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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:
No notes at this time.

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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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 80
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3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and decent lacing

S-cocoa, coffee, dark malt, molasses, little char

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, light char, licorice

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-nice imperial stout, good balance of flavors

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Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Dodo2step
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- coffee black with no light seeping through. poor head and no lacing.

S- molasses and coffee bean dominate the nose. I get subtle hints of chocolate.

F- bitter coffee hits the palate first and the roasted malts with molasses topping it off. not bad combo but the coffee is a tad too strong.

M- thick bodied and full of coffee and booze

O- not bad. a nice imperial stout. I like coffee but the coffee overpowers just a smidge.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Bone53
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Dark brown pour but once in the glass its pitch black with no light coming through. The head is almost nonexistent, more like a tan ring. Good lacing

Smell: Molasses, roasted malts, coffee. On the sweet side but not cloyingly so. I pick up more alcohol the warmer it gets

Taste: Roasted malts upfront, molasses in the middle, with bitter coffee notes and slight smoke to finish it off. Quite nice

Mouthfeel: Medium body and a little lighter than I expect from the style; Goes down smooth with a moderately bitter finish. Slight warmth from the alcohol

Overal: This is a solid RIS. Not the biggest malt bill, but the molasses adds complexity and makes up for it. Although not quite up there with my favorite imperial stouts, it's a very good representation of the style and I am looking forward to having this come winter. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of efrank
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jra173
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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