Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary AleRogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 06-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
15.8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of tam25
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of cowboy83
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of scottfrie
2.9/5  rDev -21%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of nyctrance2
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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Photo of McWoods
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of cvm4
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
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 :-)

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Photo of MeisterSmudge
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of revo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rsquared59
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dgilks
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  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.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  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!

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.7/5  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.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale from Rogue Ales
3.67 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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