iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little faddish yet pretty true to the mark, a bit rough, solid overall performer made even better cuz I have a bottle autographed by Michael Jackson. Not that MJ; the Beer Hunter gadfly MJ.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the most balanced beers I’ve ever had. Good malty flavor with a nice hop finish. A little heavy and bitter for my more ale-attenuated tastes, but still an amazing beer. Smooth, clean, refreshing - everything a good beer should be.
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this had a lot of flavor. not very smooth but had a good palate. this isnt rogue’s best brew.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft: i asked what this was, he said ’a pale bock’ i said ’filler up’. caramel colors with a thin tan head. lots of malty goodness in the nose maybe some prunes. into your mouth sweet cereal of flavors almost unfermented flavors. too sweet for me. but i like a bit more hop flavor...lots of these rogue beers to try!
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heard good things about Rogue and grabbed this for the cool label....was not disappointed. Decent amber color, fair aroma, with good mix of spice and sweet, not overly bitter.
DocLock (8239) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burgundy with a nice white head and lacing. Aroma of hops, malt, and some sweet toffee. Tastes malty, with a crisp finish.
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely ruby/orange color with a lasting, white, frothy head. Aroma is mostly hops, along with some maltiness and honey. Flavor is a little malty up front, lightly sweet, and pretty hoppy in the finish (not an IPA?); a hint of vanilla and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and starts too fizzy for my taste. Overall, this is a solid, very drinkable beer, but it certainly doesn’t stand out.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Some light malt in the nose, pretty clean. Toasty malt.
Appearance: Head doesn’t hold, slight cloudiness, dark-honey color.
Flavor: Cereal, malty flavor and a honeyish flavor is also present. Vague medicinal finish at first.
Mouthfeel: Nice balance, hop bitterness is medium, very well-balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.
Overall: Easy drinking, very tasty brew that I could drink as an everyday beer.
ClarkVV (3927) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 2004 Draught. Pours a rich, muddy, caramel brown with some lighter fuzzy oranges and yellows. Decent off-white head. What a great style for a flagship beer, not just a boring old IPA or amber or APA. Lightly sweet with some typical lightly sour notes in there as well, lots of chewy caramel malt, but also a good dose of hops that are quite flavorful but not terribly bitter. Wonderful balance, really good bocky flavor. Aroma has some caramel and hops, butterscotch, light earthiness.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer for being slightly gimmicky. Most beers with a marketing "thing" are terrible. This one is above average, but again not the best.