1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Imperial StoutImperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,184 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 77
Gots: 69 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,184 | Reviews: 810 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cd34
cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-20-2014 01:20:09 | More by cd34
Photo of marmstrong1212
marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-19-2014 23:00:58 | More by marmstrong1212
Photo of Sweffin
Sweffin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-19-2014 04:10:14 | More by Sweffin
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-15-2014 01:58:44 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of Whsrickqb12
Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2014 19:25:12 | More by Whsrickqb12
Photo of dmorgan310
dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-04-2014 06:26:06 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of MattXT
MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-29-2014 20:29:03 | More by MattXT
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-28-2014 06:10:41 | More by SammyJaxxxx
Photo of koopa
koopa

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-27-2014 21:57:54 | More by koopa
Photo of randylangford
randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-25-2014 22:17:59 | More by randylangford
Photo of Geech
Geech

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

04-24-2014 00:58:08 | More by Geech
Photo of TheSixthRing
TheSixthRing

California

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

2013 Release

Appearance - Pours deep and black with a near 2 finger's worth of khaki colored head. Good retention results in a thin,

Smell - Not getting much out of the aroma. Some roasty notes. Slight smoke. A bit of metallic twang. Light chocolate?

Taste - Chocolatey notes upfront. Faintly smokey with some coffee bitterness. Dark fruit emerges once it warms, hitting on light raisin notes, then a punch of dark chocolate and raspberry in the finish, with light coffee ground bitterness, dark chocolate and raspberry lingering in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with moderate carbonation. Silky and smooth with a light, drying finish.

Overall - While a near perfect example of the Russian Imperial style, I can't imagine buying this again for such a steep price; not when 4 packs of Old Raspy are out there for half the cost. This is better than Old Raspy; it's not 400% better (about the cost per ounce difference), nor is it better than their Double Chocolate Stout, which is about 40% cheaper. Basically what I'm saying is, this'll probably be the last time I buy it, lest I find it on tap. Love the aftertaste.

04-23-2014 04:26:50 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-21-2014 13:34:39 | More by 22Blue
Photo of Amanspearfishing
Amanspearfishing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

New York

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-13-2014 03:37:43 | More by DarthKostrizer
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.