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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Brown Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

bottled
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Rogue Fresh Roast is made with Rogue Farms barley fresh roasted at the brewery. The barley is taken directly out of the roaster and rushed 273 feet over to the brew kettle. We don’t think it gets much fresher than that, and we know you’ll taste the difference.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Sampled at the SF Rogue Ale house. A really refreshing beer. Not overpowering but really nice to drink with rich earthy flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap at American Ale House. Roasty malt, coffee aromas. Sweet with light hop note. Dark brown-amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice flavor and balance. Sweet with coffee, roasted malts, and light bitter hop finish. Smooth nutty after with coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (786) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tolerable. You can do a lot worse than this brew. Pours nearly black with a tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt. Body is rather thin with a warm nutty finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2015
>_< not impressed with this at all. ffs, if they’re gonna charge upwards of $7 for a bomber, the buyer expects more than an inflection in the roasty/musty direction followed by lots of insipid watery mediocrity. NOT BUYING THIS AGAIN. c’mon Rogue, you know better than this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2139) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Excellent thick light brown cap with lasting power and excellent lacing. Thick, smooth solid malts, I like the chocolate - not milky, not bitter. Acceptable coffee aroma blended in I think. Berries. Wonderfully smooth and tasty. Lightest of pine in the background, red berries. Shitloads of malts - solid deep roast without sweetness, chocolate, some burnt logs, bits of coffee, toasted rye bread crusts. Been a long time since I dropped the big skrilla on a Rogue beer but this was worth it. I could drink the shit out of a couple of more of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6517) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain/nuts, toasted bread, coffee), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A pleasant, easy-going brew that’s somewhere between a brown ale and a stout. Very dark brown, nearly black, and fairly roasty...the illusion of added coffee is there. It’s a bit tangy in the mouth but still is mostly a good balance of sweet and bitter. A touch watery but somewhat velvety too, so it’s quite a nice quaffer overall. Falls short of being exciting or complex, but it’s a fun beer for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of both toasted and roasted malt, along with nougat and nuts. Balanced flavors of nutty malts, cocoa powder, and lightly roasted coffee. Medium bodied. Simple yet effective overal, and without any overly sweet caramel elements which is nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3891) - - MAR 22, 2015
22oz bottle. long time since i’ve seen a new rogue beer on the shelf. nearly black with a small, stable, tan head. sweet creamed coffee and milk chocolate aroma. it tastes like there’s coffee in here, though there is not. nicely balanced sweetness with roasted grain. medium bodied with a sessionable abv. this beer fills a void I haven’t seen in craft beer for quite some time. yes!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (997) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is nutty malt with vague amounts of cocoa. Flavor is very nutty, roasted malt with a lightly bitter finish. Aftertaste is slight coffee and a touch of bittersweet coffee. Wife: 4.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, shared at poker by Grippitis. Medium brown with a thick beige head that retains nicely. Darker malts deliver nice flavours of malted-milk, cocoa, and light coffee. Rounded and moderately sweet with a lightly bitter finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Albany Winter Brewfest 2015. Pours brown black. Aroma is coffee and rich malt. Flavor is coffee and sweet dry malt roast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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