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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
Cellar Selection

Rogue Ales
2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Dark mahogany color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, roasted carrot, pumpkin, bay leaf, black peppercorn, and allspice leaf with a satiny, lively, spritzy, fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of chocolate glazed pumpkin pie, pencil eraser, wood glue, and whiskey staves finish. A rich autumnal Imperial Stout for harvest time.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, roasted carrot, pumpkin, bay leaf, black peppercorn, and allspice leaf
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate glazed pumpkin pie, pencil eraser, wood glue, and whiskey staves
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich autumnal Imperial Stout for harvest time.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Their Portfolio

91 Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Brutal IPA 6.1% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale 6.8% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Beard Beer 4.8% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Chipotle Ale 5.4% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Ale 5.7% (USA)
97 Rogue Ales 2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.75% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta 11.6% (USA)
80 Rogue Ales Fruit Salad Cider 6.4% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Good Chit Pilsner 5.3% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 8.1% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Mocha Porter 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Paradise Pucker Sour Fruit Ale 6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale 7.8% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.6% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 5.7% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout 5.8% (USA)
86 Rogue Ales 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 14% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Yellow Snow Pilsner 5.5% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
95 Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA 7.77% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales 8 Hop IPA 8.88% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Brown Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch 5.2% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA 7.5% (USA)
83 Rogue Ales 4 Hop Session IPA 4.44% (USA)
96 Rogue Ales 5 Hop Black IPA 5.55% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Straight Outta Newport...Oregon West Coast IPA 8.7% (USA)
87 Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
88 Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
80 Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum 40% (USA) $.00.

Imperial Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial stouts are dense, opaque black in color and strong in alcohol, typically ranging from 6.5-12%. These beers usually have a note of sweetness and contain burnt cocoa and dried fruit flavors. They are stronger versions of the original stout style and were first brewed by the British to withstand the rigors of export to Russia and the Baltic states. The style was nearly extinct until its revival by the British brewer Samuel Smiths in the early 1980s. In recent years, imperial stouts have been embraced by US craft brewers and are quickly becoming staples of many brewers’ growing seasonal portfolios. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Imperial Stout, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Deschutes The Abyss and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.