beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Newport. Black with a lacing brown top. Scent is coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is same with caramel and booze. Nice
PorterPounder (7116) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newport, Or - on tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour, off white head, nice thick lacing. Aroma has some sweet molasses accents, a hint of sweet cherries. Flavor is full bodied with plenty of dates, chocolate and licorice to go around. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Best of the bunch on my visit to Rogue.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured red black with thin head. Light malty aroma. Big bodied malt with ’n bietjie hop, caramel, roast and a bit of toffee. Good hop finish.
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ OBF 2012. Very complex beer, bit cidery (I think boozy is the correct term) - which I don’t like. Still excellent overall.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Rogue, Eugene. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, lots of licorice, caramel, nuts and hops. Nice dry finish.
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OBF. Pours very dark with a slight beige head. Aroma suggests dark fruit with a little smoke. Med body. Flavor is dark fruit, fairly malty, and there seems a hint of sodium. Nice. Fits the style.