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 Iíd almost classify it as a porter, itís quite malty and overall it is quite pleasing. I donít know if Iíd 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. Itís nice to have after a long week of insane amounts of work. Kinda nutty with a metallic, bloody twinge. Probably not something Iíd buy often, but itís 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.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: I donít think Iíve had a bad beer from Rogue, and this certainly wasnít going to change that. It has rich malt flavor, caramel, toasted malt, some smoke, and a well balanced bitterness coming from the hops. It was a well made brew, but I have definitely had better Bocks that this. Slightly above average at best.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious, like a fine delicacy. Decadent and delightful. Smooth and creamy (mm!), even chocolatey. But still red-translucent. Heavy tasting, but maybe too heavy?
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, CA) The tap handle was that of the Rogue Maierbock; Maierbock or Dead Guy Ale, itís a very flavorful and enjoyable maibock with mildly sweet, rich maltiness, toasty, lightly smoky, and is balanced by a moderately bitter hop bite; The beer remains extremely well balanced from start to finish; Higher alcohol content seems evident in the flavor; Medium body, with a soft, luxurious coating palate; The nose is sweet and malty with a nice carmel aroma; Light amber color; Off-white head has good size on the pour, showing solid head retention, as it very gradually drops to a thin layer; Not much lacing though
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Really smooth and creamy, couldntí really place the taste on this, but thats not bad. Nice one by Rogue
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber appearance with light brown colored head. It had a malty smell with a sweet hint. A slightly bitter candy taste that didnít finish well.