aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This could easily pass for a stout, but as such wouldnít score as well. As a porter, itís incredible. Deep black with a tan head, it is well named with chocolate coffee tones. Good beer.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 1, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am fortunate to have a very fresh sixer of this in bottles. This brew pours dark muddy black with a full enough body to rival any stout. The huge rocky head is brown with excellent lacing, and was still remaining when I took my last swig. The clean pleasant malty aroma is very complex with sweet roasted caramel coffee, and dark chocolate and is very cookie like. Rogue balances the malt aroma with flowers, resin, heavy citrus, dough, earth, plum, toffee, and date. The delicate (for a porter) but rich flavor is fresh, and clean. With a balance between moderate bitterness, sweetness, and acidity (a grapefruit like taste in the middle), this brew is everything I could ask for in a porter. The palate is syrupy and creamy with soft carbonation, yet finishes dry. Itís fullness is unsurpassed - I have had stouts with less body. Outstanding. I love this beer!!
freemartin99 (6) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh to live in Oregon and be near Rogue Brewery. Itís a dream. Every beer Iíve had from Rogue was worth trip. Tops on my hit list.
wholesomegrits99 (17) - Brookings,, South Dakota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good smell, good color, but bland taste. The coffee smell comes through, but the taste doesnít. Whilst I like the stuff, I agree that it is a bit thin. Nothing about it is substandard, but it just doesnít work quite right.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted coffee chocolate flavor. Great hop bite. Excellent stuff!!
BrewHead99 (4) - USA - FEB 28, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good coffee flavor
this is a great porter
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich taste. A joy to drink.
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Re-Rate-This was one of my first ratings on ratebeer, so i thought i must go back and revisit this fine porter. Pours just about black with a nice rocky tan head. Huge aroma of hops, chocolate, mocha, roasted. The mocha notes are very present. wonderful palate of chocolate, coffee and the mocha again. Very robust flavors that are just fantastic! This could be my 2nd fav porter(alpha klaus being #1). long finish of coffee and hops accented by chocolate. This is a damn fine porter!