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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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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.99%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 06-10-2011)
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Photo of tam25
1/5  rDev -72.9%

tam25, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

25.4 oz flip top bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a medium brown with a dark tan head that fades quickly. Slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Roasted malts, some vanilla.

T - Malts and sour milk.

D - Medium carbonation and medium body.

O - The taste just did not work for me.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of my aunt and uncle, who said they got it at Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a snifter.

Pours a moderately-dark brown color with an off-white to tan head with some spotty lacing. The nose brings a bit of lightly-toasted malt with some light nuttiness and a bit of chocolate. Flavor brings some mild hop bitterness plus some lightly-burnt toast and a bit of a nut character. Medium body that seems too thin for the flavors plus some fairly-high carbonation. Not really doing it for me.

Thorpe429, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of cowboy83
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

cowboy83, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Interesting 750ml bottle poured into Portsmouth snifter. Picked this up for $8.49, seemed like a deal.

A: Pours a very dark ruby red with a finger of dark tan head that slowly faded into a thick bubbly collar. A thin sheet of lacing was left down the glass after each sip.
S: Sweet malts, dark fruits, fruit syrups, molasses, dates, cherries, caramel, and raisins. I get a bit of hard candy and cocoa as well.
T: Follows the nose with dominant flavors of dark fruits, sweet malts, molasses and candied sugar, with a bit of caramel, cocoa, and raisins coming through in the finish .The aftertaste has a light sour mash kind of taste to it, and is a bit off putting.
M: Medium body with soft but tingly carbonation and a frothy mouthfeel that could be a bit fuller.
O: I saw this beer a couple places for over $20 and I’m so glad I didn’t pay that much. This wasn’t awful, but I never need to drink it again. If you’re on the fence, pass. Not worth the price tag, even at $9.

scottfrie, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of terrapinfan88
3/5  rDev -18.7%

terrapinfan88, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of nyctrance2
3/5  rDev -18.7%

nyctrance2, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty excited to get to try this one. Saw it on the shelves a while back but was scared off by the ridiculous price. Luckily a friend brought it to a recent tasting.

A: Coca cola black with a thin light brown head.

S: Roasted malt, maple, wood, brown sugar, banana bread, vanilla, black licorice and some smoke. Damn!

T: And here's where it lost me. For a beer that smelled this good, it really didn't have much going on. Rosted malt, a hint of chocolate, some beef jerky flavor and a bit of cola nut. The mouthfeel is medium but the carbonation is nonexistent. With carbonation, this beer would be SO much better. As is, it's average and doesn't begin to justify the price.

notchucknorris, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish dark brown with a finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the edge of the bowl.

Smell: Sweet malt, lots of over ripe dark fruit. Some vanilla in there as well.

Taste: Lots of bready malt. Quite sweet with some dark fruit notes. There is a very mild vanilla and caramel note, but the malt and fruity notes dominate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is kind of a strong brown ale. Decent taste, but not great or anything. Probably wouldn't search it out again.

oline73, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

brywhite, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of cvm4
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky brown with a tinge of amber. Two finger tan head.

S - Sweet malts, sugary caramel and dark fruits pop on the nose.

T - Bready malts and pretty sweet just like the nose. The flavor of an old ale doesn't come across as bold as I'd like.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - It's an old ale lite :-)

cvm4, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of McWoods
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought the rogue anniversary ale in a bottle (which looked amazing).

It had a deeper red tint to it when poured, and a smooth aroma. Not a thick head, but a light cream color, which dissipated quickly. The aroma of coffee was present, but the taste was light. I was hoping that it would pack some more hops…or just a little more flavor.

Overall I was still impressed. A bit expensive, but I adore the bottle.

McWoods, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of MeisterSmudge
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of revo
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

revo, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

erlenmeyer, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very, very dark mahogany colour with a large tan head with very poor head retention.

Robust sweet toasty bready aroma with some toffee. Nice and malty with some earthy and caramelly notes.

Rich sweet malt aroma with some citrus hops. A touch earthy, bready and toasty.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Actually quite creamy. Nice.

A smooth malty ale with a distinctly citric bitter edge. Nice and balanced.

dgilks, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the downtown Portland location, a late-night tap hook-up that I chanced upon.

This beer appears a clear, very dark mahogany hue, with one finger of thinly soapy ecru head, and little subsequent lace. It smells of bready malt, and dusty, earthy hops. The taste is sweet bready malt, some mild oily nuttiness, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The carbonation is quite low, the body medium weight, and well, kind of creamy. It finishes pretty much in kind, the sweet nutty malt and earthy hops still holding sway.

A decent strong amber ale, the elevated booze never really materializing, although it may have played a part in the ramped up sweetness as things moved along. One was good enough for me.

biboergosum, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is dark brown in color with an off-white/tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a nice creamy note to it. A hint of vanilla, bread, and some mild earthiness. The flavor is quite sweet, as expected. Toffee, caramel, and toasted bread are the primary flavors. A bit of brown sugar, some light hop character, but overall, this is fairly one-dimensional and not all that great.

womencantsail, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch puffy khaki head that settles to a thin film. Thin broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nuts, and some caramel aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, roasted nuts, lactose, caramel, and some slight roasty flavors. A very mild roasty quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's not worth the price tag it carries. Luckily, my buddy bought this one so the joke's on him!

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of EkimGram
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 750mL bottle poured into Duvel tulip. The bottle itself is a work of fine craft. Colour is a deep, dark brownish black. Head barely exists, just a thin film with some bubbles around the rim.

Smell: Lots of roasted and burnt malts, coffee, toffee, a bit of spicy yeast, and a slight nuttiness.

Taste: Subtler than the smell. Primary flavours are, as the smell, roasted malt and toffee. Aftertaste is a little yeasty and hoppy. Balanced, a little complex., but not so strong.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light-bodied with a mild amount of carbonation. Sticky finish.

Overall: The taste is a bit of a disappointment considering what Rogue has been able to do with their flavours in the past. Presentation and appearance are great as well as the aromas. But, for a 75th anniversary, I would expect a little more "greatness" given the occasion.

EkimGram, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a dark brown hue letting only a sliver of light through. Tight, beige bubbles slowly expand and linger for a decent while.

S: Wafts of cola and nitro stout bitterness bring up the front with some roasted malt qualities following close behind. Not quite what I expected but really, I'm not sure what I expected so if I didn't know what to expect, I guess it's exactly as I expected.

T/M: The flavor is extremely nice: light chocolate and dark, roasted malt followed by smooth vanilla and just enough bitterness to quell any overwhelming sweetness. After multiple sips, nutty qualities really start to shine through. It's a little watery on the back end but at least it's a clean finish. The medium amount of carbonation is more than I was hoping but it's still not bad.

All around, it's not as complex as I wanted and the mouthfeel is a little thin, but it's a good brew. Is it $25 good? Not even close. Fortunately I had a coupon.


TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.