glennmastrange (2028) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Moderate to heavy toasted, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee for the malt, light resin for the hops, moderate earth for the yeast, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Head is large, creamy brown with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is black. flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic then the long finish is lightly to moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation and finishes a little chalky and very dry. There is no mistaking the chocolate in this Stout. Iíll definitely be coming back to this one.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very tasty. A nice chocolate aroma waifs from the black pour with a dense tan head. The flavor is roasted malt, vanilla and of course chocolate. There might be a hint of coffee as well. The finish is dry with a longlasting after taste. Definitely a dessert beer.
savnac (2361) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Taproot. Dark brown almost black with a small creamy head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. The flavor is lots of chocolate, some coffee and light roasted malt. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick, creamy mouth feel. This is a pretty sweet beer, the 10 oz pour was about as much as I could handle, very good though.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, thick brown head. Aroma is, as you might imagine, chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Maybe a little bit of molasses or coffee, but mostly chocolate. Flavor is, again, chocolate. Smooth and rich and very tasty. I think this will be one to always have on hand. Its not something I can session, but an excellent special occasion brew.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleÖ Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is very chocolaty and roasty - quite reminiscent of Southern Tierís Choklat. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is of unsweetened dark chocolate. Roasty, bitter, tongue-numbing finish.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. First of all, I donít think the specs are right on the RB site description. Only 26 lovibond? The bottle says 138, but honestly this looks blacker than that. Old Crusty is around 70 or so, and thatís reddish brown. Also itís 22 Plato, not 19.8, so who knows.
Pours black with a small but lasting brown head. Aroma is a blast of chocolate: chocolate syrup, baking chocolate, slight coffee, earth, and nuts. Simply aroma, but what else does it need to be? Flavor of cocoa, baking chocolate, coffee, earth, slight maple, and a welcome bitterness. Finishes dry with dark chocolate, espresso, tons of roast, and a lot of hop bitterness that works really well for beer. Pretty thick and creamy, but this is not a heavyweight beer, and thereís no heat presence. Not complex, but everything works well here. Good!
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black,small lasting brn head.Big bittersweet choc/mocha nose.Thich chewy bittersweet chocolate roasty profile.Big roasty bitter end. Well masked alcohol
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with full mocha head. The aroma has modest notes of yummy dark chocolate, malt balls and some roasted malts. The taste is rich yummy chocolate milk followed by dark roasted malts, a touch of spicy hops and then building rich notes of over stuffed powdered clumpy chocolate milk. Just yummy from front to back. You expect to see chocolate milk mix residue at the bottom of the glass. A bit richer aroma would push this one over the top. Solid!
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you need some cooking chocolate in a recipe, just pour in a little of this beer. Heavy chocolate aroma wafts from the bottle as soon as it is opened. The pour is an opaque black with a good-sized, dark brown head. The flavor is completely dominated by a dark chocolate flavor.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So Rogue is just all over the place sometimes. The John John series of beers could not be much worse, then there is the alias thing, the XS pricing, etc. Then they put out beers like the Chatoe Dirtoir Black Lager and this one. Very very dark brown foam falls into a brown-black blody. Aroma is silky chocolate cake, roasty. Taste is light sour twinge, roasty, then a rush of sweet milk chocolate.