chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a white head, slightly hazy. Aroma is sweet, very fruity (peach, banana) and caramely, with hops as well. Thin mouthfeel and too much fizz for me. Flavor is sweet at first (toffee-caramel, nuts and fruits) with a much bitter finish. Not the best thing I’ve had, but definitely nice and refreshing.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber in color and slightly hazy. Light and sweet aroma. It starts off sweet (caramel) and hoppy. There’s some hints of roasted malts in there, too. It finishes dry and bitter, with another hint of caramel. This is a good one, and I think I’ll go back for another
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love Rogues stuff, but this on left me feeling "flat", its not bad, but, it should be more coming from Rogue.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great; thick white head on a rich copper body. Aroma is malt-heavy. More sweet malt in the flavor, but there is a notable earthy hop presence as well. Makes for a well balanced, rounded out beer.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another terrific offering from Rogue’s eclectic collection! A very aromatic pour, a burnt/rusty color and a formidable, honey-laced head. The taste is full and complex without being offensive or overbearing. Tastes of dandelions, strong malts, honey and sourish plum. The finish is full and a bit harsh-- a slight burn, or tingle, going down which all fits well with the overall enjoyment of this beer! After, death cannot afford to be so kind!
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice tan head..beautiful honey/copper color. 1st couple of sips..not impressive, then it started to grow on me. very nice beer and i will buy again.
smasbeer (6) - Lees Summit, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This I discovered in Newport and love when in the mood for an intense beer. Very good but a bit overpowering for everyday drinking. I noticed much better in the large bottles compared to regular 12 ounce.
jgentgesdo (681) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours perfect amber color with a nice, lasting tan head. Nose is powerful aromatic hops and creamy toasty malt. Flavor is more creamy malt flavor, floral hops with some nice bitterness, and quince or some type of citrus. There are earthy notes and woodsy as well. Finish is bitter, slightly oily, and very nice. This is very good beer.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/brown color. little head. Delicious and very drinkable flavor. Rogue makes great stuff all around.
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Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby amber color with a sweet malty aroma. Complex flavors like toffee caramel toasted malt and a bit of Christmas fruit. Really smooth and creamy. A awesome example of a bock Northwest style.