run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good Ale, with a bitter taste. The alcohol taste is covered very well. A pale aftertaste.
JonMoore (1942) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish brown colour. Small head, no lacing. Intense caramel aroma. Caramel, hop flavour. Nice on the palate. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Rogue beer. On tap. Deep copper reddish appearance with a medium beige head. Nice floral, roasted malty aroma. Flavor had a typical bock aftertaste. Caramel, malty finish. Solid brew.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was ok. The flavor was a little too strong-not too malty, not too hoppy...just not good. Attempted to balance level of hops and malt, but failed ot balance flavor. Both are a little too overpowering. Highly carbonated .Can only drink 2 before stomach hurts.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color with good heand and not much lacing. It has a earthy/woodsy taste to it. Chaulky texture and dry finish. Not my favorite Rogue.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Offwhite head that hangs about for a couple of minutes. The aroma is not too hoppy, much more of the malty caramel nose. Color is also very caramel. Hoppy on the palate, malty on the tongue. One of my favorite beers.
freekyp (1551) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Massive caramel nose carries over to the sweet body. Bitterness increases significantly toward the end of the swallow with the sweetness nearly fading into nothingness. Light brown with mid sized white head. Sweet but not overly so. Very nice!!
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a strange bock. Tons of flavor loads of sweetness. The Caramel smell was over powering and was dominate in the flavor as well. Sweetness was quickly dissolved and my tongue was slapped with a refreshing blast of hoppy bitterness at the end. If nothing else its mulitude of interesting flavors is reason enough to sample this Rogue brew.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have had this many times and I just realized I haven’t rated it.....yet. Poured a beautiful amber with a soft white head. Malty, carmel aroma. Soft and chewy. Toffee, honey flavors. More malt than hops. However, there is a nice biting finish. A bit thin but still a solid beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden copper color with rich white head...smells very malty...tastes sweet and nutty with a hoppy finish to balance the sweetness...weird candy aftertaste that stuck around for a while...