matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moter oil black… Amazingly think and velvety, like biting into warm fudge… sweet but balanced bitterness…. Truly a dissert beer if one was ever brewed!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to JoeTheYounger shared with Hophead22. Thanks Joey.. Pours black with a mocha head.. Aroma is coco powder and milk chocolate.. Flavor is chocolate and slightly roasty. Reminds me of the regular chocolate stout just a little bigger.. Medium body with lots of carbonation.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#10, making this official, 12oz bottle courtesy of JoeTheYounger through DuffManSW. This is pitch black, you have to tilt the glass quite a bit to get any light showing through, head was a nice chocolate color, light chocolate. Aroma is pure cocao powder, really like a glass of chocolate milk, like opening up a container on nestle Quik, pretty nice. Taste is super chocolatey, it’s like eating a handfull of those ovaltine crystals, very chocolatey, pretty dry as well, very roasty, pretty damn good. (976)
KyotoLefty (5792) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, rich flavor, though a little too reliant on the chocolate. Looks nice, well-balanced, very easy drinking for 10%.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour, frothy brown head that thins like an oil slick on top. Rich, chocolatey aroma, like chocolate syrup. Taste is similar: chocolate syrup with roast and mellow alcohol.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Tan head. A ton of chocolate with enough roasty bittersweetness to balance. Full to full/medium body, smooth carbonation. Tasty.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle from Rogue Alehouse in Portland, Oregon. Pours black as night with a brown little head. Very thick and aromatic with some hops present. Dark bitter chocolate goodness present with a little coffee and some hops as well. Very sweet and refreshing, like a dessert in a bottle. I liked this alot.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaqe dark brown with a tan ring of foam. Sweet and creamy medium-full body with light carbonation. Sweet and nutty chocolate with just a dash of coffee in the aroma and taste. Now this is nice.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Sample from a bottle shared by a kind soul at the 4/25 HOTD dock sale. Impenetrable dense black body with a small brown ring of a head. Intensely pungent fresh shaved bakers chocolate and pillowy cocoa. Rich and luscious texture, smooth, intensely decadent, malt-driven with a surprising and impressive fullness of body. Slightly chalky at times but not a detriment. The fresh semi-sweet semi-bitter dark chocolate quality is downright fantastic. This beer is legitimate.
skoisirius (1440) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to derkruk for this one! I had no clue this existed! Dark black pour with brown hints at the edges. Big milk chocolately nose, lots of sweetness. Velvet smooth body, the milk chocolate turns to dark halfway over the palate, and notes of bitter and burnt become present, but add to the cocoa powder flavor that’s happening. 10% not detetacble. Its like the Chokolat’s 2nd cousin, same family, but a tad bit thinner. Really impressive though for Rogue, especially as of late...would love to find some more of this!