Jolly Roger Imperial Stout | Otto's Pub and Brewery

Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout
160 Ratings
Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout

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

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

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of sadman64
2.12/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Stouts are one of my favorite beer styles, but this beer is not very good. The initial taste is typical of a stout, smokey and burnt, however, the overall flavor of this beer is almost offensive. The mouthfeel is rather odd, and doesn't help my rating for this beer. There are alot of better stouts out there.

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Photo of jpaltan
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a solid black with a nice creamy head on it. The head slowly fades into gentle bubbles that cling to the top of the beer. The smell is boozy with dark roasted malts taking precedence over coffee and chocolate notes. Wish the smell was a bit more pronounced. Slight hint of band aids or some other medicinal smell. Beer is creamy with a good amount of carbonation. Some band aid taste throughout. Notes of chocolate and coffee. can't get past the medicinal taste though. overall, I'm not sure if the bottle is expected, but I really had much higher expectation for this beer.

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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 beckje01
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A deep black color with some brown head on the top. No activity a very still beer.

S- Good malty nose some sweetness then also the alcohol comes through, it's nice.

T- Good taste but not so powerful. A slight kick of the sweet and alcohol tastes good but its just too easy on you for a RIS.

M- Good thickness and nice activity or lack of it fits the flavors.

D- Good easy to drink and it's just not up to snuff as a RIS it's a tasty beer but not as strong as it should be for the style

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Photo of pretext
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdaddy
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of shortkut
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of DIM
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: This beer is perfectly black. It pours with a minimal brown head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.

s: Smells faintly of charred wood and thats it. Where is the smell on this one?

t: Oh well, at least this has it where it counts the most. While not very complex, this is very pleasntly chocolaty and has a bit of coffee bitterness. The alcohol is well masked.

m: Plenty thick with a nice oily quality.

d: This is a pretty nice impy stout, but I'll stick to ones I like a bit more.

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Photo of mkhartnett
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ottos : Jolly Roger

look: Dark brown with little off white head. Good clarity and leaves lace. As a side experiment I had a separate glass later with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Smell: dark coffee, smoke, roasted malt

Taste: coffee, nip of fruit. Mild booze, raisin, vanilla hints. This is a sweet stout. Hops are there with some earthy bitterness. Caramel drizzle. Finishes with some sugary sweetness.

FEEL: Full bodied, well carbonated, smooth and drinks easy.

Overall: The beer is a bit hot, a bit sweet, but after having this side by side a duplicate glass with a scoop of vanilla , Ive come to the conclusion that both were good (consume any ice cream laced imperial stout quickly). I would drink this again. Good, but not outstanding. A no-brainer as the best beer brewed in happy valley.

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Photo of JDV
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with Fly, Dewbrewer, Humulone_Red and others. Thanks guys!
Last beer of a long list of beers. Definitely would like to re-rate this beer. Black pour with a light tan head. Sweet rich dark malt smell and a touch of alcohol. A touch thin and and flavors of dark sweet roast flavor. Either not as good as I expected or my taste buds were shot at this point. Deserving of a re-rate.

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Photo of barneysdad
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of throwitallaway
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to akorsak for this brew! Decanted from the bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark color with a brown, one finger head, that fizzles away into a thin layer of foam. Aroma is big on chocolate and not much else. Taste is much more interesting than the aroma. It starts with chocolate, transitions to roasted malt, and then finishes with a little bitterness from the malt, some sweetness, and a touch of hops. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of a medium. Drinkability is fairly high for the style. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, I just wish the aroma was a little more complex, and the mouthfeel thicker.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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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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