TheEnemy (564) - 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.
BobyFischer (186) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Douce, légèrement amer, assez fluide, pas très onctueuse mais pleine d’arômes et saveurs : agrumes, épices, chocolat, notes végétales.
Bien balancée et subtile.
IOzh (27) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours deep black with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee and caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste of chocolate and coffee with long bitter finish. Fine beer.
ruigo (1800) - PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Deep brown/black colour with a nice beige head. Chocolate, sweet, liquorice and oat in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is bitter with some sweet chocolate notes. Long dry, bitter and light astringent finish. Overall, a very good beer.
woolforbrains (1) - - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great stout. Thick and smooth, almost like a milkshake. Aroma is fabulous.
MelvinKalksma (300) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate mainly, sweet, more chocolate.
Pitch black beer with a small off-white head.
Starts undefined sweet, then the sweet chocolate hits. Ends in dark slightly bitter chocolate.
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of chocolate, chocolate liqueur, coffee; balanced flavour, on the dry side, long light bitter finish
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, caramel,
Appearance black, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall it feels like a chocolate dessert in a glass. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
G_Ram9 (88) - - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured into snifter. This is an amazing stout. Big flavors of dark chocolate on the front, back, and everywhere in between. Like eating a savory dark chocolate bar. Delicious!
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SkillsFactory (276) - ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marrone scura, praticamente nera, schiuma nocciola di buona persistenza.
Abbastanza acida, aroma di caffè e cacao, leggero aroma di frutti rossi, zucchero.
Al palato sempre acida, prevale il caffè tostato sul cacao amaro, con una bella coda amaricante tostata.
Corpo medio leggero, poco carbonata, oleosa.
Cousin_Larry (701) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty close to a perfect brew. Wonderful chocolate aroma and flavor. Smooth palate. Thanks Rogue.