Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Winter:
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2001 edition. Pours a thick black with an equally impressive brown head. Aroma is heavily vinous with a hint of cherry and alcoholic vapors. Almost reminds me of drunken chocolate covered cherries. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with a sharp carbonation. Initial flavors consist of dark fruits and bitter chocolate. Hops swarm in quickly to balance the malt flavors and take center stage midway through. Finishes with cherry and a smokey lingering dryness. Highly alcoholic, which detracts a bit from the overall drinkability. Wonder if it's past its approximate "3 year prime", which others may have referred to? To me this beer seems to have peaked. Why this happened, I'm not quite sure for a beer of this abv. A powerful Imperial Stout which can provide quite a KO punch for the unprepared.
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2003 20:00:01 | More by Winter
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3.55/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The bottle is different than the pictured in this review. I'm not tech savoy so f that upload shit.
Appearance: Dark as night with a good two finger head that dissipated slowly.
Smell: It smells of chocolate and something else I cant yet put my unexperienced palate on.
Taste: I'm getting a chocolate taste but a strong almost overwhelming and lasting bitterness that I haven't gotten with other imperial stouts.
Mouth feel: It is thick and and very nice mouth feel.
Overall: I'm not a great fan of this beer but I like the Rogue brand and would not be turned away from their brews. Thats why we have Baskin Robins and 32 flavors my friends, not everyone is going to love everything, overall not bad.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 16:54:53 | More by bleedsblu
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,163 ratings.