willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
08.29.04 bomber. Lightly hazed reddish golden pour, large but dissipating head with mucho lace. Aroma is sweet, lightish fruit like ripe plum, whole grain bread with butter. Flavor is not that exciting, rather level, but subsantial enough to be a nice match with salty snacks. Body is quite thick, almost a syrupy feel, with a surprisingly quick and sharp finish for the style...certainly a PNW influence. Very faint acidity comes through more as a ripe grain fruitiness. Pretty good stuff, I think it reminds me somehow of altbier. Definitely not a session beer, but a nice diversion. Thanks Bunkypop.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - AUG 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good ale! Nice reddish copper color, a nice balance of hoppiness and maltiness, which makes it pleasant to drink. I recommend it!
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown/amber color. Has a malty hoppy aroma. Sweet and hoppy flavors up front. Sweet and fruity finish. A little caramel.
Not bad at all.
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good Ale, with a bitter taste. The alcohol taste is covered very well. A pale aftertaste.
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish brown colour. Small head, no lacing. Intense caramel aroma. Caramel, hop flavour. Nice on the palate. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Rogue beer. On tap. Deep copper reddish appearance with a medium beige head. Nice floral, roasted malty aroma. Flavor had a typical bock aftertaste. Caramel, malty finish. Solid brew.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was ok. The flavor was a little too strong-not too malty, not too hoppy...just not good. Attempted to balance level of hops and malt, but failed ot balance flavor. Both are a little too overpowering. Highly carbonated .Can only drink 2 before stomach hurts.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color with good heand and not much lacing. It has a earthy/woodsy taste to it. Chaulky texture and dry finish. Not my favorite Rogue.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Offwhite head that hangs about for a couple of minutes. The aroma is not too hoppy, much more of the malty caramel nose. Color is also very caramel. Hoppy on the palate, malty on the tongue. One of my favorite beers.
freekyp (1776) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Massive caramel nose carries over to the sweet body. Bitterness increases significantly toward the end of the swallow with the sweetness nearly fading into nothingness. Light brown with mid sized white head. Sweet but not overly so. Very nice!!