DerWeg (1549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 YELLOW SNOW labelled bottle Hops and juniper berries integrate in a floral/grassy dry bitterness that invokes a whiff of Orval herbal bouquet. It is much less medicinal (and more approachable) than the wonderful trappist Belgian, with a balancing light malty sweetness that is totally apt. Unpretentious name. Weird bottle graphics. Good show Rogue!
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I always look forward to popping open a Rogue. This one poured a hazy honey colour with a thin head. Big floral hop and malt aroma. Sweet caramel , berry and malt taste with some roasted malt coming through.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This suffered a bit I think from being consumed in the immediate aftermath of double bastard. Pours out a pretty clear yellow colour. It seemed rather thin and watery. It was alright tatsing with some sweetness from the junipers but I was expecting more. Fairly standard stuff.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hooray for me on my Birthday! I assume I’m drinking a 2004 but not quite sure. Judging from the taste I would not be surprised if this was 2003. Poured a dark and hazy yellow. The aroma has malty sweetness and lite hoppiness. Well balanced aroma actually. The flavor is (again) well balanced with grapefruit hops and sweet malt and a barley noticeable hint of juniper underneath. The body was thinner that would have liked. Sadly, this beer was not what I remembered. I recalled a stronger hop and juniper presence and a better body. This leads me to believe one of several things. I have an ill cared for bottle...I have an aged bottle (hence the lack of hop presence/juniper)...or my pallet is aging along with the rest of me. I have one other bottle, which I will rate later and I will also check back in with a new purchase.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Golden colour with a mostly diminishing creamy and fizzy white head. Pine and herbal aroma. Light bready malts to start with a piny, perfumed, and resinous bitter finish. Medium bodied and juicy.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma:malt and full of hops
Appearance:light brown orange shadow body.Small good white head
Flavor:Full malty and grapefruit bitterness.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light in color, malty dry aroma, flavor is creamy with a bitter dry finish, which I assume must be the juniper berries. Decent beer but nothing that lifted my skirt.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The nose reminds me very much of white butter icing. Very buttery taste that reminds me of birthday cake. Caramel, toffe, bitter hops, and butter are all represented. Bitter finish. Very, very interesting beer.
Kevin (2149) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a light brown with a nice white head. malt aroma with a bit of caramel. sweet toffee and caramel taste that is very nice. mild finish with a light hop and roast flavor. sticky creamy mouthfeel. enjoyable, not quite a session beer, a bit over sweet but a nice occasional beer.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 650ml. An aphrodisiac orange with a shadowy body slides into the glass. As soon as the glass approached my nose, a horde of hops invested my lungs telling me right away that this is a serious beer. The first mouthful went in like a tsunami (bad joke, I admit). Citrus, flowers and fruits were invading every parts of my mouth, flooding me with a refreshing and warming bitter aftertaste. This beer is my 100th and it proved worthy.