LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours an opaque black with a rocky, light chocolate colored head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruit, some chocolate and tangy bitterness. Medium bodied and crisp, with good carbonation. Ending is of roasted malt with coffee notes.
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro opaco,con espuma beige generosa. Aromas suaves dulces a regaliz y tostados. En boca es ligera y da , principalmente, un final amago acafetado y torrefacto. En general, bastante buena.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very black with a medium brown head and decent retention. Aroma is fresh roast coffee, mochachino, and cream. Taste is the same. Body is creamy with a long dry roasty finish. overall a very good schwarz.
mbgrayson (528) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is malty and dark, with hints of chocolate. Taste is rich and malty, with hops, chocolate, and coffee. Nice hoppy background. Smooth, well blended, and quite drinkable. Thumbs way up!
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hm, that was interesting! GYO seems to have worked, because Rogue has produced a Schwarz that looks like a Stout and tastes like a Smoke, and it all works!
Bomber pours an opaque black with a perfect true brown rocky head. Aroma is a pleasant balance of roasted nuts, chocolate, smoke, and dirt(oir?). Flavor is a complex mix of malts, with a nice mix of roasted nuts, smoke, and a touch of coffee. Quite an experience!
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a very nice light brown head. aroma is dominated by roasted malt but there is a hint of lager yeast and grassy hops. mouthful is bold and has up front roasted malt and smoothness, transitions to a bitter finish and a lager yeast. i like how much is going on with this beer at a sessionable 5%....
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Andy. Dark black with thin off white head. Taste is all Smokey malt. Kind of like drinking a BBQ. Interesting and tasty.
-- rated with beerbasher
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Black, imposing body with a ring of tan head. Aroma is very roasty, bitter-sweet chocolate and hints of some sweetness. Roast chocolate malt, day-old coffee and a hint of smoke (burnt malt?) dominate the initial flavors. Bitter chocolate, espresso and a light hop/coffee bitter, lengthy finish. Thin body.
demmbonz (510) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a quality brew. Smells, looks, and tastes like an imperial stout. If you poured this blind and told me it was a stout I would have no problem believing it. I’m not going to complain about it being miscategorized, just going to sit back and sip the delicious goodness. The most beautiful creamy and velvety mouthfeel I’ve had in any beer. Super deep roasty flavors. Great job Rogue.
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black body with a dark brown head that starts off huge and creamy but recedes quickly into large bubbles and a web of lace om the glass. Aroma of strong roasted character, chocolate, and bitter. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet but also bitter; lots of roasted flavor, chocolate, some coffee. Medium to full body (leaning toward medium) and full of soft carbonation.