XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter - Rogue Ales
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3.51/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and tea-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. There is a bit of an astringent and drying quality of the beer in the mouth with each sip. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too extreme or strong going on here. I'm not too sure why this particular beer is sold in the small 7 oz. bottle size.
03-20-2013 03:03:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
I picked this up at a specialty store yesterday in a cute little bottle. I poured this into my tulip glass. There was about a finger of foam, but that died down to a halo really quickly. The lacing is minimal, but good looking. The coloring is a pretty deep shade of red.
I like the way the XS smells. I get a decent amount of hopping from this beer. There was also some good malt presence.
The flavor is very malt forward. The hopping is there, but the malt is the story with this one. I like the balance in all of this one. This is a good beer... Rogue did a good job with this ESB.
01-31-2013 20:52:42 | More by ummswimmin
XS Imperial Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.