Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, bitter, Bread, char, chocolate, earth, espresso, Grain, grill, herbal, hoppy, opaque, quiet, resin, roasted, smoke, strong, syrup, wonderful, worth it
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.99 on discount
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: quiet, almost silent opening, little poppy carbonation, quiet, beautiful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet chocolate syrup
Hops Flavor: earth herbal
Notes: A wonderful chocolate primer – deep smoky overtones.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Clarity: completely opaque
Head Retention: poor
Notes: Much more about the body than the head.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: grain bread toast nut dark chocolate roast espresso
Hops Flavor: earth resin citrus
Other: wood, char, grill, smoke
Notes: A beautifully hoppy taste, with very little in the way of sweetness – surprising, but very enjoyable. Reminds me of 85% cacao, or very little sugar mix chocolate.
Palate 4 out of 5
Sensation: creamy drying warming
Notes: A little bit chemical in finish, very bitter, and very roasted. delicious.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Freshness: more stale, hence the markdown
Personal Taste: liked quite a bit
Notes: A surprisingly dense and bitter stout, definitely imperial, but not sweet in the least. Quite enjoyable, and worth the fiver.
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