Imperial Stout
Rogue Ales

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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #398
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,432
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 12.41%
Reviews:
821
Ratings:
467
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2021
Added:
Sep 21, 2001
Wants:
  110
Gots:
  94
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
Notes: Also known as XS Imperial Stout

12 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western, Harrington & Klages, Hugh Baird XLT-80, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats.
Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Specialty: Two Secret ingredients.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

26º PLATO
88 IBU
73 AA
256º Lovibond
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Rated: 4.13 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Sep 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by AlFergie from Nevada

Jan 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by TheGent from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by unclekeith from Alaska

Dec 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Greener from Iowa

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Feb 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Shantto from South Carolina

Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by Casey_L from Texas

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
**
12/25/2015
XS Imperial Stout Bottle to goblet. Look is Dark black, medium tan head. Thick look. Lasting lacing remains. Sudsy legs. Aroma is plum, blueberry raspberry, dark chocolate, just a tad weak (maybe just too cold). Taste is the same except stronger on the fruits, where the aroma is equal fruit and chocolate. Rum, whiskey booze like taste in the finish. Feel is full and and a little chewy."
Yum, Merry Christmas to me!
**
Nov 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by edthehead from New York

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Ian_Alexander from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" (and other books to come.)
May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by fredmugs from Indiana

Apr 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Mar 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Jamstone714 from Florida

Mar 05, 2016
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Tap House Grill - Des Plaines, IL
A - dense creamy light brown head holds good retention atop a dark brown stout; thick lacing leaves rings down the glass
S - dark chocolate, roasted barley, creamed coffee
T - big and roasty with dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted barley, earthy hops, tea leaf, caramel, oat, slight smoke, anise, and ash
M - full, creamy body, quite smooth, alcohol warming but not hot, finishes with bitter roast and hop lingering
O - very solid imperial stout. For some reason I don't buy Rogue much, but when I do its usually good.
Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jan 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by RandyFlameThrower from Canada (AB)

Dec 26, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
bottled in 2004, that's right, 11 years ago! unearthed from a friends cellar, what a cool treat to dip into around holiday time. age has done nothing but good for this thing too, not hardly any oxidation in it, and a richness not at all decayed. jet black, the beer looks almost reduced and concentrated, crazy how dark it is, intense, midnight. very little head on it, some patchy tan bits on the surface, but no cover at all. smells great, specialty dark malts, bitter raw cocoa, and some stale coffee. I get some fruitiness too though, some definite raisin in there, and a rum sort of booziness, pretty darn appetizing. the flavor is even better than the nose, its everything I smelled but all so well integrated. hints of unlit cigar, vanilla, and cake batter, its just delicious. the alcohol is still strong, but it has to have mellowed right? would this have been a whole lot hotter fresh? if so, I am glad its been aged. one of the oldest beers I have ever had, and I see no ill effects from this extended time in the cellar. one of the top beers in the XS series in my opinion, what a treat!
Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Farral from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by WynnO from Florida

Nov 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.7 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by bcsbeer from Florida

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by BarrelAgedG from California

Oct 31, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with just a thin ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of soy sauce are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of soy sauce, dark malts and licorice. The soy sauce lingers into the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does an excellent job at masking its strength as any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste. I've rated a fresh version of this beer and reviewed an aged version of the beer—the fresh version is better as it doesn't have any flavors of soy sauce in the smell or taste.

Note: 2009 vintage (for review, not rating)

Serving type: bottle
Oct 27, 2015
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Rated by toronadotornado from California

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Rogue Ales & Public House - San Francisco, CA - draft
Oct 12, 2015
Imperial Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1288 ratings