duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like the Dead Guy Ale, this felt a little out of place. Caramel and choc, with a typical Rogue hoppyness on the finish, some earthyness as others have mentioned. Nice flavours, just didn't excite me i guess (Bottle-GBBF 03')
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, GBBF2003. Ruby red , beige head and moderate condition. Good hop and malt aromas with a hint of roast, malty in the mouth with a little chocolate coming through in the finish.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red in color, and hoppy aroma. It's a Rogue all the way, in fact, a lighter Rogue with their signature yeast and hops taste in lighter amounts. Lots of caramel as it warms.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy, fruity hop nose. Beatiful ruby-amber hue. Rocky beige head. Easy drinking, light to medium bodied, hopped-up, graperuit, herbal hop dosage, very drinkable, a benchmark American brew. All west coast, yet not ovrdone by anymeans. Well balanced, and thirst quenching, hells yeah! Yes we want a revolution!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another fine ale from Rogue. A beautiful deep reddish amber ale with a magnificent frothy tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium to full bodied. An excellent treat this is. Flavor is almost half malt and half hops with a bitterness that is well blended. A malty flavor that is a bit sweet like a scotch ale almost. Excellent work guys.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep copper color with a nice amount of head. Lots of malt in the aroma. The flavor has some nice hop bitterness, with good malt balance.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely hoppy with clean flavors and aromas. Very nice mouthfeel and a magnifacent ruby appearance with great head and lacing.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SMA hopfest. Light brown with white head. Smooth malt flavor. Caramel overtones. Smooth finish with delicately balanced hop flavor. Not too strong with the hops, but still quite hoppy.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Vanilla and maltaroma. Hopbitter flavor with blackcurrant. Hint of oak. Its thin and even a bit watery.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I did not enjoy this one nearly as much as the Amber, but this one has less IBUs and a much maltier taste that is very one dimensional and not very complex. Dark brown in the coloring, with a quickly dissolving soda like head, and no lacing with a taste that is just so so...