puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Intense chocolate aroma, all over the place huge, delicious but one dimensional. Full, rich, chocolate flavor; one can’t claim complexity at all like a good IS, but this is still incredibly tasty. They’ve really nailed the chocolate note in this. I’d love to see how this one ages.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrews. Black with an espresso head. Nose is liquid chocolate and nothing else. Very nice on the palate with a great flavor of chocolate and a slightly roasted finish.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate, vanilla, and roasted grain. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, coffee, and grass hops. Good Impy.
triodes (7) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of Rogue’s best products. Reliable, well made, a real friend in need. One of best stouts in the nation, bar none.
TheEpeeist (3429) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a brief, lacy tan head. Incredible aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa. Full bodied with a bright citrus tang. Taste starts with bittersweet chocolate and lime zest. Gets hot fudgy, carob coming in then grassy with pine. Dry finish with some mocha. Dripping with chocolate goodness but you still know you’re drinking a beer.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured a dark brown with a tan head and spotted lace. aroma was chocolate syrup, fudge, bread, and pecans. flavor was chocolate syrup, alcohol, spice, and a nice bitterness.
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. The smell is very chocolate, very nice, candy bar like, if you like chocolate you like this. The taste is more of the same with a nice bitter chocolate taste. The look is very dark black with a nice tan head.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Monster B’s. I love the sharp, fresh hop flavor and the strong dark chocolate notes, but I don’t taste a big difference between this and their regular chocolate stout.
sebletitje (7027) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown, courtesy of juiceisloose.
Pours dark brown, insane thick mocha head, golden lacing.
Aroma huge amount of chocolate and roasted malts.
Flavor was similar to aroma, a whole mouthful of pure chocolate goodness.
Plain chocolate bomb, felt as chewing chocolate. Fairly simple in concept, but thick and tasty. When Rogue said chocolate, they were serious.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Black pour with a small light brown head. Nutso glass staining. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate milk, oatmeal. Flavor is chocolate, oatmeal, and the faintest smoke and ash on the back end.