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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5319) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Very dark. Thin head, decent amount of hops. The chocolate malts really rounds out the flavor of this distinct porter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2003

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2003
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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2003
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.


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