DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 darkness but still letting some very dark ruby through...nice tan head..aroma was very roasty but dry...
very smooth and creamy mouthful..delicate mochaness with bitterness creapying in the background...definite coffee grinds in the aftertaste and hoppy lingerings too..a smooth and delicate treat!
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted a bit thin to me. I liked the flavor, but I would have liked a little more even better. Typical porter flavor, nothing special really. Reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Porter, but not quite as good.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, thin brown head and lace. Roasted aroma with hints of cocoa and coffee. Almost medium bodied. Sweet roasted malt, notes of chocolate are evident, bitter hops to finish. Has a real nice interplay between sweet and bitter. Rogue rocks. Tasty porter!
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good proter with hints of coffee and chocolate. Not much body to this one but overall a fine porter.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with a brown head. A sweet coffee aroma. Light body. Some good hop balance.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Incredibly dark and thick. Nice hop presence blends wonderfully with the chocolate and other malts. Another good one from Rogue.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First rating 2002-02-25:
Brown-black. Coffee and grape aroma. Bitter, but a bit on the thin side. At least that is what I have written in my notes, but after reading others note on this I guess I should get back and re-rate it.
(7/10 5/10 3/5 4/5 11/20)
Re-rate 2002-10-25: Funny, I’d all forgotten this rating, but came to nearly exactly the same conclusion. Almost black with rich head. Light coffee nose. Some crystal malt profile. Rather sweet.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quality Porter, coffee, caramel,chocolate,hoppy,DarkRuby looking.Watery, tasty and perfect for a cold evening, Recommended.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, chocolate aroma. Deep brown, trace of red, billowy cloud of cappuccinno coloured head. Lace for days! Mild chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavour, excellent bitterness, with a hint of liquorice. Texture of chocolate/coffee pudding. A very good Porter.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The name certainly let me know it was coming, but there is just too much coffee flavor in this. It is very nicely hopped and has some nice chocolate undertones. Its on the watery side and doesnt realy live up to the light cream finish that it promises. Overall a decent beer, but I doubt if I will be back for another... if I were a big coffee drinker I would probably have a different opinion.