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Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,120 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1120
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
12 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western, Harrington & Klages, Hugh Baird XLT-80, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats.
Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Specialty: Two Secret ingredients.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

26º PLATO
88 IBU
73 AA
256º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Pino (peesteen), 7oz nip into a snifter, sipping on this for Hallowe'en and some football. 2009 bottling ("Rogue XS RIS), at least 2/3 of an inch of yeast caked onto the base of a bottle even this small.

Pours pitch black with a voluminous light brown head, quite creamy and dense. Excellent lacing and moderate retention. Nose of deep dark fruits, black cherries, currants, some raisin, plum. Touch of chocolate, and no alcohol surprisingly. Nice. Taste turns the tables, super bitter and roasty coffee. Deep dark chocolate, and a dry finish. Lengthy roastiness, and some sweet molasses near the end of the sip as well. Slightly sticky, but still quite dry. Pretty heavy body, and low carbonation. Absolutely no alcohol here, which is a feat for the ABV. Quite a nice roasty and bitter stout, that has stood up for at least 2 years, and could go longer I'd bet. 7oz is a perfect serving size.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 01:39:27 | More by liamt07
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A - Nice thick black pour, thick 2 finger tan head that settles to a cap. Soapy lacing down the side. Good looking beer.

S - Bitter dark chocolate and an earthiness in the nose. It's odd, mud? Burnt toast. Some hops and alcohol heat. Not the best smelling beer for me.

T - Bitter, to the point of off putting. It's overly hoppy for the style. I get a quick hit of sweetness then it's a char, smokey, earthy, bitter hop finish. Alcohol is well hidden though.

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Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
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