waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep amber color with a medium off white head. Malty and yeasty. Full in aroma and finishes very clean and crisp. Very good year round bock from Rogue Ales.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Caramel, toast, malt and fruit aroma and a slight yeastiness (perhaps similar to yellow snow). Despite a promising start it all gets a bit dull and fails to please.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear deep amber with a creamy off-white lasting head... laced the glass with an interesting giraffe-spot pattern. Lightly hoppy/flowery aroma. Sweet, malty, full-bodied flavour with a surprisingly heavy finish. My opinion changed favorably from first sip to end of second bottle.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber body with a small but bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, and flavor echoes. There is caramel, raisins, and an interesting smokiness. This really grew on me by the end of the glass.
wowbagger68 (2) - Nyack, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is terrific beer. I’m surprised it isn’t rated higher. Good sturdy head. Nice and malty initially and then a pleasant hoppy finish. Good balance between the sweet malt and bitter hops. Going to try this with a NY strip steak next time. I’m thinking this will be an excellent pairing.
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber color with a nice off-white head. Toffee/caramel aroma. Rich honey/malt flavor balanced with a spicey hop bitterness. Ends with a bit of a playdough/plastic sensation to the aftertaste, but otherwise easy to drink.
ceezneez (4) - anderson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyed this beer very much. it was a vital part of a good heavy meal such as steak and shrimp. very smooth but rich in taste. cant wait to try the other rogues.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber color. Notes of caramel and pipne. Good malty flavor witha slightly bitter, pleasant finsinh
em0kidd (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has light citris notes, it seems to be missing something in the flavor though (needs a little extrta kick for me) The color is a rather light amber.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rogue Public House in Portland, Oregon on 2/12/05. Very appealing appearance and inviting aroma. Sweet, malty, spicy and maybe even fruity at times. Full, rounded palate that trails off deliciously. I ended up buying a case (on sale) and carrying it over a mile home. Maybe my new favorite evening beer.