Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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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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