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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 37
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ski271 on 06-20-2006)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2014 23:36:43 | More by BeerForMuscle
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-05-2014 19:40:47 | More by shortkut
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Dark brown pour but once in the glass its pitch black with no light coming through. The head is almost nonexistent, more like a tan ring. Good lacing

Smell: Molasses, roasted malts, coffee. On the sweet side but not cloyingly so. I pick up more alcohol the warmer it gets

Taste: Roasted malts upfront, molasses in the middle, with bitter coffee notes and slight smoke to finish it off. Quite nice

Mouthfeel: Medium body and a little lighter than I expect from the style; Goes down smooth with a moderately bitter finish. Slight warmth from the alcohol

Overal: This is a solid RIS. Not the biggest malt bill, but the molasses adds complexity and makes up for it. Although not quite up there with my favorite imperial stouts, it's a very good representation of the style and I am looking forward to having this come winter. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:22:48 | More by Bone53
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-18-2014 02:22:18 | More by efrank
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this while playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Seems appropriate.

Looks great. Great nose; mild smoke with thick malts. Tastes great too. Thick malt character with molasses edges. Really nice. Feel is superb. All stouts should have this level of thickness. An excellent stout. I will go back to this in the future. It's on the level of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 15:49:29 | More by RblWthACoz
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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tviz33

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber in to a snifter.

A- Pours pretty much black with less than a finger of light brown head that settles to a thin ring. Good lacing.

S- Mostly roasty malts and coffee. A little chocolate. Nice.

T- Follows the nose but is noticeably hoppier. A little smokiness and bitterness is here as well.

M- Medium full bodied and medium carbonation. Just a hint of alcohol.

O- Just a solid beer overall. Very nice offering from Otto's.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 06:09:19 | More by tviz33
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Minnesota

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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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themind

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jolly Roger is Jolly good! The beer pours a pitch black motor oil color with a small head. The aroma is roasty chocolate, subtle but nice. The mouthfeel was good as the carbonation level seemed basically up to par. The taste is roasted chocolate and dark fruits. A low level of sweetness accompanied this beer. Overall I feel lucky to have tried this brew....thanks A.B. The ABV is kinda hidden, this has a little burn at 10%

Bottom Line: Yup would buy it again!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:06:32 | More by themind
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

A-Black int he glass but brown when pouring, one ginger off white head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Lots of roasted malt, burnt notes, come dark chocolate and coffee.

T-Roast and burnt notes, almost smoked. Dark chocolate, very slight coffee.

M-Some alcohol head, slightly watery, not much carbonation.

O- For 10% the alcohol was hidden rather well, but still showed up. More coffee and chocolate notes would have been better.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:06:12 | More by rlee1390
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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout from Otto's Pub and Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.