haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer to say the least. Deep copper/amber color with a frothy white head. Tastes more like it's nitrogenated. Nice balance with the hops and malt. Smooth taste with a hint of the alcohol in the aftertaste. Not as bad as I thought!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(22oz)Very nice flavor. Not bitter and a little sweet. This is a very good Bock Beer. Nice billoughy head. I can see why so many really enjoy this brew.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty hop nose, deep amber color, nice head, the flavor is way out there, just fantastic, i love the sharp crisp mouth feel that I get from this, a great ale
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 This was sampled from the 64oz. jug/growler.I'd have to agree w/ the commercial description on this one(deep honey color)Smells of that sweet Rogue malt blend of perfection.The taste just rocks if you ask me.Very malty sweet/not too thick/great use of some lively hops to make this very quaffable and balanced.I slept on the chance to try this one for a good 6 months and I'm glad I waited.I don't consider this their weakest effort.It's the session Rogue(especially for these fall months coming up) The 12oz. bottles just don't taste nearly as flavorful and fresh(3.3).I will try the 22oz. & buy the 2 remaining 64 oz.'s this week.By the way the 22oz.s are better than the 12oz. but the 64 is the bomb & the draft?(wow) Needs more hops and a touch of Co2.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Really light amber color, ultra malty, with some caramel. Really thin, and not terribly exciting. Not as interesting as most Rogue offerings.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did love that sound, classy aroma this beer has. Substantial malt base mixed up with good hops. Alcohol adds some torque as well. All this is reflected in flavour zone. Maybe here Rouge is slightly less sure of it self. With all its size it misses champion’s heart. Overall still very nice late night brew.
CapFlu (4320) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(65o ml bottle) Pours a medium, frothy, almond head and an orange-amber body. Slightly tart nose with a nostril full of hops. Pleasant Saaz hops with caramel. Nice stuff!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Nice honey colour, pours a small head, slightly spicy nose, grassy and caramelly notes. Almost no carbonation. Strong, has the characteristics of a true traditional ale. Got this at C’est What in Toronto for 11 bucks, the chintzy bastards. Nice, but worth the price? Never.
DuffManOhYeah (132) - USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Looks like an amber, seeing as how Rogue’s Amber looks too dark to be an amber. Beautiful color and even better taste. Nice head and you can definitely tell that its a Rogue by its complex taste.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown in colour with a medium creamy head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Malty and yeasty nose, hops and some malts in the taste. Medium strength bitter as the taste progresses.