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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Yet another fine beer from Rogue. Dark brown colour with a nice tan head. Malt is the predominate flavor with the chocolate with a hint of roast shining through. If you find a bad one either its very very old or you don’t know good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2005
I wish I could say this beer tasted good but I was really dissapointed, tasted like a really bitter stoudt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2005
Bottle. Nice black color with a tan head. Smell is of chocolate malt. Very good flavor. Nice blend of hops and malt. A great porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
Aroma:rosted malt and chocolta,cofee... Appearance:very dark brown,good brown head... Flavor:Dust,roestde malt,black chocolate..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2005
thanks to fiulijn for giving this beer a second time (I broke it the first time ...) - black coloured, little brown tainted foam, roasted aroma of black chocolate, mocha and nuts, medium to full-bodied, tart and very bitter, slightly oily, long dry roasted coffeish finish - delicious !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color beer with a nice foamy head with great retention. Aroma of roasted malt is dominating and seems to leave little place to the coffee aroma that I was expecting. Taste is dominated by bitterness and roasted malt and again I find little of the coffee/chocolate taste I was expecting. Overall, not bad but I’m a bit disappointed by this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2005
Almost black in color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is dominated by malts and chocolate. Dark chocolate flavor with some hops. Good porter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
Not much of a smell to speak of... Mostly alcohol with a hint of mocha. But wow is it beautiful. Pours thick dark brown with a massive bubbly coffee colored head. Chocolate porter taste is quite good, but the aftertaste is where it’s at. The coffee flavor really comes out, and sticks around for a long time. Not my favorite porter of all time, but probably top 10.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
Deep black with a tan head. Choc, roast coffee (fresh), and caramel aroma. Coffee flavour all the way through. Quite dry, lots of fresh ground coffee though. Medium bodied, touch watery. Nice, but dissapointing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
Topped off with a huge, spongy, light brown head that lasted in a puffy film, this was an opaque dark brown with lovely deep red highlights... showcasing a murky microcosm of slow effervescence. Aromas started with a chewy chocolate toffee, turning to a pronounced smoke, dough and dark fruit nose. Flavor was nice and bitter from start to finish with a pleasant, vinous middle. Well-roasted coffee flavors and a spicy bite at the end. Syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Awesome. I may have found a new favorite porter.

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