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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Nice imperial stout here. Dark appearance and strong aroma. Flavor is very full and very good.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours pitch black with a light brown head, quite creamy and dense. Excellent lacing and moderate retention. Nose of deep dark fruits, black cherries, currants, some raisin, plum. Touch of chocolate, and no alcohol surprisingly. Nice. Taste turns the tables, super bitter and roasty coffee. Deep dark chocolate, and a dry finish. Lengthy roastiness, and some sweet molasses near the end of the sip as well. Slightly sticky, but still quite dry. Pretty heavy body, and low carbonation. Absolutely no alcohol here, which is a feat for the ABV. A very nice roasty and bitter stout, expensive but worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (402) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Tap at rogue distillery in Portland. Smoky and sweet nose and thick black pour. A bit too sweet for me and the sugar persists. Has the sharp edge of a imperial but the sweetness kills it a bit and lowers the ranking. Maybe nitro would be better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Enjoyed and consumed at the Tap Room’s 1st Anniversary party! Great dark mysterious look. Roasty, rich and delicious. A well crafted beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (187) - - MAY 20, 2015
Served on tap at Rogue. Dark black color with a medium tan head. Chocolate toasted aroma. Heavy creamy texture. Toasted chocolate bitter flavor. Bitter flavor lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2015
Ordered from Hopleaf. Inky brown-black, beige watery head with huge oaty bubbles. Veiny foamy legs. Smells of mineral bitterness, coffee, oat/biscuit, toast, butterscotch, hint of fruit (apricot, plum, banana) and raisin and vanilla bean. Really nice aroma that's bitter, toasty and nutty. Taste starts sharply acidic/burnt, graduates to being bitter, coffee bean, spiced dark malt, then ends on an even more bitter, almost ashy note. Body is very creamy, spicy, sharply fizzy burnt finish. A bit like the Rasputin but with a creamier body and oatier toastier nose. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Super cool bottle. Pitch black pour, not a big head, tan in color. Aroma is very chocolatey, roasted malts, vanilla, booze, toast. Inviting. Taste is big rich boozy roasted bitterness, slight apricot sweet/tart, coffee, caramel, vanilla. Bitter boozy finish with lasting warmth. Rich but nicely carbonated palate. Really good imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at Rogue in SF. Rich molasses, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Seriously rich taste, nearing impy stout perfection. Coffee molasses dark fruit caramel bourbon licorice with a long bitter finish. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Fantastic stout. Syrupy black pour. Giant roasted malt and chocolate syrup. Little bit of vanilla sweetness. Booze well hidden within the fullbodiednrss.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (1041) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 9, 2015
This beer is almost perfect. The aroma, this taste. It’s just mesmerizing. Awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Giant brew with tan head and jet black pour. Thick head nitrogen like bubbly. Coffee some bitterness that was exceptionally balanced. Some maple on finish, with mild dark fruity finish.


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