Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Croxely’s Ales. Poured a semi-clear orange/tannish color with an aroma of spice. Taste had some cinammon and spice in it and some bitterness.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ODBF 2004. Thank you guys at the Whole Foods booth. Bright ambers and brown, creamy white head. Nose was full of toffee, caramel, honey, fresh dough, and a slight hint of hops. Flavor matches aroma with the citric hops shining through a bit more near the end, but this remains on the malty side of the scale without a doubt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. A session brew for sure.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer seemed really confused to me. Althugh the descritpon calls it a German style maibock, and it is nice and salty smelling and excellently sweet on the palate ike a good maiock, it is disitinctively different. Pours a nice light pale amber color with a generous head that quickly dies off. Nose is of, salt, sweet grains, and cascades...hmmm.
On the tongue the apalte is ok but not really all that great. Notes of light malty sweetness and an intersating undertone of cascade hops. Overall though the flavors are pretty muddled. Not a bad brew but not all that impressive.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cloudy amber color not nuch aroma or head.
taste is good with a tarty bitter flavor that stays in your throat a while.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 Bottled. Pours dark brown and hazy with restrained carbonation and a thick white head. Smooth, rich and sweet with just enough bitterness to take the edge off. Nice beer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2004 Is dark amber with a bitter fruit aroma. A lot of people say this beer is sweet, but I really think it has a bitterness to it. While the initial swig is not too bitter, the aftertaste is more bitter than most. Has a peach taste worked into the flavor.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Pours a deep amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is moderately sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit, light hops, caramel and some nuttiness. Surprisingly not hoppy for a Rogue brew. Bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Very chewy. Nice brew. Recommended.
biznizness (1123) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. One of my favorite brews. Wasn’t really expecting much the first time I had it but was pleasantly surprised. Great flavor and overall a very solid brew. I could definitely drink a ton of this stuff.
IndianaRed (2761) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium reddish brown, rather large head. Don’t notice a distinct aroma particularly. A bit sweet, not too hoppy nad a malty roasted aftertaste. Planty of carbonation, and pleasent after taste.
Easy drinking, mellow, unspectacular.
pineypower (2685) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber color with a small head. It has a sweet hoppy aroma that carries over into the taste. It has a good hoppy/fruity flavor.