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Rogue 21 - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2 Row, Briess Amber, C-40, Wyermann Carafa & Rogue Farms RiskTM Malt; Willamette, US Goldings & Rogue Farms Revolution Hops; Simpsons Golden Naked Oats; Franco-Belges Carawheat; Molasses, Brewer's Licorice, Wyeast Old Ale Blend Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

20.75º PLATO
30 IBU
69 AA
21º Lovibond

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-23-2010)
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Think beige head above a ruby colored body. Oily resin lines the glass. Aroma is of sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. Taste is dominated by sweet malts with some pitted fruits, mainly dates. The alcohol is not noted AT ALL. Amazing. Very easy to drink. I would warn anyone interested in trying this brew to be prepared for the sweetness and of sweetness is not something you want in a beer, stay away. As it is, this is a unique and amazing interpretation of an old ale.

KickbacksSteve, Aug 19, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

PopnLoads, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bigbeers84, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

iguana1010, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although the hefty price tag made me have second thoughts about buying this beer,Iam glad I did.Poured into a tulip glass a deep rich chesnut brown with a tinge of auburn,a creamy-like 1/2 finger light tannish colored head atop.Tons of malt complexity in the nose,caramel toffee,molasses,light roasted nuts,and juicy fruit,amazingly enough not much hop presence from a Rogue brewed beer.Creamy and full in the feel,not much carbonation wich fits the beer well.Flavors are warming with deep malty fruitiness and caramel goodness,light spice almost phenolic in nature but not as annoying,some sweet alcohol chimes in late,there is some light leafy hop that lend that leafiness and drying to the beer.This is a malt lickers dream here,Iam a hophead but really really enjoyed this beer,this is nice.

oberon, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Handed over by the waitstaff a dark, walnut brown body with a wispy, ecru head.

Smell: Malty nose brimming with notes of everything from a chocolate to caramel to heart-healthy nuts. A noted hint of licorice twists, a light touch of alcohol, and a fruitiness akin to Cherry Dr. Pepper.

Taste: Right off the bat, there's a lush, lavish maltiness presenting chocolate sauce, caramel squares, and a good drizzle of golden syrup. Resoundingly rich sweetness throughout. More tastes of licorice, brown sugar-coated nuts, Southern-style sweet tea, black cherry, prunes, and dried herbs. Low level of hop bitterness buried within all the dense maltiness. Some sleeping hints of earthy woodiness. Malty, sweetish, warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Definitely sticky and chewy, this one.

Drinkability: A very tasty, very enjoyable nighttime sipper with many a malt complexity to sip and savor.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of ToasterChef
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from my notes. The beer has a deep plum color with a foam head the color of egg shells. The aroma is slightly sweet, with both candi and crystal sugars. I can also smell plum, alcohol, and toffee malts. It tastes very good, with lots of interesting flavors. I can taste raisin and plum, as well as some candy-like flavors: cherry, toffee and caramel. There is a little bit of alcohol as well. This is a creamy, full-bodied beer with medium carbonation. It has an average level of coating, and it isn't very sticky. The finish is creamy, and the alcohol is warm as it goes down. I find the beer to be pretty drinkable. I wouldn't drink it too fast, or order too many rounds of it, but as a single pour it goes down well.

ToasterChef, Sep 07, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out really dark brown with a honey yellow tint. Two fingers of off-white suds and slight lacing adorn the top of this good looking brew.
Smell is very fruity with an oak sourness at the front then a honey oatmeal aroma then a floral hop to finish this brew's smell. No alcohol can be detected here.
Taste is bready and spicey with caramel/honey in the forefront. Raisin and plum are a little further back. Slight alcohol detected here.
Mouthfeel is sticky but very clean for such a big ale. The flavors do leave the palate quite quickly though.
Overall this is a smoothe easy drinking big beer from Rogue. Too bad this thing cost me 23 buckeroos.

peabody, May 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the OBF yesterday.

21 pours an amber brown color with OK head retention and fair lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing brown sugar, lots of chocolate, caramel, cherry vanilla and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose in this fairly sweet beer, although I also get some sherry and wood flavor as well. There is considerable sweet cherry and vanilla on the palate in this one. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long, moderately sweet finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though there is some noticeable alcohol in this aged ale. While not really very heavy on the palate, the beer is pretty rich and sweet, which makes drinking this beer pretty slow going.

Would be a nice beer to enjoy on a cold winter night in the NW (of which there are typically an abundance).

John_M, Jul 23, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: deep dark brown beauty and nice lacing and good head rentention
Smell: sublt hop aromas, brown sugar and spices
Taste: honor to try this. very rare. complex malty, nutty flavors. very robust and drank very easily for high abv

CampusCrew, Aug 17, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well this has to be one of my most favourite American breweries they are just so happy to ship their new brews over to Australia and i couldnt really think of a Rogue brew that ive wanted and havnt been able to get anyway enough of my suck up,the brew pours a deep ruby red hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head that slowly recedes to leave a layer of smog across the top and a nice rim of lacing,the aroma for me is very typical of a nice dark strong belgian with hints of yeasty belgian bread,brown sugary malts,figs and a little bit of a musty character,it has a rather pleasant mouthfeel which is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated and leaves tastes of brandied pears,sweet bready malts,sugary oats,plums,a touch of liquorice but not much as i dont like liquorice but its only a tiny hint and ends with a bitter,sweet,sweet candied fig finish and overall if it wasnt so pricey i really could drink it all night but thats the thing with Rogue they just continue to bring new brews to the forefront and most importantly they are by far the most consistent US brewery i have ever tasted that hits our shores regularly cheers guys.

ADZA, Dec 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

aanakinskywalker, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Buggies
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is pretty straight forward. Given the ingredients on the back of the body, it is easy to predict what comes next.

Nose is full of sour funk. Some nice aromas of oak. Also some fruity and spicy notes as well.

All the aromas are present in the taste. Sour funk, oak, and fruit and spice.

Nothing really amazing or jaw dropping about this one. It's just good, and if you're into sours, this one would be a good buy.

Buggies, Jul 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

shelby415, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 23, 2011
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Rogue 21 from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.