maeib (8672) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt with some sour fruit tones. Flavor is spicy hops and sourdough bread. Thin across the palate and somewhat unbalanced. Not something that I would seek out again.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour old sock aroma. Tart bready flavor with yeast hints. Deep orange color with medium off white thick head.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown and red body with a whiteish hinting at a light yellow head. smells like some sort of hard alchohol i've tried before. not sure which one.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good refreshing beer which carries many of the aspects of Rogues other beers. Too fruity in the nose and hoppy on the palate for a true Bock, but a good beer just the same.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery color with a thick head. Sweet malty aroma. Thick malty taste evolves to a well hopped bitter aftertaste.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer looked ok....was a little cloudy and head was non-existant. i noticed maltiness, hoppiness and bitterness in the mouth.. had a different after taste, not bad but very unusual.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As soon as I smelled and saw this beer, I new it was going to be good. The aroma was tantalizing, and the ale poured a medium amber color with a thin head that disappeared rather quickly. Complex hoppy flavor with a good bit of bitterness. An extremely pleasant beer.
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy hop aroma is very mild. Thin white head tops the medium orange body. Head disappears quickly. Body is light with mild carbonation. I definitely do not find anything rich or hearty in the flavor. Some malt caramel sweetness followed by a dry bitterness. Decent balance of hop and malt leaning more toward hops. So far, Rogue has not impressed me. Maybe the dead like it.
Foxbush (1265) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Head foamed up nicely then went a way. I had a chilled glass that may have dampened the aroma. The flavor was full of hops and a bitterness that I like in my beers. The color was a perfect amber color. This is good beer that I would have again. This is my last Christmas beer for 2003. I had some on at Bar Louies in Richmond. Claire our bartendress said it was her favorite. It was very good. The higher alcohol and balanced hops make for a perfect all around beer. I edited my rating.