jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Thick head pours similarly to Guinness. Sweet aroma. Very strong burnt chocolate/coffee flavor. Nice texture also, although I could stand it if it were a bit thicker.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real nice appeearance, dark with a good tan head. Unlike a lot of people, I can definitely taste the mocha, especially at warmer temperatures. It has a coffee and choclate nose with mocha, choclate, and a very pronounced hops flavor. I don't think I've ever had a porter with more hops flavor than this. I huge difference in taste from the Stegmaier porter I just had and this. Both world class porters.
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don't taste the mocha here, but definitely a good porter. Good head at start that lasts through the glass. And it wouldnt be Rogue without those hops. Wood/fruit overtones in the flavor. Very good feel and finish. I have to remenber that this is not a stout as I drink.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2003 A little less hoppier than the Shakespeare Stout. Pours black with a beige head and a good lacing effect. Dude on the bottle looks stoned! Chocolate and coffee flavor, typical of any porter. A bitter aftertaste similar to biting into a coffee bean. A nice porter.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a dark brown, nearly black, appearance with a full tawny head, and a mildly sweet mocha aroma. This beer starts out with a clear coffee flavor that is followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. An excellent, original beer; but there are better porters to be had.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a magnificent black with a thick beige head. the aroma was definitely coffee, chocolate, and hops bitterness. The flavor was more bitter with a coffee core. The finish was, again, coffee. I agree that this is very stout-like in appearance, aroma, and flavor, but the feel is just right for a porter. Great Great Great!
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a damn good porter. Just the right balance of smooth chocolate, hop overtones and subtle sweetness. Pours black with a tawny persistant head. Almost stout-like. You can't go wrong with this one.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liquid black with a chocolate head, this brew had a surprisingly hoppy aroma that complimented the chocolate notes. Burnt chocolate malt flavor is not mind blowing. Metallic twinge and bitter-sour, and again, a very hopped up porter. Quite overrated.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stong coffee/mocha aroma and flavor. Black in color. Creamy head, and creamy flavor. Smooth woth soft velvety finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body is brown and black. Head is brown and large with good lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate and grapes. Taste is coffee and sweet with a robust bitter finish.