Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Thick dark pour- light shall not pass-thick tan head-left some nice lacing- Chocolaty nose hints of coffe- Roasted malty flavor that mirrors the nose with the choco-coffee prescence. Subtle hoppy finish that almost gives it a bite in the end. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2003
This was a very interesting beer. It poured a dark tan head, and had a very dark color. The aroma was nice with hints of chocolate and coffee. The Flavor was malty, with the bitter chocolate flavor coming through. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Porters are starting to grow on me, ummm. Big and dark. They must have a heap of hops and chocolate malt in here. Chocolate brown head, beautiful lacing, smooth, bitter, and tangy. If you like dark bitter chocolate, get in line for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (541) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Dark, almost black color with ruby around the edges. The head was tan, and somewhat lasting. Also laced the glass a bit. The aroma is mostly coffee with some coco evident as well as malts. The taste was again coffee, but also some bitterness. Finish was smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Nice roasted aroma to this deep dark bottle pour with decent off brown head. Very much a coffee and roasted espresso taste to it. The finish is of deep roast coffee that finishes with big hop bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2078) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Ok bought in the screen printed 22 oz brown bomber..label looks a lot different than the one displayed on the page. Appearance is of deep dark, dark brown almost black beer..impenetrable to light..small frothy tan head..leaves nice lacing. Smell for a Rogue is surprisingly weak..but I do detect some chocolate and hop hints. Nice strong taste of the coffee and malts at first then the ubiquitous hops spring forth in ambush..very unusual and nice. Nice on the palte pretty adventurous. Nice drinkable porter..winter is here and im enjoying porters so much more again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Very dark, opaque, reddish brown color, thick head of capuccino like foam. Sweet, malty, chocolate, liquor infused aroma. Sweet fruity palatefairly easy drinking and not as thick as you might expect. Turns chocolaty towards the end with an unexpectedly bitter finish, Coffee and chocolaty mocha comparisons are vague but still not a bad porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bottle: Bittersweet with a burnt aftertaste. Any hop bitterness is overshadowed by the burnt malt flavor. Note to brewers: just because it's called chocolate malt doesen't mean its going to taste like chocolate-but then you should know that right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Pours a deep black with a nice brown head of large bubbles. Nice smell shows malt and hops but no mocha. Taste is initially slightly maltly with hops in the middle followed by the mocha in the finish. More like a stout than a porter because of the coffee flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Absolutely no head when I pured this out of the bottle. Fairly good porter. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a strong earthy smell of smoke. A little smoky taste and a very full body. Strong bitter aftertaste.

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