Rogue XS Imperial Stout
Brewery: Rogue Ales
Style: Imperial Stout
Format: 750ml Bottle
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.
Rated 100 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
Awards: 2011 Mondial de la Biere - Gold, 2010 World Beer Championships - Silver, 2010 BrewNZ - Silver, 2010 Australian International Beer Awards—Gold