HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured deep hazy amb er-orange with a big foamy straw-coloured head. Aroma is surprisingly mild, orange juice, fresh roast malt, slight cascade hops, a bit spicy and sour. Taste is very juicy (orange, apricot, pineapple), slightly sour malt, decent amount of fresh hops, but by Rogue standards this is hop-mild - very fruity and floral, quick diminish, decent bitter/sweet balance. Mouthfeel is a bit chewy and lively, very slightly acidic. Very easy to drink - not a home run, but definitely a stand-up double.
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber in colour but head fades to nil in about a minute. Nice nose of roast malt, which appears again on the palate, but this time with a big blast of citrus hops. A big complex beer that has a good long satisfying finish. Morrison.
iloveschlitz (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. I drank 3 of them within an hour at a restaurant in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. It has a full bold flavor, not watered-down. This is a beer to enjoy, not just get drunk on. It went well with the fish dinner I was eating and I normally don’t like to eat while I am drinking beer.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Off the tap, starts dusty malty smell that tickles the back of the throat. It is best served slightly below room temperature. Opens with a nutty start finishes with a sweet malt flavor. Very enjoyable with spicy food. Finishes like it starts. A very well rounded beer.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Another great Rogue beer. Flavorful and balanced. A beer drinkers beer. Nothing fancy, just a great beer start to finish.
OldMrCrow (2362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle.
Pours dark amber with a limited head. Aroma offers raisins and dark bread; the taste is somewhat as expected from the aroma, a slightly sweet, malty ale with fruit notes and a hint of cognac, with more hops than I would have expected from a bock to balance the whole thing out. The palate is sticky, weakly carbonated, and slightly watery.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the first Rogue Beer I ever had back pre-RB.com. Loved it then, but now I have had so many GREAT Rogue beers, that this one comes up about average. Still a great beer though when all is said and done.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. orangish brown with beige head. Sweet, almost fruity flavor with a kick in the end. This is one of my favorite brews from the land of oregonia.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this beer extremely enjoyable. Nice roasted malt flavor that easily would go down smoother than the Atlantic City whore sitting next to me in Firewaters. Nice hop taste in the finish.
naboz (1) - USA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, fruity, and nice color. As with most Rogue products, this is quite tasty.