obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good, but a little too bitter.
dflip (27) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 Dark in color...has a wonderful taste of chocolate and coffee...very stout-like in quality and taste.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a deep black color with a medium sized, tan head. It has a nice aroma of hops and malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Full bodied with a smooth flavor of malts with a big chocolaty coffee finish. Very thick and rich, another fantastic Rogue ale.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
there are two things i love in life: chocolate and beer. consequently, i love this brew. dark, rich and sweet, with a lovely aftertaste. thicker than most porters, which is more than okay in my book.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish black in color, decent brown head. Aroma of malf and coco. Tastes if coco and hops, bitter dry finish.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong coffee aroma. Little carbonation/no head retention. Very dark. Coffee, chocolate malts and molasses dominate the flavor. Quite dry and somewhat hoppy. Nice.
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some great beer! It’s more like a stout than a porter. Nearly black appearance with heavy coffee and chocolate aroma. Very chewy. Nice coffee and chocolate flavor and finish. This is even better then their Shakespeare Stout. This is right up there with Fuller’s London Porter. One of the best.
sloth (2494) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, bready aroma.Tight brown head that doesnt last, some lacing.Opaque brown in color.The chocolate aaand hop flavors blend pretty well. Also some burnt malt flavors adding to the bitter hop finish.Decent brew.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan frothy head. Ruby brown hue. Smooth drinking. Not my favorite as far as porters go. Not so hoppy as most rogues. But still a very good beer.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant roasted coffee aroma that carries over through the flavor. Hints of chocolate in the body and finish. This is full flavored and robust. I like it better than their chocolate stout.