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XS Imperial Porter - Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial PorterXS Imperial Porter

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(JLS Release #16)

8 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-row Pale, C120, C150, Kiln coffee, black and chocolate malts.
Hops: 100% Summit hops.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19º PLATO
78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

(Beer added by: mitchfor3 on 08-20-2006)
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barczar

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the tulip a deep brown with ruby highlights. A one finger dense tan head dissipates into a thin layer of foam and leaves thick lacing.

Aroma is sweet burnt sugar and alcohol, followed by dark fruit (dates, plums, candied cherries), with a roast malt and coffee finish. Vanilla emerges as it warms.

Flavor is deeply roasted malt, chocolate, and a slightly sharp fruitiness with a somewhat bitter coffee-like finish. Hop bitterness lingers. The fruitiness becomes more distracting as the beer warms.

Body is on the lighter side of medium with a moderate amount of carbonation, and a bit of astringency surfaces.

Overall, it's somewhat of a misnomer. The roastiness is more fitting for a stout than a porter. It dominates the flavor a but much, though the fruity character harkens memories of porters ..but overly so. Definitely wouldn't pay what they charge for this stuff in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 03:47:08 | More by barczar
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XS Imperial Porter from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.