Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured out of the bottle like Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, except that it had a soapy, sudsy brown head. The aroma is mainly chocolate with roasted malts followed by a splash of coffee. This is extremely creamy in the mouth. The taste is chocolate and malts, a touch of coffee and anise, and a light hit on the hops. Dry finish. Tasty stuff.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark dark almost black borwn, small medium brown head. Aroma is dominated by milk choclate. Flavor is tons of choclate, and roasted coffee finish. This is "my kinda beer"!
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark opaque brown with a brown head. Aroma is malty with strong chocolate notes. Flavor is malt and bittersweet chocolate. Palate is rich and full, but is a little dry considering the style, makes a great desert beer.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the most unique aromas in all of beer. A very good stout to start dessert off right.
ambroze (22) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great stout beer. Tons of flavor.
Lots of chocolate falvor with a coffee finish.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Bomber. Beautiful black pour and creamy tan head, and all downhill from there. Chocolate and bitter hops and not much else. I guess Rogue uses the same nasty tasting bitter hops in all their brews and this one doesnt have enough other flavors to overcome it. At least the Shakespeare had enough flavor to hide the nasty hops. This was way off balance....... To keep from pouring out over half a bottle, I mixed in a couple shots of sweet blackcurrant nectar... the improvement was astonishing.. brought the sweetness up to a level to balance the bitterness, added another flavor to mute the chocolate, and this became not half bad....
Justinw (7) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way to much chocolate falvor with a coffee finish. Very dark color with a small head. Not my style
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very tasty clone of the Shakespearen stout. The signature Rogue taste doesn’t seem to vary in any of their beers, even in different styles. Dominant flavors of coffee, chocolate, and the silkiness of oats.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap this brew pours perfectly, pitch black with a tall tan head. Rich sweet roasty aroma, big chocolate/mocha nose. Taste starts very rich with a smooth bakers chocolate flavor and some nice coffee tones in the finish. Well balanced with a trailing coffee aftertaste. This brew is so much better on tap, very rich and a bit dry.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz Bomber. This one pours a nice black color with a great dark brown frothy head with good size. Head retention is good and it leaves a nice brown lacing about the glass. The aroma coming of this one is of heavy chocolate with a slight floral hoppiness mingling about. Some coffee can also be detected in the smell. The taste was excellent all the great qualities of a stout were present with the taste of dark chocolate. It seems the coffee flavor can out on the backside as an after taste; also there was some bitterness present. Mouthfeel was full bodies and creamy. Overall all this is a truly great beer, the chocolate is defiantly there but no overwhelming. This second half of the bomber went great with some good dark chocolate. Highly recommended, rogue does a magnificent job again.