beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on 15th at Summit’s Atlanta. Muddy brown with a moderate head. Sweet caramelly malt aroma, with some dark fruits in there and some grassy citrus hops. Similar malty flavors with the grassy citrus hops, and it seemed a bit less fruity than the aroma. Clean finish. Decent beer - it was good, but at the same time, it wasn’t a wow for me.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Murky reddish brown color with a decent white head. Aroma is nutty and full of obvious malty sweetness. Unfortunate raisin and butter flavor with an abrasive bitter finish. I found myself enjoying this beer less with every sip until I finally pushed the glass away about 3/4 of the way through. It’s just not good.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ehh, against the grain on this one. Looked great, a hazy dark brown with a tan head, and had a decent spicy/hoppy aroma. Taste was definitely malty but a quite unpleasant combination of spices and hops that assaulted my tongue. Usually i like beers with lots of odd ingredients, this one just fell short.
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Speakeasy in Chapel Hill, NC. went out on a limb and tried this one--always up for trying something new. i must admit my first impressions of this brew was the overpowering maltiness mixed with sugary molasses aroma and flavor it presented itself with. wasnt really sure i liked it at first, but knowing what i know now (thats its almost 10%abv) i can reconsider my rating. could definitely taste that alcohol but didnt think it was that high. was my first and only beer of the night. poured a dark amber brown with a small white head that dissipated rather quickly. very full flavor and body. would like to try again. wish i could have drank it slower but my company did not allow it. one of the more interesting beers rogue has produced.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty wonderful pint of beer, lots of malt dark fruit and spices in aroma, texture was smooth and creamy,some backing bitteness but the taste was so big malty and fruity that the bitterness wasn’t a factor. I was engaged in conversation while drinking this and several times just stopped talking to marvel at what a fine brew this was
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@RedlightRedlight, Winter Park, FL. Hazy dark brown/ruby with a large, creamy, off white head. Aroma of roasty malt, resinous hops, dark fruit, molasses. Same flavors in addition to some anise like spice with the hops picking up some piney notes. Same pacman yeast? Tasting a bit of belgian character in there somewhere. Full, balanced body. Kind of syrupy in the finish. Nice warming, hop heavy, winter brew. A steal at $3 a pint.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Attractive hazy brown color with a commanding creamy off white head that laced the glass. You can definitely smell the raisins, but there is also a hint of cinnamon, alcohol, and sprucy hops. Smooth, warm, and slick. Raisin comes out again in the flavor along with the alcohol and molasses. There is also a bit of hop flavor in the background and a pleasant bitter hop finish. Nice.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Barley’s in Knoxville. Pours a dark, hazy red with tight beige head that leaves a wall of lacing. The aroma is very malt, with sweet raisins, leafy hops, and a trace of alcohol. The flavor is mostly assertive hop bitterness (though with very little actual hop-flower flavor) and is quite robust. Under all the hops is some baking chocolate, earth, ash, prune, and raw grain. The bitterness lingers for quite a long time, but is not unpleasant. Very warming, too.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Benno’s. Well balanced my ass! Milwaukee’s keg must have had some hop extract tossed in. Anyway.. Hazy brown-amber body, small off-white head that clings well to the glass. Low carbonation makes for a light aroma - bitterness, light rum, grass. Super bitter flavor! Pepper, spicy ragweed stem, and the bitterest part of a grapefruit rind over caramel-sweet rye bread (i.e. a bit more spiciness). Really bitter, lots of tingly, burny, resnious hops certainly not of the floral, citrus type. A challenging beer to drink and honestly not that pleasant - too unbalanced. My buddy Marcin was drinking a Lakefront IPA and I wished i had his beer. Bonus points for being ballsy I guess.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught. Pours a deep, muddy red with a white head atop. Nice assertive aroma of thick caramel and bright hops, maybe some raisins in there too. This brew is bracingly bitter on the first few sips and heavy on the palate. There are just tons of hops apparent and the delivery is very spicy and satisfying. The brighter notes are well balanced with copious brown sugar-like sweetness. Frosty Frog is truly intense. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a stellar Locker Stock offering from Rogue, but it’s brews like this that keep me checking on it. By the way, I’m surprised this is 9.5% abv. The only suspicion I had was caused by a definite buzz after consuming only one piont.