Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Novare Res. Pours a deep umber color with a finger of mocha foam. On the nose its burnt malt and light touches of dark chocolate. Decent carbonation with a medium body... brings out a lot of nothing. Pretty straight forward decent beer but nothing to exciting as far as Belgian style stouts go.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at Barcade: Smokey chocolate and a touch of charcoal. Molasses & brown sugar. Finishes resinous hops. Creamy body with a nice sweetness.
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #306 poured a deep cola with a medium mocha head and notable lacing. Aroma includes coffee beans, nestle quick, and roasted malt. Taste begins with coffee and roasted malt before baker chocolate and palatable espresso bitterness are introduced. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel after a smooth finish. Very drinkable roasty foreign stout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Summits, Woodstock
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, light sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, caramel sweetness bring out a chocolate character, light spicyness, hint of licorice, long dark chocolate finish, hint of sour mash tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando,FL. Pours a thick, opaque black from the tap with thin brown, lacy head and little to no lacing sticking. Aroma of coffee, dark fruity esters, dark chocolate. Taste follows suit, with coffee kind of overpowering most, but the yeast allows for a certain dry sweetness underneath. Goos stuff and surprisingly very drinkable.
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8 oz. pour at Thirsty Monk. pours near black with a tight dark head. This is a robust and balanced stout. There is a tasty milkiness with toasty hints and a very heavy, roasty, ashy quality. There are mild fruity notes buried under the dry coffee and dark cacao flavors. The use of Belgian yeast is very tasteful and leaves the malts to do their thing. I’ve always liked Rogue’s stouts and this is no exception.
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a rich, warm, opaque sable with a fairly thick tan head that leaves generous lacing - couldn’t look any better. Mouth-watering aroma fills the nose with woody, chocolate and roast malt notes. Fantabulous flavor has notes of chocolate, caramel, quality coffee and licorice notes plus hints of molasses and roast malt. I love stouts and I love Belgians, so this is a match made in beer lover’s heaven for me! Firm-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz and life. Congratulations on this milestone, Rogue! I feel privileged that I got a snort of your special brew.
neepsntatties (1202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Saraveza on Portland,OR. Colour...completely black with a thin tan head. Nose...dark chocolate, grain and faint hops. Palate...dry and somewhat oaky with crushed cocoa nibs, cocoa mass, char and a tangy feel on the back palate that lingers for a time down the gullet.
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Hamilton’s: Poured a dark black liquid with a creamy tanned colored head that was foaming over the rim of my glass. The aroma is mainly the smell of stout with a nice roasted down malt profile. The flavor is the same with a nice touch of lightly roasted malts with the addition of a little spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Drinks extremely smooth and comes across as the perfect balance between ying and yang.
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Black pour, tan head. medium mouthfeel. Roast heavy aroma. Coffee notes, a weird off tasting twang, quick sour hit, coffee notes. OK