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RATINGS: 1406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Almost perfect, this is a great experience, the only complaint is the malty aftertaste, but even that is masked beautifully by the hoppy suprise that you can only taste when you exhale. GREAT!

gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brown/black color. Creamy tan head. Soft lactic roasted malt nose. Wow! Intense bittersweet roasted malt flavor. Notes of coffee, chocolate, licorice, smokiness and treacle. Very big and chewy. Lots of hop bitterness in finish to balance the intense malt flavor.

Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
2007 Bottle. The aroma is sweet, caramel. coffee, chocolate, a little licorice, roasty. Pours almost black, with tan head mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is light bitter and a touch of sweet. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Very Good!!

ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2017
7 oz bottle shared, purchased at Tops Liquors in Tempe. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted grain, coffee, light earth and light fruity esters. Similar flavor, rich, smooth and complex, hiding the ABV pretty well. Medium to full body with a lingering finish. Nice.

kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2017
I will Re rate this. Having a 2002 and it is way too old. Chalk and bitter taste. Really just tastes super old.

SteveOrz85 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 oz bottle recieved from friend. Bottled date says 2004...its now 2017. This will be one of the oldest or longest aged beers I have had. Bottle also says best when aged one year. Poured into a narrow top stemmed glass. Very thin medium brown head dosnt last very long. Aroma consists primarily of dark malts. Taste is dense with heavy malts. Notes of chocolate and some coffees. A lot of hop character behind the malts. Full bodied beer with low carbonation. Low carbonation may likely be related to 12 years + aging. Over all a very strong and rich flavored beer. Has held up surprisingly well for over 12 years. I would have guessed it would have gone sour, 100% flat or stale by now.

crim (410) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Butelkowane w 2010 roku W aromacie ciemne owoce, gorzka czekolada, kawa W smaku srednie ciało, niska gorycz, długi posmak kawowy i ciemnych owoców wiśni Podsumowując do piwa dodano chinook ale jakiś goryczki Ameryki w ogóle nie ma, doszły na pewno aromaty dobrego starzenia sie jakas wiśnia jest

tmoreau (4591) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Shared 2012 swing-topped, 750 ml. bottle, viscously poured to a snifter showing a black/brown hue, with a bubbly layer of brownish tan head foam, and both foamy & leggy spots of lacing. The nose was heavily roasted, cocoa, caramel & treacle sweetness, and just a touch of age as soy. The taste added a pronounced, roasted, slightly resinous, and earthy bitterness that lingered, was full bodied, with soft carbonation, and pleasant, complementary warmth. Excellent.

Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
2010 7oz Nip Bottle: Pour is murky brown with a modest khaki head into this glass - it retains on the average side , with very light spotting. The nose is rich dark fruit, and velvet cake - molasses and brow sugar. The nose is impressive. The flavor profile is faded with minerality, inherent alcohol, bittering notes, with char, cocoa powder - it’s just a plateau . Well - the bottle did say to wait a year to drink... not 6....

MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle, vintage 2006, sampled February 6, 2016. Pitch black with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Sweet malty flavour with a malty, bitter finish.

ryanhunter_4 (330) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle poured at home. Pours jet black with almost no head. Smell is hard to place smell but there is a bit of chocolate and something strong I can’t place. Leather comes to mind but that’s not it. This is quite strong and has a slight bitter finish. I think this confirms that I don’t love imperial stouts.

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