GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very fine porter. Has a unique Mocha flavor. Goes very well with the chocolate taste. A very good porter.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cascade and choc malt aroma. Too strong on the cascades though, as the grapefruit, floral flavours overpower the far less overt choc-malt flavours that should be playing a far greater role in this beer.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark with about a one finger head and good lacing. Attractive aroma of roasty malt, blackberry jam and hops. Medium to full in body with coffee and cocoa flavors, a bit smoky and quite hoppy. I tend to agree with those who say that some of Rogue's beers are overhopped, and this one is certainly not lacking in that regard but it seemed to work for me this time. Lingering finish on the bitter side and I noticed more sweetness here than upfront. Pretty good.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First let me say that I am not a big fan of porters. But I actually enjoyed this one. Dark and thick with a thin brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The nose is heavy with malts and some hops. The taste is creamy, malty and sharply bitter with chocolate. Easy to drink and overall quite pleasant.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown almost black pour with a thin to medium sized head. "Mocha" definitely in the aroma, some coffee as well. Dark chocolate flavor, some coffee and a hint of molasses as well. Not the best porter, I wasn't a big fan of the taste but it was alright.
bu11zeye (12259) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) color with a medium-sized tan head. One of the best tasting porters that I have sampled. Had hints of chocolate, grapefruit, and the tranditional Rogue hoppy bite.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Had this one on tap in a Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. A really hot waitress recommended this and when I heard "Mocha", I told her no. She brought it anyway, which is proof that this hot chick knew her brew. This is probably one of the best porters that I have ever had anywhere. Nice and dark color, with a good head. Good strong flavor with great body and nice easy finish (sort of like the waitress).
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with burnt orange highlights and a moderate tan head. Aroma is dark toasted malts, coffee with hints of chocolate and grapefruit hops. Flavor features the bitter-sweet coffee malts upfront, a little bakers chocolate in the middle and a smooth molasses and hop finish. Medium full body with a moderate carbonation. This one is best quite warm.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
super dank with a choclay head an d strong dark taste and a nice flavour it has sweet bnit and a strong finish cheers
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 12/4/2003 - The beer is very dark and had a thin, light-brown head. There was a light chocolately molasses aroma. Flavor was light and a little sweet. Maybe also a bit salty. Finishes with a definte bitter edge. I noticed the bottom of the bottle had some residue at the bottom... looked almost like chocolate? Overall, it was not too powerful, but still had good flavor, though I could have lived without the long-lasting bitterness afterwards (6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 13).
Rerate of n00b rating; 5/4/2006. Thick creamy tan head. Creamy lactic chocolate aroma. Tastes like a coffee-laced porter with some rich chocolate thrown in. Dry coffee finish. A bit thin, but good full flavor.