fiercepanda (504) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A completely black beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is heavy on chocolate with a bit of coffee. The flavor has oatmeal and coffee notes, as well as the bitter cocoa taste in the finish. Very nice.
GoufCustom (744) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central as part of a 5-in-1 beer platter and kindly shared by WheatKing. Thanks Adam!
Opaque black colour; Half finger head and creamy beigr foam which lasted for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Very Sweet aroma of malt, with massive milk chocolate, light coffee, cream, sugar and Belgian waffles; Mid to light sweet taste of roasted dark malt, with light nuts, tart notes, black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses notes, strong lemon, bitter hops and sharp grass; Mid to light body. Dry palate;
Mouth feel is strong nice chocolate and coffee, creamy and not too sweet. All in solid good body. Yes!... Hoppiness is strong grassy nose. Strong lemon and grassy hop in taste; Bitterness is strong and solid for a lasting, tart and bitter finish; Quite dry after taste. Quite creamy to mouth.
Comments: This one is a close match against Youngís Double Chocolate Stout. Whereas Youngís tends to be creamier, this one is all chocolate - more dark than milk - both in nose and taste. Will definitely wanna try the bottle in the future to see it for real. For now, though, itís quite a top stout even on tap. A few good one from Rogue!
WheatKing (1236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Nose is powdery chocolate, licorice. Flavour is moca choc/coffee, slight dry roast. Finish has roast, sweetness, a hit of molasses.
bierix (3) - AUSTRIA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma with light roastiness and chocolate. Taste is like having chocolate in your mouth. Very intensive as not only having bitter but also a hint of milk chocolae on the palate. Very well balanced. Chocolate stout at its best.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour under a foamy dark khaki head. Lovely nose featuring creamy milk chocolate and some light roast notes. Full body with a nice creamy milk chocolate flavor, sweet lactose notes, a gentle black malt roastiness, and a gentle pseudo biscuit-like finish.
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-6-12-
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance Ė Served a deep-deep brown color with a very small light tan head. The head faded very fast leaving almost no lacing.
Smell Ė A nice aroma of chocolate with some roasted malt notes mixed in are the biggest. These create a slightly semi-sweet chocolate smell when mixed with a lighter sweeter aroma of toffee and milk.
Taste Ė The taste is of a roasted malt with a good deal of dark chocolate up front. As the taste advances it sweetens some with the toffee flavors coming to the tongue. This toffee creates a more milk chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate bar like flavor in the middle of the taste which, as time advances further continues to strengthen. It is a very satisfying flavor that carries to the end, where some coffee flavors bitter the taste a bit and leave a very satisfying coffee infused dark chocolate flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the lower side. Both suit the flavor profile of the beer quite well and allow all the chocolaty flavors to be sensed by the tongue.
Overall ĖA very nice chocolate stout that is very easy to drink. Rouge has done a nice job with this one and I would recommend.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious chocolate treat with a hoppy finish. Beautiful to look at and even better to taste. Another great beer from Rogue!
Artichoke (60) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One finger head, wonderful chocolate nose. Rich creamy chocolate and coffee on the front. Lightly malted and salt, more bitter than sweet. Smooth, but slightly short, abrupt finish. A nice enjoyable stout.
Bahumat (86) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: 4/10. Smells of burnt malt and hops, very metallic aroma characteristic of those terrible hops Rogue insists on using.
Appearance: 5/5. Looks like I want my stouts to look like; opaque black with a medium-thick gray-tan head that lasts.
Taste: 6/10. Burnt malt, bitter coffee, notes of cocoa (not chocolate, just cocoa, and burnt-tasting cocoa at that.) Too much hops used (just like everything else Iíve had from Rogue, sigh.) Metallic. More like a Guiness-style dry stout than the sweet treats Iím used to.
Palate: 4/5. Nice mouthfeel, creamy head, smooth on the tongue. Lingering roast/burnt malt flavor and hoppy bitterness.
Overall: 14/20. A really well-crafted beer that, unfortunately, makes that same classical Rogue breweries problem: Letting the hops run wild over everything good about the beer. If you prefer Guiness-style dry stouts to traditional sweet stouts, youíll probably rate this a lot higher. But unfortunately, for my palate, this isnít the beer Iím looking for, and Rogue breweries continues itís losing streak with me.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís very dark brown, almost black in color. The body is quite opaque with a few streams of tiny bubbles that are only visible near the sides of the glass. The head is thick and pillowy with excellent retention. It has a dark tan color and it leaves behind cool tan lace that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma has a pleasant blend of dark and milk chocolate with doughy sweetbread malt. The flavor has a wonderful balance with a mild, subtle malt base with semi sweet chocolate and some roasted flavors that turns more bitter sweet and dark chocolaty as the hops add a mild bitterness. The palate is smooth and mellow with a medium body that gets thinner and drier in the finish. Carbonation is active yet still smooth. Over all this has an easy drinking character with nicely balanced flavors that work well and complement each other wonderfully.
Mrnoluv (145) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout, was exacting a little more sweetness, was a little more bitter than sweet so canít agree with the perfect blend of bitter and sweet. Good stout however.