Imperial Stout - Rogue Ales
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4.16/5 rDev +3.2%
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
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.