whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a burgundy sheen and frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and some smoke. Black coffee flavor. Hops are well incorporated into this porter. The hop bitterness synergizes with a coffee-like bitterness. This beer is rather understated at first, but the flavors develop very nicely.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a very dark brown color and like the two previous Rogues I've had, the head was disappointingly fast to vanish. Had a good coffee taste with a nice balance of chocolate in it also. I liked it best out of Rogue's honey cream ale, dead guy and this.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice coal mine black color,small brown hfoamy head that lasted for some time.The aroma was malty at first then i got a fairly large hit of hops and mild coffee.Nice malty taste semi-sweet at first then changing to a mild bitter taste that included,coffee and a nice presence of hops,and maybe some mild cocoa.As the brew warms there is a much larger explosion of flavors of the earlier mentioned and the after taste is very strong,mild malt but mainly a nice strong coffee after taste with,a good hop presence that is hard to find but seems to show up.The feel is smooth but also in a way kind of watery and thin.meaning IMO that this is a highly drinkable brew and a nice one to have around especially to scare off those in-laws who want to steal your beer.
TheBeerGod (5319) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick brackish color with shades of maroon around the edges. Small, dissipating tan head. Nose is bitter and full of hops and coffee. Bitter tongue with an oily mouthfeel. Seems a little thinner than was expected. Still good though.
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah yes... a most excellent Porter. Much more coffee than chocolate in this one -- very bitter, very 'dark', very good. Not a heavy aftertaste other than the lingering bitter flavour on your tongue, but I can't manage to find the "light cream finish" advertised in the commercial description. Great porter -- get some if you can.
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice porter. SLight bitter sting near the end, but highly drinkable. Coffee reigns supreme here. Very complex body. A lot of work went into this product.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark. Thin head, decent amount of hops. The chocolate malts really rounds out the flavor of this distinct porter.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
found it hard to get excited about this. pretty flat with a largish head. chocolate overpowers coffee and then a bit of messy brown sugar in the finish
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm...dark beers NEED heads. Too bad this one's went away so fast. Black, but not quite opaque body. Fair amount of carbonation. Sweet throughout with bitter hops stepping up and the end. A little heavier than some other porters I've tried. Mocha flavor is there, but not as much as I'd want.