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RATINGS: 1379   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


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, - DEC 17, 2009
Awesome bottle, though I wonder how much I paid for the packaging... Anyways, the beer pours a deep black with a deep brown head. Aroma shows some warmth, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, anzac biscuits and some floral hops show through. Fantastic aroma! Not over the top in the body, nice smooth mouthfeel. Heavy chocolate dominates the flavour, which is followed by an assertive bitterness. Long warm mocha/rum finish. Pretty solid, but nothing outstanding for an imperial stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours black with tall tan head. Aroma of coffee, muscovado, chocolate, dates, earrh. Taste is dry chocolate, coffee and light vanilla, very earthy and dry. Body is medium to rich with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Shared with a neighbor who brought this over. We both poured into snifters. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a nice rich dark roasted bitter coffee to combine nicely with a rich roasty chocolate indulgence, really nice. The taste was basically the same with a luxurious chocolaty aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sessionable or sipper? I want to say it almost has the best of both worlds as I was sipping and drinking at the same time more or less. The subdued carbonation allowed a nice roasty creaminess to roll over my tongue. Overall, this was a really nice imperial stout by Rogue, pretty sure I’d go after this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - black coloured pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, soy, some dark fruits, good velvety mouthfeel. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Ceramic bottle from Whole Foods Kensington. Dated 2013 and drunk in 2014. Opaque very dark brown, not as oily as I expected, quite carbonated, tan head. Nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, light black coffee and some yeasty salty Marmite or yeast extract. Taste is big malty, roasted malt, salty and yeast extract, dark chocolate, light black coffee. Roasted, malty and yeasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (288) - - AUG 25, 2014
Now that’s what I’m talking about. Sweet but not too sweet from the hops. Bitter with citrus freshness from the hops. Just the right balance. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1323) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
7oz nip bottle, has to be at least 5 years old. Pours like a thick black cock. Aromas of soy sauce, pavement. Taste is dark chocolate and uncontrolled prison ass rape. Woody. Flavors of ass to mouth (male to male). Finished on a note of Chinese food wrapped in tin foil and grilled over a Mexican fire. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dan. Nose is very ashy with tobacco. Slight soy sauce and jerky. Convert to tick.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrewFace (799) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2009 7oz bottle. Grainy, sweet, roasty, rubberish. Translucent, dark brown, no head. Roasty, bitter, chocolate, astringent, more bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (685) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to dan, black. Aroma of boost. Taste is bitter chocolate, boost, lingering aftertaste. No real carbonation on this 5 yr old bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750 mL bottle. The pour is a thick oily black with a medium brown head that's a little fluffy and leaves great lacing. The aroma is a little strange for an imperial stout. The hops are throwing me. The roast is there but it's missing a lot of the good complexities. There is a light touch of licorice and just that hop presence. Not really what I'm looking for in a stout of this magnitude. The flavor is again surprisingly hoppy. This almost drinks like a cross between an imperial stout and a black IPA. The roast is there and really good. The hops are just stranger for the style, and the surrounding flavors are really light. Mostly hops and roasted malt here. The mouth feel is thick and viscousy, with a nice carbonation and a well-coating overall presence. The aftertaste is bitterly hoppy. Not among the good ones here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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