kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: March 17, 2007
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque dark brown, lasting thick creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: big citrus hop aroma
Flavor: lots of citrus hop flavor on a chocolate malt base, mostly dry with an earthy quality, long bitter finish, it’s all about the hops with tons of flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Date: April 05, 2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine dirty white aroma, thick drippy lace
Aroma: big citrus hop aroma, dark chocolate to balance the hops, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Flavor: big hop flavor with lots of roasted malt, lots of citrus, nice earthyness, long bitter finish, the bitterness keeps growing along with the roasted
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: *** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) Brown-back body, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, roast, some smoke. Solid bitter aftertaste. Smooth medium body.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Very dark, cloudy, caramel-colored lager when held up to light... otherwise, black with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Leans heavily on the bitter side of balance. Deep roasted barley and grapefruit with hints of caramel malts and smoke phenols. Full-bodied and astringent with lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some roast, pine, and just hoppy. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts, and citrus. Some lacing left on the glass.
3fourths (6949) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ RFD. Dark brown with some murky light at the bottom. Nose of coarse grains, toast, some sweet chocolate liqueur, and the flavor is a mixture of twang, some chocolate sweetness, and some sharp alcohol notes (less than 6%??). Fuesal, perhaps. Not bad, a bit hoppy, which is typical for Rogue, and I like the house character as much as I always have with Rogue. I’d drink it again.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours deep brownish black with tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malty, with chocoff notes and resiny hop wafts. The taste is roasty malty, with some licorice, chocolate, and a hop presence that is rather assertive and remains throughout the beer’s lifespan. This one is a rough-around-the-edges younger brother of Gonzo.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-05-18. Very dark brown/black body with a small beige head and lace. (3+) Aroma is hoppy , light greenery and just a hint of the underlying roasted malt, sweet malt comes out as it warms up a bit. (7+) Fist sip is odd, aggressive hoppy bitterness, green leafy notes, light resin, with underlying roast as a strong secondary character. Mild sweet base. (7+) Average to medium palate. (3+) Pretty solid actually, I am surprised the ratings are not higher. On tap at Pizza Plant, Transit Road, Buffalo
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At Cole’s in Buffalo NY with blankboy, tupalev and rudolf. Poured very murky opaque deep brown with a large foamy tan head. Bitter aroma, but I seemed to detect more malt than the others - hint of root beer herbaceousess, burnt caramel malt, ultimately dominant dry bitter herbal hops in profusion. The taste - simply, like thicker, burnt Brutal Bitter - carbonized herbal bitterness in a long finish and aftertaste. Thick body, astringent, mild carbonation - some citrus notes in the bitter finish. Maltier than you’d think, but generic hop/bitter dominated - the carbonization would make this a good pairing with food, I wish I’d had it with, rather than before, my Kobe beef bleu cheese burger.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bittercreek (a while ago). This was from about January that I had this pint. Poured a murky brown color with no head and very little lacing. The nose was spicy and full of sharp yeast, moderate roast and bright acidic nutty notes. Moderate yeastiness and hops in the flavor but it blended towards the light chocolate and coffee notes of the roasted malts. The finish was clean, but sharp. A bit offputting with the pacman yeast.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was called Rogue Black IPA at Brouwers. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is that of dark roasted malt, sweet licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, a little licorice and some dry citrus and piney hops. Lingering roasted note. Good stuff.