TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great dark color and nice head. A smooth creamy beer with no aftertaste.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to drink, with no overpowering tastes. Rich black in color with a small brown head that lasts the whole wat through. Faint aroma of roast and smoke with taste of bakers chocolate and a faint bitterness to finish. Good beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark head,light milk chocolate nutty flavor, creamy mouthfeel.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 C-hops and chocolate aroma...Roasted, bitter chocolate in a quite thin body...Wonderful equilibrium...Still does not beat Fuller’s or Anchor’s in my opinion...
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chocolatey and refreshing, like an iced Starbucks latte! Clean and smooth, slightly bitter aftertaste. Beautiful brown head.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couldn’t detect the chocolate in the aroma, but it was there in the flavor. Nice, dark, smooth. One of my favorite Rogue’s.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 VEry nice porter. Chocolatey smooth flavor. I have no problem drinking a couple of these. I never met a Rogue I didn't like. I am having some right now, probably one of my top 4 beers. Great aftertaste.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I thought this was pretty damn good. nice and roasty but not as pronounced a mocha taste as i woulda liked. very lovely aroma one of the best i’ve smelled with a hint of mocha to it. very full body and nice light head. definately has a creamy finish. i’ll definately pick up more.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate next day: I knew that getting a six pack of this was a good idea. First rating: Frankly, I'm amazed that I haven't rated this before. Perfect color, so black I couldn't see the final sediment/yeast shake land in the beer, but I could imagine it. The head sticks around for most of the glass. Chocolate aroma and flavor, on a strongly hopped porter. Also a perfect creamy palate.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2004 Rerate Pours with a black as night appearance with a mocha (imagine that) colored head, excellent lacing. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Opening flavors of chocolate, coffee and some roasted notes round it off nicely. Trailing Centennial Hops bitterness provide a strong finish. Sits well - good thick moutfeel. Damn good Porter. Original - 3.6 Not as strong of a chocolate flavor as I was looking for.