taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, good head with small bubbles. Toasty aroma, and the flavor is of dark toasted malt - a little bitter because of the toast and almost a chocolate taste. Ok, but tough trying to find it outstanding.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Sweet malt aroma with notes of praline, nuts, caramel, slight toasting, and some Earth. Poured dark brown/cola/slight ruby in color with a medium-sized, brown/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes as it smells, of malt, praline, nuts, caramel, and some toasting. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, praline, nut, light caramel finish is sweet. Too much malt; unbalanced.
TheBeerGod (4675) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - swing top ceramic. Pours a darker cola color with a foamy brown head. Nose is roasted malt, toasted caramel, dark chocolate, and light coffee. Taste is roasted malt, toasted caramel, dark bread notes, sweet malt, dark chocolate and almost a hint of tiramisu. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, coffee notes, roasted malt, chocolate cake, toasted caramel and burnt wood.
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer with very little head. Dark brown in appearance and malty in flavor. Not at all hoppy. I paired with Rogue Creamery blue cheese and grilled skirt steak. It’s a nice beer but pretty expensive. Good for someone interested in trying limited edition unique beers. Not sure I’d buy a second bottle. I recommend it to beer lovers.
troopie (2021) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In styles this was all over the map. Looked rather like a stout. Tasted like a cross between a strong and a tripel. A very good beer withal
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of my aunt and uncle, who said they got it at Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderately-dark brown color with an off-white to tan head with some spotty lacing. The nose brings a bit of lightly-toasted malt with some light nuttiness and a bit of chocolate. Flavor brings some mild hop bitterness plus some lightly-burnt toast and a bit of a nut character. Medium body that seems too thin for the flavors plus some fairly-high carbonation. Not really doing it for me.
Serving type: bottle
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very little carbonation here. Dark dark brown color. Aroma rich and full of malt and caramel and oak. Tasteis complex and big up front but backs off the gas with a lighter and cleaner finish than you would expect. Not too syrupy, just right.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours brown and mostly hazed with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Good retention. The nose is rich, full and hearty – coffee, caramel, chocolate and pecan praline. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The malty flavor is of caramel and mocha. Sweet up front; balanced out on the backside. Finishes malty and hearty with a kiss of praline. Reminiscent of the first batch of Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale or even the first batch of Cigar City Bolita Brown Double Nut Brown Ale. Silly good offering from Rogue. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
marcus (5104) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and coffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate and coffee flavor with some raisin and tobacco. Very tasty and interesting.
bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours really dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of dark malt with a touch of tobacco. Med+ body. Flavor of smooth roast malt with tobacco, chocolate and some dark fruit. Very nice.