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Rogue Imperial Chocolate Stout

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Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Imperial Stout
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Many foods ignite our passions. Tastes so sophistacated and rich, they dance on the tongue and tantalize the palate so that we cannot help but be drawn into the magic of these flavours. Superb beer, skillfully crafted from the best ingredients is one of these stimulating foods. Chocolate is another. Combining these flavours in just the right balance only serves to enhance their powers. The combination of chocolate and beer is sure to put a smile on your face. Made by Rogue and for sale by Ezo Beer in Japan.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium brown head. Aroma of tootsie rolls, chocolate, cream and some roastiness. Dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a hint of marshmallow before a sweet, yet bitter milk chocolate and roasted malt finish. If I had to compare it to the regular chocolate stout, I would say the chocolate flavor is a little darker and more dense and there’s more of it. There’s also more pronounced roastiness, which adds some bitterness. Truly amazing stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle shared by Homerwantsbeer. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Yummy chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Rich and smooth body with flavors of sweet milk chocolate, malt and marshmallows (thanks JaBier). The finish is chocolaty and sweet. Good beer that they should distribute here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured like motor oil with a light brown head. Liquid chocolate and roasty/chalky malt. In true Rogue fashion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Black with a creamy tan head. Rich chocolate and mild alcohol aroma. Thick palate and a chalky chocolate flavor with some roastiness to the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bear beer Sweet 10% abv/ Imperial Chocolate stout. Japanese version? Pours and oily near black body with a decent dark tan head. Aroma is oily chocolate, extract and essenses, perfume-like, fake chocolate, earthy, nutty, herbal with fruity raisins, green coffee and grassy with more vegetal content. Flavor is alcohol burn, DMS and acetaldehyde over the tons of chocolate extracts, nutty, herbal, green, toast, and lots of sweetness overall. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft @ Coles, Buffalo NY, Dark black pour with oily looking khaki head. Looks great but bottle is lighter than i thought it would be, hence the 3. Big, big milk chocolate aroma. Taste is chocolate with little alcohol burn. Nice flavor. Good beer but like the Regular & ST Choklut better

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Pours black. Dark malts and chocolate in the aroma. Strong chocolate flavor without being cloying. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
A-pours a completely opaque black liquid with two fingers of a dark mocha colored head that has some retention but leaves no lace. S-huge nose with tons of milk chocolate and a hint of burnt coffee. sweet dark fruit in back soaked in rum, notes of raisins. T-the taste is huge and follows the nose. tons of chocolate, creamy, milky with a touch of bitter sweet bakers chocolate in the back. lightly burnt coffee lieing underneath finishing with a light taste of rum soaked raisins. M-full bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate, low carbonation but holds, syrupy coating the mouth and slick on the back of the throat. D-pretty straight forward chocolate, this is a chocolate bomb but doesn’t present much else with exception of the dark fruit and booze in the back.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, mocha, and cocoa. Taste is of chocolate and mocha. Sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12 oz. bottle; shared by the one and only TAR during SBW ’09; dense black with thin tan head; pure bitter chocolate and little else on the nose; milky texture of chocolaty goodness; one dimensional for sure, but really good at that one dimension; like the southern tier, but not nearly as sweet; more ashy, dry bakers chocolate in this one


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