chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE Syd. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, nutty, medium sweet, little smoke and a little bitter.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fanø Slumber Party 2012. Pitch black – ok brown head. Chocolate, roasted, nice malty. ok light hoppy, light burned, nice fat body, high roasted, light smokey malts, Lovely.
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, light licorice and light cocoa. Flavour is medium-bodied, with roasted notes, licorice and dark fruits - finishes with a red wine quality. Very nice indeed.
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quickly diminishing light brown head. Smell malts, cooked vegetables, lightly smoke and roastyness. Taste malts, some coffee, roastyness. Medium body, medium carbonation.
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours quite black with a huge, foamy dark tan head. Smells like chocolate. Medium body plus with smooth carbonation. Flavor starts chocolate, then goes rather gritty, and almost smoky with coffee. It is much more bitter than not, and it has a really nifty mouthfeel in the finish. Wonder if I imagined the smoke. I think it’s pretty complex for a lager, and it drinks very easily. Bitter is starting to show up on the sides of my tongue, and other things are going on too. Good job from Rogue.
FatPhil (14149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (CWAF2013, Sat)
Rich roasty aroma, a touch of coffee. Thick and smooth in the mouth, maybe oily. Brown tight head. Very rich and also highly drinkable. So full and flavoursome it comes over as a great US porter, rather than a great US schwarz. Pleasant hops give it some bite too. Yum.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roasted malt, coffee, earthiness, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, grassy, light sourness. Smooth medium body, low carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice roasted notes Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Very roasted. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.