robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a ruby tint, medium size khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of roasted malt, hops, and a touch of caramel.
taste is of cocoa, roasted malts, bitter, touch of grain, ans some caramel. ends nicely bitter, and smooth.
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, fluffy tan head that ahs great retention. Aroma is big on nuts, roast, some chocolate, pine and planty hops. Flavor is more roast and nuts, burnt chocolate chip cookies, dark caramel, earth, lots of pine, juniper like notes, planty finish. Medium body, with a creamy entry, and increasingly dry and harshly bitter until the end, light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, the bitterness really sticks with you on the back of your palate, similar to other hoppy beers from Rogue. That definitely takes it down a couple of ticks.
JohnnyJ (4912) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cola brown pour, reddish hue, with a large light tan head. Aroma is faint and roasty. Flavor of roasted malt, light dry cocoa, pine, and sharply metallic bitterness. I m not sure why I bought this, the beer is underwhelming, but drinkable.
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Beer nutz. Dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, floral notes. Taste is big roasted malt with nice hop bitterness. Medium body. Medium bitter. Nice. Full roast beer.
jCr41g (8) - - AUG 10, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, with creamy head. Aroma is like an explosion, expecting the usual IPA aroma but greeted with roasted malts, chocolate and a tiny bit of coffee. First sip mainly is the malts, big chocolate flavor, maybe a little caramel. Finishes with a slight hoppiness, dry and bitter. Very delicious, very unexpected!
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thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown, soapy white bubbles. Nose of agave, light ginger, banana, no real hops to speak of. Taste of piney hops, estery, Bitter, soapy, bitter dry finish.
RumRunner101 (879) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, piney hops. Medium bodied, slick mouth feel. Roasty malt flavours turn into a long bitterness. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Euston tap (Mar í12) and served into a UK half pint glass.
Mid black akin to ícolaí in colouration with a thin off-white head that soon thinned to a small puddle in the middle of the glass.
Not a big nose to this beer, faint hop smells and a little roasted malt and caramel, a little underwhelming in this aspect!
Flavours outweighed the smell and I got pine, more hop than on the nose, roasted malt, a little sugar, raisen and a touch of cocoa.
Medium in body with a little soft carbonation about right for the style.
Overall an OK beer, entirely drinkable, but not setting ímyí beer world alight!!!
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge roasted notes with only moderate bitterness, but balanced and nice. More stout like than IPA.
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours an unclear brown with a two inch tan head. Taste is of hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, chocolate and malt. Similar aroma. Has a decent, slightly oily body. The finish is rather dry and a bit bitter. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Not bad.