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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Black IPA
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lively seasonal ale, assertively hopped, dark in color, and festive in taste. Debuting in November 2009, in honor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Brewed with 2-Row, Munich, C-120, C-150, Kilncoffee, and Carofa’s Special 2 malts. Hop bill comprises Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Continental, Crystal 90, Amarillo, and Rogue Farm Willamette. Free range coastal waters and top-fermenting Pacman yeast complete the recipe. No chemicals, preservatives, or additives. 16.5P, 68IBU, 77.7AA, 36L.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2258) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
The beer poured decently with a dark brown/reddish hue that passes almost no light through it, has a mild amount of head and has very little lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a good blend of caramel malts, mild hoppy notes, and a chocolate /coffee smell. The beer tastes decent with a great blend of chocolate/coffee/caramel malts and a mildly hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is average as the beer is moderately carbonated, full bodied, and leaves you somewhat dry. Overall, a slightly above average strong ale with good blended taste but somewhat flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours out brown with a solid tan head that has staying power. Massive lacing down the whole glass. Smells of coffee and some piney hops. Tastes about like it smells. Enough hop presence to let you know its there, but a very well balanced beer. Solid but not exceptional. Mouthfeel is pretty average. For a winter warmer, I’d like it to be a bit thicker than it is. I’ve had better and worse both from Rogue and from this style. I was hoping the deliciousness of Amarillo would shine through a bit more than it did, but still a solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (720) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle sample at the tasting. Thanks Tom L. Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Roasted malts aroma with some faint hops in the background. Sweet with caramel and roasty notes, dry hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. The beer is not in its best, feels stale, will be happy to try it again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dror S.’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of stale hops, a bit piney, with roastiness and a bit of chocolate. Roasty flavor, a bit sweetish, with hints of chocolate and coffee and a hoppy bitterness, kinda stale. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Growler - pours brownish red with lots of beige head and faint lacing. Nose is pine, resin, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor adds a slight metallic element. Quite bitter and a bit sweet. Long bitter finish. Medium body. A great value and full of flavor. I wish I could a keg of this. However, the neophyte in me wonders why this is a black ipa and not an imperial amber.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt and soft citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt coffee and liquorice.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

6/23/2010: Rogue Mogul Madness... Aroma: Pine, citrus, and earthy hops; toffee; similar to that of a Pacific Northwestern Style Red IPA... Appearance: Deep brown color with a thick beige-colored head of foam. Flavor: Bittersweet toffee maltiness (seems a bit scorched though) followed by peppery, earthy, floral, and resinous bitterness; fairly high bitterness level, but nothing seems to blend or work together; tastes more like an experimental homebrew; weird spiced characteristic; needs more hop flavor to balance the raw bitterness. Palate: Average. Overall: I knew I should have just avoided this beer. I specifically ignored it for my first pint, but then decided to get one anyway for my second pint... Stange brew; seems to be more malt than hops or bitterness; seems scorched; messy, distracted combination of flavors; not recommended...

Draught at The Comet in Northside (Cincinnati, Ohio). Rating #351 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
9th July 2013
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Keg from Podge’s bar. Almost clear dark red beer. Good size pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Good fine carbonation. Nice piney hops with a light spice. Very light citrus. Underpinned by lactose sweet caramel malt. Finishes minerally.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at the beertemple. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lovely bitterness. Very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at BrewDog Bar Stockholm. Fruity and hoppy smell with pine. Hoppy and malty smell. Nice bitterness. Malty IPA.


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