Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky and copper with an honest off-white head at first, but it's soon fugacious. Aroma is moderately hoppy (Cascade I think) with a coniferous and fresh grapefruit character. There's even hints at chocolate which envelops the nose and propose us to have a first sip. It's pretty much an ode to hops in mouth although it's never overly bitter, just hoppy grapefruit and citrus. Mouthfeel gets good notes as well, remarkably creamy. This has relieved a bit my interest in amber ales although this definitely could use more complexity being overall pretty simple.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Linear, rife grapefruit dominating within earthy coffee fumes...Sufficiently low key to open the door of malty curiosity, this C-session is refreshing but still too close to unidimensionality for my comfort...
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber. Not the best, but very far from the worst. Would have again. Nice coffee aroma.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good amber ale.This one just doesn't do it for me.I like the lively hop bite/dry finish(I might be tired of cascades+EKG hops?)Though through drinking this 22oz. it is growing on me...I like the slighly hazy red amber color/head/lace was weak.I'm not into beers that have this type of maltiness(west coast/english inspired ales)I can sense some Rogue here but it reminds me of Anderson valley.If you like hoppy honey dripped malted brews go for it.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I detected almost no difference between this and the Rogue St. Red. That's fine, because both of these are great beers. Full malt body, spicy hops, the palate is smooth like almost all other Rouge beers.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper brown color with a moderate somewhat rocky tan head. Aroma is lightly malty, slightly floral, with a touch of grapefruit and celery. Caramel malt flavors dominate with a health dose of cascade bitterness. Quite bitter and sharp in the finish.
Perceptron (32) - USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the big bomber bottle. Poured a lighter shade of dark brown, smells of cascade and possibly other PNW hops. Malt is delicious! Dang I am really starting to love Rogue now that the demand is apparently picking up and what I'm getting in Dallas is fresher. This beer is like a slightly less malty, more hoppy version of their wonderful hazelnut brown sans hazelnuts.
ross (2046) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn this was an awesome brew. i didnt want it to end. niec head that lasted until the bottom of the glass, nice dark color good smell. good all around
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sooo good - one of the best ambers I've had. Very nice complexity, good strong aroma & flavor. Very nice hop/malt balance.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet caramel aroma. Alcohol comes through in the body with a bite from the bitterness. Not quite as balanced as I would have expected.