mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is of malt with hints of chocolate. Taste is rich, with a dark chocolate flavor. Hints of coffee. Very well balanced and tasty. Thumbs way up! Nice job Rogue Ales!
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong chocolate taste and enhanced bitterness from the hops nicely hides the alcohol burn. Great aroma of chocolate as well. Very easy to drink
BcOneSeven (46) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at Market Cross Pub, Carlisle, PA. Definitely not my kind of beer. Drinking it for the nice pint glass and working on my World Beer Tour Passport. Dark brown with no head. Slight chocolate aroma. Slight chocolate taste. Slight chocolate aftertaste. Not offensive, even if this is not your thing, but not refreshing either. If you like chocolate (a lot) and like beer ( a little), you can do one!
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lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite Imperial Stout so far. Balanced aroma, with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasy. Herbaceus hops. Full, smooth body. It is a must!
onkelgobber (156) - Edinburgh, - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle at Appelation Wines 29 jan, thanks Ash. Pours an opaque and glossy with a cappuccino head. The nose has milk chocolate and some sweet fruit. The taste has more milk chocolate though there’s a bit of dryness behind. The palate is big and creamy. Overall, a nice beer, though very chocolatery. This is a bottle you need to share with a lot of people.
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to skim rim. Milk chocolate and espresso aromas. Sweet milk chocolate upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish. Very nice for dessert.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and tobacco. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall a really good beer.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty cocoa powder and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pours deep brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are chocolate and burnt marshmallow. Taste is cocoa, chocolate syrup, and some bitterness. Body is full and mouthfeel is creamy. Overall a tasty treat. Not an everyday beer but one of the best from Rogue.
cheap (4570) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the mad mex robinson. Big and black pour. Not much choco in the aroma but it is there fer sure. Sweet olfactory. Yes, first taste is like choco liquour. Not over the top like so many choco beers. Cery little detectable co2. Fisnih is not too bad, fairly easy going for a 9% beer. Hides the alky well.