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


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

rmussman's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Shaker pint draft at Old Chicago in Overland Park, Kansas. The pour is a hazed brown with a minimal light tan head. The aroma is soft roast nut malt along with a touch of grass. The taste is the fresh roast and toast of the malt, also has a softly sweet caramel nut flavor then moves into a nice dry mineral grass. Yeast in the finish. Nice showcase for the malt. The palate is medium to light bodied with soft natural carbonation and the dry mineral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Draft. A- Roasty, subtle coffee, cocoa, subtle sweetness. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, beige head. T- Roasty, subtle coffee, chocolate. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- For some reason I kept calling this French Roast and assuming it was a coffee beer. Not so. It’s a brown ale and not a bad one. Yes, there are hints of coffee in it and plenty of roasted malts that balance well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2090) - - NOV 11, 2015
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown nearly black color with a one finger head of off white color. The head fades rather quickly leaving a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – As one may expect for a coffee stout, the aroma of the beer is strongest of an expresso smell mixed with some roasted bready aromas. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of caramel and vanilla with just a hint of a chocolate mixed within. Taste – The taste begins with a strong roasted malt flavor mixed with some lighter coffee notes upfront. As the taste moves on the coffee intensifies some and becomes moderately strong more toward the end of the taste. All the while, some sweeter flavors of vanilla and caramel develop, only later fading more toward the end. With the roast gaining more intensity at the end, and with an increase in the coffee and decrease in the sweet, one is left with a roasty and darker, malty taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly more creamy and thick side with a carbonation level that was a bit low. For the coffee and roasty tastes of the brew the feel was rather nice and created a mouth coating coffee feel for the brew overall. Overall – Not a bad coffee porter/brown/stout. Less sweet and not overly strong in coffee, but containing a good sum of roasty malt. It really wasn’t much different than a more standard (non-coffee) drier stout in my opinion, but with that said, it was a nice and enjoyable brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2679) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a dark brown colour with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is extremely roasty with both coffee and chocolate as well as some earthy character. Flavour has big roastiness, fair amount of coffee, some chocolate and some earthy character. Mellower carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2022) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bomber bought at Winco. Aroma is roasty, bready, chocolate, licorice, menthol. Pours black with brown edges and a long-sustaining beige head. Taste is sweet and roasty, a little nutty, finishing dry with a little bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel, tight carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1820) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a half finger of tan head on an almost black body. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste is mild chocolate sweetness, a touch of smoke, finishes a bit watery. The texture is softer. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2489) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
On tap at PNP Morgantown. Translucent dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is nuts, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is dark malt and some nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours a really dark brown with a firm and persistent head of tan foam. A fantastic looker. Smell is of roasted malt with equally strong aromas of milk chocolate and a mild dark chocolate bitterness. Roasted malt dominates the taste with a fine balance between the milk and dark Chocolate. This is bitter sweet with the sweet just ahead by a tad. Delicious. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. A very nice beer from Rogue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Poured tonight into my CBC tulip... The brew looks like a porter, mostly black with a nice foamy dark tan head.. Smells like a big roasty American Brown ale... dark dry toast with a fudgy sweet backbone.. Roasted malts on the palate never verge on coffee or char, instead just tastes "brown".. drier nutty essence with warmth... pretty interesting... Though I doubt I will buy another, but I dig the concept.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7123) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a translucent brown with lighter beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and smoke. Tastes like it smells, but less robust, and with very little smoke. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium-bodied. Solid, but nothing special.

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