PorterPounder (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown tannin colored pour with a frothy, bubbly khaki colored head. Earthy aroma with some nutmeg accents, a hint of root beer. Flavor is subdued but hearty. Pick up some light anise seed, a hint of minty rye, a bit of potting soil, just a hint of unsweetened chocolate. Mouthfeel has a nice softness to it. Not one of Rogueís finer specimens, but does in a pinch.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, darker pour, blackish. Lots of rye, bread, some rye harshness, pretty hefty dose of roasted malts. the main components do not seem exactly in sync. OK
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of rye bread, spices, some dank herbal notes and a bit of dry malt. Flavour is very similar, with notes of dank herbs, spices, and rye bread. Drinks okay, but the flavours are a bit off-putting. Decent stuff.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark murky reddish bronze. Decent sized beige head. Smells toasty, earthy, even a little bit smoky. Pretty full bodied. Flavor is a lot of earthy malts, some coffee and smoky, and a dry, woody finish.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, short head. Aroma is really weird, some herbal and spicy notes, wheat, vegetable stock, hint of banana, hint of smoke. Bit dry, soft sweet taste. Strange combination and not really to my liking.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt build and hops balance. Decent amount of smoked aroma and flavors. Very nice beer.
EithCubes (4407) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber. Stale yeasty nose out of the bottle, hints of rubbery autolysis, pours a deep murky copper/dark brown in the glass with a creamy beige head. Taste is bitter, burnt, very rubbery, touch of plastic, dry and stripping, light grain, black patent, some smoke. Medium body, smooth and creamy, nice lace. Whatever rye they used is overwhelmed but the burned and smokier notes. Very subtle chest warming, alcohol is under control here. The damage isnít too bad here, and itís not an utter drainpour, but this did nothing to allay my disdain for this brewery. Itíll be another year or two until I buy another bottle, guys, get your act together.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was pretty nice. A beautiful brown with a nice head, the flavor is a little different but surprisingly smooth.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
11 ounce goblet - $6.50 at Taco Mac (Prado) in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Appearance: Dispensed a muddled, opaque brown body with a fourth of an inch of fine, dusty white suds.
Smell: This isnít exactly what I had anticipated. Burning rubber, molten plastic notes. All in all, itís highly displeasing and begs the question: "they really let this monstrosity leave the brewery?"
Taste: Roasted cigarette butts, a heavily phenolic smoke character giving a flavor of burnt rubber doorstops, lacquered bandaids, and a growing hint of six bucks and fifty cents absolutely wasted.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Appallingly bad.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 The aroma is probably the strangest I have smelled itís like asphalt, rubber, toasted malt, and grassy hops. The appearance is amber brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice chocolate finish. The palate is smooth. Overall one of the strangest beers I have had but not bad.