Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.56/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Unfortunately, I never had the chance to try this vintage unaged, so I cannot attest to what qualities have changed, or if it has mellowed at all. I can say that it was a wonderful stout, and one of the best I have had from Rogue. Lots of dark, roasted notes here in both smell and taste: toasted oats and malts with bitter chocolate. No florals or fruit really. Some leather and tobacco too, some bitterness. No booze whatsoever and it is exceptionally smooth, absolutely silky texture. Still a fair amount of carbonation for a beer that is almost three years old.
Fantastic beer, but this was actually kind of a sad moment for me. I had been holding onto this for a special occasion and opened this by accident thinking it was a Rogue Dead Guy XS. Disappointing that I couldn't let this rest for longer but fortunately able to share it with some other appreciative tasters. Wonderful stout, some bitterness and tons of roasty-ness that I love. A bit sweet and sticky, but not unusually so for the style. And I love the ceramic bottles. Must try.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 09:37:56 | More by Samuel906
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