Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber ale trying to be a bock. It’s fine. Nothing special. Roasty finish separates it from other American Ambers I’ve had. Not worth the price, but if it’s a domestic night in a bar, give it a shot.
jgseley (7) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dead Guy’s an old favorite, always solid, one of the only lagers worth the time, and best enjoyed at the Newport Wine & Seafood Festival- Gratefully deadicated to the rogue in all of us...
primusville (3) - USA - FEB 2, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably my favorite beer from Rogue. Could be my favorite beer of all time. I like the smell of it just as much as the taste.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper color, not much head nor lacing on my glass. Aroma is a bit yeasty, some malt, honey, good balance. Flavor is gently malty, sweet, nutty, some honey, hops, and you can really taste the yeast, which is interesting because they use an ale yeast for this. Good mouthfeel for a lager, light and smooth. Another solid Rogue beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Poured a nice dark brown with a creamy head. Impressive to look at. Looked like Santa’s Special Ale. However the taste was another story. The taste was way to sour consisting of too much honey for my personal taste. Probably won’t have this one again.
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a medium to darker mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nuts, caramel, and a little fruity. Sweet with a hoppy balance to the taste.
gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, sweet taste that is balanced out well. Not overly complex, but I like this one as a good, dependable beer. It’s been a favorite of mine since last year’s Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very little head and dingy amber..smells of fruit...tastes of grapefuit and oranges??...kick ass half gallon bottle was the better part of this beer
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a diminshing head. The aroma is overripe fruit especially banana. Hoppy on the front, stangely salty in the finish. An interesting beer, but not one I would want to drink a lot of. Has a sort of homebrew/stale keg vibe.
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep amber with a nice somewhat rocky, light tan head that
definitely holds its own. Rich medium malty nose. I love the smell of this beer.
Rich but not overpowering. Very complex. Extremely different flavor. I
can definitely detect the lager yeast. Almost full bodied. I haven’t had a Bock
of any kind in almost a year. I’m more of an Ale guy. What is very clear to me after tasting this beer is either Lagers run over the palate differently or this is a well aged beer before bottling, cause this brew is smooth and tasty. A bit different also is the aftertaste. Intriguing. I really like this beer. At $10.00
a six-pack its worth the buy if you know