goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a nice sized tan head that lasts fairly well, and laces quite nicely. Aroma is lightly malty (fruity, plums?), and strongly hoppy (floral, pine, grapefruit). Flavor starts with some dark fruitiness, and ends with a very strongly hopped finish, good bitterness. Medium-full bodied, light notes of alcohol poke through towards the end.
boatswains (6) - USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
I normaly dont buy a bottle of brew because of the label...but you gotta admit thats a cool looking bottle. Well anyhow the beer inside was very good. strong enough to keep the coors drinkers from buying it, but not so for true ale drinkers. lots of flavors in this one, even a little nutty. Buy it for the label, drink it for the taste
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber with small head that dissapears quickly. Nose of sweet malts. More malt flavors, with a bit of alcohol at the finish. Pretty good bock.
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One good beer. As you pour it develops a good inch head in the glass. Medium to high lacing on the glass. Great carbonation. Definetly a very complex beer. Honey in color and a variety of taste to be had. Worth the price? Well that is subjective. A great palate. This beer is a little too warm in the stomach, but it isn't terrible. Definetly pay the price for one bottle.
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Take this one to work with your for a staff meeting ... your boss will promote you on the spot. A spot above the normal locals ... will satisfy any micro palate.
haddon90 (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer to say the least. Deep copper/amber color with a frothy white head. Tastes more like it's nitrogenated. Nice balance with the hops and malt. Smooth taste with a hint of the alcohol in the aftertaste. Not as bad as I thought!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(22oz)Very nice flavor. Not bitter and a little sweet. This is a very good Bock Beer. Nice billoughy head. I can see why so many really enjoy this brew.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty hop nose, deep amber color, nice head, the flavor is way out there, just fantastic, i love the sharp crisp mouth feel that I get from this, a great ale
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 This was sampled from the 64oz. jug/growler.I'd have to agree w/ the commercial description on this one(deep honey color)Smells of that sweet Rogue malt blend of perfection.The taste just rocks if you ask me.Very malty sweet/not too thick/great use of some lively hops to make this very quaffable and balanced.I slept on the chance to try this one for a good 6 months and I'm glad I waited.I don't consider this their weakest effort.It's the session Rogue(especially for these fall months coming up) The 12oz. bottles just don't taste nearly as flavorful and fresh(3.3).I will try the 22oz. & buy the 2 remaining 64 oz.'s this week.By the way the 22oz.s are better than the 12oz. but the 64 is the bomb & the draft?(wow) Needs more hops and a touch of Co2.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Really light amber color, ultra malty, with some caramel. Really thin, and not terribly exciting. Not as interesting as most Rogue offerings.