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Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,166 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 74
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
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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silenius

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this in celebration of selling my car. I am now officially a city-dweller reliant on public transportation, taxis, friends, and my motorcycle.

The bottle says best when aged for 1 year and is dated as bottled in 2003. Well, it is only very early 2004, but what the hell I like stouts.

The bottle, as you can see from the picture, has some mean Communist looking dude on it whose right hand has a weird line through it. Ingredients are listed on the bottle including "two secret ingredients."

Appearance is a deep dark chocolate color with a paper thin brown head. It leaves only a small bit of lace on the glass.

The nose smells more like a rich dessert wine than beer. A complex mix of black currants, ligonberries, and toffee on the nose. Intriguing.

The first sip goes like this: creamy, then a bit of an acidic edge to the beer that bursts into chocolate covered dark fruits, then unsweeeted chocolate, and finally espresso. Definitely one of the top 3 most complex beers I have ever had.

Halfway through the beer I have a lingering mint chocolate feel in my mouth. I feel like I am drinking some wacky chocolate ice-cream with an alcohlic kick.

One of these is enough for me in a session. I enjoyed it, but I'd switch to something different for a second.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2004 21:13:31 | More by silenius
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Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.