eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderfully rich, heavily malted porter from the brewMASTERS at Rogue. A deep, dark brownish color with a tint of mahogany. A sweet, biting upfront flavoring with the obvious hints of coffee and blackcherries. The taste opens up to a more floral sweetness backed-up by a slight orange peel earthiness. Full finish. Great Beer!
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and chocolate flavors. A little thin on the mouth feel for a Porter. Black-brown in color. Sweet aroma, but no noticeable coffee notes.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Interesting porter...but whereís the mocha? I couldnít notice it, a little disappointed in that, but not in the beer overall
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma obviously has coffee and chocolate but is rather hoppy to go along with it. That being said, the aroma is not as strong as I expect. Pours a muddy brown from the bottle but when it settles into the glass it's very dark brown, almost black, with a nice tan head with fair retention. Decent lacing. Flavor is coffee, slight dark chocolate, and grapefruit is noticeable. Bitter coffee and grapefruit finish with a moderate coffee aftertaste. I donít pick up the mocha all that much. Itís there, but barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is a little thin. As I drink, the chocolate flavor becomes more noticeable. Nothing special, better porters out there.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with the slightest hint of ruby on the edges. Small, quickly dissipating head. Excellent aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Malty taste, very smooth. Very nice.
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the complex aromas in this brew are the star. coffee, chocolate, and a fresh, outdoorsy grain all mingle on the nose. Black and a hint of ruby. no head to speak of. The taste is overly malty, as the coffee and hops get a little out of tune with one another. This beer could use a bit more balance, but is a drinkable porter nevertheless.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - a beautiful smelling beer! Deep, dark chocolate with an underlying coffee and roastiness. What could be better than that?!? Oh, yeah ... a hop monster, thatís another rating. Dark brown with a medium brown head of tiny bubbles. The flavor matches what I expected from the aroma. This is a really fine beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours oily black, like a stout with a dark tan head. Aromas of equal part coffee and chocolate with lesser amounts of bitterness and roasted malt. The taste has all of the flavors of the aroma. Since I bought this almost a year ago, the taste is not as bitter but still leaves a sticky, oily texture on the tongue. The roasiness of the malts makes this silky smooth.
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells yummy-yum yu, like awhole lotta fun. Warm and rich, with roated coffee, chocolate and malt. Head like a nuclear war-head induced cloud, tan and sticking to the glass. Itís hanging around. Spike TV is so dumb, but so entertaining. Whoa, bitter as hell. Funky coffee taste with a bitter hoppy bite. Kinda thin and weak in the mouth but itís warming me up. Shhwweeeet!
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer with a short-lived tan coloured head. The aroma is of chocolate and coffee in equal measures. The taste is full with chocolate, coffee and hoppiness. Itís a good beer but too much coffee for my liking making it a bit difficult to drink.