AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/red with thin dissipating head. Aroma is mild and slight grass and carmel and grass notes. Flavor is sweet alcohol, reminds me of a malt liquor. Finish is sweet. Nice medium body.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting...a bock made with ale yeast. Nice dark amber, small cararmel colored head. Smooth body. Sweet taste but with some diacetyl, might be an old bottle. But it is one sweet bottle. I gave it to my hippie friend who has a bunch of blacklights.
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! I think that I have found my favorite session beer. Some of you may disagree, but what a full sexy head and enticing malty aroma in my Guinness Draft glass. Smooth and great to look at. I love this beer. Too bad it’s hard to get here in Western Wisconsin.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, rich, and hearty. This beer will sneak up on you and knock you out. A good bock by the people at Rogue.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber ale trying to be a bock. It’s fine. Nothing special. Roasty finish separates it from other American Ambers I’ve had. Not worth the price, but if it’s a domestic night in a bar, give it a shot.
jgseley (7) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dead Guy’s an old favorite, always solid, one of the only lagers worth the time, and best enjoyed at the Newport Wine & Seafood Festival- Gratefully deadicated to the rogue in all of us...
primusville (3) - USA - FEB 2, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably my favorite beer from Rogue. Could be my favorite beer of all time. I like the smell of it just as much as the taste.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper color, not much head nor lacing on my glass. Aroma is a bit yeasty, some malt, honey, good balance. Flavor is gently malty, sweet, nutty, some honey, hops, and you can really taste the yeast, which is interesting because they use an ale yeast for this. Good mouthfeel for a lager, light and smooth. Another solid Rogue beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Poured a nice dark brown with a creamy head. Impressive to look at. Looked like Santa’s Special Ale. However the taste was another story. The taste was way to sour consisting of too much honey for my personal taste. Probably won’t have this one again.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a medium to darker mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nuts, caramel, and a little fruity. Sweet with a hoppy balance to the taste.