Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 Dareô & Riskô Malts; Rogue Farms Rebelô & Libertyô Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
"Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about beer." - Friar Tuck

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Smell is very roasted with a coffee scent. Flavor is creamy with chocolate, roasted nuts, and coffee. Very smooth and lighter on the palate than what it looks. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Almost black, some red and brown hues, in the glass with a medium head of creamy tan foam, lacing in sheets. Aroma is very roasty, lightly yeasty, some coffee and a touch of milk chocolate. Light malts carried through, very subdued and chocolaty; dominated by roasty bitter, some nut character, finish fairly dry and notably bitter and long lasted with bakers chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, kind of watery, but heavier than water, very soft carbonation in an almost flat beer. Much less mocha than anticipated, much more roasty bitter; coffee is minimal in flavor and chocolate is slightly more, but so drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4646) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2004
12 oz bottle from 2003. Pours a dark, thick oily blackish-brown, with maybe a hint of magenta peeking through. Small beige head. Aroma is of bitter, leafy hops mixed in with dark, bitter malt. Black malt in full-effect, lots of rogue yeast and some hints of chocolate. Flavor begins with lots of hops, very bitter and lightly citric, then some crystal malt kicks in as well as some smooth chocolate notes and a more roasty, oily flavor takes over. Medium body is its biggest draw back, I really liked the flavor, but it seemed over too quickly. As it warmed up, it gained some better complexity, but the hops were still quite stiff. Bitter and roasty, ending lightly watery and chocolatey. Pretty good stuff, but I wish it had more body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
This is only the second Rogue ale Iíve ever tried. I hate to say that Ií not too impressed. Looks brilliant out of the bottle. It set my heart affluter as I poured. I truly felt as though I might be stumbling on to something of infinite beauty. Unfortunately the bouquet made me want to run for cover. Smelled of burnt hair, burnt tires and asparagus urine. Not a good combo. Smell is huge for me. If it donít smell good I canít do it. Very fizzy. For such a dark brew I can only interpret this as the mark of a beer without enough body to support itself on my palate. With that said it tasted of all of the earlier things as well. It truly did taste like burnt tires, and a beer can only justify tasting like that if it is thick as elmerís glue and is about %12. Try an Anchor Porter. G-rat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Pours a virtually opaque black with a healthy-sized dark brown head that eventually diminishes significantly. A bit of fine sludge on the bottom. Aroma is mostly coffee. Flavor is also mostly coffee with a light hint of chocolate; very roasty and very bitter in the end. Flavor does not last particularly long. A little too bitter for me. Good, but slighly disappointing. Iíd take an Anchor porter over this any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Nice appearance in the glass. Chewy texture, slight chocolate, coffee beans and mocha laced with prune. Finish was a little creamy as forecasted. Was a bit disappointed in this one given the brewer is consistenly one of my favorites - I hope Rogue will begin to focus a little more on quality versus quanity in the near future. Iíd honestly still prefer a Fullerís or Sammy Smithís Taddy Porter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004 does not count
Some dark roast malt aroma and thatís about it. Black! No light coming thru this beer. Small tan head that disapears quick. Dark, roasty, coffee flavor with a touch of maltiness. Little bit of a lingering roast malt bitterness. Medium body with quite a bit of carbination. Overall, itís not one of Rogueís better beers... Itís almost like drinking carbonated coffee....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
In your mouth carbonation and hops and bitterness with some mocah masking. Light and whipped Expresso Coffee and creamy but somewhat artificial. Reddish brown colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
Pours very dark with a tan head. There is some fizzyness in the mouth. Great flavor, only slightly mocha, with a bit of hops in the finish. Nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
Appearance: deep, dark black, showing no light anywhere, with a large, creamy, toasted tan head. Aroma: soft, full of cocoa, roasted coffee, burnt notes. A sizzling effect on the palate, a fine, fuzzy meeting with the tongue, a great, hoppy feeling, and it soon fizzles, but not without leaving a distinctly roasty feeling on the finish. Full-bodied as they get, with a rich taste, delicious bitterness in every sip, at first, but it's quickly matched by the rich, and sometimes sweet flavor. Tasty, tasty, tasty! A smile rises on me with every swallow! The chocolate character is felt, too, but it's light as a shadow. To be called a "mocha" porter, this ale would need a heartier helping of the cocoa bean. That's my main, and only, criticism. For a plain porter, this one's got it all!

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