Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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3.68/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Color... Dark rich brown/black color. Pours with a short beige/mocha colored head.
Smell... Dark roasted malts. No hoppy or bitter scents. Can't really identify the chocolate or coffee notes that are common to this style or stouts in general.
Taste... Strong presence of malts. The hops definitely come through here. Moderate bitterness at the end, which lingers for quite a bit of time. Light, but noticeable aftertaste of coffee and/or chocolate. The first sip of this beer is crucial in identifyfing the flavors, because the bitterness tends to dominate the experience of this beer after that first sip.
Mouthfeel... Well rounded texture and depth. The beer is not over carbonated or under. It has a good balance for a stout. Strong alcohol content is very helpful here.
Overall... The flavors are definitely lacking here. Other overall experience could be better. Maybe it's my feeble palate, but I expected more here (especially for five bucks for an XS bottle). The better and much harder to find alternative is the Founders KBS.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2011 16:37:45 | More by negroobserver
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Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
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