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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Deserving the title "Emperor of Ales" (unlike the bourgeois "King of Beers"), Imperial is the strongest and fullest of all stouts. Imperials originally were brewed with large quantities of hops and a high alcohol content to withstand long, unrefrigerated journeys. Rogue Imperial Stout, considered the high end of stouts, is made of 2-row Great Western Harrington & Klages, Hugh Baird XLT-80, Black, Munich and Chocolate Malts; Willamette, Cascade and Chinook hops; rolled oats; and two secret ingredients. Unfiltered and unfined, Imperial Stout is best when aged for one year. Imperial Stout is available in a new 12-ounce bottle (replacing the older 7-ounce XS-line package) and on draft.
Measurements: 26 degrees Plato, IBU 87.5, Apparent Attenuation 77, Lovibond 258

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
12 oz. bottle. Thick, not very much carbonation, dark brown head. Good Imp stout but a little too bitter, lacking the complexity of Imp stouts like Left Hand or A. Le Coq. What is the ABV of this one?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 2002 bottle-needless to say, this was my first imperial stout experience and it kicked my ass!!! Poured as dark as 10-30 motor oil-dark brown head that was gone very fast-Huge malt presence that reminds me of Old Crusty just a notch toned down-hop bite was there but masked by a huge coffie malt finish. Excellent brew!!! 1996 7oz XS bottle Pours pitch black with no carbonation at all. aroma of chocolated covered rasins, coffe, carmel and lots of burnt notes. no sign of alcohol at all. wonderful palate of massive burnt notes and dark chocolate. super silky mouthfeal. this is fantastic! This is amazing for an 8 year old bottle of brew. Just imagine, when this was bottled, i was a junior in high school!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Whooa this one was thick. Very intense hop and malt presence. This was very smooth, not to carbonated. Left me with a brown beer mustache the next day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2002
whoah this is some good stuff. it is up there for best imperial stouts iíve had. iíd like it in more than one of those mini little bottles though. It leaves that nice dry roasty coffee flavor in your mouth. that has your taste buds just lingering for more. iíd like to know the alcohol content because itís presence is there but not tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Dark, maintains a 1/4" head. Aroma of hops and alcohol. Great chocolate favor mixed with the bitterness of the hops. Slightly bitter ,but pleasant finish. Very good Imperial Stout/

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
This beer poured into the glass BLACK. No more, no less, no light. The head was a dark tan/medium brown color. The lace was thick in the beginning and lessened to the bottom of the glass. The aroma was intense. Chocolate, currants, roasted malt, hops, spices all seem to be very present. The taste. SMOOTH and like the smell, intense. All the smells are there in the taste and more. Creamy chocolate, cherries, roasted dark malt, alcohol, spices and bitter hops. These flavors dance in and out as the beer warms. Smooth, silky, excellent. I wonder if I can get a keg sent to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
A Rogue quality imperial stout. Flavor is missing something important. Couldnít put my finger on their "two secret ingredients".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Wow, this is one of the coolest looking beer I have seen. It poured black out of the bottle with a dark brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors are present. Hoppiness and fruitiness is matched with roastiness and some smokiness. Fairly bitter with little sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Robust, lots of hops, heavy complexity. Dark and complex, bitter flavours--Re-rate 11-13-02 on tap at richos,dark robust,malty.coffee flavours, coffee, and a nice example of Imperial Stout.Good choice here Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 Pours like honey, looks like motor oil, tastes quite good, but thinner than you would expect from the unusually stout (sic) beer. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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