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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Nice thick look. Smell of hops. Flavor is of course very hoppy. My over all impression is high of this beer very thick and tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Just a little hoppy for a porter I thought. A nice deep brown in color. Smooth, a little thin. Hops seem to take over and predominate in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Dark brown beer witha huge cloudy tan head. Very subtle chocolate and coffee aroma, perhaps masked by the persistent head. Flavour is fairly thin, caramel, chocolate with a big hop bitterness. As it warms however, more chocolate character comes out, although the body was still a bit thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Extremely dark reddish brown with little head, persistant lacing. I didn’t detect much of a chocolate. Faint aroma in general, but pleasent. A bit bitter and hoppy, not as smooth as other porters Ive had. Carbonation feels a bit high. Acidic tingly feel on the tounge with bitter earthy aftertaste. A little sediment left at the bottom. In general not as drinkable as some of my faves. Just OK.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 This was a very nice, sweet, light, drinkable porter. It didn’t amaze me with really strong flavor, but it was very pleasant and went down smooth. I liked the aroma of chocolate flavor, the texture was pretty good, coudl have been a little thicker. I would drink it again.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Poured a dark brown, almost opaque black, thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. A little thin on the palate. The flavor is just bitter as hell coffee abd roasted malt. Very, very bitter finish. I was not a huge fan of this beer.Your money would be better spent on a six pack of Anchor porter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (2038) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Dark as can be, with a redness underneath. A tan head. Deep chocolate, coffee, fruity flavor. Not especially full bodied, but flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2004
from the bottle at cellar temp. poured a dark brown with tan head very little lacing.aroma choc. coffee, dark fruits, malts.mouth feel a little on the watery side. flavor friuts , coffee , malts and choc.I have had this a couple of times before cold about 45 I think that is the way it should served.when I drank this one everything seemed weak.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2004
Rich deep velvety aroma, just as I like it. Dark chocolate, cocoa, and soft rich Kona coffee and to all of that decent amount of hops. Medium bodied with substantial carbonation, dark chocolate is more dominant than expected, mocha theme sadly shows late. Bitter finish with a bit to thin malt that had no power to carry on aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FormatKid (7) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2004 does not count
Out of the bottle a characteristic black with blood red tinges when held to light. Head rolls up titanically and is suprisingly white. Lacing is stoic and clings in chunky web patterns down the length of the glass. A vague fruity smell hovers over this beer along with tangy bitter aromas and playful hints of unsweetened cocoa and dark roasted coffee beans. The taste is amazing. Soft bitter cocoa notes blendslowly into mellow roasty coffe flavors. Earthy bitterness from the hops register at the back and edges of my tongue. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is almost zippy. An amazing porter...will rogue ever let me down?


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