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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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160 Ratings
Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ski271 on 06-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,720
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
160
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smaddock
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz teku tulip glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a very dark and attractive mayagony with a 2 finger mocha head that leaves webs of lace.

Smell is toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, oats, leather, and coffee grounds.

Taste follows chocolate, toffee, coffee, and caramel with some leather and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel is about medium, moderate life, not dry, and excellent drink ability for 10% ABV.

Overall this is a very good Stout, a touch thinner than I would have wanted but still very well done. Thanks @jzeilinger for this brew.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour and very thin dark toffee colored lacing.

S - Dark roasted chocolate with a slight hint of char/smokiness, fudge brownies, a little bit of vanilla and cream.

T - Dark roasted chocolate, toasted fudge, some smokiness, and ends with a lingering chocolate char

M - Thick and full bodied, velvety with a silky finish. Alcohol warming on the way down is minimal.

O - Very nice Russian Russian Imperial Stout here!

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DT85
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buzzy
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J455K
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of Oktoberfist
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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