XS Imperial Porter | Rogue Ales

XS Imperial PorterXS Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
87.4%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 151 ratings
XS Imperial PorterXS Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(JLS Release #16)

8 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-row Pale, C120, C150, Kiln coffee, black and chocolate malts.
Hops: 100% Summit hops.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19º PLATO
78 IBU
76 AA
133º Lovibond

Added by mitchfor3 on 08-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,123
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
151
Liked:
132
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A few beers into the night. College 2006. My junior year. I looked in the beer case and saw this beer. Bottle looked cool so I wanted it. $20 or something. This is the bottle that started me into craft.

 203 characters

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: 2008 Vintage

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate malts with light to moderate aromas of soy sauce and just a hint of booziness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavors of roasted + chocolate malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of soy sauce and earthy hops. There is a moderate amount of roasty bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and has aged very well.

 900 characters

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color—only faint traces of reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short tan head consisting of medium-sized bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of soy sauce.
T: The taste follows the smell and is quite chocolately, having some hints of soy sauce in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although this beer has been aged for seven years, it has managed to hold up very well.

Note: 2008 vintage

Serving type: bottle

 691 characters

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.12/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle perhaps had too much age on it. Very muted scent and flavor profiles, and sticky body that hurt drinkability.

121 characters

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Very dark in color, dark brown/almost black in color. Drink smooth but the alcohol will hit you when you swallow.

114 characters

Photo of fredmugs
4.1/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of OKCNittany
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Atschantz1
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of harripat
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kreg02
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jackal
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
XS Imperial Porter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 87.4% out of 100 with 151 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.