TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick dark brown-black; forms a thinnish mocha head that slowly dissipates to a persistent thin layer on top. Beautiful aroma that is at once chocolatey, spicy and a bit piney. Flavor is nice tight baker’s chocolate, medium roast coffee, sweet yet dry malt. Spicy, somewhat piney hops add an interesting element. If someone were to describe to me a chocolate stout with notable piney notes, I’d imagine it tasting kind of gross. But the piney and spicy nature of the hops unexpectedly complements rather than detracts from the base chocolate character. Rogue seems to strike a perfect balance here and my guess is that any attempt by anyone else to replicate it would likely come off tasting awkward. Palate is impossibly smooth as it slides down like a chocolate milkshake. Even though I intended to do a beer-rating marathon during this particular trip to the pub, I ended up ordering round after round of this instead.
Satyroneto (104) - - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor negra com espuma densa com cor de espuma de capuccino, de altas formação e persistência e com pouco lacing;
Aroma intenso de chocolate e baunilha com tons de café;
Sabor de início de café e torrado evoluindo para um meio um pouco amargo e final torrado com leve dulçor do chocolate; retrogosto de cinzas e leve doce do cholate.
Corpo leve/médio e carbonatação média.
nlc (90) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good, not my favourite. I miss a nice body but it’s really drinkeble and enjoyable. I like the roasted barley and the chocolat. Rogue rules but this ain’t my cup of tea.
LomYst (488) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense mocca pie... great... more darker chocolat tones in the back... light body, a bit watery.. roasted finish with more chocolat... soft carbs... quickly fading head... sweet n a bit bitter, lacks some sweetness?
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Avalanche de chocolat sans écoeurer. Assez légère et facile à boire. Bonne stout mais pas si exceptionelle que ca.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Kery. A dark cola pour which is black with ruby highlights. 5% great cocoa nib aroma very smooth. Medium bodied with a bitter dark cacao flavor and some sweet vanilla notes. A nice solid chocolate stout.
Majek (333) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally black with thick beige head. Nice lacing. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate, hint of vanilla and mocha. Good at nose, but taste is even better! Lots of chocolate, coffee with milk and vanilla background. Texture is oily. Full body. Low carbonation. Awesome stout, one of the best I’ve drank.
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, ring langs kant. Mye duft av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje. Gos smak av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje.
Pdubyah (385) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted more than I got. The aroma is amazing, but aside from that I thought this let me down somehow. It’s not bad, it’s just not good.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate stout with thick, beige, creamy head and dark mahogany colour, approaching black. Aroma strongly dominated by cocoa powder, toffee and chocolate bars, some coffee and dark fruits as well; very chocolatey taste, like a fluid bar of bitter chocolate, powdery, soft mouthfeel, oats and cocoa powder, sweetish and yeasty but assertively roasted bitter in the end with leafy hops. Great if you like chocolate.
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig, Schokolade, Vanillee, leicht würzig.