Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Style: Imperial Stout Tasting Notes: Black with ruby hues, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout delivers a complex array of aromas and flavors that explode upon drinking, making this culmination of grain, oak, time and effort a revolutionary experience brought forth by the only brewery-distillery cooperage in the country. 17 Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dare and Risk Malts; Nates Smoke, Brown, Kiln Black, Roasted Barley, C40 and C75 Malts; Oats; Rogue Farms Liberty and Freedom Hops; Brown Sugar, Sweet Dark Cherries, Vanilla, and Chocolate; Free-Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast. The Largest Brewery Distillery Cooperage in the U.S. 1 litre bottle & draft / 25.5 Plato / 11.8% ABV / 55 IBU / 82 AA / 125 L

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Despite its extensive ingredient list, Rolling Thunder ends up tasting like a cohesive, decadent beer. Thick, pitch black slow pour. Smoke, soy, charred sugar, and blacked grain aromatics. Dark chocolate, coffee, whiskey, oak, bourbon-like cherry, burnt sugar, tobacco, and just a bit of boozy vanilla. Syrupy, almost chewy, body. Moderately bitter. A big, tasty malt bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2081) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Whisky, malt, subtle char, slight cocoa. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Whiskey, tobacco, oak, char. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A fair amount of detectable whisky but remained balanced without being too boozy. Some roasted and charred notes of leather and oak. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (10472) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Flip top, squat, shitterpricker bottle, 1L, resembling the old East End bottles, via PUBR. Pours hazy blackish brown with tan head. Nose is dark malt, mild rauch, hops, prunes. Tastes malty, sweet, with molasses notes, some nuts, brown sugar. Not as complex as the greats, and not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (1120) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle, cellared about 10 mo.? Black beer, big, almond colored head faded to a skiff. Aroma is fresh bread, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, coffee. Taste is vanilla, molasses, soy sauce, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, whiskey, and a faint backbone of oak. Palate is smooth, fairly thick, but not syrupy, carbonation moderate. This is a classic whiskey barrel aged imperial stout, pair it with starry sub-zero nights and Jackie Chan movies.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Flip top bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Vanilla, roast, wood, roast, and bourbon. This wasnt bad and wished it came is smaller sized bottles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16622) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap at McKays Taphouse, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out lots of roasted malt, light cocoa and some booze. Flavour is robust, with rich molasses, oak, alcohol and medium roasted malt. Everything is cohesive, leaving a warming, medium-heavy sweet finish. Big brutal beer that works pretty well in small amounts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (3068) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Lots of carbonation upon opening ... Black pour with a ruby hue and a lot of quickly receding beige head with light sticky lacing .... aroma of tobacco, oak, whiskey, brown sugar, roasted and cocoa/chocolate malts .... taste is of tobacco, brown sugar, light whiskey, dry oak and has a roasted chocolatey cocoa malt to it as well .... has a bitter and dry bite on the back end with lingering whiskey, oak and brown sugar ..... roasted malt is felt in the finish ... some booze on the backend and finish ..... not bad, but not great first rogue in awhile

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draft. Nice stout here, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, cocoa, not as sweet as some, boozy but not harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Brown-black color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing. Smoked malt, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Full-bodied with flavors of charred oak, vanilla, bourbon and malt. The finish is bourbon and malt. Pretty good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 30, 2016
SPb Craft Weekend. Бутылка 1 литр. Аромат хороший, но тело немного пустова& вкус имперца без экстрем& горечи. Возможн& его можно похрани& пару лет и тогда будет огонь.


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