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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Dark Brown, almost opaque beer under a beige head; mixture of large & small bubbles, and a slight haze due to a pour pore. I got some of the yeast in the glass. Aroma is sort of earthy hoppy; roasty and chocolate starts to come through as it warms, I do also get some caramel and burnt aromas as well. Flavor is roast grain, bitter dark grain(slightly acrid), but surprisingly not a lot of sourness from the dark grains. Well balanced but finishes dry and bitter with a hop flavor and burnt grain. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly astringent due to dark grain and hops. Carbonation is low and body is a little light. Not a beer I'd care to drink more than one or two of, but interesting enough to try more than once.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2003
I found it thin and lacking those intangibles that make up really good porters. The slight bitter undertones did not smooth out as it warmed. Not bad but certainly not great

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
First, the appearance of this beer is simply wonderful. Just looking at it adds a great deal to the experience and anticipation. The aroma seems a little thin and lacking, however. The flavor is nice, and goes down fairly easy. I had hoped for a little more *umph* from the flavor, but it's still good. A nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (606) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
A nice deep dark porter with a slight hint of roasted malt coffee. Certainly not overbearing on the coffee, rather very tasty. Creamy and smooth with a nice bitter taste. Definitely a roasted flavored porter. Robust and bold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
This was not as impressive as I thought it would be. A bit too hoppy for a porter, but the coffee accents were a nice bit to the beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2003
This beer I couldn't finish. No discernible nose. Black color with small quickly dissapating head. Flavor was odd. No real coffee flavor just an odd tart finish. Maybe a bad bottle, but one I won't try again soon to find out.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Black and opaque in colour. Absolutely no head out of the bottle. Strong aroma with hints of coffee. Coffee in the taste with a little hoppy taste and a perfect amount of malt. Dry and refreshing. A good overall beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Spicey chocolate and some coffee notes in the nose. Heavy coffee in the body with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Some roast behind the coffee and a light hoppiness that doesn't come close to matching the bitterness of the coffee. Dries in the finish. Big, bold and roasty, very bitter. Not sweet at all, don't know what other raters were drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Mild sweet coffee nose, medium tan head, nearly opaque dark brown. Well-blended hops and malts, with a coffee flavor and some finishing bitterness. Not so sweet as other ratings would indicate. I don't get much chocolate here. Thin for the style. Nice, but overrated.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Black with a frothy tan head. Not much aroma. The taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a dry finish. I personally thought this beer was lacking, but I would like to try this on tap in Newport.


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