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RATINGS: 1367   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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4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
One of the strongest beers you will find anywhere. Highly recommended if you can find it.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - JUN 29, 2014
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, and has a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (446) - - JUN 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-22-12 - Poured from 7 oz bottle into snifter Appearance – Pours a deep black color with a large brown head. Tiny carbonating bubbles created a thick head overall that had wonderful retention with very slowly faded to leave a wonderful level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is actually kind of light. There is a dark bread and chocolate flavor that are the base. These are mixed with some vanilla sweetness as well as aromas of espresso, caramel and some bourbon aromas. Taste – The taste is big and malty up front. A dark bread flavor meets the tongue. It is mixed with some roasty cocoa flavors and an ever so light caramel sweetness. The caramel sweetness fades and gives way to a light vanilla flavor. Soon after this a nice big roasted espresso flavor rolls into the taste. These tastes all last to the end where they mix with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a roasty warming flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the creamier side with a slightly lower level of carbonation. These are good for the more bitter-dry flavors of the brew and really complement the nice roasty and boozy flavors that linger on the tongue. Overall – A nice drier imperial, although not the best out there. While it could use a touch more sweetness and the aroma is a little lacking is does have some nice flavors and is well worth a try.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
75cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Hardly any carbonation with a short lived head. Aroma is strong and powerful burnt malt, licorice and sweetness. Taste is upfront dark chocolate, sweet malts and a huge bitterness. Very much a sipper and one to savour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2011 bottle shared with the dorks. Aroma is heavy licorice, dark chocolate, and burnt malts. Pours thick and black with a chunky brown head. Taste is licorice, molasses, and dark chocolate with a slight roast coffee finish. A perfectly executed imperial stout. Great full mouthfeel without any stickiness. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
Botella de 20.7 cl en el lúpulo en mayo de 2013. Lote csnw13 hasta 20-08-2017. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Sabores y aromas a maltas tostadas ligero dulzor y bastante café, chocolate y cacao. Cuerpo medio a fuerte con 11 vol que le dan una gran sensación alcohólica. De la serie xs probadas,,, junto con la imp red y la old crustacean,,, esta la mejor sin duda, ya pensaba que la marca no tenia nada potente. Bastante buena, para pasar un pequeño gran rato.

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 (248) - 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 (105) - 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 (444) - 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 (2082) - 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.


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