Jolly Roger Imperial Stout | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Jolly Roger Imperial StoutJolly Roger Imperial Stout

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Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ski271 on 06-20-2006

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Photo of ClassicBrad
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wooo! I have the first bottle review for this baby.

This bomber bottle's decor includes a skull and crossed swords with a pirate-themed label. I'm psyched that this stout is available to take home now.

Appearance is a beautifully opaque body with an oh-so-creamy mocha head that subsides to a good 1/4 inch finger of fluffing and a tan curtain of lace. The nose of this beast only hints of its chocolately complexity. Here's where you're going to get your beer's worth; the taste!! This is hands down, and I'll say it slow, my... favorite... stout... ever... The overflowing chocolate malt characteristic in this beer is outstanding. No real hop presence but a beautiful alcohol warmth for those cold nights.

Mouthfeel is beautifully full and tingly in the back of the throat and I can do this all night. For how thick and flavorful this brew is, I can probably get away with a few bombers before I get my fill.

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Photo of Phatz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What Otto's seemed to lack in inspiration for the IPA was simply diverted here to their RIS. Fantastic beer.

Served beautifully in snifter glass it was perfect.

Appearance: Looked black to me in the lighting, but when examined closely you could find hints of red around the edges.

Smell: Big roasted malt aroma filled the nose in a single whiff.

Taste: This ia a massive RIS, packed full of smoked roasted malts chocolate, molasses and cherry.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. It is not as sticky and thick as a Rogue Impy Stout but still creamy enough.

Drinkability: I am a huge fan of this style and this beer. It is far from sessionable but certainly easy to drink.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of ski271
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hand-pumped and served in a brandy snifter. Dark brown, almost black with a very slight ruby tinge and a small, dark tan, creamy, slowly diminishing head. I could smell huge malts and whiffs of alcohol as soon as the beer was placed 2’ from me. Upon closer inspection, I discovered just how marvelously complex it is. Cherry, molasses, chocolate, charcoal, pepper, prune, light cassis, light vanilla, and light citrus. The taste is all about the big malts, I think more roasted than toasted. Lots of warming alcohol. Molasses, cherry, charred wood and spice. The finish is medium-long in duration, dry and warming, with malts still hanging on and some late-hitting fruit. It has smooth texture but comes off a little watery. A pretty good Imp. Stout. I don’t think the taste quite lived up to the aroma, but still nicely done. I just wish they’d put this out in the colder months.

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Jolly Roger Imperial Stout from Otto's Pub and Brewery
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