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RATINGS: 1415   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2003
An oily thick black with a medium creamy milk chocolate colored head. Pacific hops aroma with chocolate and roasted malt. What started out as a medium bitter beer turned astringent and undrinkable for the last third of the glass. Initial flavors of chocolate and roasted malt with hops as a background but these soon dominate and encompass the whole beer making it one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Sweet burnt aroma with tart aromas coming out as the beer warms. Chocolate and coffee hidden in there among toast, burnt fruit, and a little esters. Smooth mouthfeel maybe a little over carbed. Sweet with a burnt smokey finish. Great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Thick, oily black. Big brown head. Moderate lacing. Tiny bubbles cling to the side of the glass. Nose of sweet malt and dark chocolate with a hint of hops and alcohol. Thick and rich--quite a mouthfeel. Coffee up front. Raisins and some vinous notes come out in the middle. Dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Slight alcohol burn. One of Rogue's best stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2003
black with a large tan head. hoppy, starts bitter and finishes sweet. Drank side by side with expedition. late coffee and lots of roast, i would taste it 2 minutes after i took a sip. Massive amounts of chocolate, coffee, roasted grains but not overpowering. exceptionaly well balanced, excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a small brown head of finely sized bubbles with a pitch black opaque body. As one drinks from their mug, the lasting head leaves behind a wonderful clinging vine lacing. It has a typical stout strong coffee aroma with a very smooth, for a stout, initial taste and a strong coffee finish. I really enjoyed drinking this brew. One of the better stouts I have tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
Onyx black, completely eclipses the sun. A dark brown thin head clung on for quite a while. Alcohol, chocolate(dark), hints of smoke. Heavily roasted and a tiny hint of black licorice. Full and heavy in the mouth. Lots of alcohol, a brandyish character. Great, long, bitter cocoa finish. Also a great warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atomsmasher (8) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2003 does not count
Creamy light brown head. Complex roasted malt taste that is long lasting. This is a top grade stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2003) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2003
Beautiful dark opaque liquid with a fine brown head. Smells faintly sweet with a nice roasted malt kick. Good malt and bitter end. nice full round texture. A great stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2003
Had this on draft at the Split thy Skull event at Sugarmoms is Phila. Good stout. Didn't impress me however. Maybe it was just the end of the day. Flavor was a litte to bitter as more apparent the the roast flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2003
Smells like carmel, and coffee. Hints of roasted malt in the nose, as well as chocolate. Gave very little dark amber head, and color was solid black. Flavor is strong as hell at first. Hops spike you lips, followed by a smooth coffee and the roasted malt settle in. There is a conderable bite all the way through this beer. It does indeed leave your cheeks rosey.

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