MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - SEP 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml Swing-top. Poured black with a good sized, frothy, light brown head which lasted well. Strong notes of fruity hops in the aroma with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, overripe peaches, hop resins, caramel malts, light notes of chocolate and hints of earthy leather. Flavor was a good tropical hop bitterness with toffee malts, caramel, passionfruit, pineapple rings in syrup, overripe nectarines, light roasted notes, touch of chocolate and hop resins in the finish. Very well hidden alcohol content. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/hoppy mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy texture and a long finish. This one seemed a little everywhere IMO – seemed like the result of pouring half a bottle of Imperial IPA into half a bottle of a good quality Foreign Stout.
niday2288 (115) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is beautiful with roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses. Pour is thick and black. Taste is nice with hints of roasted malt, chocolate, an coffee. Mouthfeel is medium while the taste is similar to an imperial stout, the porter isn't nearly as thick. Overall very good
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slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"is the new Summit hop not enough to balance. this beer was ok but smaller than i was expecting. Marin’s, Full Sail’s, & Gonzo are all quite a bit better. Needs more IBUs and body, but the choclatey aroma and roasted flavor is quite nice. Definitely not worth the price for the ceramic 750, though."
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle. Pours very dark with a bit of a head when forced and then quickly dissipates. Nose is chocolate with subtle soy sauce which I couldn’t immediately identify but identified after reading another review...couldn’t find it in the taste however. Taste was mostly coffee, malt and dry hop finish. Overall nice beer although not exactly what I expected of the style.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Chicago Mike and Dan. Soft chocolate aromas. Soft chocolate flavor. Overall a pretty decent porter.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle. Pours Jet black with a foamy coffee colored head. Light lacing. Surprising amount of hops and alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate dominate the flavor, with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, Reminds me of a Barley Wine that needs to age. But very unique. I see a lot ratings talking about hops....Maybe this aged too much to taste them?
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark porter bubbly good sized head near medium carbonation more below it aroma vanilla chocolate caramel liccorice very smooth mocca coffee touch flavour coffee vanilla chocolate not rich liccorice mild not sweet porter caramel taste finish vanilla milky taste very smooth more sweet than bitter average porter
shirazamataz (3) - subiaco, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holly Fuck, I cracked this little baby with a well known wine maker mate of mine from McLaren Vale SA Australia who thought we had justed opened up a bottle of liquid vegimite. Probably not the right beer to start his introduction into the Rogue range. However it was f’n excellent. Bigger than Johnny Holmes it wasnt till day 3 that I realised what the complexity was all about. Thank you Rogue you have a new desciple.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deep black with a nice mocha head with a bit of staying power, especially for the style. The nose brings forward some roasted malt and coffee as well as some light chocolate and a bit of booze. The flavor is booze, roasted chocolate, and some dark malt. Medium to full body with good carbonation and some alcohol. Drinks fairly well, but is a bit boozy.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
HeadyDE (592) - Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft offering..dark black with slight brown head..as stated bitter chocolate and some tar in nose and profile..decent porter style offering..
Jabah (207) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my overall favorites. A hardcore beer. Smooth and crisp for a porter...very clean finish. Dark brown-copper color....decent carbonation with mocha head. Not too hoppy nor bitter...like a porter should be. It’s always tough paying this kind of price, but worth it if splitting with a friend or something.