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RATINGS: 1381   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
spasticbeast (21) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours black with some tan head around the edges of glass. Smells like espresso and dark wine notes, not unlike pinot noir. Tastes like coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol with a stong bitter hops finish. Mouth feel was thick and oily with little to no carbonation. Maybe I got a bad bottle. 7oz bottle in 09’, so it has been around a while. Eh

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2014
Decent imperial stout. Hits all the nice chocolate, coffee with a nice sweet, bitter profile. A bit strong on the hops, but that will mellow with age. Nice beer. The alcohol is hidden well in this one. Overall, just a mediocre Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (164) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Une stout comme je les aime. Foncée, torréfiée, caramélisée. L'alcool est présente, mais tellement agréable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (585) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
Black no foam. Smell is mild roast. Taste is some roast bitterness - nice level; nor is it too sweet. Though not overly complex this is a great drinker. Just a mild sweetness on finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2277) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Crap. I already rated this and gave my witty/drunken comments but it didn't go through. Stupid wifi. Nice dark cocoa beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap at lazy dog. Dark black with tan head. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Aroma of coffee. Coffee aftertaste. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1090) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a deep dark opaque brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of really intense coffee up front with a nice chocolate balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Well, it has a liquory sweet aroma. Very full body and extensive hoppiness. Wonderfully crafted. Like a meal! Motor oil black.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (1711) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
This is a 2011 bottle. Pours a gloopy opaque black with a thin short lived tan head. The nose is big and robust with a solid punch of roasted malt, light espresso and a good pinch of cocoa. Some moderate sweetness in the mid palate with a mixture of espresso beans, chocolate, earthy malts, vanilla and solid dark notes. The finish is bitter and warm with a lengthy aftertaste of roasty bitterness. A smooth but intense mouthfeel completes the package. A great brew to cellar

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Monks Sveavägen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruit..
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, roasted malt, dried fruit.


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