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Rogue Imperial Red

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Imperial Red was originally brewed in 2008. It is deep copper chestnut in color with toffee, brown sugar, nuts and spice aromas. A rich supple entry leads to an off-dry medium-full body of tangy raisins and citrus marmalade, bittersweet chocolate, and mild spice flavors. It finishes with a long nutty, fruity fade.

Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Crystal, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats. Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19.4º PLATO 58 IBU 76 AA 47º Lovibond

Draft, 7oz Nip

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (7594) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Looking at the dates this was most recently reviewed, I’m seriously questioning how old this damn bottle is.... No date stamp found. Pours brownish amber with nearly no head. Some sweet malts, caramel, some earthy and herbal tea-like notes, brown sugar, and a weird candy-like finish. A bit of oxidation, but it’s not overpowering. This was a gift... I would never buy garbage like this for myself. Who the hell buys this stuff?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Great pairing of citrus and pine hops, along with excellent caramel malts. Dark fruits of raisin and plum through the aroma and finish. I love imperial reds and this one is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (447) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is sweet like a Barleywine, malt - caramel, dates, figs. Pours a brown amber with no head and no lacing. The taste is sweet/bitter umami. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish short. Overall OK, really is like a Barleywine taste and palate wise. Has potential comes up lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"not sure what this is based on, but it tastes nothing like a stronger St Rogue Red as i was hoping for. May more malt than hops in this one...toffee up front, and in the aroma with a slightly nutty, slightly bitter finish. another ok-pretty good beer from Rogue that’s not worth the ridiculous bottle price. I’d take a Red Rocket or Lagunitas Imperial Red any day over this one..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
9/5/2014. XS bottle. Cloudy dark amber with a thin white head. Malty and spicy aromas. Sweet sugary flavors with malt, caramel, spices and an earthy, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3153) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There was barely any difference between the two glasses other than a longer lasting filmier looking head in the snifter. The rest of the appearance was a hazy dark ruby red color with about a finger’s worth of white foaminess in the head. The lacing was filmy and clingy all around. The smell had a decent caramel maltiness with a light raisin and raspberry. It kind of comes across somewhat tart but not in a bad way. The taste was basically the same - slightly sweet, dark fruitiness and then tart again. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. Light tart to sweet rolls over my tongue. Overall, this was an interesting American Strong Ale with the raisins and raspberries. I think I could do this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
20.7 cl (7 fl.oz.) botle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 12-01-2014.
In short: nice amber ale.
Pours hazy dark amber, with some vanishing off white head. Some to poor head retention, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, heral aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, some spicy, mild bitter. Balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma of sour mash, and malt. Not much of a head, reddish brown color. Sour taste of malt, with a touch of caramel. Creamy feel with a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (221) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
thick brown color with a very thin off white head. aroma is a light malt and booze. Flavor is dark fruit, heavy malt, and booze. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - JUN 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-25-12- Poured from 7 oz bottle into chalice glass Appearance – Pours a deep red basically brown color with a thin dense off white head that has good persistence. The head fades very slowly giving a medium amount of lacing. Smell – The smell is biggest of biscuit, roasted malt breadiness, and a heavy dose of booziness. These are mixed with sweeter aromas of dark fruit, molasses and a very light apple aroma which overall create a complex and enjoyable smell. Taste – The taste is big of alcohol and malt. The malt is dark bread in nature with the booziness being of a slight rum flavor. It starts out more on the malty side and as the taste develops more it gets more and more boozy. Throughout the taste there is a lighter sweetness. It starts out as more of a dark fruit sweetness but then turns more molasses in nature. While sweetness is present it is quite light and helps to round out some of the more malty and boozy flavors. While rounded out to some degree, there is still a rather strange (more burnt charred bread flavor) that is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew has above average creaminess with an average level of carbonation. The creaminess is suiting, but there is a bit too much carbonation for the malty and boozy nature of the flavors and it would likely do better with a bit less carbonation. Overall –It had a wonderful aroma, but other than that was a bit weaker then I would have anticipated. More sweetness in the taste would have done well to take care of the malty and char flavor of the brew and a lower carbonation would have suited the flavors better. Alright but not really the best of brews out there.

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