Jolly Roger Imperial Stout | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
ottospubandbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ski271 on 06-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
78
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pint glass: color is black, solid black; head is tan with fine bubbles and presents about 1/2 inch thick, then some nice lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is moderate roast and coffee/espresso, then heavy fruitiness that is wiped away by strong booze with a near raw/white whiskey like note.

Taste is follows a similar pattern from the aroma: quick but strong roast and coffee, then some raisiny fruitiness and a huge contribution from the alcohol/ester which is even more raw and strong than the aroma. The booziness is a bit strong, and detracts from the underlying malt flavors, but it is still a unique taste.

Mouthfeel is near cloying, but with the malt backbone of this brew its where you might expect, big malt sweetness, some burn from the booziness, and moderate carbonation.

Overall this is no doubt a strong stout, big malt and espresso notes, some lighter chocolate but an impressive dose of ester booziness. A sipper for sure, or maybe one to let age just a bit more.

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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-cask (hand pump) at the brewery and in bottle many times. poured into a goblet.

L: Pours a midnight black color, opaque, with a good finger and a half of brownish head. Delicate lacing.

S: Roasted malts and coffee... cocoa, vanilla and smoke.

T/F: Big time roasted malt character and hints of smokiness mingle with espresso and cocoa. Very thick and creamy... and being on cask really makes this smooth. Dry at the finish... warming, and the flavor really pops out as this warms up a bit.

O: A big time Imperial Stout from Otto's.... which is great on tap and even better after a bomber has 2 years in the basement. One of Otto's best brews and a perennial favorite.

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3.35/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout from Otto's Pub and Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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