JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice deep orange/amber. Good, fruity aromas of cranberry and cherry supported by a solid backbone of hops and malt. In flavour, dark berry fruits perfectly balance with hops, malt and a medium-long bitter-chocolate finish. Excellent, well-rounded mouthfeel. Maybe just a tad too sweet, but otherwise really, really good stuff.
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasted honey and fruit. Very good color and flavor, another from my night of adventurous sampling at the Ale House, with very poor note taking
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat orange tinged amber color. No real head though a good carbonation level. A Malty aroma with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness. Good malt flavor. Somewhat dry in the finish. A good beer.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Brightened apricot aspect, covered by a swiftly disappearing white ring. Pretty pleasant floral and fruity aroma around which the secondary flavors center. Mild woody undertones blends well into this fig cake, juicy apricot and plums. Decent bitterness, yet expressive malt roundness closing more onto graham cookies than caramel. Toasty profile, honey and nectar like. Strong carbonation, medium body. Good in every facet and quite distinctive. One of my favourite from Rogue.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark red colour. Cloudy complexion and a nice tan head. The aroma is sweet malty, with some very subtle hops. The flavour is also sweet, some fruits, pine, malts. Great beer, goes down very smooth with a nice bitter touch. Tastes great.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a pretty good beer for its availability. nice look to it. malty with some hoppy bitterness. a decent brew.
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, good looking beer, 3/4 inch head, smelled like a campfire in the distance, malty to faintly bitter, pretty smooth
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
copper in color with very little head. Malty, not very hoppy, hints of caramel, smooth, and sweet. a very tasty ale.
steerpike (28) - Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty, red-amber beer. Hard to detect much hops, but that is not the point of this beer. Biscuity and nutty, with some light fruit. Bit of warming alcohol presence. Leaves a light lingering sweet-sugary (candy sugar? brown sugar?) aftertaste. One of my favorites from a superb brewery.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. A deep copper color with mostly diminishing head and no lacing. Carbonation very low. Malty flavor with a fruity/floral aroma.