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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary AleRogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 06-10-2011)
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-14-2013 05:50:55 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Moo5152

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

12-14-2013 16:57:19 | More by Moo5152
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-10-2012 21:18:49 | More by rogueleonardi
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-10-2012 02:55:30 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-28-2012 16:23:23 | More by Lob
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml ceramic capped and swingtop closer bottle picked up for a staggering $22. drank out of my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- the beer pours out an opaque black colored body under a small coffee colored head. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- the beer smells like a stout. roasted malts are the first things to greet my nose. after that i get chocolate, caramel, and toffee. earthy hops and coffee at the end.

T- the taste starts out with some of the roasted malts that i could smell. after that i get a great combination of toffee, caramel, and chocolate. very dessert like. earthy hops and a blast of rich espresso comes in at the end.

M- the body is on the extreme upper side of medium. the carbonation is nice and subdued. moderate warming from the alcohol.

O- although too expensive, this was an enjoyable beer that i would pick up again were it not over $20.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 22:00:23 | More by jwinship83
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litheum94

California

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome looking, 750 ml ceramic swing top. Very nice.

Pours a very dark body, pretty much jet black. Big and frothy, tan head. It builds a nice defense and isn't going anywhere.

Creamy milk chocolate and hazelnut on the nose. Mocha coffee aromas. Not much else to say, but it smells great.

Creamy and nutty, with flavors of almonds and hazelnuts. Sweet, milk chocolate, with a roasty, toasty finish. Light, earthy hops are barely present. Drinks like an imperial brown ale. Very nice.

This is a perfect example of what Rogue can do, and yet get it wrong. This beer is very good, but the pricing is way off. Don't get me wrong, it was worth every penny in retrospect, but this is just priced way too high and will scare too many people away. The only reason I picked it up was because it was on sale for pretty damn cheap at a local grocery store. If you don't care about the price, pick it up! It's a great beer. But Rogue should learn something from this; you're alienating too many people with your pricing!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:29:28 | More by litheum94
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, not bad. Let the stoneware crock bottle warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a decent, foamy, frothy, slightly thick, tan head that slowly settled down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, very dark cherry mahagoney with no trails that I could see. Aroma is malt, roast, clay,yeast, dark fresh baked bread. Flavor is similar to nose with a little anise coming out and has good bitter/sweet/tang balance. Body is good and ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and lasts a while. Session if it weren't so pricey.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 00:04:17 | More by drpimento
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-07-2012 23:16:21 | More by GRG1313
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 00:02:29 | More by JohneHoodlum
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-23-2013 01:37:04 | More by CanisMajor
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chefelf

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pint glass. Really no noticeable head at all.

I paired it with Rogue Creamery blue cheese and grilled skirt steak.

This beer was darker than I expected and very malty. It was tasty but the ABV certainly catches up with you quick.

This was a fun and interesting beer to try but fairly expensive. If you're a lover of beer and interested in trying new and unique things then go for it. If not you probably wouldn't have purchased it anyway.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 15:38:21 | More by chefelf
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Theitos

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a very dark brown. Almost like a dark soda color. When you hold it up to the light I can see a very dark ruby color. It poured with about two fingers of head that disappeared quickly.

S: Smell strong malts, caramel, and a little dark fruit smell

T: A nice balance of malt, caramel, dark chocolate, nuttiness, and a nice creamy flavor. I just keep picturing Barq's Creme Soda.

M: The carbonation gives a nice bite probably why I keep picturing Barq's. It has a nice warming sensation to my mouth.

O: a very well balanced and enjoyable brew. Its a bit pricey, but I purchased it a month ago so the sting of the price has faded in the background.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 01:30:30 | More by Theitos
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-02-2012 00:27:57 | More by CoryR
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goblin7704

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-11-2013 21:47:23 | More by goblin7704
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-14-2013 03:50:18 | More by wtkphoto
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MordeciaFunk

Australia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-09-2012 12:14:57 | More by MordeciaFunk
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a light beige, short-lived head.

Smell: A malty amalgam of toast, chocolate, and caramel given a small sprinkling of alcohol and with a fruity fig and raisin note undertone.

Taste: A sweetish taste of generously toasted malts, caramel, and a hunk of baker's chocolate. Slight perceived silky, milky accent and a hint of nuttiness. Moderate degree of dark fruitiness. Softly leafy hops, though really not too much hop character or bitterness. Retains the initial maltiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A well-mannered, malty, strong ale. However, I'm very happy to not have been to foot the bill for this steep-priced bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 17:31:50 | More by ChainGangGuy
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with dark cream 1 finger head. Very little retention or lace. Much darker than expected.

Caramel nose with lots of syrupy malt. Very, very light tart fruit underneath, but really a barely noticeable trace.

Taste is very complex. Brown ale malt with lots of caramel and even a trace of milk. Milk stout finish. Light hop trace at the very end. Don't really taste the alcohol.

Body is appropriate for a strong ale, maybe a bit on the thick side.

Very expensive beer, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:41:48 | More by beer2day
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snaotheus

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split into a couple large snifters

Pours dark brown, very little hiss when the top came off, not much head, but the head that is there is a light brown color. Smell is sweet, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

Taste is sweet and desserty...it's like a chocolate shake, but not overly sweet and not overly chocolatey. Little bit of roasty malt.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, a little gritty. Overall, pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 01:32:33 | More by snaotheus
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alohaspicoli

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing, Oct. 2011. Originally tried at Savor 2011 and reviewed. Have since found a few bottles. Poured into a tulip.

A: Black with a light brown head that hangs around. Nice lacing.

S: Great aroma - subtle sweetness with cocoa, caramel, cream & toffee.

T: The flavor is a bit more subtle. I get more caramel and toffee than anything else. Great balance. Sweet but not overly. Very dessert like but still drinkable.

M: Medium body with almost no carbonation. Very creamy. Not much alcohol burn at all.

O: I still enjoyed this beer tremendously 2nd time around. I agree with some other reviewers that it could had a bit more flavor and I get how some people wouldn't be impressed for the price point. But I guess this balance of flavors just works for me personally.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 15:32:28 | More by alohaspicoli
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tannish head. The aroma is full of nuts and toffee. I seem to remember the Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue tasting similar to this beer, but it has been a long time since I have had it. The flavor is full of caramel and toffee malt with some cocoa and nuttyness. There is a cream flavor to the beer as well. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice, but not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 20:07:49 | More by Mora2000
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this pick-up at a local store, and I was pretty happy to find this limited edition beer. It was pretty pricy at around $25. I saved it to enjoy with the Super Bowl. It seemed like a good match with the presentation of a ceramic bottle with a swing-top. This is one of the few bottles that I will be holding on to for presentation.

This beer pours very dark brown with almost no head. Whatever minimal foam there was present dissipated immediately.

The flavor is a very good example of American strong ale. It is very strong, but not overwhelming. You get a lot of flavor. However, it falls short of the ABV listed on the bottle.

After the fact, the flavor eases off with balance. It doesn't hit strong for any single contributed flavor.

This was a good beer. I am glad I picked up a bottle, but it was a little pricy for what I got.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:34:28 | More by ummswimmin
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown with some ruby tinted hues around the edges. Creamy looking off-white head that starts around a finger width and lessens to a respectable sliver. Beautiful looking.

Smell: Malty and sweet with some chocolate undertones.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Some sweet and dark chocolate flavors come out along with a slight peppery taste. Pretty even keel in the flavor. Slight "sting" in the end with a mellow, chewy, glowing aftertaste. The medium mouthfeel is the MVP for this beer. So, so smooth and the carbonation is low on this one

Overall: More than surprised by this delightful beer. It really won me over with the body, and the taste was good too. Love the flip-top bottle because sometimes I just don't want to drink the whole thing in one setting, though this one might be gone right after I put the period on this sentence.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 02:10:48 | More by July2Nov
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StaEva

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

dark brown tinged with red when held up to light. very little head, moderate lacing. smells of roasted malts, caramel, and some dark fruit. good flavor, deep, full body, carbonation like a root-beer. Reminds me of a roasty, less sweet root beer.

Would have it again. Wouldn't pay a high price if it weren't for that killer bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 00:55:54 | More by StaEva
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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale from Rogue Ales
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