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 (1459) - 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 (1864) - Fort Collins, 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.
dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice malt monster. Pours a nice deep orange/red with a small but abrasive head that smells of malt, hops and a slightly metallic scent. The consistancy is dark and creamy, way more than expected from the appearance. They call this an ale, but I’d almost classify it as a porter, it’s quite malty and overall it is quite pleasing. I don’t know if I’d buy it again, but it was pretty fun to try and show around.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice, dark ale, for starters. It’s nice to have after a long week of insane amounts of work. Kinda nutty with a metallic, bloody twinge. Probably not something I’d buy often, but it’s not bad if you like ales or lighter porters.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark orange. Lots of malt in the aroma, a little caramel, too. Sweet flavor. Not too bad.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Maibock, maybe. Not a bad drink, pouring a creamy orange/brown body with an interesting frothy head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of toffee or caramel. Smooth sweet taste. Not much like a bock, but a realy smooth drink.
I had a barrel-aged version of this at a festival in Chicago. The lifelessness of that drink caused me to lower my ratings of this beer.