very well into flavor or feel, as both let up some lightness around the edges by the end. This made for a decent beer that was drinkable, but nothing to knock your socks off.

01-17-2013 03:52:31 | More by TheBrewo
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JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-16-2013 04:02:38 | More by JMBSH
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beestes

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-09-2013 03:39:29 | More by beestes
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-09-2013 02:14:12 | More by iemailjack
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jeff96gt

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-01-2013 21:44:06 | More by jeff96gt
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +24%

12-31-2012 00:36:03 | More by ng85
XS McRogue Scotch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.