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RATINGS: 1375   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


Quiver's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2008
Excellent brew.. A nice malt, soy taste with a nice full chocolate finish. Not quite as thick as some other imperial stouts I’ve had... but easy to find and tasty!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (282) - - 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 (1263) - 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 (1871) - 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 (776) - 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 (663) - 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 (577) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (220) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Aroma is somewhat hoppy, cocoa, coffee. Appearance is black, brown head. Taste is hops, licorice, roasted malt, somewhat disappointingly light. Mouthfeel is damn thick, great carbonation. Overall...very disappointing for what I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Draught at Rogue Ales SF. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with espresso, chocolate, licorice, hops, nuts, dark fruits and roasted malts. Bitter finish with coffee, licorice, nuts and roasted malts. Excellent imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 backlog. 7oz nip bottle. Pours midnight black with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruits, roast, hops and coffee. The taste is burnt malt, ashy cocoa, citrus hops and coffee. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Damn good stout. 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUN 29, 2014
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, and has a bitter finish.


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