1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales

Imperial StoutImperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,121 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1121
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,121 | Reviews: 806 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sidetracked:
Photo of sidetracked
sidetracked

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-10-2012 14:23:24 | More by sidetracked
More User Reviews:
Photo of Amanspearfishing
Amanspearfishing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-19-2014 20:35:01 | More by Amanspearfishing
Photo of JakeEsterly
JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 01:42:19 | More by JakeEsterly
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-09-2014 21:19:10 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of spazx
spazx

New York

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-09-2014 02:01:57 | More by spazx
Photo of Lissette
Lissette

New York

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-06-2014 23:41:46 | More by Lissette
Photo of Dirty25
Dirty25

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-02-2014 16:30:20 | More by Dirty25
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-02-2014 01:38:02 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Birdlegs
Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2014 09:14:48 | More by Birdlegs
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2014 22:08:19 | More by afsdan
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-20-2014 19:29:50 | More by harpus
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-13-2014 15:53:09 | More by cd_beer_disapear
Photo of DarthKostrizer
DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-13-2014 03:37:43 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of BMos
BMos

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

03-11-2014 22:52:27 | More by BMos
Photo of HopBomb515
HopBomb515

New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

M - Smooth, low carbonation. It lacks that creamy feel I'm looking for. No oomph, it's just there.

O - This was a 2012 vintage given to me by my brother for Christmas to sway me on Rogue. It didn't work. I don't get the brewery or the beers they produce. This could pass for a poorly constructed black IPA. It just lacks what makes a great stout. Some odd smells and flavors. This tries to be different and succeeds but fails in doing so.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 23:09:24 | More by HopBomb515
Photo of kmanjohnson
kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-10-2014 19:54:16 | More by kmanjohnson
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2014 12:18:32 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2014 09:41:59 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of jschott75
jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-07-2014 23:08:11 | More by jschott75
Photo of bulldogg915
bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 21:01:16 | More by bulldogg915
Photo of threedaggers
threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-06-2014 00:01:34 | More by threedaggers
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-05-2014 04:26:53 | More by chippo33
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, pine, herbal, floral, and roasted earthiness; with a bit of booze. Nice aromas with solid balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy/pine hop notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, char, molasses, light toffee, pine, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, char, molasses, light toffee, pine, floral, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/pine hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick and moderately chalky/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy/pine hops; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:34:50 | More by superspak
Photo of scottbrew4u
scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-28-2014 02:19:26 | More by scottbrew4u
Photo of Bikeboy1
Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-27-2014 03:31:59 | More by Bikeboy1
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.