Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.9/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow. This beer pours like used motor oil, completely opaque, with one of the darkest heads I've ever seen -- dark brown, a good half-finger thick, and creamy in consistency. Just looking at it you know it's going to leave a good lace. The aroma is intoxicating in itself, chocolatey and alcoholic, with hints of black cherries. Things only get better in the mouth. Creamy and mousse-like in flavor and texture, this beer is dominated by deep malts, while the alcohol lends a nice spiciness mid-palate to compliment its dark fruit and chocolate notes. A very strong hop bitterness (87 IBUs!) gives a nice finish to the drink, and keeps it well in balance. Aftertaste is sweet and with a taste of burnt malts and currants. More full bodied than a pregnant Rosie O'Donnell. Good God this is good.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2002 06:06:55 | More by mzwolinski
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Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
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