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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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84
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
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 GRG1313
4/5  rDev +8.1%

GRG1313, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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 ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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 oline73
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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 Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Mora2000, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer appears brown and mostly transparent. Ruby sunburst highlights appear when held to the light. The head is light tan in color, and leaves sparse lacing on the snifter.

The aroma is pretty weak, and doesn't gain much momentum as the beer warms. Scents of light roast with alcohol are there if you bury your nose in the glass.

The beer is really creamy and smooth on the palate. The flavor offers more than the aroma, with some subtle toffee notes and mild chocolate. In general, all the flavors just seem subdued. I was expecting / hoping for something with some more flavor and nuance. That said, the beer is still enjoyable and drinkable.

The body is thin to medium, with light carbonation. Alcohol presence is there in the finish, but not harsh.

I'm glad to have tried it, but don't see myself ordering it again.

Huhzubendah, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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 drpimento
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

drpimento, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
2.85/5  rDev -23%
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 RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

CoryR, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of ummswimmin
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

ummswimmin, Feb 06, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

jwinship83, Jul 30, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

beer2day, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of snaotheus
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

snaotheus, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.