BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at WOB, Pitch black with a creamy khaki film. Amazing chocolate aroma, milk chocolate , cocoa nibs and roasted malts. Creamy full body. slightly dry finish. Bitter chocolate flavors, hints of vanilla and espresso. Nice balance of chocolate and malts . Really nice one.
ExpendableHero (723) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black, with a brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is clearly of milk chocolate, bittersweet coffee, and some molasses. I was expecting something sweeter, but the notes of bitter, dark chocolate match the sweeter chocolate. Very smooth, and easy to drink. Tasty, but not as chocolaty sweet as I was led to believe. I will buy another bottle later to see if it is better the second time around.
boFNjackson (4003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured jet black with a light brown head. Nose had significant chocolate syrup and mild roast. Sort of dry with a thinnish mouthfeel. Roast and ash that mixed with a toasted sweetness and chocolate tones. Some molasses bittersweetness.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: Pours a dark black with a nice tan head. Aroma is strong chocolate with some nutty undertones. Taste is very chocolate, almost too much on most levels. Aftertaste is a tad bitter. Not overly complex, mostly chocolate, chocolate. Good beer, but I would not necessarily buy another.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is of chocolate syrup. Taste is of chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy and mouth-coating. A bit one-dimensional and overly sweet. Tasty, in small quantities. Not a lot going on here other than alcoholic chocolate syrup. Would be great on vanilla ice cream.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Queen Vic. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head leavimg good sticky lacing. The aroma is a Dark chocolate and nuts with light roast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet syrup chocolate and marshmallow and a nice lingering light smoke finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive Imperial stout from Rogue.
stabzmcgee (72) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is perfect. That of straight chocolate and caramel. Appearance is nice with a healthy tan head upon pour that laces into a halo. Brown cocoa like rings circle the bottom of my snifter. Tastes of candy bar- faux or milky way. Amazing with icecream. Palate is extremely smooth and creamy. Perfect carbonation. Overall my favorite x
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft @ the Houston Flying Saucer during Joeypalooza .. . Pours a deep burnt caramel .. medium headring .. . lots of dark chocoalte, cocoa, and light roast .. . pretty damn good! .. . . Back in that town whose name you’re tired of hearing...
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, its like they put some hershey’s syrup into it like chocolate milk! Great aroma, although the real chocolate doesnt come through in the aroma, but hits you like a ton of bricks on the first sip. Perfect black color with a brown head, very drinkable, the taste hides the abv a little too well, its like a beer float, so delicious, then BAM! your feeling the alcohol, oh well, just makes it that much more enticing.
QuezXLV (393) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense chocolate and coffee aroma. Black body and thick tan head. There’s just the right amount of carbonation to balance the strong cocoa flavor. Good alternative to a typical imperial stout.