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Rogue Imperial Chocolate Stout

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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
A: The pour is pretty much black in color with a small brown head that subsides to a thin ring around the glass. S: Both milk and dark chocolate aroma fills the nose instantly. A really nice creaminess to it and a mild roastiness. Some sweet vanilla and caramel underneath to round out what is a very rich nose. T: Sweet chocolate with an excellent creaminess, almost like a glass of chocolate milk. A mild bitterness from the roasted malt and some dark chocolate flavor. Toffee and caramel provide additional sweetness. M: Medium to full in body with a very smooth and creamy feel on the tongue. O: Despite a rather hefty ABV, this is a dangerously smooth beer that was very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate, vanilla, and roasted grain. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, coffee, and grass hops. Good Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Juiceisloose!! Almost black. Tons of chocolate and lactose sugar with some toffee notes. Flavor is full and rich and friggin delicious. Sweet chocolate, light roast, toffee and more CHOCOLATE!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8975) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Deep black brown pour. Tan head. The nose is loaded with rich sweet milk chocolate. Loads of rich, sweet dark chocolate. Sweet and chewy but without any of the artificial sweetness that I get from ST Choklat. It’s actually a really 1-D beer, but that one dimension happens to be awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Sample from a bottle shared by a kind soul at the 4/25 HOTD dock sale. Impenetrable dense black body with a small brown ring of a head. Intensely pungent fresh shaved bakers chocolate and pillowy cocoa. Rich and luscious texture, smooth, intensely decadent, malt-driven with a surprising and impressive fullness of body. Slightly chalky at times but not a detriment. The fresh semi-sweet semi-bitter dark chocolate quality is downright fantastic. This beer is legitimate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
12 oz bottle via a trade with Americanbrew. Shared with the Dallas Crew. Pours with a deep black body and a fading tan head. Body coats the glass when swirled. Smell is very much like ST’s Chokolat. Tons of milk chocolate, Hershey’s syrup, sugar and cocoa butter. Taste is not as good or as strong as the aroma had portrayed. Seltzer water mixed with cold "hot chocolate" and not much else. A bit of bitter chocolate on the back head. A bit too lively carbonation and a bit too dry for the style in my humble opinion. Very low in residual sweetness for a chocolate impy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottled. Poured very close to black with a shortish cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up a whole lot of mostly sweet, but some darker and smoky chocolates.. some vanilla too.. totally decadent. The flavor found similar stuff.. opened with tart, greener chocolate, with milk chocolate not far behind.. tart toward the finish with a little oxidation, alcohol warmth, and light soapy notes.. lots more chocolate after the swallow. Medium-plus bodied and quite sweet on the palate.. a bit smoky and tart too.. good feel and flow.. wish I could drink this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown, courtesy of juiceisloose. Pours dark brown, insane thick mocha head, golden lacing. Aroma huge amount of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor was similar to aroma, a whole mouthful of pure chocolate goodness. Plain chocolate bomb, felt as chewing chocolate. Fairly simple in concept, but thick and tasty. When Rogue said chocolate, they were serious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2009
Good, rich flavor, though a little too reliant on the chocolate. Looks nice, well-balanced, very easy drinking for 10%.

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