pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Scott for sharing at Dmac’s. Pours out a moderately clear ruby/brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of burnt caramel, some toffee, light hop bitterness and some mild notes of alcohol. Taste is of caramel, toffee, light toasted malts, mildly bitter hoppy notes, light earth, some lingering alcohol.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic swingcap bottle. Poured a dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of dark caarmel and Englis toffee, raisins and dates, hint of oxidation. Body is a bit watery with softer carbonation. Flavor of molassess, toffee, dark toast, dates, some nutt and raisin. Pretty god but the age is showing on this one.
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer appears brown and mostly transparent. Ruby sunburst highlights appear when held to the light. The head is light tan in color, and leaves sparse lacing on the snifter.
The aroma is pretty weak, and doesn’t gain much momentum as the beer warms. Scents of light roast with alcohol are there if you bury your nose in the glass.
The beer is really creamy and smooth on the palate. The flavor offers more than the aroma, with some subtle toffee notes and mild chocolate. In general, all the flavors just seem subdued. I was expecting / hoping for something with some more flavor and nuance. That said, the beer is still enjoyable and drinkable.
The body is thin to medium, with light carbonation. Alcohol presence is there in the finish, but not harsh.
I’m glad to have tried it, but don’t see myself ordering it again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-10-2011
MadIndian (2391) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Alot going on in this brew. The biggest notes were the chocolate, roast, caramel and bread flavors. There was some sweet and dry moments and a splash of hop Good.
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is dark brown in color with an off-white/tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a nice creamy note to it. A hint of vanilla, bread, and some mild earthiness. The flavor is quite sweet, as expected. Toffee, caramel, and toasted bread are the primary flavors. A bit of brown sugar, some light hop character, but overall, this is fairly one-dimensional and not all that great.
unclemattie (4197) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Ceramic, swing top bottle, painted black with a cow jumping though a big 75. Pours Very dark brown, almost black. Tall, light tan foam. Aroma of chocolate malts, sweet burnt caramels, fruitiness, and earth. Loads of chocolate malt flavor, rich caramel. Creamy texture, ABV well hidden. Again nice chocolate malt character. Not a dominate hop character like most Strong Ale Rogue beers have. This one has more of a malty sweetness, yet still very balanced. Although this bottle was very expensive, I would get this again. (3375)
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
Date: November 25, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, bready, lots of earthyness, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthy with a touch of caramel sweetness, balancing bitterness
Overall: it’s a Rogue
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Butters (3775) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. Paired quite nicely with the freedom cheese. Dark clear brown pour with good tan ring of head. Toasty caramel nose with more caramel and balanced hop flavor. also, lightly roasty and creamy body. Solid, not offensive.
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and dark brown pour with a thin lightly tan head. Nose is rich and dextrinous with an intensely green hop character and some citric notes. Caramel and toffee with some bitter chocolate in the flavor. Notes of molasses. Medium bodied with a low carbonation.
radagast83 (4673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split the 750ml ceramic bottle. Poured a slightly clear caramel, medium dark color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma was malty, with a touch of roast, yeast. Flavor was sweet, relatively enjoyable - didn’t taste nearly as much like a Rogue beer (despite their use of Pacman yeast). For the price point I would most certainly not get this one again (it was about $20 bucks).