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Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,180 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 77
Gots: 68 | 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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Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

04-24-2014 00:58:08 | More by Geech
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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
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-09-2014 21:19:10 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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New York

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

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

New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -25.8%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2014 12:18:32 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.