Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head, brown and ruby body. Aroma is plesant, caramel, malt. The bock is differant tasting, it has something to it I can’t identify, almost like a ciggarette taste with caramel.
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice color and aroma, long-lasting head. Strangely, i think the head may actually taste better than the beer. Maybe too malty for me, but certainly not a bad beer.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is strongly malt taken from the bottle but loses intensity in the glass. Pours a dark honey color with a little head and average lacing. Nice carbonation and Pepsi mouthfeel. Both hops and malt are quite vivid in the flavor; as an interesting change of pace the hops predominate at the start and the malts dominate the finish. Normally I balk at bock but this is quite respectable for its class.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy amber color with a good long lasting creamy head. Bitter taste strongarms the floral and roasted caramel overtones. Not too hoppy though...
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep nut brown color. Sweet honey, malt , sour notes, and faint hops. Med body w/sweet hoppy finish. Overall a creamy mouthfeel, with flavors of carmel, pine, nuts, and malt. Great session beer.
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent beer to drink but by far not the best. Dark orange/brown color. Quite mild all around. Nothing spectacular but it’s another good beer from Rogue.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange and umber in the glass, and suprisingly cloudy. Lots of hops on the nose, a mild sweetness from the hops. Big hops up front, but they don’t last, quickly souring and leading to a bitter finish. Pine and yam flavors emerge as well.
HamWBone (4) - Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good tasting beer, kinda hard to place it, nothing to over powering. Thick head, beer it self seems flat. Aroma conjured up a hundred diffrent beers i could be drinking into one whaf. Hoppy. slightly foggy brown with slight hint of orange hue. Bottom line to me, nothing stands out. enojyable drink though =)
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to say....at first I did not like this beer. I prefered some other rogues to this one...i felt that this was the standard rogue, which i still believe it is, but it has grown on me. It has a hearty taste. Its a very malty brew, and I have really learned to enjoy it right from the tap. When I am at the bar and I need to light my fire, I can count on the deag guy.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is a murky dark light leather. The head is large, creamy and very healthy.
Hoppy and malty aroma. Plums, sweet malts, sap and passion fruit.
So this is brewed like a maibock but fermented like an ale. Odd. It confuses many people. The taste is fruity,spicy, tender, piney and posseses a lot of malt flavor especially caramel.
This is a so-so Rogue.