Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by HiroProtagonist:
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Rouge Imperial Stout was served from a 12 oz. silkscreened bottle dated 2001 (3 years aged). This beer poured murky and nearly black. In a pint glass, the stout was night black, and was adorned with a minimal dark brown ring form head that was easily thickened with a swirl of the glass. The swirls left nice brown lacing. The nose emitted a very dark and rich chocolate aroma that was accompanied by strong figgy and woody-earthy accents with a moderate sweetness. On the palate, a rich n roasty chocolate espresso malt profile presented itself softly, then quickly opened up with bold and tasty energetic-sharp woody-earthy bitter flavors that carried on right through to the robustly bittered finish, which left lingering dark bitter chocolate flavors and a rough powerful bitterness in the back of the mouth. No esters were to be found at any point, accentuating the earthy character of this rich stout. The body was medium-thick for the style, and worked quite well for the flavors and character of the beer. The drinkability was somewhat less than other examples of the style, due to lingering rough and somewhat harsh qualities described above. On the other hand, the alcohol was completely integrated into the flavors. Overall though, a pretty good earthy imperial stout that I would buy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2004 03:57:19 | More by HiroProtagonist
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