NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish brown color. Very sweet nose. Mouthful of bread and carmel malty flavors with slight hoppy spice running along the side of the tounge. Finishes ever so slightly bitter. Could drink a few of these in no time.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden in color with a small white head. Huge malt aroma with a faint aroma of apples and hops. Sweet lingering malt flavor,bread, biscuits and finish,with a creamy mouthfeel.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color with a lasting white head. Sweet smelling. Taste is sweet malty and grassy. I tasted too young to me.
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with abig white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy with notes of malt. Flavor is hoppy with a bit of bite at the end. A very above average brew, one that you could have over and over.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the look of this reddish/coppery beer wearing a cap of wacky white. Yeasty and malty and fruity on the nose, it is initially perhaps a little sweeter than expected or desired. However it mellows nicely and has a balanced hoppiness to end off. Sometimes Rogue leaves you a little more bitter but this was not overpowering at all. Decent.
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label on this beer drew me to try it. I like the orange amber color. The head fizzles out quickly and doesn't leave much lace. The aroma is malty and sweet. It has a nice sweet taste as well, but almost too sweet. Overall, a pretty good beer worthy of any dead guy.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quickly disappearing head. Very little lacing. Fresh bread aroma. Flavor is good but nothing notable. I haven't had many Bocks but this seems like an average ale to me.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a bock? I was expecting much darker and much more complexity in the flavor. This beer was pretty good, but it's totally forgettable. Rogue has way better beers to offer than this one.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a Maibock: It's not an Amber, it's not a Pale Ale. Keep that in mind when you review it.
Pours a dark amber with a decent off-white head that leaves moderate lacing.
Smells of malt sweetness with a touch of hops, but it's more complex than that.
Taste is like a mix between an Amber and a Bock. Lots of caramel malt but offset with a generous amount of hops. I wish I had the 22oz instead of the 12oz bottle because the bigger ones list the ingredients. I'm quite certain that it has neither Cascade or Centenial hops because while the hop taste is definately present, it's subdued. The alcohol content is noticable but only barely.
Mouthfeel is very full, creamy yet crisp. Drinkability is certainly great, but beware of the alcohol content.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 My wife loves this beer but there is an off perfumey element that I find a bit unpleasant. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle with a very cool label this beer pours amber-orange color with minimal head. The beer is very cloudy. There is a mild sweet scent. The taste is sweet and nutty with a mealy texture. The nut taste lingers. There is a bitter sourness that lies beneath the surface flavors of this beer. I can not readily identify what it is but it turns me off.